Asking someone to pay to read blog posts or to listen to a podcast feels entirely outside of the norm. At least that's what the Internet wants you to think!
Google, Facebook, Twitter, and all the successful social media platforms depend upon users providing free content. What you read, watch, search, and click online is tracked and monitored by various sites to send you advertising based on algorithms that create a psychological profile. In other words, what you do online dictates the kind of advertising you see.
As a self-employed entrepreneur I need to create income for myself. I do a lot of research, preparation, and production to deliver my podcasts and articles.
In part this is how I create business for my work as a coach. However, not everyone listening is going to hire me as their coach; but I trust you are still receiving value as a subscriber.
We live in a capitalist society. We pay money for products or services that provide value and improve our lives.
I am passionate about helping others, but I also need to earn income to support my life, AND to keep creating helpful content.
At the time of this writing, I have no desire to put up a pay-wall and restrict access to the Living OUT Podcast or my articles. Instead, I am choosing to take a different approach.
My choice of not running advertisements on my website and podcast is intentional. I don't want to promote something unless I believe in it. That's not to say I'll never have an advertiser who I completely support, but I will never accept advertising if it requires any kind of control or limitation on the content I create.
If you've been listening the the Podcast for a while and have found my ideas helpful or influential, or if you have made changes in your life as a result of something I've said, would you show an act of kindness, an expression of gratitude by subscribing?
P.S. If you are not in a position financially to donate, but the Podcasts brings you incredible value, then please do not spend any money at this time! You can help me in other ways, for example: rate my podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen; write a review; share my episode on social media; or leave me a comment.
Whatever you choose to do, thank you for listening and I look forward to your continued support.
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As an expression of my gratitude, you will get access to my paid video program (a $49 value), "Break Out of the Box".
Live OUT and Live PROUD!