Hello Everyone.... :)
As you know The Vintage Village is a Free Community for anyone who loves Vintage.
Since we began, the site has grown in leaps and bounds as far as content, traffic and membership. It has also grown in the amount of work.
For those who do not know, it all began as a communal labor of love so we could all help each other promote the field of AVC (Antiques,Vintage & Collectibles)
It has now become a very successful "Social Networking Tool" helping sellers promote their items (via the Diamond Club Membership) to the world.
The fees do cover the cost in the running of the site itself, but it does not come close to covering the funds we need to advertise effectively.
Right now, I take a huge chunk of what I earn and put it back into the Village taking out inexpensive ads here and there to build up readership.
I rely heavily on the community itself for word of mouth promoting of the village and it's because of that effort in the beginning, that the site is what it is today.... but we can do more... :) We can become a household name... :)
YES... I could raise fees... but morally, I feel I just can't. It's just not the right thing to do at this point in time. I feel it's better if folks chip in when they can.
So if you enjoy our Village and all it offers, support what we do here!
You are in essence supporting Small Business Owners and their entrepreneurial spirit by helping us spread the word about our Village!
Vintage is Green