Over the years, many of you who read The Simple Dollar have come through time and time again when I’ve asked for a little bit of help. For that, I thank you very, very much – I really appreciate when you guys step up to the plate and offer a bit of a helping hand for tasks I can’t quite pull off myself and provide input when I need it. It’s really appreciated.
The only problem is that when I ask for such help, it clutters up the site a bit. Instead of posting about something interesting and useful to everyone, I wind up filling up site space with such requests. Most people don’t mind, but for people new to the site, that’s not really interesting. They’ve come to The Simple Dollar to learn more about their finances and their life, not to fill out a survey or do some other little thing that I need help with.
So, I’ve come up with a solution. Friends of The Simple Dollar.
Here’s how it works. “Friends of The Simple Dollar” is an email list that I’ve set up privately – I won’t share a single email address with anyone else.. Roughly once a month or so (or maybe a bit more often when I release a book or something similar), I’ll send out an email to everyone who has signed up for that list asking for help on something small – filling out a survey, helping me a bit with book promotion, or sharing something of interest. It shouldn’t take someone more than five minutes or so to do the little things I might ask. On occasion, I might send out something special to the list to show my appreciation for your help, too.
So, if you’re willing to give up five or ten minutes once a month to help out The Simple Dollar with such simple things, please sign up to be a “Friend of The Simple Dollar”.
If this isn’t your thing, no big deal – don’t sweat it. I won’t be sending out unique content to the list, just occasional requests for help. I’m just looking for people who enjoy the site, think it provides value, and are willing to offer a bit of a helping hand on occasion.
As always, thanks for your time and consideration!