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An appeal from Military-Today.com founder, Andrius Genys

 
 

Andrius Genys
Andrius Genys

 

   Dear Reader,

 

   Today I am going to ask you to support Military-Today with a donation.

   This might sound unusual: Why a steadily growing website ask for financial support from its users?

   For the last 11 years Military-Today website delivers latest and accurate information for people like you.

   Even though Military-Today is a popular website it is slightly different. Unlike top military websites it hasn't got huge staff. Furthermore most of the work is done by one man. Yet still it manages to overtake top military websites.

   Military-Today content is free to use by anyone. Since 2006 website becomes more and more popular. And many people, maybe even you, visit it every day. Furthermore many people actually grew up together with this website.

   Since creation of this website the main goal was to provide you with independent, accurate and unbiased information on weapons and military-related equipment. And people like you, from all over the world, help me to achieve this goal.

   More than 1 700 articles have been published on Military-Today during the last 11 years. Such amount of information would fit in more than 20 solid books. It is likely that this website is a work of my life. It was the first website of its kind to embed video clips on its pages. Nearly 800 videos are available so far. And this number is constantly growing.

   Military-Today.com serves you as a convenient database for information on various weapon systems. Well over 9 million people from all over the world came to this website to access information. All data is easy to find, clear and simple to understand. Furthermore all of this information is accessible to you, free of charge.

   As its core, Military-Today is driven by revenue from Google advertisements. Also we are selling you e-books. Income from advertisements and e-books allows to keep website running. However it is simply not enough to hire more staff on full-time basis.

   Yet other top military websites get a good share from direct advertisement. Established companies like Jane's easily attract top-paying defense manufacturers. Other community websites such as Wikipedia are copying content, but still raise millions of dollars each year. So Military-Today runs on a small fraction of what other top military websites spend.

   Currently military market is booming. New weapons, aircraft, helicopters, tanks, trucks, artillery systems are being revealed every day. But we don't have enough man-hours and resources to cover all of them. Today we are covering only a small fraction of new weapon systems. Also it is a challenge just to keep over 1 700 existing articles up to date. So a huge step forward can not be done without the support of thousands of people like you.

   Military-Today.com is like a great weapon-related magazine. Magazine, that you were reading free and enjoying for many years. However today editor of this magazine asks you to say a big "thank you" for all these great years in a form of your donation. Or it is like a great museum, which is free to enter, and is a place where you enjoy your time. And this museum asks for a donation when you exit.

   Your donation helps in several ways. Most importantly it covers website development costs. Your funds help us to create more great content. Also it helps to hire programmers and designers  - making Military-Today a better website with much more great content and nicer graphics, images and videos.

   Donations from people like you allowed to improve some things already! Previously new articles were published on Military-Today.com website once in a couple of days. Now new articles are being published on a regular basis. Donations also helped to improve appearance and usability of the website. But a lot of work still needs to be done.

   Your donation is being processed by PayPal - a well established and reliable company. And no matter if you are donating by credit card or via PayPal. There is no third-party middleman. So donating to Military-Today is 100% safe.

   Everyone who will make a donation will be mentioned here. I am doing it manually so it might take a couple of days for your name to appear.

   I invite you to join us: And no matter if you are making a donation of $5, $20, $50, $100 or whatever you can. I know that for most of you a couple of dollars is not a big deal. I invite you to follow the link below and donate by credit card or via PayPal.

   Your donation will help Military-Today to reach next level of quality. With your support I am committed to expand this website significantly.

 

   Thank you,

 

   Andrius Genys

 

 
Goal:  $10 000
   
Raised:  $1 632

 

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