Update January 2020: Although we had almost 100 people pledge to support Better Health While Aging and we received countless messages of appreciation and encouragement, the pledges did not add up to even 10% of what running ads is likely to bring in. Hence the question has been answered: I can no longer keep BHWA ad-free. Our Patreon page has been updated accordingly and the purpose has been changed from “Help Keep BHWA Ad-Free” to “Help BHWA Continue Providing Valuable Free Articles.” Thank you! — LK
Update July 2020: Since ads brought in the expected revenue, we put a pause on charging our Patreon patrons in Feb 2020. This month Patreon discontinued the page, since they seemed to think it was a “trust and safety” issue that I had a page yet kept not charging the donors every month. For now, the site will continue to be funded with ad-revenue, Helping Older Parents Membership revenue, and income from any other courses or educational services we are able to provide. Thank you for your understanding! — LK
Hello and happy December!
In this post, I want to share some updates about Better Health While Aging (BHWA). And, I want to invite YOU to help me plan for 2020 and beyond.
The brief version of the update is this: I am no longer able to sustain BHWA using my own time and financial resources.
For this reason, unless we can generate enough reader donations to keep the site ad-free, I will need to start running ads on the site early next year.
The donation amount I’m requesting is pretty modest: $2 per month, via Patreon, which accepts credit cards or Paypal.
Now, to put things in perspective: BHWA exists because I have personally worked unpaid creating the content and running the site since 2014. It takes me 25-35 hours per week. [Read more…]