This is all well and good, but eventually I want to be able to buy some food.
I can beg for money, though I suspect the better strategy is to give people stuff they think is worth paying for.
I have some ideas:
A weekly “observations” column where I take you through all the interesting things I saw in the prior week of world football, focusing on tactical nuances and particular aspects of player performances.
Exclusive access to any piece I write on a historical player or team.
Being able to interact and ask questions as I talk through and analyze a game (or portions of a game) in a monthly live Zoom meeting. Could be more frequent if it’s of major interest.
A monthly Q&A, probably set up on Zoom or Discord
If you like this, don’t like this, or have any other suggestions (i.e. creation of a discussion community, types of articles, etc.), please hit me up in the comments or on twitter.
The rate for paid subscriptions will be: $7 per month and $60 per year; $100 per year if you want to be a “Founding Member” because you really like me for some bizarre reason.
I’ve also set up a student discount, since I know that much of my audience will be young and broke (like me!). Simply email me (email@example.com) and let me know where you study and I’ll send you a link that’ll give you 70% off for a year!