IT’S ALL FREE!!
Seriously, it’s all free. All of the workouts hosted on YouTube and the Podcast are entirely free. All of the plans you’ll find on here – totally free.
I know there’s a danger sometimes that if something’s free, the perception is that it has no value – but I hope this isn’t how you feel once you get started with my videos.
Why is RowAlong free?
There are a couple of reasons. Firstly, because I just want to help people. But also because if I was to run this as a business, the whole tone of what I do would change. The moment I start chasing money, I know the videos would be just like the other ones on YouTube – constant calls to like and subscribe, to buy merch, to pay for plans etc.
There are enough channels like that. My niche here is that I’m very relaxed, I’m just your rowing buddy – talking away to you while you RowAlong with me – with tips about technique and motivation in order to keep you going – but never shouting in a bad impression of a bombastic Personal Trainer.
Will RowAlong remain free?
I’ll promise you this – the YouTube videos and podcast will always be free. And I’ll always make my content available there. Where things get slightly more complicated is where they’re wrapped up inside a bigger package.
Take Ergzone for example. They have an “Ergflix” option – which syncs video to their app. But in order to pay for media hosting, they charge a fee. And so as much as I want to keep RowAlong free, if enough people ask for it to be part of Ergflix, then there will need to be a charge for that.
Right now, a lot of my videos are on the Kinomap app – which users pay for (giving them access to their entire app) – but again, it’s the connectivity that you’re paying for. The videos are still free on YouTube.
Other things may come up in the future – but the core will always remain free. After all, I just want to RowAlong with you – I’m not here to make money out of you!
What if I still want to give you some money?
That’s very kind, and it’s something I used to turn down – but two important people spoke to me about this. The first was an online security expert who said that if I didn’t give people an option, there was a chance someone would spoof my account and mislead people into paying. The second – was my Mum. She said that it’s important to give people a way to say thankyou – and that it was rude to turn it down.
Always listen to your mum. So – I have two options. Patreon, and PayPal: