NOW ON PATREON
I looked into a few different options on how to improve your listening experience as well as building a sense of community among the Members and decided on Patreon.
1. Listen in your favorite podcast app
No more having to come to the website. When you sign up for Patreon, it will email you a custom RSS feed link. When you tap it, it will automatically subscribe you to a Members' only podcast. So you'll have the regular Polyvagal Podcast and the new show - Polyvagal Patron. I tried it out and it's great. I'm able to listen to every Members' episode in Apple Podcasts.
There's an optional Patreon app for getting the Members' content and commenting on Members' episodes. This is going to replace the Forum. Patreon also has options for livestreaming, which I anticipate using for Members' only Q&A and livestreams.
3. Pricing isn't changing. It's still $5/mo.
4. Sign up when you're ready.
Every Member pays at a different time throughout the month. So there's no great time for me to launch the Patreon while timing it just right with each of your billing cycles. The Patreon content is already live and ready to be accessed. For the next month, I am going to upload new episodes there and JustinLMFT.com. Sign up on Patreon when you're ready. (I am also re-editing a couple of the earlier episodes)
5. JustinLMFT Members' Pages close 4/30.
At the end of April, I won't be adding new audio to the website. It'll be on Patreon only.
I really hope to see you there! I think it's going to be a major upgrade from the website. I am still going to have lots of free content and resources on the website. But the Members' experience simply has to be better. And I think Patreon is the way to go.