Once A Month Mom Fall 2012 Changes
Oh this post brings me as much apprehension as it does excitement. I am person that LOVES change, in fact, I am constantly in flux; trying new things on, taking them off, expanding, retracting. It keeps me feeling alive and energized. But through several roles as a leader of organizations I know that change isn’t everybody’s cup of tea. And if it isn’t yours, well, I’m sorry.
I hope that you will consider watching the video to hear all of the “what’s” and “why’s” behind this change but for those of you unable to do so, hear are the nuts and bolts details.
What is the big change you ask? We are about to embark on paid memberships for Once A Month Mom monthly menus. Before you go hitting the unsubscribe button, here me out. Over the last few years we have had numerous requests for more functionality with the site. Things like being able to mix and match menus, to create your own menus, to use our docs to a greater extent, just to name a few. We are more than anxious to make these changes as well but the truth is the funding just isn’t there. We don’t make enough doing what we already do, so building a system for doing so has been impossible.
That is where paid memberships come in. Through charging for SOME of our content we can move towards implementing those features more quickly. This also means that as a new subscriber you are investing in the future of the site and will thus be rewarded for doing so (hear discounted membership when functionality is added).
What features will cost?
- All menus (traditional, whole foods, gluten free dairy free, vegetarian, diet, baby/toddler and mini menus) recipe cards, step-by-step instructions, grocery lists and labels from January 2012 to present.
What features will still be FREE?
- Get Real
- Regular content and giveaways
- All menus (traditional, whole foods, gluten free dairy free, vegetarian, diet, baby/toddler and mini menus) recipe cards, step-by-step instructions, grocery lists and labels BEFORE December 2011.
- Pretty much everything else
Now don’t fret, we will still do main menu posts that link up to the chosen recipes for the month. If you want to do the work yourself, you most certainly can. But for a nominal monthly cost you could support the great features this site has given you over the last 3 years and contribute to our future growth! And what does that future growth look like? Well, the sky is really the limit but here are a few things that are forefront on our minds.
Potential FUTURE features:
(These features WILL NOT be available September 1, 2012 – they are ideas for the future).
- Mix and match menus
- Import your own recipes
- Create your own once a month cooking menu easily complete with recipe cards, grocery lists, step-by-step instructions and labels
- Mobile apps
- New menus
**8/29/2012 – After posting this we learned that Paypal, our chosen message for handling payment, will only handle monthly or yearly memberships; therefore we made the necessary adjustments.**
Default cost –
$24/quarter $8/month or $72/year
Introductory cost – September 1-30, 2012 –
$21/quarter $7/month or $63/year*
*Note: If you choose monthly under this introductory rate you will receive the discounted price for ONLY the first month, then your membership will revert to the default cost. Sorry, that is how Paypal is set up.
Special Newsletter Rate – LOWEST rate possible but you MUST be subscribed to the FREE OAMM Email Newsletter to receive this discount by midnight August 30, 2012.
We thank you for your patronage to this site and hope you will join us in creating our future!
We have developed a Frequently Asked Questions page as it relates to membership that you should read before emailing. If after viewing that you still have questions, please ask them. We will update the FAQ’s regularly and will warn you there will be a longer response time between now and the launch on September 1st than there will be in the future. Thank you for your patience.
Tricia & The OAMM Team