Subscribe to SFN? Why on earth do I need to do that?!
Well, actually there is absolutely no requirement whatsoever to subscribe - SFN is a free service and we have no intention of changing that. Our subscription plan is entirely voluntary and has been instigated by the members themselves who have asked what they can do to help!
But here's why you should consider backing SFN with a regular subscription:
Supporting SFN enables us to spend more time improving the site, developing new features and adding to the mass of useful information that can be found on the site. As you may already know, SFN is a cottage industry and is run from our home office by the two of us; it's not a super lucrative enterprise and as such we require any help we can get to finance the project. We know from all the 'thank you' messages, cards and emails that we get, that SFN is a vitally important resource for many, many people. When we hear that people have made contacts, forged new friendships, bought and sold items or gained customers, we are always thrilled. Many of you have already asked how you can give something back, so we've added a subscriptions button - you can find this on the top left hand side of the Main Page.
So whether you have benefited directly from SFN or would simply like to show your appreciation and contribute to the site's future development, we will appreciate whatever you feel able to commit to.
Thank you all very much!
Catharine & James