In the interest of transparency, Spiral Nature Magazine has shared its financials for the past three years we’ve been making money. You can find our financials for 2016, 2015, and 2014 already published, as well as our first month of financials for 2017.
Last month we regaled you with the awesome things we did, and I’ll give you an update of what we’ve accomplished so far this year as well.
In January and February we published 53 posts, including 16 articles, 17 reviews, nine editions of our weekly astrology column, Hidden Insights, and other ephemera. All of it freely available to you, dear reader.
In February 2017 we also hired two new assistant editors, Sarah Benvelzen and Deirdre Riley, and we’re really excited to have them on board. For our full list of volunteer staff, check out our Masthead.
Here’s where our money went this month:
There are so many great things we want to do with Spiral Nature, but with our current losses, it’s not possible.
As you can see, already in January we have a shortfall of $186, in February another shortfall of $176, for a combined loss of $362 so far in 2017.
Psyche, our editor-in-chief, is in university full time and working three part time jobs in order to pay for everything. Psyche earns no income from the magazine, and at this rate of expenditure, Spiral Nature isn’t sustainable.
That’s where you (hopefully) come in.
We’ve shared our premium membership offer, with access to exclusive members only content, but we haven’t yet had any takers.
What would you like to see in a membership program from Spiral Nature? How much would you be willing to donate to help us out?
You can easily cancel at any time.
We also shared our awesome courses:
- Ancestor Work Fundamentals, from Kalagni, a Buddhist ceremonial magician living in Toronto.
- Crystal Grid Fundamentals, from Susan Starr, a writer, a shamanic and third-degree Reiki practitioner, and a tarot and oracle card reader.
Just a reminder that half the money goes directly into the pocket of the course creators, the other half goes to Spiral Nature to help us fund the writers and editors who make this magazine possible.
We have a course in development to help you get started with the tarot, and another to introduce you to the fae. What else would you like to see from Spiral Nature? Please let us know.
Want to help?
If you don’t have the resources for a premium membership or one of our awesome courses, then consider sharing Spiral Nature Magazine with friends you think would be interested in our content.
Also, please let our writers know how much you appreciate their work in the comments. Virtual pats on the back are always welcome.
If you have suggestions for other potential avenues for income, or things you’d like to see Spiral Nature doing, please let us know.
We’ll publish our financials each month, and keep you abreast of any suggestions that emerge.
Thanks, as always, for your support!