Even though it’s a little bit scary, we’re very excited to tell you that we’ve gone ahead and created our own Patreon page. The reason behind this is simple: we want to be able to spend more of our time creating content for Live Slow Run Far. Putting out recipes, blog posts and such makes us sincerely happy and gets our creative juices flowing for real, but it’s not terrific when it comes to paying our bills. As we believe in keeping things free and accessible – and don’t want to go the route of annoying ads popping up left, right and center – we feel like we should at least give this crowdfunding-ish type of system a fair chance. It will most likely bring its own set of challenges and present us with at least a few rounds of trial and error, but hey, that’s part of life! We’re realistic and don’t expect Patreon to yield a full time salary (or two, for that matter) in the blink of an eye, but it seems too intriguing of a concept to not give a try. It’ll take many supporters to get the machinery going for real, sure, but that’s also the whole idea of crowdfunding!
If you’re already familiar with the Patreon concept and would like to support us – or are just curious about what we’re offering – feel free to stop here, and just click the following link, which will bring you straight to our Patreon page.
What is Patreon?
For those of you who aren’t quite familiar with Patreon, on the other hand, we’ll happily talk you through the details right here. In essence, Patreon is a website and business idea that provides creators of different kinds (be it podcasters, bloggers, Youtubers etc.) with an easy way of crowdfunding themselves. The concept is simple: if you’re a big fan of the content someone is producing and want to show your support, you can sign up to help them with a small (sometimes even very small) monetary contribution on a monthly basis. Often, creators set up different tiers for their supporters – it can range from as little as $1 per month to $500 – and for each level, you’ll get certain perks. It can be member-only blog posts, behind-the-scenes material, e-books, livestreams etc., and the purpose of these is, naturally, for the creator to have something a little special to offer in return for someone’s support. Creators can also create so-called goals, which basically mean that once a certain number of supporters (or patrons, as they’re called) has been met, the creator will do or start a certain thing. We went ahead and created some for us/our page, and one of the goals is this one: when we reach 200 supporters, we’ll go ahead and launch a podcast!
Becoming a member is easy, once you’ve found your way to our page at Patreon.com. You can choose between three different tiers, depending on what feels like the right fit for you, and you’ll receive an email confirming your membership immediately. In the future, you’ll also receive email notifications each time we’ve posted members-only content. You can of course also end your contribution whenever you’d like. We can’t thank you enough for even considering joining our community, and will welcome you with the most open of arms if you do. Let’s do this together!
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