Operation of the podcast and associated website costs money for hosting and domain registrations. On top of that is digital recording equipment, microphones and peripherals, which all goes to attempting maintain and improve the quality of the guests and presentation.
This is before the travel to meet some guests and post production. For sure I certainly enjoy the engagement and enlightening conversations.
And that time is something I am not asking to be paid for. The objective here is to create a modest cash flow to cover equipment and domain registrations and hosting costs.
As to the merchandise...
Well, postage and handling kills the small player here in Australia. Combine that with extra time of processing and packaging different items and it’s a case of being uneconomical for me to do or the supporter not getting fair value for what they would like to buy.
Hence a merchandise package.
I am thinking that this will be small lots of different items, unless supporter feedback indicates otherwise.
The goods will be sourced and made or printed where possible in Australia by Australian owned companies. That’s support local companies where ever you may hail from or visit. Given costs of postage sales from the merchandise page will be restricted to Australia. But if you do desire to purchase from outside of Australia drop me a email letting me know your country and state and we can see if there is an acceptable price to get the merchandise to you. Finally, it blows my mind who and where listens to this podcast. I am humbled that people think what I am doing is worthy of there time.