He could have just gone with a donation model and mentioned every once in a while that he appreciates donations and I bet you just as much money or more rolls in... And he gets to keep on lookin like a saint.
Because all of the people that are willing to pay are doing it because they supported Ron in the first place. So those same people surely would have donated anyways. Also, some people that would not have paid the subscription fee would be listening, and those new listeners could have been extra funding contributors. So I don't know if going with the subscription model actually had any benefit financially.
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