Thank You So Much
Last Monday we began our semi-annual donation drive. Twice each year we run a donation drive campaign to help us through times when things are normally slower. Your response is more than we could have hoped for – you came through for us again. Without your support things would be much more difficult – it’s an amazing feeling to know we have friends like you.
We started our small business almost 2 decades ago. Next year, good Lord willing, we’ll celebrate our 20th anniversary. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been on the Web such a long time.
When we started, we were one of many small “mom & pop” sites that popped up all over the Web; in fact, in those days, the Web was compromised of mostly mom & pops sites like Cloudeight. Over the years, we have watched as one after another of those mom & pop sites died unceremonious deaths. The people behind them, once full of hope, abandoned their dreams and walked away. The trail of tears left behind circles the globe many times.
We know this because we watched it happen.
We watched as big money and big corporation gobbled up everything on the Web, until today, big money and big business control over 90% of the Web. Small, mom & pops sites like Cloudeight are an endangered species.
But we will not go gently into that good night.
We have fought the good fight and we tell you the truth as we see it. We’ve butted heads with multi-million-dollar sites that made their fortunes by tricking unsuspecting users into buying their worthless products.
We have exposed a half-dozen TV scams or more, that try to induce you into buying their snake oil by using slick, professionally produced TV commercials designed to sell you all-in-one PC Fixer snake oil software.
We fight for the truth, we fight for you and we fight every day to provide you with the best computer care & repair service you’ll find anywhere.
We have turned down tens of thousands of dollars in commissions becasue we refuse to recommend or sell anything we don’t believe in and wouldn’t use on our own computers.
Recently, we turned down and offer that would have paid us $70 per sale. This would have ensnared our subscribers and our friends into the world of scamware subscriptions. We never gave it a second thought. We would never sell you out for $7 or $70 or $700 or $7000. We noticed that other tech sites didn’t mind recommending this scam ware though. They’re probably rolling in the money now, but at least we can sleep at night.
You’ll notice that the number of products we recommend and endorse is rather sparse. Emsisoft and Reg Organizer are both top notch products with superior support – we recommend both and we use both on our personal and business computer.
Every week, some company or another writes and wants to make a deal with us to recommend their products. We could be recommending something new to you every week, but we refuse to sell you out. We refuse to sell something we would not use ourselves, no matter how much we need the money.
We offer Cloudeight Direct Computer Care – the best computer care & repair service anywhere. We offer personal support and excellent prices. Our Cloudeight Direct Computer Care services provide us with with some income.
We will only provide you with the best. We will only recommend to you the best. We will never sell you out because we need the money.
Our donation drives help us help you and keep us up and running during times when sales are slow. And we have been truly amazed by the response you’ve given us this week.
How can we thank those of you who dug into your own pockets to lend us a helping hand? There is no thank you big enough, nor any words heartfelt enough to tell you how much we appreciate you nd the help you give us.
I guess the best way to thank you then, isn’t with mere words, but to promise you that we will keep fighting for you and keep trying to keep you safe… not by scaring you, but by informing you. Not wtih sesationalism that is intended to draw attention, but with the simple truth.
Our donation drive continues though Sunday, but we wanted to make sure all of you who’ve helped us with a donation during this donation drive or previous donation drive, know how much we appreciate your help and your friendship.
Thank you all so very much!
Darcy & TC
Donations help us continue our mission to keep you informed, separate the truth from the hyperbole, and help you stay safer online. We provide support to thousands of people. Every week we help dozens of people via email at no charge. Thanks to donations, we do a lot more than provide this free newsletter. We help you recognize online threats, fight for your online privacy, and provide you with the knowledge you need to navigate the Web safely, and help you get more out of your PC.
It’s the beginning of a new year, and we really need your support. We hope you’ll take a few minutes today and help us with a small donation.
After you donate, you will receive info on how you can become a Cloudeight Booster.
We would really appreciate it.