PaperDemon.com is an art and writing community focused on supporting neurodivergent artists find acceptance and motivation. Our Art RPG inspires artists to create by providing creative prompts and rewarding participation with virtual items.
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About the Founder
Greetings! My name is Susie Sahim, aka BogusRed. I started building PaperDemon.com around September of 2002 to create a place for friends to share their art and poetry. The site has always been a work in progress as I am always finding ways to improve it and add new features.
I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Animation & Illustration and worked for 12 years for Google doing illustration, web design, and web development.
Please also give thanks to the wonderful staff members of PaperDemon.com who help out with the site.
How do you make money?
PaperDemon makes money via these avenues:
- Since 2021, our members can purchase premium virtual items from our shop.
- Since 2020, other Art Role Playing Game communities came to PD to host their Art RPGs on PaperDemon. Some of these larger communities pay PaperDemon a monthly fee to host their groups on the PaperDemon platform to get access to special moderation tools to help them moderate and run their game.
- Since 2019, we've been supported by our Patrons on Patreon.
- Since who knows when, our members can to a Premium Account to get extra account features.
As of the time of this writing in 2023, all money made is reinvested back into creating content and development of PaperDemon. Prior to summer of 2020, PaperDemon had never generated enough income to cover the expenses to run it and the majority of the costs were covered through the out-of-pocket expenses of the founder, Susie.
In the past, PaperDemon had been supported by minimal advertisements and premium membership purchases. We tried an advertisement based business model and it didn't work too well for us. In order for this to work, we'd have to spend a lot of time chasing down people to buy ads and/or plaster annoying ads everywhere. We have no intention of ever going back to an ad based business model.
The PaperDemon website originally launched on the domain bogusred.net in September 2002. It later moved to PaperDemon.com in 2005.
In 2017, it was formalized into PaperDemon, LLC as Susie Sahim began to pursue PaperDemon more seriously as a business.
I should probably write more here at some point sorry. But you could poke through our news section to find old news to get some history.