Thank you for reading my newsletter Weekly Filet and following my recommendations on what to read, watch and listen to.
If you value my work, I’m asking you to become a Weekly Filet member.
In most newsletters, I include a short prompt inviting free members to become paying members — this dedicated page is to give you a bit more context on why members matter so much for the Weekly Filet.
Why you should become a member
Currently, 91% of supporters renew their membership when it ends. So there seem to be lots of good reasons for becoming a member, let's start with...
What you get
As a paying member you get the extended version of the newsletter every week. Five recommendations on what to read, watch and listen to (two more than in the free version). Plus a set of instant-gratification links — the ones that take little effort and make you smile or go «Ah!» the moment you click them. Here’s what that looks like: The True Silent Majority.
On top of that:
- Access to the complete archive, going back to 2011
- Special issues, guest curated by people who inspire me (like this one)
- No more ads, ever
What I get
The Weekly Filet is 100% independent. Without paying members, I could not sustain the effort needed to produce it. I could not pay others for their contributions. More members mean I can experiment with new formats and invest more time in making the newsletter even better. Lastly, I’m not gonna lie: The appreciation that comes with someone deciding my newsletter is worth paying for feels good.
Sounds good — what does it cost?
The Weekly Filet membership comes in two tiers.
The Premium tier for $40/year gives you everything mentioned above.
Friends of the Filet for $60/year gives you everything mentioned above, plus lets you give a free membership to a friend of yours. It’s your way of adding an extra «Thank you!» to your membership.
I’m sorry, I can’t afford that
If you’d like to support the Weekly Filet, but can’t afford the full price, send me an email and we’ll work something out. Don’t worry, I won’t be making this complicated, I trust you.
I’m fully aware that I’m not the only one asking for your money and I understand if you prefer or need to spend it elsewhere. However, paid memberships are what keeps me going and this newsletter alive, so it’s important for me to ask. I promise not to become obnoxious by asking all the time.
Whatever you decide — thank you for reading this far, thank you for reading my newsletter, thank you for your support. It means a lot.
See you next Friday!