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Would you become an Apple World Today patron if we ditched all ads?

This may be an unrealistic dream, but I’ve long hoped for the day when there would be no ads on Apple World Today.

Honestly, they can be a pain to deal with. But I do make my living with this website — although may have noticed that I have already removed some ads.

So, my question, dear reader, is: would you consider becoming an AWT patron for $5 per month if there were no more ads on this website? Either leave me a comment at the end of this article or, better yet, drop me an email at dennis.sellers@appleworld.today .

If we can get enough folks to sign up, I’ll remove all ads. There would still be “free” articles for non-subscribers, but at least two articles per day would be for patrons only.

We’d still run the AWT Deal of the Day and an occasion sponsored post.  After all, I have to pay the bills. I realize the problem I face is that most folks are used to getting free content on the Internet, so convincing folks to pay $5 a month may be a pipe dream. But I’m considering it. And I hope you’ll consider it.

Of course, subscribers wouldn’t have to limit themselves to $5 per month. You can do a million bucks if you wish; I won’t stop you!

For now, if you’d like to help support AWT, you can become a patron starting at only $2 per month (though $5/month gets you the exclusives). But please drop me an email at dennis.sellers@appleworld.today and let me know what you think of a patron-supported, no-ad Apple World Today.

Dennis Sellers
the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.

4 Comments

  • In my unbiased opinion I think this is a great deal for $5.00 per month considering the high quality content! Let’s make it happen.

  • It’s the sponsored posts that really bother me, because they don’t seem to be very clearly indicated as such (at least I can’t always tell with the RSS reader I use).

    That said, I can see you put a lot of effort into getting this site up and running, and I probably shouldn’t expect you to do this for free, so I’d be open to the idea of paying… $5/month or maybe a discounted yearly subscription option too?

  • UPDATE: Dumb ol’ me didn’t see the “Become a patron” button on the right that also mentions a yearly discount for subscribing 😛

  • Probably not.

    I subscribe via rss and at least read the titles of every post, and read a good amount of them.
    But, I can’t convince myself that paying 5 USD per month is worth the subscription.
    Consider that, in part because I live in the global south and that I am yet to pay for any content subscription, I also wouldn’t pay 5 bucks per month for, say, the New York Times.

    I value access to information, and I dislike ads, but I can’t justify spending 5 bucks per month on every source I read.

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