Off Topic: Looking for Sponsoring

April 15th, 2009

today and tomorrow is looking for sponsoring.
Why? Almost 2 weeks ago my current web host took my website temporally offline because today and tomorrow was causing too much server load. They told me that I have to upgrade my server package to a managed one, due to the growing numbers. This means some serious extra costs. That’s why I’m looking for some sponsoring.

My first idea was a PayPal donation button, you can find it in the sidebar on the right. Every micro-payment helps. Of course some larger corporate help is appreciated too.
If I look at my statics, I can see that some of you work for some really nice brands. For example, the third biggest traffic causing network in March was that big American sportswear brand. Others work in creative agencies, almost every known network is represented together with some well known independent ones. Maybe you guys can hoop me up with a nice monthly sponsor, which would get some decent space in the sidebar.

Any input is very welcome, shoot me an email: info at todayandtomorrow dot net.
Thank you all in advance!

I hope I don’t have to bother you again with this issue.
So to make this at least a little interesting, here is a little graphic, inspired by the Google Analytics paintings by Evan Roth, which shows you the top 500 cities (from almost 12000) where the visitors of today and tomorrow came from in March.

UPDATE 15/04/09 13:45: Here are some more numbers from March 2009: today and tomorrow had 587,183 pageviews according to Google Analytics. The server logs tell me that the server had 9.525.366 hits and 468 Gb of data was transferred.

UPDATE 16/04/09 11:06: Thanks to everyone who used the PayPal donations button! Also thanks to those who have send me an email with ideas and sponsoring offers. I’ll get back to you asap.
Ruben brought to my attention that the PayPal landing page is in German, although my account is in English. I’ve contacted PayPal to get this issue resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience!

UPDATE 17/04/09 11:12: The PayPal landing page is now in English. And thanks again for the support!

top 500 cities in March

13 Responses to “Off Topic: Looking for Sponsoring”

  1. vincent Says:

    can you contact me with the numbers (monthly bandwidth, bandwidth peaks)?

  2. More Google Analytics Server Paintings « /everything Says:

    […] Today And Tomorrow blog created a version of my Google Analytics Server Paintings (theirs above – mine below). Throw them some love with a micro donation. Throw me some love by buying some awesome art. […]

  3. manu Says:

    this blog is very interesting…that´s the problem…

  4. roberto Says:

    this is crazy!
    i can really understand why you’ll need kind of advertisements in the future…
    and i’m very sorry that i visit your site very very often…

    i compared my google analytics stats to yours and your numbers are very formidable (what are the odds: »formidable« exists in english and french).

    my blog reaches the whole world too, but with almost one-third of your stats.
    any secrets…? ;)

    keep it up and i hope you’ll find a sponsor!!!
    best, rob

  5. Alex Says:

    I sent you an e-mail like a week ago that I’m Interested in advertising in your blog!

  6. Hector Says:

    Try here: http://www.promsite.org/
    They have a very good system for sponsoring websites, they are from Spain.

  7. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    @roberto
    don’t worry, you can visit as often as you want …
    formidable … I didn’t know that either.
    my secrets … time and even more time

    @alex
    sorry, I didn’t receive that email

    @Hector
    thank you for that link

  8. jan Says:

    Well WordPress is a performance hog. Maybe you don’t need a server, did you every try using the WP Super Cache plugin? It does real wonders. Contact me if you need any help.

  9. LA PRAVDA Says:

    Yep, Super Cache plugin would dramatically help..
    Glad for your success anyway..well deserved!

  10. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    Thanks for the caching tips.
    But I already have one in place. So there is probably not much to improve there.

  11. jan Says:

    You have a server or caching in place? When I look at the HTML Source of your page it should mention that it is showing a cached version, that is not happening right now. If you already have a new server, you should still consider installing WP Super Cache, it can’t hurt.

  12. Tuan Says:

    Hello,

    Would it be all right if you published stats on the donations you’ve received?

    Cheers!
    Tuan

  13. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    @Tuan: Of course, I received 11 donations in a total of 75,56 euro (= around 98$), after the PayPal fees. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

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