FurShows aims to be a social enterprise that reinvests funding and ad revenue to help furry creators make and develop content, and shares those created works with the furry fandom through this entertainment website and it’s associated apps.Fesothe
A message from Vel Fesothe,
If you’re wondering what FurShows (Furry Shows) is about, it’s an impartial website for furries and none furries. That receives, collects, and shares furry/anthropomorphic media and entertainment from around the globe, it will also be a place I can post my own furry related content and entertainment that will be posted on the main FurShows YouTube channel, please subscribe!
We aim to be a spotlight on the fandom where furries can reach a furry audience whether or not they’re established. The videos I curate or get sent to post from the furry fandom could include the complete works of a play-through furry game, informational videos, animated shows, music, film trailers, and other works from popular and none popular furries, from all avenues of furry culture and media, and in all languages, you can view other language based FurShows sites and their associated media by clicking here.
The primary method of sharing content at this time is the website you’re viewing now, which will be expanded into locality websites based on language, we also wish to expand on this by developing apps for several platforms like IOS, Android, Windows and specifically Amazon tablets and Fire sticks.
And we’re very interested in potentially dubbing and translating relevant media that has a historic and cultural significance to the furry fandom, this of course would be at a later date and would require hiring translators. We may also look at archiving media content this would be based on whats popular and has been voted on to be “stored” in our archives, we would do this with the permission of the video creator as a backup repository should the unforeseeable happen.
I understand that a lot of content is shared on social media, groups and other places but we also have to realize that not a lot of that content reaches its intended audience and it can demotivate creators when they don’t get the recognition they deserve. While low traffic can be down to poor quality content much of it can just be down to timezone differences or just plain limiting of the network you are on, or a dreaded block list preventing your shares/reach. (you may have really great content but be restricted by fandom drama).
Which is especially true of facebook where you have to pay to reach people who already follow your page. Smaller creators miss out on the traffic they need and it can take years to build an audience or establish yourself as a creator if you don’t have the financial resources to pay to reach an audience or even look after yourself, Patreon has solved a lot of the issues but it’s still hard to attract sponsors to build financial security while developing your content.
I understand adverts are a touchy subject, but there are no adverts on this website other than a minor block ad on the right side of the New Arrivals section (Blog) which a 3rd party can rent, and what the creator added to their and I added within my own videos, there will be adverts in the apps, this is so 25% can be reinvested back into developing and maintaining the app and the website, the rest can be reinvested to create more content (videos and media) and the rest shared back out to the original content creators. To achieve that will take significant steps to upgrade the website and develop an high quality app, so adverts wont be immediately added, I hope adding a payment system to the app to enable FurShows to compensate creators for allowing us to list and share their content on this website funded through adverts via the apps will be sufficient for the time being.
I will incorporate FurShows as a regular business and then convert it into a social enterprise to allow creators to become free members who are able to vote on what content creators are funded and I will turn FurShows into a free NetFlix style website but develop it in a way that is more open to ensuring content reaches its intended audience. This website does get a lot of traffic from around the world but is small compared to other sites, it will probably get more as time goes on with advertising and marketing paid from the FurShows channel income.
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