Okay, so I’ve gotten this question a lot, and:
Yes, there are ways to support The Malik Report both during and after the summer development camp.
Many of you have already stepped up with generous assistance–enough that I can pay my $200 loan back to my mom. It was weird to see my bank account go all the way down to $0.00 seven months after my mom’s first breast cancer scare, but two hospitalizations for urinary tract infections and a “no cancer” biopsy later, I’m back at work, and it’s weird to see the bank account no longer at zeros.
In other words, I am grateful for your support. As I said when I came back, my goal is to continue to be qualify for my State of Michigan health insurance, and starting in January of 2020, that will mean having to earn the equivalent of 20 hours a week of minimum wage work, or about $750.00 a month. I hope that by that time I’m able to do so…
In the interim, https://paypal.me/TheMalikReport and https://patreon.com/TheMalikReport are great ways to help. Paypal yields one-time payments, and I’m making about $65 a month from Patreon, mostly from friends and family who are chipping in to help the blog.
That’s my story for now. I hope that you are enjoying the coverage of the summer development camp, and I hope that in the future, we’ll find a way to get TMR to yield enough money for me to start saving up for things like training camp (already!) and a newer computer (Gamera, my 8-year-old Toshiba laptop, has seen me through many a storm, but she’s getting old) and just a plain old income…
For now, though, I’ve gotta go home and get a tank of gas and some pop and snacks for tomorrow, and you’ve allowed me to afford that, which is amazing. Thanks for your support.