Patreon is a great way for people like me to use crowdfunding to support their work. It’s basically like an ongoing Kickstarter campaign where you can pledge a certain amount for each new podcast that I create. Don’t worry about paying to much in a month or accidentally going over your budget because you can set a maximum pledge per month.
My content is still free. I’m just asking for your support. In return, every time you listen to an episode of Sound Design Live you’ll know that you contributed to it’s creation.
If you want to give a little bit more per month I have a bunch of cool bonus offerings like the Sound Design Live eBook, a monthly Q&A session, career coaching, and even participation during the live interviews.
Another really cool thing about contributing through Patreon is that the more supporters I have, the more time I can spend on Sound Design Live, and the more great educational interviews I can publish for you. I get lots of great suggestions for people I should get on the show, but I rarely have time to chase them all down. Right now it takes me a whole day to schedule, research, record, edit, mix, publish, and share each episode, so I really only have time for one a month. If enough of you contribute on a regular basis I can change that and start publishing on a more regular schedule.
Basically what I’m saying is that I’d like to move to a system where I publish valuable interviews that you love and you support me for it because it helps you build your career.