We need your help. I need your help.

The 3/50 Project began as a blog post suggesting consumers return to locally owned brick and mortars. Since then, I’ve been funding the Project out of my savings account (with the exception of a brief two-month period when a corporate sponsor helped out). Yeah, I know. Crazy. But it never occurred to me the words in that post would explode into a viral grassroots movement.

Be careful what you blog about; it might become your new unpaid job.

Since then, The 3/50 Project has garnered massive press, massive traffic...and massive bills, a big chunk of which is website hosting. Unlike a “normal” business site, our traffic alone pushes bandwidth and RAM requirements into the server stratosphere, making hefty VPS hosting a necessary evil. The days of $7.95/month are long, long gone. We’re talking more than 10x that now...per month. Plus all the other overhead that comes with running a viral grassroots campaign.

Together, we can make a difference...but we need folks to chip in.

See all that free stuff on the Resources page?
Like the message we’re spreading from coast to coast?
Want us to continue promoting small business goodness?

Cool. Please drop a tip in The 3/50 Project jar today to keep us around tomorrow.

Click here to tip $ 5.00

Click here to tip $10.00

Click here to tip $25.00

Click here to tip $50.00

To each of you who have berated scolded chewed me out gently noodged me
about the stunning oversight in not representing The 3/50 Project is obvious numeric terms:

Click here to tip 3 x 50 ($150.00)

Click here to tip $350.00

You’ll be returned to The 3/50 Project website after dropping your tip in the jar.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, and again, thank you.

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*Employment statistics courtesy
U.S. Labor Department 2/6/09 report;
68/43 stats courtesy Civic Economics

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