My Dearest Mad-Readers,
I am motivated to make my Patreon journey a success. With you! It really cannot work without you! I wish to stay away from advertisers for as long as I can, but since I also need to survive, I need your support.
What is Patreon
Patreon is an online platform which allows you to interact with and support your favorite content creators. I am quite certain you all are familiar with it, or have at least heard of it.
Well, first off, because it is the one platform I knew first and I have heard great reviews about it over the years. That wouldn’t necessarily get me to trust it entirely, but I’d work with it like I do with WordPress. It would simply be another way to blog and earn an honest living from my passion.
No Ads For As Long As I can
I am saying “for as long as I can” because Derek Taylor, from DistroTube, said something that made a lot of sense to me the other day. He explained why his videos are monetized and I believe he is right. Which is why, one day (when it is worth it), I intend to activate ads on my videos. With worth it, I mean when I am capable to produce quality content quickly enough and for more subscribers than I currently have. It is not worth doing with 4 or 5 subscribers.
Here is DT’s reason : according to him, Google has nothing to gain from his channel if he doesn’t show ads. Having nothing to gain also means Google has nothing to lose in removing his channel. I suppose it is not much to display some ads in exchange for a free service and it also helps him pay the bills, right ?
I Am A Patreon Beginner
I am still quite new to Patreon. As a result, my page is not fully customized and I need your advice. We are a community and not only do I run this blog because it tickles my fancy, but also because it has the potential to help and inspire you.
I have created a poll on Patreon, because I need your opinion. I need you all in order to move forward with my projects. If you are interested, please click on this link.
If you wish to have a glance at my Patreon page, please click on this other link. I intend to become more active in the weeks to come and publish some of my content there.
I also wish to settle for 2 days (perhaps 3) in the week to publish my posts. I believe I will publish posts at least on Mondays and Fridays, and sometimes on Wednesdays. This should allow me to write posts for Patreon and shoot YouTube videos, since I have almost exclusively been working on my blog these past few weeks.
If you want to be among all the amazing (and proudly mad) people in this community, you only need follow this blog (via email or WordPress). If you aren’t following this blog yet but trust its future content will rock as the one which preceded, subscribe and get notified whenever I publish a new article.
I am not yet a superstar on YouTube, but you may still subscribe to my channel to support me. I am working on some new content, which I hope you will enjoy. I also intend to begin shooting French videos some time soon.
Take care of yourselves,