As most of you have seen, we have launched a text link ad campaign in order to generate revenue to pay for the site. We have done this because 1) we dont' like having to ask the membership for money and 2) we don't like depending on donations which are strongly effected by the economy.
While we have several affiliate programs (sideshowtoys, entertainment earth, buycostumes.com) they have not generated a great deal of revenue, certainly not enough to cover the cost of the site.
Our texlink ads program has only been running a little over a month and has shown great promise. We anticipate, by the end of 2009, we will be able to remove our "Donation" button all together.
Your browsing experience here at TDH is VERY important to us and we don't want to interfere with it any more than necessary (we promise, no punch the monkey ads, no pop-ups, or pop-unders) but wanted to get a feel for what the membership thought of our text-link ads.
Please vote and give us your thoughts!