OffG had its sixth birthday this February. Our readership has grown massively since we launched, and especially over the last 18 months. We now have an audience comparable to some longstanding major names in the alternate media, which is pretty amazing.
We publish content every day, as most of you know, we are just completing our first video series and are about to launch audio versions of our articles.
But we are struggling to keep going with the minimal workforce we have, and crunch time is coming.
Unlike many outlets with our audience size, we survive solely due to the support of our readers. We refuse corporate sponsors, paid content, and advertising revenue, because we really value our independence. We don’t want to hide our content behind a paywall either. We think it’s counter to our raison d’etre.
We know times are tough want our readers to pay only what they can afford.
But at the same time, realistically, if we are going to keep doing this we need more funding.
With your help we’ve managed to get this far and if each of our readers contributed only £1/$1 a month, we would be able to afford to carry on providing this service and continue to expand our output as we want to.
We could take on a bigger team, launch the OffG podcast we’ve been planning, and expand to reach more and more readers.
So, if you value the content provided here free of charge, think about dropping the price of a coffee, or whatever you can afford, in our jar.
And on that subject – we have just added a new way for you to support OffG called LiberaPay. It’s an open-source alternative to Patreon based in France. It’s early days for us on this platform but one advantage it boasts is that all the donated funds go straight to the creator. Which is good for all of us. LiberaPay also has a maximum donation amount, making it more difficult for a creator to be influenced by just one mega-donor.
You can find the new button in the ‘support us’ section below, but here is a preview. Click to check it out and use it to support us if you like the look of it.
Many many thanks to all of you who support us whether by donating or just turning up and viewing. OffG would not exist without you.