Posted on July 15, 2015
For the past few weeks I have been saying to anyone who would listen that my old Membership system was going to change. When I started the Members gallery as a way to support my artwork in 1999, everyone pretty much wrote checks for their bills every month and auto-payments weren’t the norm. Times have changed. As more and more businesses have gone the auto-payment route over the years, it has now become all too easy to neglect payments that aren’t automatic (such as renewals to your favorite wallpaper site).
My new “Indefinite” Memberships should solve this problem in the long term. The prices are so low, however, that I am going feel some pain in the short term. If you are a Lifetime Member and really want to help out, I encourage you to sign up for any of my Unlimited plans. There’s a special “Lifetime Plus” level just for you guys, but you can purchase any level you like (your account will always be marked as “Lifetime) no matter what.
Here are the new Membership prices and plans. A lot of folks asked for yearly plans to avoid currency conversion charges. Each plan has monthly and yearly renewals.
Each plan has the same access to my files. The only difference between them is the signature glow and the signed print/thank you cards you receive. What if you still have 2 years left on your account? Your “days remaining” are frozen when you sign up for one of the new plans. They are returned to you if you cancel.
When you make a comment on my site your name will now “glow” to denote your Membership level. Members can activate an ongoing Membership at any time, the number of days you have left in your account will be stored for you and “the clock will stop” until you decide to cancel your ongoing plan.
Non-Lifetime Member Without a Membership Plan
Regular Lifetime Member
↓ NEW MEMBERSHIP LEVELS ↓
This is a basic way for Lifetime Members to keep throwing in a little bit of support on a regular basis. Lifetime Members can choose any of the levels below as well.
Lifetime Supporter Members will receive a signed Thank You postcard and Lifetime Members who purchase any of the higher plans will receive a signed holiday card from the Bliss family while they are active.
A Member (or Lifetime Member) subscribing on an indefinite plan. Memberships do not expire unless canceled.
Plus Members Will Receive a signed Thank You postcard
Donor Members Will Receive a signed Thank You postcard and a signed 4×6 print and a signed yearly holiday card from the Bliss family.
Patron Members Will Receive a signed Thank You postcar, a signed 5×7 print, and a signed yearly holiday card from the Bliss family.
Sponsor Members Will Receive a signed Thank You postcard, a signed 8×10 print, and a signed yearly holiday card from the Bliss family.
Guardian Members Will Receive a signed Thank You postcard, a signed 11×14 print, and a signed yearly holiday card from the Bliss family.
Please note that I do still offer a 30 day, temporary Membership, that only requires a one-time payment. You will need to upgrade to one of the Unlimited plans if you want to keep using it however. Anyone who doesn’t want an ongoing Membership is more than welcome to use my a la carte system to purchase individual images or zip file collections.
Lastly I wanted to mention that I am not storing anyone’s payment information on my server. My merchant bank handles all of the payments for me.