THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT.
Support Fashion Gone Rogue
I started Fashion Gone Rogue about four years ago out of a personal interest in fashion photography. What began as a hobby and collection of images I enjoyed quickly became a place for photographers, labels and magazines to share their work. As a result, Fashion Gone Rogue became one of the largest independent fashion blogs with more visitors everyday.
80-90% of the website's content is submission-based and I look at each submission individually. Between site mainteance, server costs and the increasing rate of submissions, Fashion Gone Rogue has become too difficult to manage and financially support by myself.
What Fashion Gone Rogue Needs & What You Get
The main goal for funding is to cover the costs of a new website server, maintenance and the addition of regular contributors.
Server Costs/Site Maintenance - Having a website that is heavily image-based takes a lot of bandwidth and requests to the server. Over the years, I have upgraded numerous times, supplementing the costs with site advertising but with the demands of increased traffic, this has not been enough lately. Due to the nature of having a Wordpress site, which already uses a significant amount of memory with its many queries, with a lot of hits, the server has to deal with high PHP spikes. This is even with having a cache in place. Because of this, Fashion Gone Rogue requires dedicated server hosting with the most resources available. For server hosting and site optimization, the cost is $1,000 per month for a total of $12,000 per year.
Contributors - With your support, I can get regular contributors to go through submissions and post to the site. This will also allow me the time to do more site features like interviews, trend reports, etc. The other $13,000 would be used for these contributors for an average budget of $1,100 a month.
As a token of my gratitude, a selection of Fashion Gone Rogue exclusives will be printed as a limited edition for contributions of $25 or more. If I make more than my goal, funds in excess will be used to create features on labels, models, photographers, etc.
By supporting Fashion Gone Rogue, you are supporting a showcasing of fashion works and the continued awareness and exposure of various artists, both established and up and coming.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you are unable to pledge an amount, your support is not lost. Help spread the word about Fashion Gone Rogue's campaign. Tell your friends and family. Share on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Tweet and message your favorite labels.