Switched On Network is creating YouTube Videos on technology, gadgets, smart home & the Internet
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Hello! I'm Paul Freeman-Powell - known online as paulfp - and I started the Switched On Network channel on YouTube as a way to combine my love and passion for video production with my interests in technology, gadgets, the Internet and software/hardware development.

The channel actually started back in 2012, under a different name, back when I was running a local computer repair and IT company and it started life as the online channel for that business. However, due to a shift in focus I only actually made 2 (pretty awful) videos. After a rather long hiatus, the channel was relaunched back in November of 2017 and it's been growing steadily ever since.

The highlight so far has been one of the videos, a Raspberry Pi project creating an ultra-secure smart door lock system with (nearly) "three factor" authentication, winning an award! As you can imagine, like an excited school child I enthusiastically set about changing the bios on all the SoN and personal social channels to include "award-winning"... I mean, who wouldn't? ;-)

I try to create videos as frequently as possible for the channel, however it's not the full-time focus of my business. So if I said "a video a week" then I know I'd just let you down, hence the tongue-in-cheek tagline of "New Videos... every so often". I'd like to push one out once a week, and I certainly have enough ideas in the pipeline on my spreadsheet... but other work and family commitments mean this just isn't usually possible. However, sometimes (as I write this, for example) I work on longer, more in-depth and intricately edited videos - so if there's a longer wait between videos it may well mean that there's something really good to come. Plus, I tend to record in batch sessions so I have lots of good short-form content around the corner!

If you've read this far and you're considering supporting me and this channel, then a huge thank you! I'll do my very best not to let you down, and I really hope you enjoy the content. Your support, and the support of others, will help to keep this as a viable channel (no pun intended) for my business which will, in turn, mean I can create more, better and more consistent content for the channel so - hopefully! - everyone's a winner :)
Tiers
One Dollar Club
$1 or more per month

Your support on this tier is really appreciated, and you'll be part of helping the Switched On Network channel to produce more frequent and better content. Thank you!

Five Dollar Club
$5 or more per month

Thank you for considering joining the Five Dollar Club! Not only will you be part of helping the Switched On Network channel to produce more frequent and better content but as a token of my appreciation you'll also unlock a 50% discount at the Switched on Network merch store.

Ten Dollar Club!
$10 or more per month

Thank you for considering joining the Ten Dollar Club! Like, really... thank you - you're amazing! Not only will you be part of helping the Switched On Network channel to produce more frequent and better content but as a token of my appreciation you'll also unlock a 50% discount at the Switched on Network merch store *AND* you'll get to see any new videos 24 hours before they go public, as well as occasional exclusive (non-public) behind the scenes and outtake/blooper videos.

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When I reach $500 per month from Patreon, I will commit to releasing at least 2 videos per month.
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Hello! I'm Paul Freeman-Powell - known online as paulfp - and I started the Switched On Network channel on YouTube as a way to combine my love and passion for video production with my interests in technology, gadgets, the Internet and software/hardware development.

The channel actually started back in 2012, under a different name, back when I was running a local computer repair and IT company and it started life as the online channel for that business. However, due to a shift in focus I only actually made 2 (pretty awful) videos. After a rather long hiatus, the channel was relaunched back in November of 2017 and it's been growing steadily ever since.

The highlight so far has been one of the videos, a Raspberry Pi project creating an ultra-secure smart door lock system with (nearly) "three factor" authentication, winning an award! As you can imagine, like an excited school child I enthusiastically set about changing the bios on all the SoN and personal social channels to include "award-winning"... I mean, who wouldn't? ;-)

I try to create videos as frequently as possible for the channel, however it's not the full-time focus of my business. So if I said "a video a week" then I know I'd just let you down, hence the tongue-in-cheek tagline of "New Videos... every so often". I'd like to push one out once a week, and I certainly have enough ideas in the pipeline on my spreadsheet... but other work and family commitments mean this just isn't usually possible. However, sometimes (as I write this, for example) I work on longer, more in-depth and intricately edited videos - so if there's a longer wait between videos it may well mean that there's something really good to come. Plus, I tend to record in batch sessions so I have lots of good short-form content around the corner!

If you've read this far and you're considering supporting me and this channel, then a huge thank you! I'll do my very best not to let you down, and I really hope you enjoy the content. Your support, and the support of others, will help to keep this as a viable channel (no pun intended) for my business which will, in turn, mean I can create more, better and more consistent content for the channel so - hopefully! - everyone's a winner :)

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Tiers
One Dollar Club
$1 or more per month

Your support on this tier is really appreciated, and you'll be part of helping the Switched On Network channel to produce more frequent and better content. Thank you!

Five Dollar Club
$5 or more per month

Thank you for considering joining the Five Dollar Club! Not only will you be part of helping the Switched On Network channel to produce more frequent and better content but as a token of my appreciation you'll also unlock a 50% discount at the Switched on Network merch store.

Ten Dollar Club!
$10 or more per month

Thank you for considering joining the Ten Dollar Club! Like, really... thank you - you're amazing! Not only will you be part of helping the Switched On Network channel to produce more frequent and better content but as a token of my appreciation you'll also unlock a 50% discount at the Switched on Network merch store *AND* you'll get to see any new videos 24 hours before they go public, as well as occasional exclusive (non-public) behind the scenes and outtake/blooper videos.