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About Local.fo

Our Situation:

Local.fo has been operating for 2 years and we've developed an enthusiastic readership. We have served over 1500 articles and more than 200 picture galleries and videos from events in the Faroe Islands, and Local.fo has turned into a full-time job for us.

Each week our global readership grows. Every month, we had readers from more than 140 countries around the world.

Last year we started publishing a physical magazine with a circulation of 6,000 to be grabbed for free at more than 90 public places in the Faroe Islands, much to the delight of tourists and immigrants. Our goal is to publish the physical magazine every other month all year round.

Thinking about the long-term self-sustaining plan, we have come to the conclusion that income from advertisements is not sustainable to secure the future of Local.fo, and therefore we might have come up with a better way to do it - donations.

The way Patreon works is a reader can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $5/month up, is hugely helpful to the cause.

What We'll Use the Money For:

Our initial goal is $5,000/month. That money will be enough to keep Local.fo going, indefinitely. Here are Local.fo's costs:

  • Hosting. We need a robust enough hosting plan to support the highest spikes in traffic we ever get so we don't crash during those moments.
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website, so there are always upsetting glitches coming out of nowhere and occasionally, we add a new site feature.
  • Facebook post "boosts". When we announce a new post on Facebook, this makes sure that the announcement reaches a larger audience.
  • More employees. We need someone to handle things like writing and editing more articles every day, go to events and take pictures/videos, and a bunch of other jobs. These things end up adding up to a several hours every day, and without extra employees, we have much less time to give the reader what he wants.
  • Physical magazine. We have had the pleasure of publishing the four issues of the Local.fo Magazine. Publishing is expensive and in order keep the magazine free of charge, we need your help.
  • Information about the Faroe Islands. Several readers are reaching out to us every week with regards to information about the Faroe Islands. We would love to help out, but without funding, this is not possible.

Anyway, thanks for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader! If you have decided to support us, we will do our best turn your support into making Local.fo better!

- The Local.fo Team
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