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Great to see you switching to paid. Your newsletter is very valuable and you should be compensated for the work you are putting in.

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Thank you, David, I really appreciate you saying that! I'll keep doing my best to make it better and better over time!

Cheers ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿฅƒ

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Dec 4, 2022Liked by Liberty

Really enjoyed the podcast with Infitite Loops. Keep bringing all of the interesting thoughts, ideas with your particular passion. I look forward to every post.

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Thank you Alex! I appreciate you taking the time to read and listen, and leave feedback! Cheers! ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿฅƒ

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Happy to sub!

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Much appreciated! ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿฅƒ

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Glad you're taking the next step... Wish you all the best!

Cheers ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿฅƒ

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Thank you for all the support, I really appreciate it! ๐Ÿ’š ๐Ÿฅƒ

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The right decision. It's only fair that you get to share in the value you create for readers. Unfortunately, people rarely pay unless they have to.

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Legend

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Nov 17, 2022Liked by Liberty

Terrific. Congratulations to you, dream it, think it, do it. We like it.

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Wish you all the best! Truly deserved best seller tag by substack.

On a side note, I wish Substack would give back 30% to the writers if the readers choose to buy from web vs. the tax landlord Mr. Apple (not sure how it works) but would be good to then ask readers to choose the correct payment :)

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Thank you. Afaik thereโ€™s no platform cut anywhere. You can only buy from a browser even on mobile, not the substack app.

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Nov 17, 2022Liked by Liberty

๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”

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Nov 18, 2022Liked by Liberty

Really love the stuff you put up there and putting a paywall on it would deny so many new curious minds to stumble upon this space :(

I used to feel the same about founders podcast (but now itโ€™s free ! Ya) hope you also find new and clever ways to create and monetise your efforts

10 dollars a month - Rs 800 inr I know it would not sound much but many folks in india ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ would find it costly :( may be there can be ways in which folks can contribute and earn access to the paid community could be good way to build a community too

But I am a free but a vocal supporter who has been reading and asking my friends and family to subscribe to your newsletter too !

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I've tried very hard, I've kept it 100% open for 28 months.

But I also have to make a living and feed my kids, and my kind of content isn't as good a fit for David's model. Advertising has always been a small minority of revenue, and that has been harder too in 2022.

I understand that purchasing power is different in different countries, but unfortunately, all my expenses are here where life is rather expensive, and I don't have millions of subs where even getting a tiny amount from a tiny % would add up to a nice living. So the model I'm trying now seems to be the best trade off. ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

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Nov 18, 2022Liked by Liberty

Totally understandable and love your content ๐Ÿป love the serendipity ( internet these days is lacking it ) here

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Just trying to preserve the intense curiosity that we had as kids! So sad to see it decay in most people...

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Why the broken heart, Ashish?

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Happy to sub!

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Thanks Reid!

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