Come 1st July 2020, i’m going to slowly transition to a subscription base format in terms of paid works.
New works from 1 July 2020 will automatically be added to Premium subscription content. I will continue to list the individual work up on webstore. I’m afraid my journey with Gumroad has come to an end for now. All existing works and past purchase will remain for your access anytime. I will stop listing new work up on gumroad EFF 7/8/2020
Instead of getting paid works individually, a premium sub would unlock all new works published from 1/7/2020 onwards. It’s your choice
**Note : The premium subscription is applicable only for new paid works from 1/7/2020 onwards **
Old paid works more than 3 years old will progressively be updated into the Premium sub category
In 3 years, i’m looking to do away with individual sale, and by then i should have enough content for a ‘Netflix’ of stories.
All other previous works will remain listed on Gumroad and Webstore till further notice.
Priced at $10.49 a month for now, you will be billed monthly on a recurring basis for the premium subscription.
You are free to cancel anytime. Please go through the Premium content FAQ before making a decision.
Visual & video references used if any, do not contain any nudes. No private parts are exposed in any of the images used in the stories
Premium Subscription FAQ
I get a ‘unable to connect error’ when trying to subscribe or login .
Take a look at your address bar.
Please ensure you are signing up or logging in from http://www.sensualsingapore.blog
Try clearing your browser history and cookies, open a new page, and go to the above site. Log in again.
http://www.sensualsingapore.com domain don’t work for now.
I’m trying to fix it.
Do i get individual works or should i get the premium subscription ?
It’s all down to math and you would have to decide for yourself. It’s coming to the end of June and the amount of paid works released so far in 2020 is more than $75 at last count.
If you are more comfortable getting individual work when they are published, please continue to do so.
If you feel you are going to spend more than $9 a month moving forward, then subscription is a better deal.
If you are totally new to this and have yet to purchase any of my individual work, please check out the list of works currently available under premium content list. It’s definitely more worth it to go for the subscription. Remember to finish all my free to read works before you start on the paid works !
How much do you make from my subscription ?
At $10.49, after taking away fees from wordpress & stripe, it’s slightly less than $7.50 per subscriber per month. I’m looking to build up a subscriber base of around 300 hopefully over 3 years. That would give me a base to start writing full time.
Why are not all of your past works included in the premium subscription now ?
This is something new i’m testing out, and many of my blog followers have been supporting my work for many years. Releasing the whole motherload at one shot for new subscribers at $9 a month would be unfair to the others who bought individual works over the years.
This is why the premium subscription is for paid publication starting from 1/7/2020, and old paid works more than 3 years old.
As for past works, they would slowly be added to the list once they past the 3 year mark. One thing you can be sure of , the premium content section will continue to grow.
What is the exact list of work that will be available under this subscription for a start ?
A Detailed list is up on the main page menu, or click here
What guarantees do i have that you will publish new paid works after i subscribe ?
I want to write for a living, and i’m taking small steps towards my end goal.
I started writing in 2012 and i have not stopped since.
If you are uncomfortable subscribing, please don’t. You can choose to get individual work as per normal.
On the other hand, if you would like to show your support for my work, moving forward, generating enough new content and getting new subscribers would be key to my eventual transition into writing full time.
You could also get access to a whole lot of past works too !
Why do you only offer monthly subscription ?
I want to get a feel of the subscriber base, gather feed back, before i roll out more options. Monthly Subscription allows users more control and flexibility.
Why start at $9 ?
It’s the cost of 2 cups of bubble tea, or 2 coffee from a cafe.
$9 will not make me rich, neither would it make you poor. If this subscription is going to put you in financial hardship, please don’t do it. There are a lot of free to read works on the site that are just as good !
*Subscription cost will increase by a few cents every now and then until it hits the yearly cap indicated*
Will the monthly subscription cost increase ?
Yes. As more content gets added to the site, the price will go up, BUT, your subscription rate remains unchanged base on the one you signed up for.
For example, you sign up at $9 in 2020. In 2021, it goes up to $12. You will still be bill at $9 until the end of time or when you decide to cancel it. Upon cancellation, you will not be able to renew at the old rate.
I’m looking to increase the monthly Subscription rate as more paid works get added to the site. Amount & frequency of increase depends on the moon alignment, the monsoon wind, & sometimes the eclipse
Premium Sub monthly price will hit a cap of ;
11.90 by 31/12/2020
16.90 by 31/12/2021
*Next Subscription price revision 1/9/2020*
I’m bad at math, can you give me an example how to best make use of this premium subscription ?
Assuming you already have all the stories you are interested in, please adopt a wait and see strategy. Not everyone is interested in all the genre of works on the site.
Say come November 2020, 4 months after the launch of premium subscription. The amount of paid works released from 1/7/20 to 30/11/20 is $40. Out of these, the genre of work you are interested in cost $25 to purchase individually.
Which is more worth it ?
Get it individually, or subscribe and read it all for a fixed price ?
So i can cancel my subscription after i finish reading it all ?
Yes, it’s your choice, you can choose to cancel, or you can continue the subscription and access all new published paid works, but please note that once the subscription rate increases, you will not be able to go back to the original amount you lock in earlier.
Why are you offering premium content subscription now ?
I want to move away from my dependence on other platforms for billing & payment. I’m also hoping to build up a stable subscriber base so i can transition to writing full time for a living.
With a stable base of subscribers, i am also looking to get full time help to help with the editing & content of the site.
I have been using Gumroad for a while and all my purchases are on that platform. What should i do ?
All your past purchases will still be on Gumroad if you never download them. Don’t worry. I will still keep Gumroad as a backup.
How do i subscribe ?
Premium content work will have a paywall prompting you to login with your wordpress account or subscribe. Upon login, you will be able to access the full work on the page itself. No need to download any files.
Make sure you are accessing it from http://www.sensualsingapore.blog domain
How do i login ?
Using the email you input upon subscribing. No need for password, a login link will be sent to your email to login to wordpress.
How do i cancel the subscription ?
Login to your wordpress account.
Go to your profile and under manage purchases.
Click the ‘other sites’ tab
Click the arrow beside your order and you will be able to cancel the subscription.
What happens if you die ? Or run road ? Or get kidnapped by Edward Fernando Chan ?
I have scheduled 4 legacy post at the below interval.
I login almost everyday and i would change the dates of these post before i write.
They contain detailed instructions of what you should do if the site no longer gets updated.
The post at the 1 month mark would inform all to cancel your subscription until further notice.
Great, sign me up now ! how do i do it ?
I have 2 domains for the site. The subscription only works on http://www.sensualsingapore.blog
Navigate to the above site & go to any premium content post, sign up & you are good to go.
These are the only details you need to enter.
I am concerned about my privacy. What details of mine will you see if i subscribe to the site? How will this subscription be reflected on my credit card statement ?
On my site, i will see ;
Get a separate email for this and you are good to go.
Hint : You can customize the name on your Credit and Debit card these days. Instead of putting your real name, say Tan Ah Lim, you can put Tanny Lim, or Gang Tie ren ( Iron man ) or Heng Da Tiao ( Big tool )
If you have any ideas how to up the privacy game, please do share with me as well. 🙂
Why are you not using Gumroad anymore ?
I like Gumroad a lot. I love it in fact but they only payout via paypal.
And since i’m having issues with Paypal, i decided to stop using Gumroad.
All past purchases will remain, you can access it anytime.