While we made a lot of improvements last year on the website, we still are operating at a net loss for the main website unfortunately.
|Approximate Total Cost||Approximate Total Funds|
|1200 USD||970 USD \ 760 USD post tax|
In 2020 from Patreon we raised approximate 970 USD which, after taxes, probably will be around 760 USD as most states count Patreon income as taxable income.
While the typical goal of websites is usually to make money I didn’t really consider this site worthy of “money maker” status. In fact, I didn’t expect this website to do well at all. To my surprise it’s been very popular!
In December 2020 we racked up 944,000 pageviews and we’re positioned to break 1 million pageviews in January 2021 if this keeps up. This is about 1/150th of the traffic larger websites like MAL get, but I consider it to be a great accomplishment.
We got rejected from adwords awhile ago because apparently google considers Waifus to be “sexual in nature”.
Anyway, Patreon and that’s been doing really well. Most of the bills are taken care of thanks to our largest supporters. Thank you everyone! ありがとう！
Right now there is only one affiliate program that let us in and that was Rightstuf (non affiliate link). We were rejected from all the others applied (lol) to and websites contacted personally (AmiAmi, etc) never replied.
The best bet was to put their ads in places where users may see them which definitely worked click-wise. Buuuuuut….
The last sale was 17 days ago.
I’d be on my knees giving Rightstuf some premium Rightsucc right now if the total gains were anywhere near a months operational costs but i have faith. All hail Rightstuf Anime <3
You little shits are going to start seeing full page ad- just kidding. The plan right now is:
- New comment engine (see patreon post)
- Cleaning up some backend clutter
- Mobile Application
- Find revenue sources
I’ll be clear: I want the first thing people to see when they google a Waifu is this dumbass website. If we can do that, we can do anything. But if you know someone with deep pockets, send em our way!