I am altering how we define a “member in good standing” to move from a paid membership toward just having an approved lift.
I am doing this for a variety of reasons, but the primary one is I don’t think the club as it exists right now is actually worth paying for! With something like SSC, there is a critical mass that needs to be achieved in order for the value proposition to be obvious.
Don’t fret–I am never going to turn toward typical monetization strategies like selling user data. I feel very strongly about the ethics of privacy on the internet.
If anything, I would want to first explore perhaps merchandising (think a tshirt with your handle and member number on it) or when I implement the GAUNTLETS maybe having some sort of means of users creating their own entry fee (to be used for rewards) and taking a percent of that.
Since I’ve pretty careful on costs, it really isn’t breaking my bank to run SSC with such low volume.
I am cancelling all subscriptions. If you were on a paid plan, you should see a refund being issued.
All you need to do in order to become a member in good standing is have one of your lifts approved by current members.
As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions at tyler at simplestrengthclub dot com.