Spaceballs 2: the quest for more money (a.k.a. fundraising for TMR)

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, and 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.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.

9 thoughts on “Spaceballs 2: the quest for more money (a.k.a. fundraising for TMR)”

      1. I will use paypal but I think as a business strategy you will want to enable as many methods of paying you as possible, make it as easy as possible for people to pay you.

        Am happy that you are back.

  1. Have you considered just getting a regular job and writing blogs as a hobby. These prospect and training camps are busy. But once the season starts there isn’t that much to write about. Game recaps are everywhere so I doubt anyone comes here for that. Even a 20-30 hour per week job would allow lots of time to write.

    1. It’s been an off year but when George is on his game it’s well worth sending a few bucks. I’ve really missed his content over this season. It’s not the generic game recaps you’re thinking of. Everything and anything red wings and related. you cannot get it anywhere else.

      1. Fully agree with TRIZUM—after reading the game recaps, I come here for GJM insight—that’s where George excels.

        1. I guess my point is there seems like less to write about once the roster is set and the season starts. Doesn’t seem like a 9 to 5 workday. So if money is so tight that your bank account reads $0.00 and you may lose health insurance…then maybe just get a part-time job and write in your spare time.

    2. “Game recaps are everywhere so I doubt anyone comes here for that.” — wing nut

      Let me put your doubts to rest… some people come to George for precisely that reason.

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