Well, mah breverens, I have GOOD news and I have BETTER news!
First, the GOOD news: Appliantology will continue to be here as the web’s premiere appliance tech support community for the foreseeable future! Also, our increased focus on professional tech support (rather than DIYers) over the last couple of years has transformed the site into a strong community of techs with a vastly improved quality of posts and tech resources.
Now, the BETTER news: The membership fee for a Professional Appliantologist membership is going up by ONLY $3.34/month!
I know, crazy, right? In spite of all the enhancements and improvements to the site and our increased costs of keeping the lights on here at Appliantology, we crunched the numbers and we only have to increase our Professional Appliantologist fees by a measly three-something bucks per month. Phew! We were worried it would have to be higher. But NO!
Those of you who’ve been around for awhile know that we’ve really upped our game over the years, going from a very low overhead part-time pastime to a robust site on a dedicated server with an IT guy to make sure we are a fast and reliable resource for your business or career. Plus we’ve added regular live webinar events that have become a popular feature for many techs.
Here’s a recap of all the fantastic features and benefits available to Professional Appliantologists:
All-star access to the Techs-only forums
UNLIMITED service manual downloads!
If a tech doc you need isn't already in the Downloads section of the site, you can request one and we'll get it for you
Free admission to the Samurai's live tech training webinars
Free access to webinar recordings
Free access to Samurai's Video Classroom
Free access to the Appliantology chat room
For most of Appliantology’s long and storied history, the membership fees didn’t accurately reflect the true cost of running the site because the site also generated significant income from Google ads and parts sales to DIYers. But both of these income streams continue to dwindle, so we are going to be increasing the membership fees in February from the current $109/year to $149/year (only $12.42 per month, paid annually).
But wait! Incredibly, there’s MORE GOOD NEWS: I’m announcing this now so existing members can have the option to extend their current membership another year at the existing rates. New members who subscribe before the fee increase will also get the existing rate.
The Professional Appliantologist membership fee increase occurs on February 15, 2016. So if you’re considering getting a Professional Appliantologist membership for the first time or renewing your existing membership, NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!
P.S. I know you’re going to be shocked--SHOCKED!-- to find out that whenever I have to increase prices, I get a few complaints. I have to say it always surprises me, since most of us understand that the costs of running a business go up over time, and we just have to adjust our pricing accordingly. Let’s see - an extra $3.34/month means you may have to charge your customers about 4 cents extra per service call. I think your business will survive.