Medellin Guru now offers annual subscriptions on Patreon for access to our premium content. Save 15 percent compared to the monthly rate for a limited time.

Several Medellin Guru readers asked about annual subscriptions/memberships with Patreon. So, we now offer both monthly and annual subscriptions.

You can now choose to pay for Patreon on an annual basis instead of monthly. It’s a great way to show your support of Medellin Guru. And in return you’ll get a discount of 15 percent when you do for a limited time until January 15.

In addition to reducing transaction fees, you’ll help us create quality content faster and reduce the chance your credit card declines in the future.  

By asking for help from our readers to remain ad free, we now have over 675 subscribers (patrons). Thanks everyone!

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Existing Patrons Can Switch from Monthly to Annual

Monthly patrons, you can now make the switch from monthly to annual membership at any point and save money!

For existing patrons, the following steps will help you switch over your pledge to annual.

Just follow the steps below to change your membership billing frequency and get a discount on the yearly amount:

  1. While logged in to Patreon.com hover over your profile icon in the top-right corner, and select Manage memberships.
  2. From your Active memberships page click Edit next to your membership details for the creators.
  3. The checkout page should look familiar to you – directly under the page header, you’ll see the option to toggle between monthly, or annual membership.
  4. Select the annual option and click Update.

Please note, you will be charged for the entire year up front.

Your membership is for an entire year (12 months), and your annual membership will automatically renew on the 1st of the month after a year has passed.

Our Tourism Impact of Coronavirus is a locked premium content article

Our Tourism Impact of Coronavirus is a locked premium content article

Patron-Only Premium Content on Medellin Guru

Starting in January 2020, Medellin Guru starting moving to a partial subscription model. Now many articles on Medellin Guru is now locked and accessible only to Patreon subscribers.

Over the next three months, we plan that 20 percent of the over 590 articles on Medellin Guru will be locked for Patreon subscribers.

We are Publishing Premium Content Articles in FULL on Patreon

As a Patreon subscriber you will receive access to Medellin Guru’s popular premium content.

Our premium content articles are a comprehensive and up-to-date series of articles about visiting and moving to Colombia; buying, selling and investing in real estate; choosing a neighborhood in Colombia, choosing a city to live in Colombia and choosing a foreign retirement location.

We already published 55 premium content articles on Patreon in FULL.

Popular Premium Articles About Visiting and Moving to Colombia

Renting Unfurnished Apartments and Casas (Houses)

Buying, Selling and Investing in Real Estate

Choosing a Neighborhood in Medellín

Choosing a City in Colombia to Live in

Choosing a Foreign Retirement Location and Comparing Cities

If you are a Medellin Guru Patreon subscriber, you can access these articles in full on Patreon without going to the Medellin Guru website.

We now plan to publish any new premium locked articles and updated locked articles in full on the Patreon website. So, you can now think of Patreon as the new home for Medellin Guru’s premium content.

Accessing premium content on Medellin Guru is somewhat cumbersome with Patreon security and some readers had problems. So, you can now access premium content directly on Patreon after logging in once.

Over the next three months we plan to migrate all premium locked articles on Medellin Guru to Patreon. In addition, while we migrate these older articles, we are making updates to the content so it will be current.

So, to access premium content on Medellin Guru please go to: https://www.patreon.com/medellinguru

Medellin Guru Needs Your Help

Medellin Guru needs the help of readers to remain ad free. For over three years, the Medellin Guru website has been ad free with no sponsors or advertisements. Medellin Guru is on Patreon, which permits donations to support the site.

Medellin Guru has been a labor of love since it was launched in July 2017. But as the Medellin Guru site has become more and more time-consuming and popular, we are asking for a little help from all our friends and readers to keep Medellin Guru going.

Medellin Guru has now published 175 weekly email newsletters

Medellin Guru has now published 175 weekly email newsletters

Medellin Guru is now the most popular English language blog in Colombia. However, the success of Medellin Guru has resulted in dramatically increased costs.

  • Average of over 90,000 visitors to the website each month over the past two years
  • Over 7,600 email subscribers to our free weekly newsletter.

Furthermore, we do not receive a single cent for the free weekly Medellin Guru email newsletter we now send to over 7,600 subscribers every week. You can see all our our Medellin Guru newsletters here.

Coronavirus in Colombia hit Medellin Guru hard. We now have much more to cover and update with constant changes due to coronavirus. But no tourists were visiting Colombia for about six months due to coronavirus

So, we are receiving less commissions from our partnerships for visasreal estate salesapartment rentals and insurance. We now depend much more on reader contributions for Medellin Guru to survive.
 
In addition, we are working hard to keep the content on Medellin Guru up-to-date. In a period of 100 weeks until December 31, 2020, we updated a total of 1,316 articles. Things change all the time in Colombia, particularly due to coronavirus.
 
Jeff Paschke, the founder of Medellin Guru

Jeff Paschke, the founder of Medellin Guru

Subscribe to Medellin Guru Premium Content on Patreon

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We have structured six different membership levels on Patreon with different benefits:

1. Entry Level– $3 per month (only about the cost of a beer or coffee)

  • Subscriber access to patron-only premium content on Medellin Guru
  • A big think you for your donation!

Annual Friends Level – $30.60 annually (save $5.40)

2. Supporters – $5 per month

  • Subscriber access to patron-only premium content on Medellin Guru
  • Priority email responses from Medellin Guru. If you have questions we will find the answers.
  • Ability to recommend topics for priority coverage on Medellin Guru.

Annual Supporters Level – $51.00 annually (save $9.00)

3. Patrons – $10 per month

  • Free Medellin Guru Expat Consultation via Skype or In-Person (two per year).
  • Subscriber access to patron-only premium content on Medellin Guru
  • Priority email responses from Medellin Guru. If you have questions we will find the answers.
  • Ability to recommend topics for priority coverage on Medellin Guru.

Annual Patrons Level – $102.00 annually (save $18.00)

4. Promote Events with Medellin Guru – $20 per month

  • Promote Your Events: Medellin Guru will promote your events in our weekly events calendar on the website, our weekly Medellin Guru email newsletter sent to over 7,700 subscribers and our Medellin Guru Events Group on Facebook with over 2,800 members.
  • Subscriber access to patron-only premium content on Medellin Guru
  • Priority email responses from Medellin Guru. If you have questions we will find the answers.
  • Ability to recommend topics for priority coverage on Medellin Guru.

The “Promote Events” level of membership is intended for those that have events in Medellín and want Medellin Guru to help with promotion of your events.

Annual Promote Events Level – $204.00 annually (save $36.00)

At the Medellin Guru November 2019 meetup at 20Mission Cerveza with over 210 attendees, we will resume our events in the future

At the Medellin Guru November 2019 meetup at 20Mission Cerveza with over 210 attendees, we will resume our events in the future

5. Sponsor of Medellin Guru Events – $30 per month

  • Sponsorship of Events: your company will be featured as a sponsor of our Monthly Medellin Guru meetups, the largest monthly foreigner events in Medellín.
  • Subscriber access to patron-only premium content on Medellin Guru
  • Priority email responses from Medellin Guru. If you have questions we can find the answers.
  • Ability to recommend topics for coverage on Medellin Guru.

This “Sponsor of Medellin Guru Events” level of membership is intended for companies that want their company featured as a sponsor of our monthly Medellin Guru events. We are currently hot holding events due to coronavirus restrictions but will resume them in the future.

Annual Sponsor of Medellin Guru Events Level – $306.00 annually (save $54.00) 

6. Sponsor of Medellin Guru – $50 per month

  • Sponsorship of Newsletter: your company will be featured as a sponsor of the Medellin Guru newsletter in our weekly newsletter sent to over 7,500 subscribers.
  • Sponsorship of Events: your company will be featured as a sponsor of our Monthly Medellin Guru meetups, the largest monthly foreigner events in Medellín.
  • Subscriber access to patron-only premium content on Medellin Guru
  • Priority email responses from Medellin Guru. If you have questions we can find the answers.
  • Ability to recommend topics for coverage on Medellin Guru.

This “Sponsor” level of membership is intended for companies that want their company featured as a sponsor in the Medellin Guru weekly newsletter as well as our monthly Medellin Guru events.

Annual Sponsor of Medellin Guru Level –$510 annually (save $90) 

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Medellin Guru Premium Content Access Issue Are Solved

A handful of patrons each week since late September have been reporting problems accessing locked premium content on Medellin Guru. The most common issue has been a loop with Patreon security while trying to access content on Medellin Guru.

We have fixed this over two months ago with changes to how we handle premium locked content.

We are sorry for anyone who had access issues. We worked with a Patreon developer for a week, who was unable to duplicate the problem and verified that everything on the Medellin Guru website is configured correctly.

Since the developer was unable to find the problem that was impacting several Medellin Guru patrons, we  made changes for how we handle locked premium content on Medellin Guru and now provide an alternative method of access that works for everyone.

Premium Content article published in full on Patreon

Premium Content article published in full on Patreon

Support Medellin Guru by Buying Medellin Guru a Coffee

If you are unable to sign up for a Patreon monthly or annual subscription you can also support us by buying us a coffee (or more than one coffee).

This is essentially a one-time donation.

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The Bottom Line: Patreon – Medellin Guru Needs Your Help to Remain Ad Free: We Now Have Annual Subscriptions

Has Medellin Guru helped you? We are asking for the help of readers. I believe that Medellin Guru is important. And if you do also, or want to receive one of the benefits mentioned above, please become a patron using a Patreon button above. If you become a patron you get access to all the content on Medellin Guru.

We now offer annual subscriptions to our readers in addition to monthly. Medellin Guru readers asked for this so we now offer annual subscriptions. If you are an existing monthly patron, you can switch from monthly to annual and save money – save 15 percent for a limited time until January 15.

We really want the Medellin Guru site to remain ad free and totally independent. Medellin Guru has helped thousands of foreigners over the past three years. And we would absolutely hate to add advertising. Also, we would like to add staff to help with the growing site.

The bottom line is we need the help of readers for Medellin Guru to remain ad free.

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