It's not often we become news on our own site, but today we want to make two announcements.
As we know some of you are aware we have recently joined Patreon in the hope of getting the funding we need to build on what this site has been delivering over the last 7 years. The hope is that with your support and backing we can add a lot of things we've been wanting to do over the years, and build on what we've done already.
To begin with let us thank the 4 Patrons we have got already, Dominick, Tim, James and Clément, thank you for being the first 4 people to back what we are doing and getting on board with what we are planning for 2020, and beyond.
The hope is that with enough support we will be able to add a lot of new features to the site, and build on the success we had in 2019. We want to begin a series of videos to go along with the site, do some form of Q&A, build on the written features we have and approach a translation company to help us secure interviews with various fighters and promotional teams.
At the moment we have decided on 4 tiers for our Patrons. All Patrons, starting at $1 a month, will get thanked on a special thanks page of the site at the end of the month, with those who support with $3 being able to nominate ideas for features and articles.
From February we plan to set up a members only section of the site featuring content not seen anywhere else. This will be available to backers who support at the $5 tier, or above, whilst those supporting at the $10 will also get a shout out in our future YouTube talking head videos and Q&A videos that we do. Among other benefits.
Patreon will also help support competitions we want to run going forward, where prizes will range from physical things to accessing the services that we use, as well as some other benefits we have lined up.
If you can help support the site, and are interested in supporting us, no matter how big or small, please visit our Patreon page here.
If you're already a Patron you'll receive an email from us in the coming days with a thank you message and a link to a form allowing you to nominate ideas for future articles, so please keep a look out for that!
In 2019 we trialled a newsletter, sending out 2 late in the year. In 2020 the newsletter is being rolled out full time as a monthly newsletter to begin with. If Patreon backing hits a certain goal we'll be increasing the newsletter to every 2 weeks.
The newsletter includes links to stories you may have missed, a condensed schedule and links to videos we've not been able to share on the site, as well as other tools we come across that we feel may be useful for boxing fans.
Going forward we're open to suggestions for what people want adding into the newsletter (so feel free to contact us if there's something you would like to see in future ones).
To sign up for the newsletter fill in the form here with your email address and you'll be added to the mailing list! If you receieved the January edition you will not need to sign up again!
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