This is the part of the site where I ask for your money.
But it’s not as direct as that sentence made it sound. There’s a reason for it.
I’ve always stated that the Shiny Hunting Helper is and will always be free for those who wish to use it. That being said, the hosting service is not.
In October, after posting a link to the site on Reddit, I learned a hard truth. The free hosting service I had only allowed me to have 201 visitors/day, after that, it would be locked out for everyone, even me. So I raised some money and paid for 3 months of hosting without a visitor limit. It will stay active until the February 7th, 2018, ironically, the day after this site was made.
In order to continue providing this service, I will need money. I’m not asking for a crazy amount, like 500 dollars (although I *do* appreciate the gesture), I just need enough money to keep the site alive.
Next year, though, things change. I have a 3DS, I’ve got Ultra Moon arriving in a couple of days, on launch day, and I’ll be able to continue updating the site as per normal. Come Pokémon Switch, and it ends. I don’t have a Switch, and will probably not be able to get one anytime soon.
What I intend to do is collect all the money I need to keep the site alive and without visitor locks, and any money that exceeds that, will go to a Switch fund.
If you ask me, that sounds like a reasonable solution. But I’ll do you one better.
I’ll make monthly posts like this detailing the donations I get, both from Patreon and from single donations to Paypal. I want you to know where your money is at all times, and how I’m going to spend it.
Lastly, I’d like to take a page from BirdKeeper Toby’s book and say that your donations are never expected, but always appreciated.