Before I get stuck into today’s issue of The Sizzle, I have some real talk to drop on ya: If The Sizzle doesn’t get to 730 subscribers by the 1st of March 2018, it’ll cease to exist.
In March 2018, my wife will take her long service leave and use that money to pay for a two-year long Masters degree (that shit is expensive) so she can get herself a new career. It’ll be awesome for her and I want her to do it. However, that means I’ll return to being the sole income earner in the household.
Fortunately, we are proud cheapskates and can live off what is practically minimum wage – which after taxes and expenses, is the monthly revenue of 730 paid subscribers. If I can’t get 730 people to give me $5 a month for The Sizzle by the time she quits her job, I’ll need to go back to sitting in an office babysitting Linux servers again.
I don’t wanna do that and you probably don’t want me to do that either, as it means I won’t have time to keep writing The Sizzle every day.
This morning the 365th subscriber signed up (hi Iain), so I’m half way there! But I need your help to recruit the next 365 Sizzlers.
There’s a bunch of stuff I’m doing in the background (expect a blog post soon about all the stupid shit I’ve tried and mostly failed at) to try get the word out that The Sizzle is great and that people should grab a 2 week free trial to see for themselves – but by far the best way to convince people to give me their precious email address is a current subscriber banging on about how awesome The Sizzle is. That’s where you come in. Because you’re a current subscriber. That I assume likes The Sizzle, otherwise, why are you giving me money every month?
Chuck up a tweet with https://thesizzle.com.au in it every now and then. Forward an issue to a friend or two that you think will dig The Sizzle. If you’re a member of a Facebook group that might be keen for some Sizzle, pop a link to https://thesizzle.com.au up there too.
A few of you do this already and it’s awesome, but if each of youse just posted something about The Sizzle on the social media network of your choice or forwarded an email to a mate once a week, it’d make a huge difference to ensuring you get your daily doze of The Sizzle until carpal tunnel syndrome takes away my ability to use a keyboard.
Cheers for reading all that and I hope you can make some time to talk up The Sizzle around the joint. Now to start bashing out issue 376!