I recently added an ad for CRY – Child rights and you, a non-profit organization which works as a channel or a link between donors like us and field workers, who work for child welfare. You can find more on their mission and activities on their website here.
I have added the link on the side bar under the title – Donate. I am also adding the link in this post in case you are interested in donating
I will add a few more charities on my website in the future based on how convenient it is for the readers to donate and based on the effectiveness of these charities. My personal preference would be for charities which work for child welfare and are effective in doing it (do not waste the money on overheads).
I personally do not have any means of evaluating a charity and have picked CRY as I have worked with them in the past and have found them to be professional and focused on their mission.
I have not charged a dime from anyone for all the content (now over 400 posts) I have posted for the last five years. The ads you see on the website is the result of fiddling around and does not bring in any serious revenue.
The content on this website, good or bad, is original and not copied from anywhere. It typically takes me an hour or more to write some of the posts and the investment ideas are generally the result of the more than 20-30 hours of direct analysis and much more of background reading and study. It is my assumption that I have delivered some value (though you can disagree on it :) ) to the readers over time, for which I have not charged and do not plan to charge in the future.
I plan to make an exception to the above plan in one specific case. In the future I plan to publish or provide a few investment ideas at regular intervals in exchange for donations to the charities listed on this blog. If you make a donation of a minimum of 1000 Rs or 30 dollars, and send me the receipt by email, I will in exchange email, a detailed analysis of a stock to you.
Whats in it for me?
That would be a very valid question from your end. For one, the offer is voluntary and as 97% of the content is free, you may not miss a lot. However you can look at it as a win-win offer too. If you donate, a child’s life would be changed and in exchange you may get a decent investment idea which may make some money for you . I cannot assure you that you will make money from my idea, but I can assure you that I will share an idea, only if I am investing in it.
I will be writing in detail on this in future posts with more options on this. Please leave me a comment or email if you can think of a good idea by which both the readers and the charity are benefitted.
You may be noticing some ads on my blog too. I have been experimenting with some ads lately to cover my hosting and other small expenses. I am personally not associated with any of the firms advertising on this blog and do not have a financial relationship with any of them, other than the click thru revenue or fixed fee for advertising on the blog.