The cost to operate Island Edition increases each month. I started Island Edition out of pocket and have grown with help from a small one-time grant through the Google News Initiative. But now I need your help. Below is a list of expenses to give you an idea of what it costs to run this newsletter and to show you where your donation will go.
💵 Salary: $0
I haven’t earned one penny. Maybe later, but for now this is not my priority.
💌 Mailchimp: $55+
Mailchimp is the email service provider that delivers Island Edition to your inbox.
🎨 Stripo: $20
Stripo is my email production application. It makes Island Edition beautiful.
⚙️ Zapier: $26
Zapier is an automation tool I use power Island Edition’s virtual newsroom.
💻 Webflow: $21
Webflow powers the Island Edition website.
⚒️ Google Suite: $9
Google powers my office and productivity applications.
📢 SparkLoop: $23
SparkLoop powers my referral and reward program.
🚨 Marketing: $100
This is what I spend, on average, for contests.
💰 $254 per-month ($3,048+ annually)
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