I really like this article. And I think you really hit the nail on the head when you said subscribing to a creator’s premium content costs you a relatively small amount of money (less than a cup of copy) but it really does mean the world to creators. I recently started using substack and I can attest to this. I love the free signups and feel blessed to have the few paid subscribers. Will I make a living off of it? No. But it does help offset medical costs and business costs that allow me to keep creating useful content for people.
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Not many of us are making a fortune through the MPP. Alternative subscription based platforms are a great way for writers to specialize in content that they truly care about and share it with their core group of followers who appreciate their attention o detail. I know I feel the same way about the premium newsletters I subscribe to as a reader.