Ok, so I know that this picture has nothing to do with this post, but isn't that just the CUTEST little flower girl, ever?!? (I'm surely not biased).
Anyway, today I was brave.
For months now I have been debating on whether or not to charge for my weekly email I send out.
I just can't decide. So, I decided to request input from the same people that would be getting charged- I asked everyone on my comp list to voice their opinions. (Even though it literally made me sick to my stomach! I didn't want people thinking I was money hungry or something!)
For the most part the response has been very positive. Most people feel I should charge for this service (which is a relief for me, I probably spend about 10 hours a week, if not more, doing things for this email I send out.
I do know the amount I would charge- $1.00 per month. People save more than that by not having to buy the newspaper to look through the ads! Not to mention time saved. I actually save over $20 per week using my comp list. But still I wasn't quite sure.
Then, one of the people on my list told me they would pay IF I donated part of it to charity. What a great idea!!
Here is my plan:
I am thinking in the near future I will start charging. 10% of what I get will go to a LOCAL charity (I hope 10% is enough, what do you think?). But I think I want to donate it to a food bank. So what I could do is take that money each month and comp non-perishable items that could be donated. Just think! That could be 100 cans of veggies or something donated EACH MONTH! I think that is a way to make us all feel good about it.
Are you on my list? What do YOU think?