Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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Full details on My Old Man Said Patron Membership and FAQ

TELL ME MORE…

Online advertising makes many websites increasingly look like pinball machines with annoying flashing ads and auto-play videos. While small publishers like My Old Man Said are dependent on it for the revenue it provides, ultimately it’s nowhere near enough. That’s why local newspaper websites and clickbait football sites put out up to 30 stories-a-day. The business model of creating content and giving it away for free has never been a sustainable one.
 
There is another way though, and that’s support from our readers and listeners. If you enjoy what we do, and you’d like access to exclusive podcasts, articles and even bonus rewards, then sign up as an MOMS patron member.
 
Clickbait headlines and no-news churnalism methods that are practised by most other sites is not a path MOMS wants to ever go down. If you’re reading articles elsewhere that begin with ‘Villa fans took to Twitter…’ you’re being conned. MOMS would rather pack it all in than sell its soul.
 
Also, we don’t want to bombard you with pop-ups, auto-playing videos, surveys and all that nonsense. What we do is create informative, quality and entertaining writing and podcasts – that’s what we want to be able to focus on. We love and respect our readers and listeners, and we’ll love you even more, if you stand beside us as a My Old Man Said patron and help make our plans for 2019 a reality.

DOES THIS MEAN YOU’RE GOING BEHIND A PAYWALL?

No! Everything that we do already on My Old Man Said (MOMS) both website and podcasts remains free, as it always has been.

News articles that bring you the actual truth, podcasts, the blogs, the columns, discount heads-up’s and everything else – 100% free. But if you sign up to become a MOMS patron member on Patreon you get a little bit more.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The minimum cost is just $1 (see MOMS Patron FAQ why it’s in $ or for £ payment alternatives), but if you want to get access to extra information, newsletter, podcasts and have an instant chance to get Patron rewards, we recommend coming in at the $5 + VAT (£4.60) – there’s no VAT to pay if you are outside the EU.

That’s around the cost of a pint. If you feel like you want to contribute less or more, then there’s plenty of options. It’s all good!

WHAT DO I GET IF I SIGN UP?

MOMS patrons will from December get extra podcasts (and advance sneaks), articles and news & updates that won’t be available anywhere else. Including:

  • news feed of insider news, key media articles to save you registering & paying for them
  • a new weekly newsletters with supporter news updates (real news), heads-ups to any discounts/offers
  • Patron-only podcasts and advance sneaks
  • Reward draws – MOMS likes to back up its appreciation with hard goods. So when hard goods drop into MOMS HQ, we like to pass them on to MOMS Patrons, via Reward Draws. This could be anything from the latest books or films (tickets or DVDs), clothing, official match balls, prints.
  • Unique opportunities – in the past MOMS has put forward patrons for an expenses-paid Villa away day for two and a kit launch where the patron got to play with ex-Villa players and pick up a free new kit (boots included!).
  • You also get our love and thanks for being part of the MOMS Patron member community, and the knowledge that your contribution will help us do more, so you get more in the long-term.

OK, I’M IN! HOW DO I DO IT? 

It’s simple, sign up via the button at the top of the page or the one below:

Become a Patron!

ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS?

Everything you need to know is hopefully cleared up on the MOMS Patron FAQ page, but if you still have any questions drop MOMS an email on [email protected]