The vegan news website, Great Vegan Athletes saw a surge of traffic after “The Game Changers”. It received a total of 53,000 unique visitors, which is 235% more than it had last year. This traffic is good news for the site, but the website wasn’t built so well to handle this amount of traffic. Because of which the site is now being upgraded.
Great Vegan athlete share news on vegan and plant-based sportspeople as well as detailed profiles. But the website became famous partially due to the release of the plant based documentary “The Game Changers”. High income of traffic led to slowly loading websites, and the company had to take measures go solve this issue. It turned to a new hosting provider, that will provide them with higher capacity.
In order to switch on to a new provider they need the funds. That’s why the company has started an appeal on Patreon. It is asking supporters to to packages starting from $1.
Those contributing $1 per month or more will get a monthly update on the site’s working. And the $3 subscriptions or more give access to the Supporters Facebook Group as well, whereas $10 per month brings the all of the above and a T-shirt too.
Even though the website started from scratch, and the company on a shoestring budget they need more funds. Co-founder and Director of Operations Peter Kirwan said “If we want to do more, the reality is we need more resources”.
The motto of the website was to show vegans can thrive and now that many people are inspired to be vegan the goal is achieved. The co-founder Cris Iles, who develops the content for the site expressed his content, saying “It’s amazing to see so many people enjoying our content”.