If you’re here, you must be wondering how you can support The Renegade Coder. Well, you’re in luck. After all, the purpose of this list is to give everyone an opportunity to show their support, so here it goes!
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#1: Send Private Messages
The first thing you can do to support The Renegade Coder is contact me directly. No, seriously!
Don’t be afraid to reach out through email or one of my social media profiles. Private messages are among my favorite because they’re typically pretty candid. People aren’t afraid to say how they feel when the situation is a bit more 1-on-1. Of course, I also like the opportunity to sort of foster that relationship as I love to get to know people.
Below is a brief list of links you can use to get in contact with me. I run this website alone, so you’ll always be contacting me directly if you use any of these resources.
Most of these are private accounts, so you’ll have to kick off a friend request. Don’ worry if this isn’t your thing. Like I said, I definitely wouldn’t take this route if I was in your shoes. I’m a bit too shy and introverted for that kind of initiation.
As an alternative, you can support the Renegade Coder by visiting one of my articles and leaving me a comment. After all, I can’t get better without your feedback. If there’s something you like, let me know in the comments. If you think I have some work to do, let me know that as well. Keep your comments constructive of course! I’m not looking for a band of trolls to show up and pillage my website.
Of course, if you really like my content, share it with your friends. Every article has a set of share buttons at the bottom, so you can quickly share an article on your favorite social media sites. Each share increments a little counter over the button, so you can see which articles are the most popular. Go ahead! Try it with this one.
#3: Turn off Your Ad Blocker
If you didn’t know, I have two advertisements on my site which generate income for me every time they’re viewed. You’ll find them at the bottom of every article.
The problem with these advertisements is they don’t generate income if you have an ad blocker. That’s because the ad blocker stops the advertisements from rendering. If the ads are blocked, I won’t receive any income from your view, and that goes for every page you view too. If you’re getting a lot of value out of this site, please consider turning off your ad blocker. I’ve linked a couple tutorials below:
Now, let me be honest. I hate advertisements. In fact, I strongly agree with the Minimalists on this. That said, it has become a necessary evil for me at the moment. Eventually, I hope to remove the ads altogether. For now, you’re stuck with the silly animations in the sidebar.
#4: Buy Me a Beer
If you’re looking for a more direct way of supporting me, why not buy me a beer. That link will open a new tab to my PayPal.Me page. From there, you can choose some dollar amount to show your support.
Again, I don’t love this option. For one, it’s really easy to abuse which ends up costing me money. Secondly, it makes me feel like a beggar. Like I understand that the money is basically paying me for my work, but something about it still feels wrong.
Also, as a fair warning, I won’t be using the money to buy beer. In fact, I don’t really drink beer. Also, I don’t drink coffee, so that’s off the table. However, PayPal has something against the word “donation,” so I figure this will have to do.
Last but not least, subscribe to The Renegade coder. If you haven’t done so already, it’s a great opportunity to get access to commenting privileges as well as the blog. In addition, you’ll receive regular email updates from me with the latest articles.
If you’ve had a chance to check my World Domination Checklist, then you know that my ultimate goal is to gain enough financial freedom to support this website full-time. By becoming a Paid Subscriber, you bring me closer to that goal. As always, I appreciate the help!
Other Ways to Support The Renegade Coder
Beyond everything I’ve covered so far, I can always come up with some weird ways you can help out. For instance, here are a few referral links:
That’s all I’ve got for now. If you have some suggestions, let me know in the comments below. I’m always looking for ways to grow The Renegade Coder.