One of the things that sets Ask Leo! apart from other tech support resources is that, while I employ part-time staff to help with daily operations, every bit of content somehow comes from me, Leo Notenboom. Be it hand-written articles, podcasts, videos, books, or combinations thereof, it’s all me.
And while I can’t answer them all, I do take pride in trying to answer as many questions from readers as I can.
I’ve been extremely fortunate that advertising has been able to support this project for well over a decade. But with the rise of ad blockers and a general decline in advertising revenue, the long-term future of Ask Leo! could be in jeopardy.
Here are several ways you can help.
No money required
The best way to support Ask Leo! for free? Subscribe to The Ask Leo! Newsletter. You’ll get valuable information in your inbox each week in return.
Then, tell your friends. Spread the word. Help more people find the answers they’re looking for by helping them find Ask Leo!. Not only does that help them, but it helps Ask Leo! as well.
On social media? “Like” the Ask Leo! Page on Facebook. Follow Ask Leo! on Twitter. Subscribe to Ask Leo! on YouTube. Then like, share, retweet, comment on, interact with the Ask Leo! posts that you find interesting there. It’s no secret that social media has become an incredibly important part of online success, and your interactions there are what make that happen.
Link to Ask Leo!. If you’re answering a question in a forum, or just talking about something interesting in email, or perhaps have your own web site, linking to an Ask Leo! article helps the search engines understand that it’s important, authoritative, and should rank more highly in results.
Leave a positive review of one of my books that you’ve previously purchased on Amazon.
By far the single best way to support Ask Leo! financially is to become a patron. Your ongoing support — at various levels, paid monthly or annually — earns you rewards and perks as my way of saying “thank you” for your help.
With the decline in advertising it’s the patrons of Ask Leo! that have really come through and helped me continue to provide this service.
I’m deeply grateful.
One time payments
If you’d prefer to just throw money at me one time or ad hoc, there are a few options:
Buy a book, I have several available. Purchasing a downloadable PDF directly from me maximizes your impact on my bottom line, and also gets you something tangible in return. That last part makes me feel better about taking your money. 🙂 You’ll also automatically get Ad-Free Ask Leo! for a year.
If all you want to do is throw money at me – well, I won’t stop you. Buy Leo A Latte and Buy Leo A Beer are both ways you can do exactly that. Thank you. (And again, Ad-Free for a year will be yours as well.)
I can’t tie in patronage benefits, but you can also buy me coffee at Ko-Fi.com.
If all still too complicated, here’s a Paypal link that is all and only about sending me money: https://paypal.me/askleo. Again, thank you.
Thank you for even considering helping an independent content producer like me keep doing what I do. However you choose to help, it’s deeply appreciated.