I’ve been offering my services and running by business by donation since 2014. I used to run my business the “normal” way, I had an hourly 1-1 consulting rate, and invoiced people at that rate for my time, and if they couldn’t pay it I didn’t work 1-1 with them. Eventually, I decided that instead, I wanted to give the gift of my time and knowledge, and the person I work with could give a monetary gift as they desire, without my requiring a certain rate.
I supplement my business with some paid consulting work, but I run my business by donation, and this combination of work is what I live off. I do not have inheritance, investments, family or partner financial support, or any other source of financial support.
Your donations support my basic living expenses and also help to support my continued work.
From the gross income of donations I receive, I pay out:
-Federal income tax
-State income tax
-All business-related expenses such as electronics (computer and phone etc.), accountant expenses, website expenses, transaction fees, software, office supplies and more.
-All personal expenses including rent, utilities, food, vehicle expenses, health and dental insurance, clothing, housing items and all other typical personal living expenses.
As I am sometimes asked, the industry standard for 1-1 private nutritional consulting sessions varies quite a lot, but is typically about $60 – $100+ USD per hr. However, I do not require any donations I may receive to be within this range.
How to donate:
1. PayPal – click here or below to donate via PayPal. I receive 97% of your donation if in the USA, and about 95% from international.
3: Transferwise (preferred method for international donations) – click here to donate via Transferwise. Transferwise is a service that has a lower fee than Paypal and most other methods. The “borderless accounts” enable people to choose from several currencies, including GBP, Euro and AUD and I will receive the funds into my account. I receive 94% – 99% of your donation depending on source and currency.
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56 Shoreditch High Street
Elsenheimer Str. 41
800 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3008
19 W 24th Street
4. Patreon – a recurring donation/subscription option; click here to set up recurring donations. I receive about 87-93% of your donation after Patreon fees.
5. Wire & direct bank transfers – available for both domestic & international transfers; contact me for details.
6. Checks & Money Orders – contact me for details for the address to send a check or money order to.
Additionally, I believe in financial transparency, particularly due to working and living by donation, and so below are the records of my income from tax returns. While I’ve had my business since 2010, in June 2014 was when I moved to running my business and offering gifts by donation.
Feel free to email with any questions.