Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sponsors | In new 11th-hour donations: $65

I've just received $25 from a reader in Florida. Meanwhile, a reader in Nevada sent me $20 (that's on top of $35 in donations over the past year.) And a third reader, in Wisconsin, contributed $20 (on top of $30 over the past year.) Thank you, all.

With advertising sales, I've now reached just 87% of my goal. But tomorrow is the end of the quarter, so there's only one day left! The breakdown so far:
  • Reader donations: $1,073 
  • Advertising: $2,395
I'm trying to earn $4,000 quarterly, through donations of $5 per reader, plus advertising sales. Please use the PayPal "Donate" tool in the green rail, upper right. Or mail cash and checks payable to: Jim Hopkins, 584 Castro St. #823, San Francisco, Calif., 94114-2594.


  1. Readers are only sending $333 a month? $10 a day? You do this why? I could see why in the beginning but now?

  2. First, with advertising, I'm averaging $1,300 a month.

    But to your question: Journalists have always worked for below-market wages because they see their jobs as more than simply cranking out widgets. It's a public service.


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