Posted by William Charles on August 27, 2017
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Published on August 27th, 2017 | by William Charles

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Why You Should Support Sites You Enjoy

Something that I’ve noticed is that some of my favorite sites either don’t post anymore or post a lot less than they used to. This is something that frustrates me because no matter the niche I love reading sites that produce quality content. I’ve asked people why they stopped blogging and the answer is always the same: readers didn’t support the site enough. Most people will think that I’m just talking about financial support but that isn’t the only way to support a site.

How Can You Support A Site?

  • Be an active contributor. I’d say 90% of the user submitted content on this site comes from less than 1% of the reader base. Imagine if everybody contributed? You can contribute to Doctor of Credit by providing useful comments or by letting us know about a deal/trick we haven’t covered before.
  • Share the site and your favorite content. The only way for a site to grow is if you share the site itself (on social media, forums, reddit, with family & friends). If one post gets a lot more page views than the others then I’m more likely to try and produce more content that’s similar.
  • Say thank you in a meaningful way. One of my favorite parts of this blog is receiving an e-mail or comment from a reader saying thank you. Even better is when they say why they are thankful (e.g “thanks for the site, it’s made my heaps of money” is really nice but even better is something like “thanks so much for your site, thanks to it I’ve been able to take my family on an extra vacation next year”).
  • Provide constructive criticism. No site is perfect and most blog owners really appreciate criticism if it’s done in a constructive way (bad: “**** you you piece of ****, this site looks like **** on mobile” thanks for ruining all the deals” good: “Hey will, the pop up on mobile asking for e-mails is really annoying. Have you thought about changing it?”)
  • Support it financially. Most blogs/sites will make it clear the ways you can support it. For example you can support Doctor of Credit by using our Amazon or eBay links.

Final Thoughts

I hate that some of my favorite blogs no longer exist because they weren’t supported properly by their readers. I think readers often think that blogging is a lot easier than it actually is. You just set it up throw some ads on it and you’re rich. If there is a blog you like (and especially if it isn’t this one) I really encourage you to show some support to that blogger. There is no point in complaining about bad content all the time if you’re not doing anything about supporting good content.

Also just want to say thank you to all of the readers that have supported this site. Without you this site would not be nearly as helpful as it is and I doubt I would still be blogging at all.



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Mike
Mike

Thanks homie.

Ryan
Ryan

I’ll go first.

This blog is fantastic and has made me and my wife thousands of dollars.

Thanks Doc team!

David Wade
David Wade

Hey Docs,

I have no clue how you can sleep at night putting out this blog.

No really, you are amazingly prolific and I’m in awe of the amount of content you generate and the quick way you respond the posts both here and on Reddit.

Really do you get any sleep?

Daniel
Daniel

First blog i can think of that died out a bit is Travel is free, such an amazing blog, genius perspectives, I still visit it frequently hoping for new content

Traveler
Traveler

I Fully concur-Really miss Drew’s amazing posts.

MM
MM

I’d love to hear Doc’s own list, but I assume Travel Is Free would be right up there. 100% is for me – it’s actually maybe the only one I can think of off hand. To me, it was like a travel-focused version of DoC – unique, focused, rich with concrete info. Really great blog.

Mark O
Mark O

Oren’s money saver pretty much died out too. Freequentflyerbook posts only 1-2 times a week now….not sure if he was always that infrequent though

Sa
Sa

DoC is the only blog I comment on. Our hobby is really well covered here. Unbiased too. I will use your links once in a while.
Once I asked if it matters that i have adblock on for this website. William or Chuck responded that it is ok. I still do not understand that.

Too good 2B!
Too good 2B!

I read this site daily in combination with reddit. The information here is always much more accurate than any other site I’ve ran across, and you get solid responses from everyone at DoC as well as the fellow readers. I’ve also been able to get some great bonuses using this site that I never would have attempted, because of the great content and the data everyone contributes. Keep it up you guys!

Pam
Pam

I cannot thank you enough DoC! Your blog is the best I have found and it has made my a bunch of money (and is helping to fund a three week trip to Europe in early 2018!). I have learned tons and always recommend DoC to friends.

Thanks for all you do!

Jelena
Jelena

I’d love to say thank you to you guys. I’m on track to make $2,500 in bank account bonuses within my first year of attempting them. I never realized they were available until I found this site.

This is valuable to me because I’m a stay at home mom who homeschools. We are by no means a struggling one income family, but I appreciate that I’ve been able to contribute financially to the family in my spare time. After taxes it’ll be about $1,981. That’s a lot of field trips, curriculum, and enrichment activities.

Additionally, we had a large sum of money sitting in a .01% BoA checking account. We knew we should move it, but laziness kept me from researching it. I found your site, started digging, and now that money is actually earning us an extra $500 this year. We can’t put it in retirement or anything that would lock it up because it’s money we’re saving for a house.

Also, did I mention I’m a stay at home mom who homeschools? Virtually free wine doesn’t hurt either 😉

Abey
Abey

Love your post!

Guy Bucktastik
Guy Bucktastik

This stupid sites looks trashy on mobile, you deal-ruiners outta get outta town.

fathiss
fathiss

But I’m not in town. I’m currently in the Philippines.

PF1
PF1

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for all the great work that goes into this blog. It is my daily must-read.

Ray
Ray

I love DoC because you have no bias either way. If something is good or bad, you say so. A lot of other sites have become shills for this credit card or another just to make money. Next time I shop Amazon, I’ll be using your link.

fathiss
fathiss

I have cut way back on reading travel blog content because so many bloggers have turned to trash gossip columns under the guise of travel. This is the only one I read faithfully because it is succinct, relevant, and does not use those crappy click bait titles. A truly honest site.
And yes, thank you for saving me countless dollars. I don’t keep track, but I am sure I am saving well over $3,000 per year on deals I would never have found on my own (I’m counting travel points as real dollars because they are to me).

barschools
barschools

Thanks for all you do Doc. This is my daily go-to site. I’ve done over 1k per year in bank bonuses for the last 3 years. I have a week long vacation in Jackson Hole, WY coming up next month thanks to a Marriott travel package that I learned about here. It also earned me the SW companion pass for two more years. Too many tips, tricks, and deals on here to mention them all, but this site has been a very valuable asset to me. Keep up the good work guys!

Lincoln boy

Your site is my go to site and I use your content to reference some important facts. This is the site that I open first every morning no matter where I am. Please keep up the wonderful work!

jf
jf

AMEN! Same here! Thank you DOC!

Abey
Abey

Doctor of credit has literarily given me and my girlfriend two free round trip tickets to Sydney and Melbourne Australia and two free round trip tickets to Tokyo Japan! (With the 3x Citi AA non-24 language for each of us).
This blog i accidently found 2 years ago by googling something about credit cards related.
Since then i have refreshed this blog more then
3x daily.
Before finding this blog i had around 10 credit cards and i didnt know that i can even apply for a business card. As of today i have 107 credit cards…
Among others i learned how to add amex offers to each card by opening multible tabs and that saved us so much money from Chewy to Boxed to Lowes and so on.
Plus i realized overtime that other sites are sometimes a little biased with certain stuff so when they post a deal or something i have to question if i can fully rely on them unlike here where i just follow blindfolded.
Lately i have even opened a whats app group with over 100 members where in a different language we have credit card Q&A and new credit card deals/offers and for the source we always link to this site.
If doc had a donate to site option i would have given today $500 in appreciation.
Thanks again William, Chuck and Sirtheta for all the hard work. We love you.

barschools
barschools

107 credit cards? Good gawd! I thought I had a lot with 20. I bet your slightly over 5/24. : )

Abey
Abey

Im around 80/24 😉
Now i get declined for every card other then Citi or Amex because of excessive credit applications or too many inquiries last 12 months.

Curmudgeon
Curmudgeon

80/24? Are these legit credit cards or are you scraping the bottom of the barrel with mall store cards (like the pretzel place, or the store filled with crap advertised on tv but no one bought so now it’s sold in the mall, etc)?

I didn’t even think there were that many cards worth getting. Either way, congrats!

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