Become a supporter of Hand Spinning News
Hand Spinning News needs support. It is no more than a hobby, especially since I've closed my shops. There are direct costs such as sending the emails, hosting the mailing list, web hosting (which has increased since I made the site secure - you should now see a padlock in your browser) as well as less direct costs such as spending several days a month doing this instead of paying work.
I used to suggest a specific amount. Now you can choose to donate any amount you like and receive the longer ad-free* version of HSN two weeks earlier.
You are in control. Instead of anyone billing you, you are setting up a regular payment from your paypal account, which you can change or cancel any time.
Thank you - Shiela
(For amounts smaller than a pound, don't forget the "." If you mean 50p, type ".50")
The 'pay what you want' above has been in place for about two years now. If you're on the old system (being billed a fixed amount per year by paddle.com then you may want to switch for the reasons given above. I can easily cancel the old billing - simply contact me if you want to do that.)
*ad-free : non-paying email subscribers and readers may now see some syndicated advertising within HSN, placed by Google or Mailchimp or affiliate links placed by a sponsor. You'll be very familiar with such ads if you use the web. They'll be kept to a minimum, clearly marked as ads and should be reasonably relevant. I am not in control of the actual content of syndicated advertising. Relevant affiliate links may appear from time to time in the free and paid issues. Stories are not written or included simply because of the opportunity to include an affiliate link.
HSN has long carried 'sponsored stories' which I am in control of. These are generally placed by individuals and small businesses directly with me for a very modest amount, and are only included if they will be of interest to readers. These 'sponsored stories' will appear for all subscribers.