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Considering taking donations to support the MagicMirror project. Interested in your thoughts!


  • Admin

    @sdetweil That’s a valid point!

    The support is focussed on the total project, including the development, maintenance and running costs like the website and forum.

    Like I said before::

    Initially the money will go towards the forum (and website). To host this forum, we are running a dedicated server. Additionally a lot of mails are being sent daily (forum digest, update notifications, registration confirmation, etc …), those cost money as well.

    If I manage to get more funds over the running costs, that money will allow me to spent more hours on the project. I try to do as much as I can in my spare time, but dedicating a few of my work hours a week to this project would be highly beneficial to the project.


  • Project Sponsor

    I’m currently working on my 4th mirror and I have plans for two more. I have gotten so much out of @MichMich’s original idea. I would love to donate some cashy money to help him keep this idea flourishing.

    Additionally, I trust Mich to use collected funds for the project appropriately.


  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    I’d be disappointed if he didn’t use at least some of the money towards drugs and alcohol, or is that a separate donation?


  • Module Developer


  • Module Developer

    I would be interested in providing some kind of donation, on limited income, but will try to do what I can, when I can.
    I would prefer to use PayPal. Or I could donate time in helping out with issues and and stuff that I could do.
    (still in relearning phase after no programming for 15 years)


  • Project Sponsor Module Developer

    PayPal seems like it would be the most accessible for people generally (esp. for one time donations), but I think Patreon could work really well for this. You could have one of the higher Patreon tiers be that Patrons get to vote on their their favorite feature in your list of what to work on next (or something like that), which might be a nice way to get donations and community involvement at the same time.



  • Mich: This is absolutely not an unreasonable request. Given the amount of effort and time you have put into this project and the benefit to me, I would certainly donate. I’m surprised you have not added a donation button yet. I just assumed you were independently wealthy!



  • Perhaps take a look at the model Sam Harris uses for his podcast. It’s very similar to what you’re proposing here. It seems to work for him and it’s a much more honest and better approach for Internet based projects going forward (as opposed to ad-based systems).



  • You should make the forum have ads if the person is not logged in. That should generate some income.

    Also a voluntary donation is easy to setup and I really enjoyed the project so far and would be willing to give a donation as I think most would.

    Another option would be have paid plugins. For example I have been bashing my head trying to get the analytics plugin to work. I would be willing to pay for it.

    Good luck and I hope everything works out for you.



  • @savona
    Donations a for keep going forum, not for resolving issues with modules.