Need to Expand Business and Make Small Profit

I am a US Army Retired 21-year Army Veteran and the am the Sole Proprietor of a company called 45th Parallel Internet Services. My company used to make a small profit but due to lack of advertising, loss of customers in the past years and lack of funds to expand hardware, I have not seen a profit in over 5 years. Instead, I have been putting my own retirement money into the business which has been a detriment to my food budget as well as my other bills. I need to advertise and expand this business in order to start making a profit again. Donators will receive free items (see below) based on the donation amount. As I expand the business and attract more customers, I will be able to hire more people to run the business, thereby contributing to the local and national economy; essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This business is a web hosting company that offers web sites (virtual (shared IP) web sites, virtual private servers (VPS), dedicated servers, domain name registration services, web site security certificates,  and personalized technical support done in plain English) at a very low markup over my costs, thereby saving  my customers money. In order to bring in more customers, I need to expand my company which now runs on a limited VPS to a higher level dedicated server that I can pay for longer periods rather than month to month. I would like to purchase a dedicated server for, at minimum, a 3-year term. That would cut my cost significantly (thus, saving money for customers as well)! Also, the money will be used for advertising on the web plus allow me to offer more products designed to enhance customers' web sites.

I believe in rewarding anyone that donates so the following will be given to every donor that wants it (you can see the products listed below by clicking on the product name):

1. $25-$49 donation: A free 1-Year AlphaSSL TLS/SSL Certificate  for your website so you can start using URLs starting with HTTPS:// instead of HTTP://. Use of the HTTPS:// protocol tells visitors your web site is secure.

2. $50-$99 donation: A free 3-year domain (your choice of: .biz, .com, .info, name, .net, .org or .us) which includes 2 free 5GB email accounts.

3. $100-$149 donation: A free 1-year OSU-1000 Virtual Web Server  including a dedicated IP and unlimited email account.

4. $150-$249 donation: A free 1-year OSU-2000 Virtual Web Server  including a dedicated IP and unlimited email account.

5. $250-$349 donation: A free 1-year OSU-3000 Virtual Web Server  including a dedicated IP and unlimited email account.

6. $350-$449 donation: A free 1-year OSU-4000 Virtual Web Server   including a dedicated IP and unlimited email account.

7. $450-$599 donation: A free 1-year OSU-5000 Virtual Web Server including a dedicated IP, unlimited email account and free 1-year TLS/SSL certificate.

8. $600-$649 donation: A free 1 year OSU-10000 web server  including a dedicated IP, unlimited email account and free 1-year TLS/SSL certificate.

9. $650-$699 donation: A free 1-year Standard SSD-based or HDD-based KVM VPS  (your choice) including 2 dedicated IPs, unlimited email account and free 1-year AlphaSSL TLS/SSL Certificate .

10. $700-$949 donation: Contact me -- I am sure we have something that your web site (or you) can use --  just ask!

11. $950+ donation: A free 1-year Linux-based Standard Dedicated Server  with dedicated IP and an AlphaSSL Wildcard TLS/SSL Certificate  (used for multiple sub-domains such as whatever.yourdomain.com, mail.yourdomain.com, etc.).

If you can't make a donation in the above amounts, I truly understand. A donation in any amount will be appreciated.

If you have any questions regarding this fundraising request or about my company, just contact me through GoFundMe. Every question WILL BE answered.

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Alpena, MI
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