Why support my work?
- Created: 02 March 2009
Why should I help?
Because you will receive my lifetime gratitude! Isn't it enough?? Ok, I'm kidding...
Although my projects are not professional-level pieces of software (and probably never will be, I'm not a programmer!), keeping this site updated, answering to support questions and helping people out is time-consuming and there are some costs associated, like web space, domain name, etc. I strongly believe in free software and my projects would never be as complete as they are now if it wasn't for the push that I received with suggestions that came from users all over the world - thank you! I feel commited in providing even better software, free software, in the future.
Please note that there aren't special rights or privileges that apply to donors (besides my lifetime gratitude, that is!), I try to help everyone indistinctly. But you will feel good by knowing that you have done a good thing, helped me to keep up with the costs of running this website and the support forum, and for the time spent on developing the application(s) that you like.
How can I help?
My software is 100% free, this means that it has no advertising, no hidden links, no tricks and no added preservatives of any kind, but there are a couple of ways.
- by purchasing a validation key for some of my products. The validation key removes the copyright information at the bottom of all front-end pages and in the admin backend. You can buy the validation keys in our shop. Please note that all of our products are 100% free (as in "beer" AND "speech"), which means that all functions are available to all users.
- by clicking on any of the contextual advertisements from Google. If you want to help generating a small revenue, please click on the "Ads by Google" fields: for each click, Google shares a small amount of the revenue (expressed in cents of dollars) with me.
- By donating a small amount, a couple of Euros or the equivalent in your currency, by using the box here on the right. The box will take you to my PayPal account, where you can contribute using your PayPal account or a credit card. PayPal is an online service for safe payments over the web. In my experience it is very secure, as long as small amounts are involved. All donations are declared to my local tax authority as an additional income, so there's nothing to worry about. If you have questions about using the donation feature on my site, please feel free to contact me anytime.
I'd like to express my deepest gratitude to the individuals, associations and businesses that have donated in support to my projects. Although I initially tried to list them all, there are so many that it would be impossible to maintain it any further. So thank you very much to all!
Even if you decide not to donate anything (that's no problem), I would like to take the chance and thank you for using my products, I really hope that they fit your needs and really would like to hear from you on how they could be improved. Please feel free to use my forum, my contact page and the Joomla! Extensions Directory review and voting system to vote for my components.
A big and heartfelt THANK YOU to all,