[Written on June 10, 2009]
Justification of the Fee being Back
From July 2008 to March 2009, the Abundant Living System originally had a fee cost to stay in ALS. This fee was either $50.00 for every 6 months or $79.99 for the whole year. That's cheaper than paying for your own webhosting.
From March 2009 to June 1, 2009, ALS decided to wave the fee for a while and received a great deal of abuse from "roaming internet goons" because of it. A few days before June 1 hit, the following was posted in the back office by the Administration:
==== This message below is from the ALS administration ====
ALS Administration Fee
* All people, who have already joined Abundant Living System or will
join by May 31, 2009, your membership is active and you will not be required
to pay an admin fee. You are entitled to all membership benefits as of
your original registration date.
The administration fee assures that the funding will be in place to continually upgrade the system and provide the highest level of support to all members.
==== The message above was from the ALS administration ====
So from June 1 and on, anyone who joins the Abundant Living System will have to pay a yearly fee of $50.00. I was fortunate to be one of the few that joined ALS before they reinstituted the fee again.
I know there are some that will complain about this and my response to the complainers is "take a hike" and "go elsewhere". Abundant Living System is not for you if you have to complain about petty little things. ALS did not need to explain as to why they reinstituted the fee. $50.00 a year is not a lot of money. That is $4.17 a month. Remember ALS originally charged $79.99 for a whole year or $50.00 for 6 months.
You can look at the $50.00 fee like this: it would be [almost] as if you were paying for your own webhosting. There are no "hidden" costs. You can read "What is the cost to get into the Abundant Living System?" article and "What training comes with the Abundant Living System?" article.