A vegan sports news site has been experiencing problems following a new swell in traffic.
Great Vegan Athletes, that shares news about vegan and plant-based sportspeople as good as minute profiles, saw record-breaking trade this October, with 53,000 singular visitors – 235 percent some-more than Oct 2018.
The Game Changers
This boost followed a recover of plant-based documentary The Game Changers, heading a classification to partially credit a film for a large swell in traffic.
According to Great Vegan Athletes, a additional visitors meant that a site has gifted problems such as pages loading slowly.
In a bid to tackle these issues, a classification needs to pierce to a new hosting provider with aloft capacity. In sequence to do this, it has launched an seductiveness on Patreon, with believer packages starting during $1.
‘Our strange proclivity was to break stereotypes and uncover vegans can thrive, so it’s extraordinary to see so many people enjoying a content,” co-founder Cris Iles, who develops a calm for a site, told Plant Based News.
“Part of this is a illusory greeting to The Game Changers, nonetheless we’ve also seen a Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts grow and lift a form – and this year alone we’ve combined 40 news equipment of achievements by chosen vegans in sport.
“We’re anticipating we can find support above this turn out there and buy a reward package for scheduling some of a amicable media element that generates seductiveness in a site and a athletes. This would not usually optimize material, though giveaway adult a time of a volunteers to write more, do some-more site work, get articles published, and generally foster what these extraordinary athletes are doing.”
On a shoestring budget
Co-founder and Director of Operations Peter Kirwan combined that a site is run wholly by volunteers – with no salary paid. “We’ve achieved a outrageous volume on a shoestring, though if we wish to do more, a existence is we need some-more resources,” he told PBN.
Kirwan pronounced that while a classification doesn’t like ‘asking for money’ – and has operated for years but doing so – additional resources are now indispensable to take Great Vegan Athletes to a subsequent turn by improving a site’s tech.
“Anyone contributing $1 per month or some-more will get a monthly refurbish on a site’s working, and pledges of $3 or some-more give entrance to a Supporters Facebook Group as well. Pledging $10 per month brings a above and a T-shirt too,” he said. “Any support is gratefully received. We’re assured that all we do is glorious value for money.”