As you can tell from the number of visitors to this page, Dotti's Weight Loss Zone has helped a lot of people. Some of these people, who have found DWLZ.com to be useful, have been very kind in their willingness to give back to Dotti some of what she has given them. If it were not for those people, the web page would have disappeared long ago! Just keeping a web page online, that draws over 100 Gigabytes of transfer per month, and that is still growing by leaps and bounds, in the number of visitors it receives, is an expensive proposition.
When Dotti started Dotti's Weight Loss Zone, we had no idea that a web page could be taken down because it was too popular. But it has happened several times to Dotti's Weight Loss Zone. We have had to move to a new, and more expensive, server repeatedly in order to keep DWLZ.com online.
In addition to the actual expense of keeping the page available to you, there is the time and effort that Dotti has put into this web page, the message board, and the DWLZ chat. Dotti is putting more hours into the DWLZ associated services than most overworked full time salaried employees work in an undermanned but thriving business venture. If a separate company employed her to do all that she has done for DWLZ, she would be making a lot of money. However, that is not the case, and she completely relies upon you to supply any compensation that she will receive.
There are a few sponsors for the web page, which have been a great help in
keeping the page online. The Weight Commander has been with us almost from the
very beginning, and we are indebted to the creator of that program for keeping
DWLZ.com alive when it was ready to fold due to bandwidth problems. To those
who have purchased that great software program, we say thank you! We have added
three new sponsors recently, because we feel that they offer products that you
will find enjoyable. Hopefully you will enjoy their products as much as we have.
We have turned down a great number of prospective advertisers in the past, because we did not want DWLZ.com to be cluttered up with more ads than content. However, the demands of the page continue to grow, and in order to avoid popup and other types of ads everywhere you look we still rely on you to help out directly with the web page.
We don't want to make this a restricted web page, where members only can come in. We want everyone to be able to have access to all the information that is here. On the other hand, it is only fair that those who use the site help defray the costs of running the site, including the time that Dotti has already invested, and continues to invest every day on this web page.
To put it in perspective, how much would you be willing
to pay for a book that had all the material from DWLZ.com in it? But
a book is not continually updated as it sits on your shelf. A book does not
supply you a message board where you can interface with others or a chat room
where you can chat with others on a weight loss journey like yourself. This
web page did not just magically appear. It was born from, and continues to thrive
because of, the extremely hard work of one lady: Dotti. I have witnessed the
Herculean effort that she put into creating this web page from scratch, and
the hard work that she continues to invest daily. I am sure that you will agree
with me that it is only fair that she be rewarded by you, as you would reward
any other author of any other reference source or any other service provider.
Dotti has tried to give you the best place she can to find information that is helpful for your weight loss journey. If you feel she has been successful, and you find DWLZ.com to be beneficial to your journey, please take this opportunity to contribute to the future of DWLZ.com by sending a donation by one of the two methods listed below.
Dotti's lucky husband
~ What is it? First and foremost, DWLZ.com and our Message Board is free to everyone. This is strictly voluntary.
DWLZ Supporter is $25.00 a year to help support our Message Board and DWLZ.com, the website. You will receive our Thermometer Program (see below) with payment and I will put the graphic under your username on the Message Boards. Due to the high traffic on DWLZ.com and our Message Board I have had to purchase separate dedicated servers for our Message Board and DWLZ.com I have also
had to purchase a vBulletin license with a renewal fee every year for our Message Board
If you would like to become a DWLZ Supporter please click on the PayPal button below ~ please remember to put your username/DWLZ Supporter on your payment. This will make it easier for me to place under your username.
Thanking you in advance
for all your support.
For everyone who makes a donation to Dotti's Weight Loss Zone, we will send you our Offline Program,
"Dotti's Thermometer" - a fun program to track your journey. The program automatically graphs your
current weight on the thermometer. This program will be emailed to you so please include your
email address on any donations (if using PayPal just put the info in the Comment section).
Click Here for instructions and a picture of the program.