The Bobinoz Membership Area
I am now pleased to announce full details of the membership area.
There isn’t one. Nothing to join. Nothing to pay. No premium membership. Nothing.
It’s all FREE!
That’s all you need to know, nothing more to read here, unless you want to…
Why I scrapped my original plan
Websites like these do not run themselves, it takes a great deal of time to continually add content, keep up with the emails and comments as well as taking care of all ongoing maintenance. As it’s just little old me running this website, it’s pretty much turned into a full-time job.
Then there are costs for hosting, domain registrations, company registrations and all sorts of other costs involved in keeping a website like this online.
My original plan was to have a membership area with a small monthly premium, less than the cost of a glossy magazine, just to cover those costs and the time I spend doing it.
Well, I’ve now been doing it since the beginning of 2009 and I am still having the time of my life running this website. I love it, it’s fun and best of all, I get to chat with so many people through the comments.
It gets even better.
Some companies started to pay me to advertise here. I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve got quite a few banners around the place all offering ‘moving to Australia’ related products and services. So I’ve sold advertising spaces, although in the blogosphere I believe it’s more commonly referred to as ‘getting sponsored’.
I also sell a few things around the website. Not my things, but other people’s things, things that I have personally reviewed and I believe both offer excellent value and are also relevant to my audience. And when I sell some of those things, the people I sell them for give me some commission.
I think this is brilliant, because it covers my costs and my time.
Thanks to these two small things, I can keep this website free to everybody.
All you have to do is put up with a few banners here and there, which I try to keep as unobtrusive as possible, and also understand that a few of my pages do actually sell things. Good things, relevant things, but things that will cost you money.
You don’t have to buy them though, you don’t have to spend a cent.
Access to each and every one of the over 1000 pages on Bobinoz is free. And all that premium content I intended to put in the membership area? I’ll be adding that here over the coming months and years, all for free.
Nothing to join. Nothing to pay. No premium membership. Nothing.
Thanks for reading.