Interstellar Orchard is creating RVing and travel content
63

patrons

$415
per month
Hello, I'm Becky! I created the website Interstellar Orchard in 2011 to chronicle my full-time RVing journey and teach and inspire others about life on the road. In September of 2017, I started a YouTube channel by the same name.

When you make a monthly pledge to become a patron of IO, you get an insider's look into my life as a nomad with real-time updates and musings, and early access to videos and other projects. Depending on the level you choose to pledge at, you could also receive: access to clips of writing and photos that didn't make the cut for my blog posts, large versions of my best photos to use as wallpaper for your computer, the PDF versions of my two books, your name in the credits of my YouTube videos, and more.

Web hosting, my Wordpress theme, and the e-mail list all cost money, and occasionally I need to hire a web developer to fix technical issues. Starting the YouTube channel required a laptop capable of video editing, and I have hopes of upgrading to a video camera beyond my phone someday. When Amazon terminated my affiliate account late in October, 2017 I lost the funding I used to cover these expenses. Your patronage means I spend less time scrambling around to cover the cost in other ways, and more time creating the content you love.

Thank you for reading to the end, and if you choose to become a patron, thank you even more! And lastly, one big thank you for being a part of the Interstellar Orchard community. As I always say on the blog: IO wouldn't exist without you.
Tiers
IO Patron
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls

Behind the Scenes
$3 or more per month 24 patrons
- Photos, writing, and video clips that didn't make the cut for published works

- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls

Wallpaper
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
- Wallpapers of my best iPhone photos for your computer

- Photos, writing, and video clips that didn't make the cut for published works

- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls

Bookworm
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
- Access to the PDF version of my books

- Wallpapers of my best iPhone photos for your computer

- Photos, writing, and video clips that didn't make the cut for published works

- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls

Name in the Credits
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
- Your name at the end of every YouTube video I make while you're a patron

- Access to the PDF version of my books

- Wallpapers of my best iPhone photos for your computer

- Photos, writing, and video clips that didn't make the cut for published works

- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls

Personalized Video and Calls
$100 or more per month 1 patron
- Every month you choose between: a personalized 5-10 minute video, or a 30 minute phone call (about RVing or deliberate living)

- Your name at the end of every YouTube video I make while you're a patron

- Access to the PDF version of my books

- Wallpapers of my best iPhone photos for your computer

- Photos, writing, and video clips that didn't make the cut for published works

- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls

Goals
$400 – reached! per month
Several blog readers have commented about how my writing has improved over the years. Do you want to know why it's improved? Practice has helped, but what makes a bigger difference is how much time and energy I'm able to devote to creating the content. For my first couple years on IO, I was working 40 hours or more a week most of the time, and didn't have as much energy and time left over to create. Posts were less consistent, less well thought out, and didn't get as much editing. But in 2016 when I started making real money from the Amazon Affiliate program, suddenly I no longer had to work as many seasonal jobs in a year and could invest more of myself into IO, and it shows.

On average, I brought in $450 a month through affiliate sales on Amazon. Right now I'm making about $50 a month through YouTube, so the difference is $400. If I can get back up to that level, I won't have to take a summer work-camping job in 2018, and can continue putting out content at the same level I am now. I'll also do a Q&A series to answer your most burning questions about RV life!
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Hello, I'm Becky! I created the website Interstellar Orchard in 2011 to chronicle my full-time RVing journey and teach and inspire others about life on the road. In September of 2017, I started a YouTube channel by the same name.

When you make a monthly pledge to become a patron of IO, you get an insider's look into my life as a nomad with real-time updates and musings, and early access to videos and other projects. Depending on the level you choose to pledge at, you could also receive: access to clips of writing and photos that didn't make the cut for my blog posts, large versions of my best photos to use as wallpaper for your computer, the PDF versions of my two books, your name in the credits of my YouTube videos, and more.

Web hosting, my Wordpress theme, and the e-mail list all cost money, and occasionally I need to hire a web developer to fix technical issues. Starting the YouTube channel required a laptop capable of video editing, and I have hopes of upgrading to a video camera beyond my phone someday. When Amazon terminated my affiliate account late in October, 2017 I lost the funding I used to cover these expenses. Your patronage means I spend less time scrambling around to cover the cost in other ways, and more time creating the content you love.

Thank you for reading to the end, and if you choose to become a patron, thank you even more! And lastly, one big thank you for being a part of the Interstellar Orchard community. As I always say on the blog: IO wouldn't exist without you.

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Tiers
IO Patron
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls

Behind the Scenes
$3 or more per month 24 patrons
- Photos, writing, and video clips that didn't make the cut for published works

- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls

Wallpaper
$5 or more per month 13 patrons
- Wallpapers of my best iPhone photos for your computer

- Photos, writing, and video clips that didn't make the cut for published works

- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls

Bookworm
$10 or more per month 11 patrons
- Access to the PDF version of my books

- Wallpapers of my best iPhone photos for your computer

- Photos, writing, and video clips that didn't make the cut for published works

- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls

Name in the Credits
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
- Your name at the end of every YouTube video I make while you're a patron

- Access to the PDF version of my books

- Wallpapers of my best iPhone photos for your computer

- Photos, writing, and video clips that didn't make the cut for published works

- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls

Personalized Video and Calls
$100 or more per month 1 patron
- Every month you choose between: a personalized 5-10 minute video, or a 30 minute phone call (about RVing or deliberate living)

- Your name at the end of every YouTube video I make while you're a patron

- Access to the PDF version of my books

- Wallpapers of my best iPhone photos for your computer

- Photos, writing, and video clips that didn't make the cut for published works

- Exclusive feed with real-time updates and musings

- Early access to videos and other projects

- Polls