I am so grateful to all of you who show up in this community, engage on this blog and on social media.
I’m so grateful to those of you who listen to the podcast, send me messages, and let me know we’re making a difference!
And I know that so many of you have said that you’re grateful for our team, too.
So I thought I’d take this opportunity at Christmas to give you some super quick, easy way to support the Bare Marriage team!
Just to let you know how our income works:
- Book royalties pay my salary (but my biggest books have royalties split 3 ways!)
- Course sales and merch sales pay for my staff and website expenses
- Patreon money pays for our research and for extra projects
So any time you support us, you give me more wiggle room to hire staff for a few more hours a week to free me up to work on some new books or projects! (I’m starting writing our marriage book in January of 2023!).
Here, then, are some quick win-wins that help both of us!
1. Pick up our Merch for Christmas Gifts!
I told you about our awesome Be a Biblical Woman merch on Wednesday, and we’ve got two designs about biblical womanhood (click on the designs to see all the merch for that design):
2. Buy our Books for Christmas Gifts
And right now Amazon has The Great Sex Rescue on for just $2.99 on Kindle! I have no idea why–but it’s selling really well (thank you!). This doesn’t make us a ton of money, but it gets more people reading the book, which is our big aim.
You can gift Kindle books, too, so you can pick it up for a friend and send it to him or her!
Don’t want to buy the Kindle? The paperback is a great gift for a counselor or a friend, and you can also buy audible credits!
3. Use My Amazon Link for Your Purchases
If you’re going to be buying stuff on Amazon this Christmas, do you mind clicking through from this link? Even if you’re not buying my books, when you use my link, I get a portion of the sales.
4. Check out My Amazon Suggestions!
I’ve got my favourite books all listed and organized here, our favourite kids’ books, and more!
Or check out my list of favourite board games and pick up one of those for Christmas!
5. Pre-Order She Deserves Better
Our new book for moms of daughters launches in April, but you can pre-order it now!
Here’s why pre-ordering matters: You only pay when the book launches, and you get the cheapest price. If enough people pre-order, Amazon starts reducing the price, down to as much as 40% off. The more Amazon decreases the price, the more people will pre-order!
And the higher it ranks on Amazon, the more likely public libraries and other bookstores are to order it in. So your pre-order helps us sell more!
Plus we’ll have some awesome pre-ordering bonuses available starting March 1 that you’ll get access to.
5. Join our Patreon
My absolute favourite place on the internet is our private Facebook group for our Patreon supporters. It’s my safe space where I can just be myself, and we all can talk about what we’re learning. There are some super smart people in that group who get me thinking, and so many of my posts are based on conversations that happened first in the Patreon group.
The money from Patreon will support three big projects in 2023: Two big surveys we’re doing, plus producing one sheets for problematic books that people can take to pastors, church librarians, or counselors.
Plus a few more projects we’ll tell you about in January! Join us here.
6. Hit the Tip Jar
If you just want to give a Christmas present to us, but you don’t want merch or to give every month, you can always hit our tip jar!
And now for a few that won’t cost any money!
7. Subscribe to our Podcast–and Download Some Episodes
We’re so, so close to 1,000,000 downloads in just a year! We hit 1,000,000 downloads overall last December 31, after three years of podcasts, but this year we’re super close to 1,000,000 downloads in 2022 alone.
So subscribe to the Bare Marriage podcast on your podcast app and download some episodes on your phone, and help us get our stats! The more downloads we have per episode, the easier it will be to get sponsors in the new year.
8. Leave a Review if You’ve Read The Great Sex Rescue or The Good Guy’s/Good Girl’s Guides to Great Sex
If you’ve read our books, it always helps to have 5-star reviews on Amazon and/or Goodreads (or wherever you bought the books!).
9. Tell Us How We Helped You This Year, or What You’re Praying for Us
Finally, one of the biggest things that helps me is hearing from all of you. I keep a file of encouragement emails, and at the end of the year I often just read through a whole bunch while curled up on my yellow chair and drinking my tea. And I just let God speak over me. So if you have anything you want to share with us, leave a comment here!
Okay, I think that’s it. That’s all the ways that you can help us practically, encourage us personally, and set us up for even more reach in 2023.
Thanks, everybody! I really appreciate you!