Babiato was born back in 2019 as the brainchild of our Founder and current Co-Admin Babak with the dream of helping those interested in learning all aspects of Web Design & Development who wouldn't ordinarily be able to afford to do so to reach their goals.
In our first 5 years we have established a community of almost 250,000 members who between them have downloaded over 10 Million resources from us all of which were free of charge to themselves. Given how much most of these resources cost it is no exaggeration to say that we must have saved our members a total of around One Billion Dollars!!!!
To achieve that in such a relatively short space of time is testament to the hard work and dedication of our amazing team of Uploaders, Nullers and Moderators and we offer them our heartfelt thanks and gratitude. We couldn't have done this without you guys.
In early 2023 Babak and TassieNZ (who was Senior Volunteer Moderator at the time) negotiated a deal that would see TassieNZ purchase Babiato in full from Babak. Thankfully Babak agreed to stay on as a Co-Admin because let's face it Babiato without Babak is not Babiato at all is it? At the conclusion of the deal several staff changes were made.
Fast forward to today as we approach Babiato's 5th Birthday and we are currently averaging Monthly stats such as....
- 260K Unique Visitors (Members & Guests)
- 2.1M Page Views
- 350K Resource Downloads (Most of which we store ourselves)
Those of you who have been with us for over a year or more will have noticed a lot lot less downtime (except for scheduled maintenance) and a much faster site than previous.
This is mainly down to our massive investment in infrastructure that we made in order that we can grow the Babiato Community so that more and more people could benefit from getting the resources we offer for Free. Things like running the site on dedicated servers instead of a single VPS as well as employing professional security solutions which have all but eliminated the frequent DDOS attacks that we were all used to previously.
If you know about these things you will know how much they cost, which brings me to the point of this rather long missive (Congratulations on making it so far!) - We are currently losing money hand over fist!!
Our plan was to use Google Adsense income to cover our expenditure but it quickly became apparent that this was not going to be possible because many different parties do not agree with our philosophy of providing free resources to those who would not normally afford them so they all constantly reported us to Google to the point that they have blacklisted us from Adsense.
Yes we have made decisions that some don't like such as introducing a 15 resource download per day limit. Why would anyone be against that? Why would anyone need more than that? Because they are pretty much taking our work for free to make profit for themself that's why.
And the latest outrage is that we have apparently committed is to introduce a very small charge for anyone that wants to sell goods or services to our members. They are happy to earn $hundreds per month through our platform but are aghast at being asked at being asked to pay less than $2/month to have the privilege to do so. Where else do you get to advertise to over quarter of a million unique visitors every month for free or for even such a minimal amount as we have decided to charge.
So we have got to the point that we need more donations and we need them on a regular basis but we need to give something back to those who donate. Starting now we are going to start running monthly donation campaigns to try and raise $1000 each month. To a lot of you that might seem like a lot of money but that just covers our costs. Anything raised above the monthly target will be used to buy more resources that we can share with you.
To start with donor perks come in the form of increased download limits but we have a lot of new features coming and donors will get even more perks once these are introduced. All donors will also get a new badge in addition to the Babiato Lover one as follows....
- Babiato Fan - At least $5 donated in last 30 days - 25 downloads/day
- Babiato Supporter - At least $10 donated in last 30 days - 35 downloads/day
- Babiato Guardian - At least $25 donated in last 30 days - 50 downloads/day
- Babiato Patron - At least $50 donated in last 30 days - 90 downloads/day
- Babiato Benefactor - At least $100 donated in last 60 days - 150 downloads/day
So with all that said let's celebrate 5 years of Babiato and let's look forward to the next 5 years and beyond!!!
Love to our Babiato family from your Admin Team...
TassieNZ, Babak & Medw1311
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