DAREBEE is a crowd-funded non-profit resource. What this means is that we don’t ourselves have the money to run it, we don’t have sponsors or big companies investing in our efforts nor do we have product placement or ads here. Everything you see is provided free of charge and in its entirety. This website and all of the work that goes into it are supported exclusively by its users - it is the only source of funds for DAREBEE.
And here is why:
Accessibility for everyone is what lies at the core of this place. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are from, what your circumstances are - you will find help here. We remove all of the barriers and hoops you would normally have to jump through to get to the information you need. Everything is freely provided here because we believe that by doing so we make a difference for many people all across the globe, we have a positive impact and we help make the world a better place. We help people who support us and we help those who are unable to give anything in any way, equally.
We don’t have ads because it allows us to stay loyal to you, our audience, and your needs. Since we don’t need to get as many hits as humanly possible to generate page views and sell ad space or attract sponsorship we only cover subjects that we feel are of value. We refuse to turn people into numbers and what we do here is guided by a single motive: to be of practical use, to help those who want to get fit and healthy without feeling pressured, shamed or judged.
Our approach enables us to focus on content and the effectiveness of the information provided. Just because everything here is free, it doesn’t mean it should be low quality or done half-right. We spend weeks researching, creating and testing our materials and then make it all available here with no strings attached. Our funding and our future depend upon delivering value to you.
This also means that you decide whether we stay up tomorrow, a week or ten years from now. You decide whether it’s worth keeping something like DAREBEE up on the web. We want you, and you alone, to be able to decide that.
When you support DAREBEE you also support everything DAREBEE stands for. You don’t just support it for yourself, you also support it for all those who are unable to.
DAREBEE Finances In a Nutshell
DAREBEE is a crowd-funded website which means that all the funds we raise go back into the resource.
Every month DAREBEE pays:
- Rent and utility bills;
- Hosting fees;
- Software licenses;
- Printing house fees;
- Backup and server security fees;
Every now and then we need to be able to cover hardware repair and replacement. We also pay for additional programming and any work that cannot be done in-house. Anything we cannot do ourselves is outsourced and has to be paid for.
Throughout the years we’ve been able to adjust and adapt to the rising costs of running this place. Because of everyone contributing to the project we’ve been able to continue to exist. The existence of DAREBEE is a social contract. People who can contribute - do so. They also contribute for those who are unable to give anything but need access to this service. Every donation makes a difference not just to us but to everyone using this website.
What can I do to help?
Donating what you can is the fastest and the most direct way to help us stay up and continue developing. There are several ways to donate to DAREBEE.
One is to donate directly through PayPal, an online payment system. If you go to our “SUPPORT” page you will see the options there. Once you click on either it will redirect you to PayPal where you can enter your details. You don’t have to have an account with PayPal, you can donate using a debit or a credit card, PayPal simply processes the payment. We don’t see any of your details nor do we store them or have access to them in any way, they are all securely processed by PayPal - one of the most secure ways to pay online. If you don't like PayPal or you are having issues with it (it's not available for all countries), you can use DonorBox. It works exactly the same way PayPal does.
Another option is to use a direct bank transfer. Our bank details are listed on our "SUPPORT" page.
In addition to direct methods we have books and apps you can purchase. None of the materials in either is any different from the materials already available here for free but it gives you an alternative way to donate to the resource if PayPal, Donorbox or crypto is not for you.
You can buy a book (all books from DAREBEE are listed here) from any local bookstore or Amazon. The prices for the books are set by the bookstores, we don’t control them. You pay production cost, store fees & shipping - DAREBEE makes $1 from each sale. It’s more expensive to buy a book and only a dollar goes back into the project but you get to own an actual DAREBEE book. Our books make nice gifts - and help more people discover DAREBEE offline.
Our apps are all free but you can always buy a paid version of the same one - we make roughly $0.50 from each one.
I already donated, what else can I do?
You can help us even more by telling other people about us. The more people know about DAREBEE, the higher our chances to make it through the week, month, year. With every donation you vote for DAREBEE, and resources like DAREBEE, to be part of the internet of tomorrow. You decide whether we will be here a year or 10 years from now. You decide whether we vanish or stay and develop further. Your vote counts and it matters and with enough people casting theirs it will make a difference.
The more people find DAREBEE, the higher chances the resource has to make it and grow. Apart from telling your friends and family about it you can also help us spread the word through social media (Twitter, Pinterest & Facebook) and take a moment to leave a review on any of our apps or books. Highly rated apps and books allow more people to see them and find out about us. It will take you about a couple of minutes to leave feedback but it will mean a more secure future for the DAREBEE resource.
Thank you so much for supporting the resource and for making this place possible!