I can't believe I forgot to post an update last week when I crossed that milestone, and I'm actually at $6K now, but wanted to celebrate with the IH community nonetheless!
I launched the Ness Labs community with the goal to create a sustainable source of revenue to support my writing, and to be able to rely less on consulting, which can fluctuate greatly in terms of income. It took me exactly 30 days to get to $5K in revenue.
I'm so happy because I've been pouring my heart into this project, and it's amazing to see people showing their support this way and having a tangible proof that they find the work useful.
The community is designed for entrepreneurs, creators, makers and researchers—people who like to come up with new ideas, understand how the mind works, and want to be their most productive and creative self.
Included in the membership are exclusive articles and research reports, a private community, virtual meetups, workshops, and Mind Match, where I manually match community members for 1:1 coffee chats.
While I initially was planning on only offering a yearly membership, the current circumstances and the high levels of uncertainty for many people—including my target audience—made me decide to add a monthly membership. The pricing is currently $5/month or $50/year.
My main acquisition channels at the moment are the free weekly newsletter I send to almost 10K subscribers, and sharing my work on Twitter where some people sign up straight to the membership.
Super happy to answer any questions for Indie Hackers thinking of launching such a paid community!