Would you pay a fee to subscribe to Web Tools Weekly? (Poll Closed)

  • Yes, I would pay $1 - $3 per year, max.
    4.33%
    29 votes

     
  • Yes, I would pay about $4 - $6 per year.
    4.33%
    29 votes

     
  • Yes, I would pay up to $10 per year as long as the newsletter keeps getting better.
    9.57%
    64 votes

     
  • Yes, I would pay up to $20 per year as long as it improves and becomes the best newsletter for front-end developers.
    3.29%
    22 votes

     
  • No, but I'd be fine with 2-3 dev-related ad spots, which should be clearly marked.
    69.06%
    462 votes

     
  • No, I want this for free, with no ads, but I don't mind some self-promotion (e.g. selling dev-related e-books) to pay the bills.
    9.42%
    63 votes

     

Posted 5 years.

10 Comments

  • Louis Lazaris - 5 years ago

    Just an update:

    I won't be switching to a pay to subscribe option for this newsletter. Besides the fact that that would be difficult to do, clearly most people are okay with unobtrusive, relevant ads. And the fact that about 21% are willing to pay shows that there is some value to the newsletter, so I think a few ads and self-promotion would be fine. The major parts of the newsletter will continue to be the intro code tutorial and the curated list of hand-picked tools.

    Anyhow, I think I'll close this poll now. Thanks to everyone for their feedback.

  • Louis Lazaris - 5 years ago

    John McGraw:

    I have no problem if people want to post comments that are critical. (There are four such comments approved) But I have a big problem with people being jerks, being rude, and using foul language. That's why the comment was removed.

  • John McGraw - 5 years ago

    I like it how the moderator only keeps the comments he likes and removes anything else.
    - JD

  • Yves Chaput - 5 years ago

    I like to stay informed in the web development field, though, at the moment, I don't actually work as such. So there are no justifications for me to pay for it now. But I wouldn't mind some related ads and a donate button.

  • Nick - 5 years ago

    It's been awesome, I look forward to it every week. I watch a lot of twitter accounts, hacker news, reddit, and designer news, but you always manage to get the cream of the crop. And I enjoy the commentary. I would happily pay 10 - 20$ a year (that's less than $1.50 a month...) for this, because it's fantastic and I want you to keep doing it and making it better.

    Maybe adopt a pay what you want model?

  • Jens Grochtdreis - 5 years ago

    If this newsletter is too much of a hastle for you, then drop it. But because I get most of the links through channels like twitter there would be no worth in paying for selecting the best links out of my stream :-)

    Nevertheless I like your newsletter.

  • Jason Saba - 5 years ago

    I LOVE the little Javascript snippets you post in the beginning of each newsletter.... keep 'em comin' man! Great work on this newsletter, I always find it useful in one way or another.

  • Mohammed Manssour - 5 years ago

    ALsalamu Alykom
    thanks a lot for your precious time spending in collecting ,designing and making thin newsletter
    about the fees
    i would not pay a fee for the news letter because of one thing
    in Syria we can't use paypal or mastercard or any electronic bank on the web
    and thanks a lot agian

  • tomByrer - 5 years ago

    I actually like curated ads in newsletters; one of the few ad-pitches I'll actually read though.
    You could even directly link all your 'tip' link rather than just 1 link to your donate page.

    +Fran's idea.

  • Fran - 5 years ago

    Hey!
    Great newsletter. I think this should remain without a payment. And I think that you should agree to get some help to do it, open it to the community and lets make it better. You dont have to do all the work.

    Fran

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