Donate Button – Supporting this Blog (If You Want To)

by FI Fighter on November 13, 2017

in Blog Update

From time to time, I’ve been asked by readers about starting up a paid newsletter subscription… Back then, it was probably to discuss Real Estate Investing (REI), but I’m guessing these days, the bulk of the readers who still follow this site want more information on mining stocks…

Quite frankly, it’s very flattering everytime I get asked that because deep down I feel like I really don’t know jack shit about anything… and I am a bit perplexed why someone would consider paying $$$ for my research/thoughts? Haha, if you haven’t figured it out by now, self-confidence is something that I don’t have much of… Never been into self-promotion and don’t understand it, really…

But with that said, I have to say that I really appreciate the support! 🙂

In fact, I’ve gotten comments like the following as well…

It’s taken me awhile to get around to it, but most recently I did setup a PayPal donation button on the side bar of this blog…

You can find a link here as well.

In truth, I really don’t earn much from ad revenue on this blog, and as readers probably know by now, this website is more a labor of love than anything else… My focus has been almost entirely on content creation as opposed to monetization, which is good I suppose in the sense that the work I’m putting out isn’t encumbered with an “agenda” if you will… Bad in the sense that if this was an actual real business, I would have been fired a long time ago for not knowing the first thing about running a business… which is to you know, actually make money for all the time and effort I’m putting in!

I try and keep things “raw and direct” to the best of my abilities… Yes, sometimes there’s excessive profanity found in my writing… but you know what? Investing is a damn emotional game! I have never met anyone who made/lost huge sums of money and treated it like it wasn’t a big deal… It absolutely is a MONSTER TRUCK sized deal!!! These wins/losses add up to a lot and have a profound impact on our journey to early FI… So, I apologize if I offend anyone with my writing, but I don’t feel the need to tone things down and treat things all “cool and casual” when that couldn’t be farther from the truth… and reality.

After all, what I hear in real life (i.e. private conversations) is exactly that… raw and direct fucking emotions…

Why sugarcoat things?

Let’s keep it real!

And other times, I know, I know, the day-to-day bland monotony (ummm I mean “progress”) isn’t always all that glamorous or exciting… But in any case, my experiences, transactions, mistakes, etc. are all authentic and time capsuled here for you… Hopefully, some of the content that I’ve published throughout the years has been helpful for readers. If you’ve benefited from some trade ideas and made some big profits, that’s even more awesome! I always love hearing success stories from readers!

With that said, as the saying goes, “time is money”… and I do feel like I put in a lot of effort into producing quality content for readers… It’s not always easy….

I am somewhat on the fence about going the route of offering a paid subscription service, though, because quite honestly I feel like the quality of my work would degrade if I felt like I was operating under a “time pressure” and felt the stress involved with having to meet regular deadlines… You know, like working a JOB… that thing I left behind when I finally decided to give early FI a try! And that wouldn’t be fair to subscribers either… You shouldn’t be paying for sub-par content that is more or less forced material being put out just for the sake of meeting a quota… With this blog, I more or less come and go as I please… and produce content randomly at my own leisure…

I guess I would consider it if there’s really enough interest… but the above, that’s my current stance on paid subscription services…

So, yeah, I’m sort of a loose cannon… which is why I think a donate button would work better (for now)… Readers who appreciate any recent blog posts, content, etc., can feel free to contribute as they see fit…

I mean, anything helps and as always I appreciate all the support that I get. 🙂

 

In the future, though, yes, I would like to sell some ebooks.

 

Hopefully, there’s good interest for that type of content!

 

Cheers!

Jay

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 PonNo Gravatar November 14, 2017 at 12:16 am

time to donate everyone!!!

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2 FI FighterNo Gravatar November 14, 2017 at 8:18 am

Pon,

haha, thanks buddy!

All the best!

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3 Roadmap2RetireNo Gravatar November 14, 2017 at 7:43 am

What is this? 2007? You need Bitcoin and Ethereum addresses up there to collect the funds and cut Paypal and fiat currencies out 😉

I owe you a few drinks based on all the research you’ve shared and how our discussions have evolved over the years.

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4 FI FighterNo Gravatar November 14, 2017 at 8:17 am

R2R,

LOL! You are 110% right about that! PayPal is not too bad over $15 or so but at $1 you will lose 33% or so… 🙁

My first thought was to setup LTC which I’ll research into further… I would prefer to have that as an option but thought this was a starting point.

Cheers!

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5 GyokuroNo Gravatar November 14, 2017 at 8:47 am

Thanks Jay for your ongoing research! Your integrity and share of the good and the ugly make you truly one of a kind! Love to check on Sundays for updates of your portfolio. Also sent you some lucky numbers. Hope you can enjoy a nice meal. All the best to your health and ongoing financial success!

Greetings from Germany

Gyokuro

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6 FI FighterNo Gravatar November 17, 2017 at 8:24 am

Gyokuro,

Thanks so much for your generous donation! I sent you a follow up email, I hope you got it.

I’m glad you are enjoying the weekend updates as I always do look forward to providing readers with a weekly recap whenever I can.

All the best!

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7 NickNo Gravatar November 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm

I’ve got some Ether or Bitcoin waiting. Setup a wallet for Bitcoin at http://www.bitaddress.org and post the public key. I’ll be the first to contribute. Really enjoyed your articles and have invested in some of the companies you discussed (GGI for example). I FIRE’d 3 year ago but have since gone back to work as a consultant doing work of my choosing. Fight on!

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8 FI FighterNo Gravatar November 17, 2017 at 8:25 am

Nick,

Awesome! Yeah, cryptos are the way to go and I have no qualms with opening up that options… it’s preferred actually.

I’ll look into setting up some public keys for BTC, ETH, and LTC.

I appreciate the support very much!

Fight On!

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9 HRNo Gravatar November 14, 2017 at 8:20 pm

A consolidated ebook of all your most relevant thoughts for new investors in mining would make a great read.

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10 FI FighterNo Gravatar November 17, 2017 at 8:25 am

HR,

That’s a great idea and something I am definitely open to doing. Let me see if I can make it happen sooner rather than later.

Cheers!

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11 WinshipNo Gravatar November 15, 2017 at 12:02 am

I think satoshipay is the way forward for these type of payments. They have just teamed up.with stella lumns.

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12 FI FighterNo Gravatar November 17, 2017 at 8:26 am

Winship,

Very cool, let me look into that…

All the best!

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13 Toronto FI RealtorNo Gravatar November 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm

Hi Jay, I’m a realtor/investor from Canada (greater Toronto area) and been a fan of this blog for a while, from turnkey properties to mining stock and Crypto currencies. I agree with your philosophy and just set up a monthly contribution as my token of appreciation for your time and effort! This is my first time posting a comment lol hope will interact more often going forward. Keep up the great work! Cheers 🙂

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14 FI FighterNo Gravatar November 17, 2017 at 8:28 am

Toronto FI Reader,

Wow, that’s awesome to hear from you and neat that you’ve been following this blog since the turnkey days! We’ve come a long ways since…

I really appreciate the support and monthly donation; that is very kind of you! I hope I can keep proving quality content for readers as the journey progresses…

Cheers!

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15 feline disrespect from behindNo Gravatar November 16, 2017 at 7:06 am

More travel hacking please!!!

I miss those posts.

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16 FI FighterNo Gravatar November 17, 2017 at 8:28 am

Feline,

Haha, yeah that world is very interesting but my brother was really the brains behind all of that… Let me see if I can convince him to come back and do some follow up articles.

All the best!

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