I don't know if you remember but a few years ago, I set up a "patronage" system via Patreon.
The idea was (and still is) to allow readers who wish to do so to support the blog and the forum, and to receive exclusive content in return. The system works well. I have about 40-50 patrons. And frankly it's so nice to have this kind of direct support, because I can see directly who is becoming a patron. It's really rewarding.
The other alternative was not to have this system in place, and to sell the soul of the blog to the advertiser who pays the most. In other words, bye bye the independence of the blog, and hello to the excessive ads that flash everywhere.
No thanks! I hate ads. And I hate even more not being independent :D
Anyway, as I was saying, I chose Patreon at the time because their platform is well done with automatic monthly payments, the possibility to chat with patrons live, etc.
New perks for MP patrons
Except that, since recently, my newsletter tool also offers such a system.
So in order to simplify my setup (which is becoming complex with time), I decided to say bye bye to Patreon, and to transfer everything to my own system.
I also wanted to simplify the sponsorship model with only one option now (versus 3 before).
You can support the blog and forum for 5 USD/month (I wanted to put 3 USD but it was impossible with my tool, probably because of credit card fees), or 29 USD/year (= 2.42 USD/month). In exchange, you'll receive these exclusive perks:
- Voting link for your most wanted blogpost topic (poll once to twice a year)
- Live notifications of my stock exchange orders
- 30+ reminders of financial optimization each year
- Monthly sending of my net worth status listing the amount of each of my assets
That's it, and if you're interested, you can register here:
Tell me in the comments or by email if there is any bonus you would like to have as a supporter (I don't promise anything, but I'll think about each proposal!)
PS: the CHF currency is not yet supported by my system, but it will come in a few months ;)