Shetland Webcams has come a long way since our successful original RedEye Crowdfunding Campaign ended in May 2018.
Thanks to that initial support we have managed to replace and repair cameras at popular locations and also add the new Harbour camera. It is unlikely another crowdfunding campaign will ever be undertaken as this is not a sustainable way to maintain this platform however I continually get asked how people can make donations and until now there has not been an easy way to do this. Some users have requested one-off donations and some regular payments so it has been a challenge to find the most appropriate model that can work in a flexible manner whilst allowing some forward planning.
From 1st February 2020 we are launching the ability to make regular and/or one-time donations. At the same time we are launching our new Red Eye Club. The Red Eye was the campaign name and we thought that there might be some value in breathing new life in recognition of the fantastic achievement made in 2018.
Click the link below and refresh yourself with the background to the origial RedEye Crowdfunder Campaign. The comments and support back in 2018 has meant we have managed to celebrate the start of 2020 with a fantastic vision for the the new year.
Again, using the Red Eye campaign as inspiration, there will be two levels:
- RedEye (available 1st February)
- RedEye+ (available from 1st May 2020)
And with the same levels - £100 and £250 respectively.
There will be NO annual membership - quite simply once you reach that level of donation(s) you will be rewarded with lifetime membership.
Until the end of 2020 we will also recognise the original contribution(s) given during the 2018 campaign. That means if you donated £50 during the campaign then another £50 gets you RedEye membership forever. If you already donated £100 (or £250) then you need to take no future action - unless you want to donate more :)
Those of you who have already donated just need to make contact via firstname.lastname@example.org and we an enter into dialogue to get you all setup.
In simple terms the network running costs will need to be supported through commercial advertising and sponsorship opportunities however the donations will be used to support new locations, projects and maintenance costs.
Since my initial blog post earlier this year, and based on your feedback, I have modified the RedEye membership offer slightly to enable me to offer the original two tiers.
Again,to keep things as simple as possible;
RedEye membership will provide ONE additional camera plus ambient sound (as we roll this out across the current network) plus you will receive your streams from a dedicated media server platform.
RedEye+ has all the benefits of the RedEye membership but we are going to provide access to THREE new channels that will not be available to the public and likely some other neat stuff.
There will be RedEye mugs too…