Manuel Moreale writing about supporting people online:
But I recently realized that tiers are the wrong approach. At least for me. I believe in kindness. I believe that if you decide to support something I do, you should get all the benefits, no matter how much you pay.
I also realized that 1$+/month is the best price possible when it comes to supporting online creators. The 1$ part means you can set it up and forget about it because it’s a low enough amount that won’t make too much of a difference for the majority of people who are considering supporting online creators. The + part allows you to contribute more if you want to do so. And that’s just perfect.
As a result of this idea, I’ve also gone ahead and updated my Ko-fi page to be up to date, and to also have an option for a £1 a month membership.
Previously I’ve had links to BuyMeACoffee on my sites, but I think the idea of a £1 (or higher) subscription is a better model for supporting people like me online.
At the moment, this subscription is more of a tip to support the work I do here on my blog, and also the software I write. However, this may expand in the future.
For example, I’ve always liked the idea of a newsletter, and I’ve tried it a few times in the past, so I think I may bring that back at some point. And I also want to write more open-source software in the future. Right now the only open-source project I’m really working on is Text Case CLI, and I think I want to do more of this in the future. Along with maybe even working on some free apps.
With all that being said, you can find (and support) me on Ko-fi.