Patreon. It's lit fam.
Supporting the creative journey... or something like that.
So I was debating, for many many many months. I had my Patreon account set up and ready to go live for almost 12 months. I have been debating left and right if I should even do a Patreon.
Whats the worst that can happen, someone decides to not support my journey?
It's not costing me anything to create the content (initially), so I have nothing to lose. Plus, I figured this is a good way for me to stay on point and provide subscriber and Patreon rewards.
Why a Patreon/Crowdfunding/Twitch?
Patreon is a different way for me to offer additional content to supporters of my music and career. Twitch is for those that are entertained by my online streaming/video content. 2 different things but existing within the same 3pm universe.
Don't you feel like you're asking for handouts?
This is something I have struggled with my entire career. Asking people to invest their money and or time in my creations. Be it, buying a T-shirt or CD at a show or online ticket sales for an event... I always feel like I am asking or begging for money. However, a friend recently put this into perspective.
It's much like if you were at a restaurant and had an extremely charismatic server, incredible food, awesome visuals, quality entertainment and a unforgettable phenomenal experience... You would very easily leave at minimum a 20% tip for my bill, for 1 night, 1-3 hours worth of an experience to show appreciation and support to the people that created that evening.
This is no different (aside from not getting amazing food), This is a way for creative people to provide a service to their viewers and listeners, and if the experience and quality is memorable then an investment or percentage of your time and/or money shouldn't be too much to ask for. (PLUS, It's a heck of a lot cheaper than a steak dinner at a 5 star restaurant).
So what is your goal with this Patreon and Twitch stuff?
To create. Full time. To entertain Full time. To inspire and build a community that support each other and celebrate our diversity and humor on a daily/weekly basis either live on twitch or via discord chat.
Thank you in advance for 1. Reading this and 2. Deciding to support me either via Twitch or on Patreon.