OMG yes - I used to be reluctant to put an ask in most of my posts - I thought I'd just drop in a little subscribe button and only ask for $ every now and then - I had a HUGE Gnomes problem. I've started adding an ask AT THE TOP of each newsletter - guess what? I get either a new paid subscriber or a paid conversion EVERY time. I change up the ask a bit each time to keep it fresh - I went from "i'll turn on paid and make money" with no plan to "I'll turn on paid and ASK for money and then people will give.... " And they have. Thanks for this encouragement - I'll be on the lookout for more gnomes.