Recurring PayPal Donations



Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby Indycars » October 3rd, 2013, 8:04 am


This month when I went to make my donation I noticed something
different, at least it's the first time I've noticed it. There was a place
to make a recurring payment to someone. Below is what you might
expect to see if you would like to make this type of payment.

I started by using this link: http://www.grumpysperformance.com/index-4.html

It's the same link in the first post of this thread:
"anyone who cares to help offset ,sites costs can donate here"

All I had to do was put a check mark in the box, like you see below.
The other two pics are just for your reference.

The day you setup the recurring payment is the day it will happen
every month.

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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby 87vette81big » October 3rd, 2013, 8:19 am

What does Grumpy need every month to keep this forum up & running Rick ?
$10 from each of us ?
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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby Altered76 » October 3rd, 2013, 10:41 am

87vette81big wrote:What does Grumpy need every month to keep this forum up & running Rick ?
$10 from each of us ?

Im not sure where his hosting is from as that is usually the main cost when running a forum. Shared hosting is usually less than $10 a month for service. Of course you can always add what ever you want to that such as SSL Certificates etc that can quickly add up. phpbb (this forums software is free) so add a domain name usually around $10-$15 once a year and it can be relatively cheap.

The thing people usually dont understand is it takes quite a bit of time and effort to keep one clean from Spam and up to date. Spam bots, hackers, and so forth are always evolving so whats working today may not tomorrow. And when you update the forum software it can sometimes turn into a mess depending on what modification the site has had from its original form. So I always tell my site members if anything you do or use here is useful to you feel free to express that with a little donation. :lol:

Just a guess actual cost per yr is probably $150 range.
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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby 87vette81big » October 3rd, 2013, 12:11 pm

Altered76 wrote:
87vette81big wrote:What does Grumpy need every month to keep this forum up & running Rick ?
$10 from each of us ?

Im not sure where his hosting is from as that is usually the main cost when running a forum. Shared hosting is usually less than $10 a month for service. Of course you can always add what ever you want to that such as SSL Certificates etc that can quickly add up. phpbb (this forums software is free) so add a domain name usually around $10-$15 once a year and it can be relatively cheap.

The thing people usually dont understand is it takes quite a bit of time and effort to keep one clean from Spam and up to date. Spam bots, hackers, and so forth are always evolving so whats working today may not tomorrow. And when you update the forum software it can sometimes turn into a mess depending on what modification the site has had from its original form. So I always tell my site members if anything you do or use here is useful to you feel free to express that with a little donation. :lol:
I donated $ recent. Rick matched it as he said he would.
This the only car site of its kind.
Were all hotrodders & racers.

Just a guess actual cost per yr is probably $150 range.
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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby grumpyvette » October 3rd, 2013, 12:39 pm

Not counting my time, several engineering site news letters,I subscribe too,which costs about $149, a year , and what the power company charges etc.
the basic web hosting, server costs ,site name registration, and other basic costs of keeping the site up are reasonable for a hobby
Last time I calculated it it came to an average of $37 a month MINIMUM,not counting the once a year site renewal costs , the problem is its wildly inconsistent month to month.
and at least once or twice a year monthly expenses jump to $120 or more for fees, etc.
frankly I could do a few mods and improve things If my other unrelated costs were less but things are really tight

and yes I REALLY, REALLY DO! APPRECIATE the HELP GENTLEMEN!
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby Indycars » October 3rd, 2013, 3:59 pm


Don't look at it like it's only $xx/month, anyone can afford that.

Look at it with the attitude .....
what is it worth to me
what have I gotten that has saved me time or just allowed me to complete a project
where else can I get 95% of my questions answered within two hours without bias.

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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby 87vette81big » October 3rd, 2013, 4:25 pm

Indycars wrote:
Don't look at it like it's only $xx/month, anyone can afford that.

Look at it with the attitude .....
what is it worth to me
what have I gotten that has saved me time or just allowed me to complete a project
where else can I get 95% of my questions answered with hours



Yeah I know Rick.
Grumpy saved me $1600 on Headers everyone is using on thier C4 Corvettes
that can never allow a 400+ ci engine to perform.
Provided the science to calculate & prove myself.
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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby Indycars » December 8th, 2013, 10:01 pm


So what have you saved by NOT making a mistake???

Just 2-10 $ per month can be setup as a recurring PayPal payment.

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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby mathd » December 9th, 2013, 10:48 am

grumpyvette wrote:Not counting my time, several engineering site news letters,I subscribe too,which costs about $149, a year , and what the power company charges etc.
the basic web hosting, server costs ,site name registration, and other basic costs of keeping the site up are reasonable for a hobby
Last time I calculated it it came to an average of $37 a month MINIMUM,not counting the once a year site renewal costs , the problem is its wildly inconsistent month to month.
and at least once or twice a year monthly expenses jump to $120 or more for fees, etc.
frankly I could do a few mods and improve things If my other unrelated costs were less but things are really tight

and yes I REALLY, REALLY DO! APPRECIATE the HELP GENTLEMEN!


Are you saying your webhosting cost are inconsistent month to month, and jump to 120$/month?
thats not normal. I host a phpbb forum since 9 years, i always paid the same exact price and domain name always 10$/years without any renewel cost.
If your host are playing with your invoice month to month, its really not nice and not normal.
Honestly i think they are screwing you royally. At that price hopefully they have the best support in the world.
what host are you using?

Right now am using: http://www.nfoservers.com
i got the website for free with a gaming server. but they also rent webhosting alone, the "lite plan" wich is similar to the "included plan" am using is only 2.99$/month
I got no downtime so far, and there support is the best i have seen the past 10 years.
I know many people using http://www.bluehost.com/ and only them, its 5$/month domain name included(but i never tryed em personally)

I think you should do some shopping for a webhost that is competitive.
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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby grumpyvette » December 9th, 2013, 11:50 am

Im retired, I have time, but very few computer skills, and very limited financial resources I can use to expand this web site, currently and while I learn as I go, I find that I just don,t seem be doing whats required to get this site to expand as I,d like it too.
my younger son works full time and has been a great help, but his expertize is in other areas, my older sons basically useless due to extensive medical issues and I,m supporting him and his family plus my house hold.
the web hosting costs are consistent, and known ,the renewals cost are consistent, both are reasonable.
what varies is the need to get and pay someone a couple times a year to make web site modifications, clear problems that come up, etc. when I can,t get my sons to do it or when they have no idea how to do what Im asking them to do too the web site. these guys I am forced too infrequently hire are usually people my younger son knows who do web site mods for a living, they generally have a minimum fee, to get involved, and give me a discount compared to what they normally charge because they know my younger son. and while it generally takes the guys less than an hour or two, they can get $50-$70 an hour to get the job done and it can take a bit of time and effort to explain what the problem is or what needs to be changed or altered added or deleted.
all that is minor chicken feed, Im willing to absorb, financially,as long as I can hopefully make this a useful and informative resource, its a p.i.t.a. but its basically not the problem ,just a expense I,d like to cover, but what ID LIKE to do is both make the web site much more user friendly, the first place people think to look for answers , much easier to use and use as an auto related informational resource , and hopefully make a profit and pay the sites expenses, too the extent I can hire someone that will be willing to help show me both how to get and add sponsors and greatly increase member traffic.
keep in mind there's a great deal of research time, and engineering magazine subscriptions,actual testing of products at times,etc. that this site benefits from what have associated costs that while not directly connected are benefits here also.
IDEALLY It would be great to have a minimal second income source generated from the site rather than have it remain basically a hobby that costs time and money.
I know from talking to several guys that own other car related web sites that what I,m looking to do is not that big a deal, some web sites generate a great deal more cash flow than I,m hoping to build, if I made 5% of what many of them make it would be well worth the effort to me and I could add a good many more features. in an ideal world Id love to do a bi-monthly engine build with detailed instructional help and a question and answer and help feature.
Id love to have access to a few tools to do some interesting testing with, as for example we could have a detailed thread on building a flow bench and then testing members cylinder heads and intakes if we actually has some cash flow to off set the expense involved.
I have no expectation of getting rich here but it would be wonderful if the web site was making enough too cover expenses and made some pocket change, to help out for those who take the effort to post and my time, Id love to be able to pay a fee too moderators and the more knowledgeable contributors posting here!
Id love to build engines and test components, teach and be a well known resource for info, and then occasionally be able too donate those engines or parts to the members
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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby mathd » December 9th, 2013, 12:34 pm

yeah, that would be awesome :).
I think you should take a look at google adsense(i think most of the big site are using it to generate income), i dont think you can make lot of money with it except if traffic increase, but that will help pay some of the site cost.
Getting the forum indexed correctly into google and other search engine will help increasing traffic.
If you need help with databases/server or phpbb(the forum) doing mod or finding/fixing problem am ready to help for free(i helped countless people the past 10+years with website/webserver and gaming server for free thats my contribution to some community) yes the past few years i kinda retired from online gaming so i did for some community, sometime i just need some time to do a few search and catch up on the newer stuff but its never a big deal.
As for the homepage, its flash media, i no longer have a flash editor(i can remedy that, but am not a pro with flash code) and it look to be custom work so maby i can do a few change/fix if needed by looking at the code, and thats a maby. Always worth taking a look.

As you know, there is a small language barrier for me with english, so i cannot really phone over the usa(phone to usa cost fee for me wich i cannot afford right now anyway) i like to use chat client (bloodedge9 on skype, i like chatting with keyboard that give me some time to think before replying and make it much easier for me)or private message, sometime i use a program called teamspeak but my english is far from perfect especially when come time to troubleshoot lol.

If you need some help, give me a pm or email or give me your skype/messenger info and i will take a look and see what i can do for free. I cannot promise to do everything(i always did, but you never know lol), its always worth giving a try instead to pay someone.
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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby chromebumpers » December 9th, 2013, 12:51 pm

I've been looking for Federal Publication called 'Free Money.' It has listed free or low cost hosting for non-profit informational web forums. This doesn't mean you have to register as a 501-C-3 corporation. I have to look at WEB.com and 1and1.com - they have the lowest costs anywhere. I'm pretty sure there is non-profit forum hosting and free fees for residents of FL over a certain age. AARP had something listed last year in INC. magazine about SC and Internet discounts. It's going take me a little while as I keep getting sidetracked.
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Re: Recurring PayPal Donations

Postby Indycars » October 9th, 2014, 3:24 pm


I figured it never hurts to bring this up occasionally, since most people never
think about the costs associated with keeping a website running. If you are
like me, I can hardly remember how old I am, much less remember to donate
regularly to a worthy website devoted to my passion.

If I could kindly suggest that a reoccurring donation to this website is a great
way to make it happen without having to remember! Don't think that it needs
to be a big number, but just $2, $5 or $10 month would go a long way towards
making sure that the website is here next month when you need info or advice.

I have it on very good authority that not even $30 is donated most months ......
can we do better ?????

To see how to make a reoccurring donation thru PayPal, just go to the first post
in this thread or click on the link below.

viewtopic.php?f=104&t=9795

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