We’re ten days into our Friends with Benefits subscription program and heartened by the response. After an initial surge, subscriptions have leveled off, with an unexpected increase in readers. What is most surprising is that about a third of our subscribers gave MORE than the base price. Each subsription is like a gift.
It was WONDERFUL to receive some revenue just as the programmer’s invoice came in. Whew and yay! We feel like the guy being helped up the pyramid.
But best of all has been the support and affirmations of the new program. Here are a few (we couldn’t have made them up!) We also got an invitation to dinner!
“I am more than willing to pay for your great source of inspiration, motivation, creation and kick in the butt! I need that from time to time as I live in Shanghai! Thank you!
“I read IL every day, it’s the only one of the multitude of daily blogs, digital newsletters etc that I open without fail. It nurtures me instead of overwhelming or draining me.“
“I just want you to know that I have enjoyed the website for many years; the connections all of you make are invaluable to me as an artist often living a rather solitary life!”
” I look forward to your posts every day. So often they contain just what I need and your archives are often a first resort for me as well. In fact, as recently as yesterday, they gave me the answer…”“I love the little life enhancing sayings and poems and stuff you can live by. And my son’s 26 year old girlfriend is a designer. She LOVES it for all the cool DIY stuff, and the quirky text and funny attitude.”
Funny attitude, eh?? Yep, that’d be us!
We’re not covering our whole nut yet, but figure this is a process AND a risk we have to take: to SEE if the many readers who visit us frequently will join us in making Improvised Life keep resonating in the world, without ads.
It might not work, but then again…it just might…