Saturday, September 6, 2014
Supporting Games Thirst: Donate Icon Added

Supporting Games Thirst: Donate Icon Added

Hey all, this is a personal message from me, Ernice.

As you must have noticed, I’ve been running Games Thirst without any ads on the site, not because I don’t want to, but because these ad placements are hardly worth the effort, as there’s almost no money to be had, especially when you’re getting about 80,000 views a month. Yes, it sounds like a lot but it’s nothing compared to what the big dogs like IGN, Gamespot and the rest get.

Even if we were to include ads on the site in the future, this message is still in order because, like I said, ads, the type where you get paid per view, isn’t a model that’s lucrative for Games Thirst.

But that’s alright! I love our community, and although I love growth, I’ve learned to appreciate what we have here.  This is why I’m adding a “donate” icon on the site, where you guys can simply choose to contribute money to help the site stay relevant, and to help me focus on keeping GT awesome!

The dream is still alive, by the way. I’m still in the process of getting investors to partner with me to bring the Games Thirst drink to life, but until such big breakthroughs happen, I’d appreciate your help.

Over the years, it’s been a pleasure and honor serving you with unique GT content and writing, and I look forward to the future!

Bluntly, though, I need your help.

How It Works

Simply put an amount you want to give in the donation bar, and click “donate”. You’ll then be redirected to paypal, where you can complete your donation. I’m also working on others ways of donating for those without a paypal account.

Supporters Recognition Wall

You’ll notice a box above the donate icon that says, “Put my Donation on the Recognition Wall”. If you check the box, your name and donation amount will appear on the Supporters Recognition Wall, situated immediately beneath the comments widget on the sidebar.

Along with your donation amount on the wall, you can leave a comment mentioning why you support, but that’s optional.

There’s no set amount to give or when you should, and I must mention that if you cannot contribute anything, just your presence on Games Thirst is enough. This is for those who can, and are willing to contribute.

So thanks in advance.

- Ernice


About Ernice Gilbert

Ernice Gilbert here. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Gamesthirst. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home!
  • benzo

    How would my donation be paid? Paypal or some other way?

  • benzo

    Yeah…never mind. LOL Guess I should have clicked on the donate button first. Yep…

  • foxton

    Fair play Ernice, i realise you must put a huge amount of effort into this site for very little back. I thank you for all your hard work and determination. Unfortunately i cannot donate as I dont have a pay pal account and cant even get one, long story but basically Pay Pal are wankers and i cant get another one either. if there were other ways of donating i would consider it though…

  • Alex Mason

    I wish I had a Pay Pal account to help you, your website is top notch will all the up-to date info you have.

    Like foxton, I wish I could send some money another way.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Benzo, thank you bro! This means a lot!

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Foxton: Bro, I’ll search out to see if there are other options. I’m sure there are. And thank you!

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Also guys, the default amount is $10, but you could donate any amount! Thanks!


    Hey Ernice I’m more then willing to contribute donations to gamesthirst, I’ll try to make my donation within this week

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Shadow: bro, thank you so much! I really appreciate this! These responses thus far have truly blessed me!

  • afrotravis

    thanks dude.. u saved us from the commercials.. tht also means less or no distraction when reading @NICK’s long responses… they are detailed and have substance to them…i will donate

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Afrotravis! Bro, thanks! God knows you’ve been a blessing already! And yeah, Nick’s comments are super-long! Need no distractions when reading! LOL! And I really do appreciate what we have here! Seriously, our community is like non other. Let’s grow it nicely, and keep it up! Thanks!

  • Mezzo

    I did what i could, but i promise to do more whenever i can.
    I wrote a pretty sweet letter, but the damn thing didn’t show up. =]

  • Alex Mason

    Everyone here is a boss, Mezzo, afrotravis, Shadowboxer, foxton, benzo and long comments, Nick.

    I think I like this community. :D

    Gonna dig hard and build a home here. :)

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Mezzo: Dude, smh. Thank you so much for the support!!!! You guys are boss, like Mason said. Smh, you guys really bless my heart today! Thanks! Also, I’ll work on the Supporters Recognition Wall. Not sure why the comment didn’t show up.

  • Wolf1888

    I gotta admit you are doing an awesome job on GT, and it’s been a while I’m here. Before finding GT, I was reading my gaming news on random websites I never really liked that much, which caused me to switch back and forth between them. Since the first day I found your website, Ernice, I’ve never even checked an other videogame-related news website, for the simple reason that this one is pretty goddamn badass. I mean, you cover every news in details, and for me, that’s worth something. I think you deserve a lot just for this, hell, I’d be extremely happy for you if you could make a living out of this, you clearly deserve it.
    Have my donation, buddy, and keep up the good work!

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Wolf: Wow. Bro, thank you so much! Wow. I’m really touched by your comment, and it’s an honor to serve you all here on GT! And I’ll continue to do my best to keep it unique and thirst-quenching! Thanks again bro!

  • smoge

    To Ernice; you reply to every comment and the site is updated relentlessly, I hope the site stays around for a long time to come.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Smoge: And it will, bro! Thanks!

  • nick

    if you think the comments are long, you should read my essays and programs!

  • Ghost250

    this is the only site where you can actually get quality gaming news, reviews, etc. unlike most sites which consist of nothing but flame-bait. plus i’ve been following this site since the blogspot days. coming to this site has become part of my daily routine for years. so thank you ernice for your hard work, thanks to everyone else who put work into this site, and also the community that also keeps it going GT brand going. i also will donate when i can.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Ghost: Thank you, sir! You all have become family, and I mean that. I wouldn’t trade what we have here for nothing. Thank you again!

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Nick: Them comments be long, dude. :D