Hey there! Have you enjoyed my blog? I hope I’ve helped you to understand some tricky concepts, or given you a hand in your quest to pass a certification. With any luck, my writing has helped you to take your career to the next level.

Some folks have asked why I don’t charge for this writing or put it behind a paywall. Honestly, I just love teaching networking! It’s one of my favourite things to do. And I’m a writer at heart. Writing helps me to relax. It’s a hobby for me. It’s why I give all my posts away for free. One day I’d like to write a proper book, but even then I’d try to find a way to give away some chapters at least.

And besides: many engineers in the past have helped me out. By running this blog, I like to think I’m giving back to the next generation of engineers.

But sometimes folks do ask me if there’s a way they can support my work. And in fairness, it would be super cool if I could just cover the costs of running this blog, and the tools I need to keep on learning myself, so that I’m not actually running it at a financial loss. So if you fancy helping me out with that, and slipping a bit of money my way, that would be wonderful. You’d be doing me an incredible kindness!

Here’s a few examples of things I’ve either bought already, or would like to buy, that your donations would go towards:

  • Dreamhost web hosting – $60 a year
  • Photoshop license – £120 a year
  • Gmail for my domain – £50 a year
  • EVE-NG professional license – €99 + tax
  • My personal EVE-NG tower server – a one-time payment of £500
  • And dare I say – after seven years of using the same laptop, I’m probably in the market for a new one!

You absolutely do not have to give me even a single penny of your money. I do all of this for love and for the community, and I’m just grateful that people are reading and sharing my posts. But if you do fancy helping me out, I can promise you that the money will be going directly towards the things I need to keep this blog going in the future.

Thank you very much! 🙂