Frequently asked questions about subscriptions
Q: Which payment methods and credit cards do you accept?
A: You can pay by credit card through Stripe. The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, and Discover. You may also use PayPal, too.
Q: Is my payment secure?
A: Yes. Homesick Texan is securely encrypted and none of your credit card information is stored on this site. All transactions go through Stripe or PayPal’s servers. Likewise, I do not have access to your credit card information and I do not have the ability to make any additional charges to your card. Please note, if you sign up for a recurring subscription, you will be charged for a new year when your current subscription expires. This happens automatically through Stripe and PayPal.
Q: Is my subscription or donation tax-deductible?
A: No, it is not.
Q: Is this a recurring subscription?
A: Yes, it can be. You have the choice to make it recurring when you sign up for a subscription. You will be then be billed annually, unless you choose not to renew.
Q: I like you a lot and would love to contribute more. Is this possible?
A: Yes! If you would like to contribute more, you may make a donation of any size through PayPal.
Q: Will the ads go away?
A: They are still part of the financial equation but if enough people pay to be members then I will get rid of them.
Q: What exactly am I getting for my money?
A: I am committing to posting more often and have a goal of at least 25 subscribers-only posts a year.
Q: If I’m not a subscriber, can I still access the site’s archives and will I still see new posts?
A: Absolutely! I’m not taking anything away but simply adding more content for those who wish to become paid subscribers.
Q: I bought your book! Why are you asking for more money?
A: First, thank you for your support through purchase of the books! I very much appreciate it. That said, all the money I received for the books went towards producing and marketing those projects, with expenses including research, ingredients, recipe testing, photography, and touring. Now, I’m seeking funding to keep the blog running. And if you would like to subscribe (or donate), I would, of course, be grateful!
Q: When/how can I cancel my subscription?
A: If you have a recurring membership, hit cancel on your account page and your subscription will be cancelled with prorated fees. Otherwise, send me an email and I’ll take care of it.
Q: How will you use the money?
A: My direct business expenses include: Web hosting, software subscriptions, my newsletter’s mailing service, ingredients for recipe testing, and research, which includes trips across Texas, books, and subscriptions. Then I also need to pay for my rent, utilities, and insurance. Once those needs are met, my stretch goals include: new equipment; self-publishing publications; a business-savvy manager to help monetize further; an ad-free site; and multimedia, such as video and/or a podcast.