I am running a fundraiser to pay for INALJ as well as my own personal bills for 6 months (March-August) and I am hoping some of you can help.
I had hoped not to have to do a fundraiser, but the truth is the pandemic has affected my income tremendously. March, April and May I earned 20% of what I did last year. In June, 0%. Not one single job advertiser when I usually have around 10. 4 months of drastically diminished income and I really do need to reach out.
Options for Donating
Options Beyond Donating
What is the plan?
I will keep running the site regardless. I do expect that things will bounce back and that this is temporary. I have only run a few fundraisers in 10 years and do not expect to need to do more. In fact this is an old fundraiser I just re-started. My goal is regular advertising revenue. INALJ has always been FREE for all to use, regardless and I will not change that. It will never be pay-to-access.
This is the low end of revenue that my family can live on with the cost of the site added on for 6 months (March-August) at $2k per month. We are a family of 4 who are able to live very frugally. We do not qualify for unemployment as we are self-employed and the process for self-employed gov payments does not let us qualify.
Where Else Are You Hoping To Get Income?
I have Cash App and PayPal on my site as well. But what I am hoping is that job advertisers start up again. This $12k I am trying to raise will be inclusive of ALL revenue streams – here, other donations, job ads. I will update weekly what other income / donations I receive and in total I will consider the fundraiser fulfilled and will note here.
I am also on the job hunt for the first time since 2013, with the goal of having my husband take over the manual labor of the site, with me advising, once I am hired.
What is INALJ? How has it helped?
INALJ (formerly I need a Library job) launched as a daily #LibraryJobs pdf in October 2010 and the website INALJ launched a year later. Since then I’ve shared hundreds of thousands of jobs with LIS and library job hunters both traditional and non-traditional jobs.
INALJ has had over 20 MILLION page views in 8.5 years! And the site has helped numerous LIS (library and information science) professionals find their jobs. In the summer of 2020, in response to the scarcity of traditional library jobs due to the pandemic, I launched a highly popular series of interviews with Library workers in non-traditional jobs, which doubled traffic to INALJ.
In the past few years I have received some income (finally) by allowing Sponsored jobs but the costs are still high to maintain the site. It takes a significant amount of money to run the site and host it each year. Any and all donations will help support me in my labor, as well as help fund the site.
Here are some links to my site:
INALJ Jobs (cashapp and paypal at top of all pages on the site)
How to Post a Job including Sponsored options
Thanks so much!
Naomi @ INALJ