Why IrishCycle doesn’t do Black Friday deals or any sales

Some newspapers have deals offering €1 per month for 3 or even 12 months, IrishCycle.com is reader-funded journalism without a paywall — so, it seems pointless offering discounts. Why?…

...With just 353 subscribers paying for IrishCycle's journalism, this website has reached over 1 million views and 700,000 visitors in 2023 already. It's how the open-access, reader-funded model of journalism works. But please help close that gap a small bit -- subscribe now for €5 per month or  €60 per year, or check other options. Now, back to the article...

You don’t need a discount to try IrishCycle.com, it’s open to everyone. That’s the point: Subscribers — value not just paying to read IrishCycle.com, but also supporting it as open journalism available to everyone.

I think and hope subscribers agree that it’s better to have thousands of people being able to read IrishCycle a month, than just a few hundred subscribers having access to news and comment articles.

If you agree, please subscribe today if you can. Even just €5 per month can help put this website on the road to a sustainable future.

A lower subscription amount isn’t offered as too high of percentage of such an amount would be going on payment processing fees. One-off payments are also possible, if that’s what suits you, but this website really needs monthly subscribers to make it workable in the long run.

IrishCycle is now just 6 subscribers away from 300 — but, here’s the thing, as you might expect in the cost of living crisis, a number of subscribers have also left. So, if you can please subscribe today.

If you are already a subscriber, thank you! And if you cannot afford to subscribe, please don’t worry about it at all.

Thanks for reading,

Cian Ginty

Editor, IrishCycle.com

If you value our journalism, please subscribe today.

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