For a variety of reasons, I'm not comfortable selling ads. Instead, I'm toying with another idea: a voluntary subscription fee, collected quarterly during a pledge drive. I'd set a financial goal for each quarter -- perhaps $8,000 -- then ask readers to pay $1 or more. I'd collect the money through a secure online payment service, such as PayPal or Google Checkout.
As a starting point, I'd like you to answer the following question -- posted in the new survey box, near the top of the green sidebar, right. I'd pay Jim this much per quarter: