Over the years, we have been working hard to provide unique content and useful tutorials for free. However, all these come with a fee adding up to our expenses. As our readership increases, the server cost increases as well; so does the payout we give to our writers so they can work even harder to bring you more useful content. The bad thing is the revenue generated from advertisements does not increase proportionately to the cost.
As you can see, the revenue for Make Tech Easier mainly comes from advertisements which in turn is highly dependent on Google. Our revenue plunged heavily when Google changed their algorithm and halved our traffic. Providing premium membership is something that we came up with to reduce the dependency on advertisement.
The membership fee that we collect will be used exclusively for the benefit of the site, including monthly server costs, site development costs, and to pay the indie writers.
Benefits of Premium Membership
Premium members can enjoy an ad-free environment in Make Tech Easier. You won’t be shown any advertisements at all.
Premium members can download all our articles in PDF format.
Premium members are automatically enrolled in our giveaway events and have an additional chance of winning the prize.
We will also be creating more cheatsheets, guides and ebooks especially for premium members.
Cost of premium membership
You can become a premium member for a price of $3 per month. That is less than a cup of coffee. Better still, if you sign up for a yearly plan ($30), you get two months for free.
Let us know if you have any questions.