A friend and I run a minecraft server that runs a few things, but we are kept going from donations from our players to keep things running.
We offer in-game cosmetic things, titles, and small fun perks for $1, $15, and $50 donations, and as I have been redesigning our website (with a new forum, sure to get hot tips here) I started to ponder about using the word Donate/Donations at all.
I've learn from my mother that some successful writing for business is to really talk about what we get to do for you (customer)! Further pondering on how we can apply this to getting a steady enough donation income to pay the bills.
Maybe changing how we ask, as well as what we call our donators could impact their likely hood of taking action and helping out? Id love to know if this is a topic all ready written about on here, i had a quick skim of this sub forum.
I sat down and jotted some ideas down
Alternative words for donating:
- Level Up
- Pitch/Chip In
- Add to the community/server
- Play a part
In addition, possible names for donators! eg. for list of donators or top donators
* Disciple (Our server is called Mt Olympus, we play on a lot of Greek mythology and religions)
A lot of these feel boring and not as engaging as I am looking for. Do others have experience in this kind of thing? Or other nifty ideas in this area?