We picked up the equivalent of five subscribers in the past week. So our meter number is 11/500. That’s 2.2% of what we need in 50 weeks. We fill in our alien head meter a little bit more!
We use our alien head as a measure of how we’re doing toward our goal of becoming Kickstarter independent. When the alien head is completely black, we have hit our goal.
The goal of The Apex 500 is so that we won’t have to run an annual Kickstarter to fund the zine.
Subscriptions aren’t the only things that fill the meter. If someone makes an ad buy for $250, that’s approximately 24 subscriptions, so the meter will go up accordingly. If someone purchases five issues at $4.99 each (for $24.95), that will count as a subscription. And so on.
Want to help fill the meter? Here are some ways to feed the alien head.
- Buy yourself a subscription
- Gift a subscription
- Back our Patreon at the $2, $,7, or $17 levels
- Buy an issue
- Buy some advertising
- Buy 50 words of fiction via Ko-Fi
- Grab some Apex merchandise
We’ll update the alien-o-meter each week to let you know how the Apex 500 is coming along!