The site used to have a store the funded it as well as me selling advertising on the site too. I did away with the store except for CN merchandise. There is a donation button in the upper right of the side bare if anyone wanted to make a contribution. It would be greatly appreciated. As far as charging for a membership, it is something that I hope I never have to do, but may consider an upgraded membership in the future that would cost a small yearly fee. This upgraded membership would include rooms not accessible by the standard membership along with some other features I am keeping on the down low for now. Who knows, it may never happen.