Nearly 2 months ago I decided upon moving away from WordPress. not because there is anything wrong with the platform but because I was looking for something a little different and the way I wanted to sell my blog.
As it turns out there is nowhere that allows me to sell a blog piece individually which I’ve felt is the best way of me turning this successful blog into a paid service. I still made the move however to a relatively newish platform called Substack and renamed the site http://www.footballwriting.co.uk, acquired the domain name and also set up an email address as well, email@example.com.
Here I am not charged for a plan yearly or the need to upgrade to get more features to allow me to do what I want to do and I can offer more to get a reader on board too. Of course I am charged a fee per subscription which as a self employed writer I can claim back at the end of the year.
I have two subscriptions set up, monthly for £5 and annually for £48. There is also a founding member option where you can pay a maximum of £100 for the year or any figure between £48 – £100, that certainly isn’t for everyone!
So what do you get for your money? A minimum of 8 blogs per month, even in the summer, sometimes more but never less, there is always something to write about when it comes to non-league football. There is a wide range of articles from the top level in the National League all the way down to grassroots level in the County Leagues, from match reviews to opinions to interviews with varying managers.
Feel free to go and have a look at the new site, http://www.footballwriting.co.uk, the archive from here is slowly being moved over with all those articles being free for all to read.