Patreon is something I have known of for a very long time now. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s a website that allows content creators (of any kind) to be funded by their audience if they want to, having them pay a certain amount to them each month to help fund their creative living and goals.
To me this idea has always seem half amazing and half stingy… I didn’t know if I was ‘good enough’ or ‘working hard enough’ to earn the right to ask people outright for money. I would think of the idea for a fleeting moment and then shrug it off by reminding myself that I don’t create things for money; I do it for my own creative outlet and the payment of others happiness from viewing and experiencing my content is enough.
Now, this is still very much the case. However I have recently been trying to set a more scheduled ‘work flow’ for my YouTube videos, gameplay live streaming and other things relating my YagmanX community as I often seem to be hoarded with so many ideas surrounding it but can never find the time to make it happen. However, I’ve noticed that I’m finding it hard to prioritise this as much as I so desperately want to. There are many reasons why this is (University being an obvious major point) but one main one is simply money. However much I insist I don’t care about it, I need it. If I find a job offer or get an email about a business meeting that could lead to a potential job then, even though I may not fully want to, I have to drop what I’m doing and go for it! I have to research for that certain job instead of work on a cool idea for a next video, I have to travel to the workplace instead of travel to events that could benefit YagmanX.
This might be coming off as moany. I hope it’s not. I’m so grateful that I have what I have and I’ve worked so hard for it so it’s so refreshing to see my reach growing, to read lovely comments and to receive such positive motivation from the online community. But I want to do more, I want to have more time to put more effort into what I love and giving you all the best that I can! To get more time it would be nice for me to not have to worry about money as much to fund my university studies and living, it would be nice for me to finally stop hoarding my ideas to myself and have them become rusty in a forgotten part of my memory.
I guess I just need to put my hands up and say: Yes, a little help would be lovely thank you.
So maybe Patreon wouldn’t be such a bad thing after all? It could make all the difference! It could mean more videos, better quality, being able to comply with the content you ask to see more of, more interactive creations, more time to spend communicating with you all. Or it might just make no difference at all. But I guess that’s all up to you. I’ve had so many lovely emails asking for a way to show their gratitude, which still baffles me! So perhaps this way it would be beneficial for all of us 🙂
Anyway, I’ve set one up. Yup, my own Patreon account.
If you have as little as $1 a month to give then it would mean the world to me and you would help me towards my dream for making more content, more frequently and at even better quality! There are even some perks for those who do want to make a donation 😉
However, if you can’t afford to or simply don’t want to then honestly, it’s perfectly fine and I totally understand. Just being involved with my content is enough to make me happy so thank you!