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Hello! Welcome to a new way to experience Single Dad Laughing!
As you have probably read, increased mobile blog viewing, ad blockers, and strict new standards on ad placement (just announced and coming soon) is making it increasingly difficult for full-time bloggers to continue their normal income off of ad revenue alone.
Because I’d love to keep going at this for as long as you all will have me, and because (let’s be honest) too many ads get annoying, I’ve decided to introduce optional paid memberships to the site. So many of you have asked for it over the past couple years, and I’ve finally gotten it put together.
That means if you become a member, you’ll always get to view the site ad-free. This is awesome for members because it loads way faster (this is an extra-nice feature for you cell phone users) and it’s not as busy or cluttered. It’s awesome for me because it helps keep this blogging thing doable even with all the big changes coming up.
That being said, rest assured that every new blog post on Single Dad Laughing will always be free during the first 3-6 days that it is live (total time unlocked may vary). After that, some blog posts in the archive will lock to non-members.
Anyways, like I said it’s a completely optional different option for those of you who have asked for it, and these are the options. You can select any of them in the table below. Oh, and don’t worry. You can cancel at any time.
- Basic Membership to Single Dad Laughing unlocks all blog posts past and future. It also leaves ads in place. This is a one time membership fee and will not charge a monthly subscription charge.
- Gold Membership to Single Dad Laughing unlocks all blog posts past and future. It also removes all ads from the Single Dad Laughing site while you are browsing for a lightning-fast non-intrusive reading experience. FIRST 500 Gold Member Subscribers: use the code FIRST500SDL to save $1/month forever.
- Platinum Donor Membership to Single Dad Laughing has the same features as the Gold Membership (no ads, all posts unlocked). By becoming a Platinum Donor Member, you are simply donating an extra five bucks each month to help me cover the cost of the Single Dad Laughing servers which are currently many thousands of dollars every year. You can always downgrade to a Gold Membership at any time.
|Level||Initial Payment||Subscription Pricing||Trial Period/Duration|
|Basic Lifetime Ad-Supported Membership||$3.99||N/A||Select|
|Gold Membership||$1.99||$3.99 per Month||Select|
|Platinum Donor Membership||$4.99||$3.99 per Month||Select|
|Gold Membership (Annual Subscription)||$34.99||$34.99 per Year||Select|
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Please note that in the future, there may be other benefits automatically included for monthly subscribers such as posts made just for members, or access to really stupid videos starring yours truly made just for members.
Thank you for your continued support of Single Dad Laughing. I will always continue to strive to entertain you, drive conversation, and bring you amazing content. I want to also mention that I’m doing fine financially as a blogger and while the big ad changes coming will certainly affect my finances, it’s definitely not life or death changes. I really do just want to offer people as many options as possible (a new site much more friendly to mobile devices is also in the works). I’ll (with gratitude) make a buck or two off of your visits whether it’s ad-supported or membership supported. I’ll still be able to run my servers either way. I’ll still be able to put frozen casseroles into the oven at night. And I’ll still be able to take Delilah for a spin when I need to clear my head.
Thanks! And, YOU! Keep being awesome!
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing