We would happily give every Improvised Life article away for free —all 3000 of them— as we did for nearly five years with great pleasure…
…if we could.
But we can’t much longer. We need money to survive, to pay for the many expenses that our increased readership has brought, and to buy time to write our articles, which are a massive undertaking.
Our bottom-line yearly budget is a modest $50,000. To achieve that we need to ramp-up subscriptions. We’ve made about $10,000 since we launched Friends with Benefits in late May, without the usual harangues and pleas to subscribe. But at the rate we’re going, we will have to raise our rates, or cut the number of postings way back to make time for paying work…
Improvised Life inhabits a unique niche among websites. We hear daily that those that follow it take much from it and love that it’s ad-free, uncluttered, calm, made “by hand”. If that’s you, please consider becoming a Friend with Benefits.
We’re calling on Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of wealth and good fortune, and YOU to help. Become a Friends with Benefits and help keep Improvised Life and it’s wonderful community chugging along.
For our current Friends with Benefits: our deepest thanks for being THERE. We appreciate your spreading the word.