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YOU! You are now a PRODUCER on my podcast + YouTube!

You will now  get access to
  • The patron-only audio feed, which includes every regular episode of the podcast + BONUS episodes (one a month) 
  • Our Patron-only community! 
    Join our Discord community where we support and encourage each other!  We talk about books, find accountability buddies and give feedback and suggestions for each podcast episode. You'll get to help me decide the next steps in my business and get a backstage pass to how I navigate these transitions. 
  • Access to the Subject Library - all 300 of my podcast episodes organized by subject matter. Find the episode you need!
  • Exclusive Voting Rights! Decide what I do next on the podcast and in my business! 
  • Thank you on the podcast! I’m going to thank you for your support! 
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You are a STAR! Thank you so much for your support! 
You’ll get access to everything in the PRODUCER level including the Patron-only feed which include a BONUS podcast (or video) every single month going deeper into a topic you vote on AND the Exclusive Community  AND the Voting Rights and
  • Quarterly livestream - sometimes it will be a workshop, sometimes it will be a Q& A! You decide! 
  • Ask me anything - each month you can ask me anything and I’ll answer it in a podcast episode!
  • 10% off anything I create
Includes Discord benefits



About Tara

I'm Tara Swiger, an author, podcaster, YouTuber and fostermom.  I help makers and artists navigate uncertainty with grace and enthusiasm. 

My podcast, Explore Your Enthusiasm, provides (free!) lessons for creatives who are doing the work. We discuss how to get stuff done (with the workday you have), how to feel good about your work, and how to navigate uncertainty while everything is unknown. 

I have been  on Maternity Leave for a year while adopting our newborn son and three foster daughters (our family grew by 4 kids in 2 months!) and I’m so thankful for how Patrons supported me through that.
And now I’m ready to bring the podcast back! 

There are over 300 free episodes of Explore Your Enthusiasm, along with more than three hundred videos on YouTube: all if it aimed at creating sustainable life from your art, while maintaining your mental and emotional well-being. I make all of this pragmatic encouragement available for free because I love you, and I want your dreams to succeed. 

If you enjoy the podcast, YouTube videos, Instagrams, books or any of it, this is how you can support my mission of helping women grow their confidence to follow their enthusiasm. 

As a Patron, even at the $2 level, you're going to help me make the podcast happen, including contributing to the podcast and  access to a new community for Patrons only. Basically, you're going to get more of what you love, all in one place. (No more hoping the algorithms share it with you!)

My goal is simple: I want to create more helpful stuff, for more makers, as sustainabley as possible (so I can keep doing it for a long time!). Your patronage makes that happen. 

 I've been self-employed and the primary earner in my family for a decade. I've traveled the world teaching makers how to become their own business expert. 

I want to make these resources available to more women, at every level of means and opportunity. I could create higher and higher priced exclusive stuff, but I want to create more accessible stuff to help more women. And if you've been helped by what I create (free or paid), I wanna give you the opportunity to support me, my family, and this resource for women in business. 

Because I believe YOU are the best expert in your life. 
That's right. I'm not the expert. You are. 
I know some things, after building my own handmade business (I sold handspun, handdyed yarn, since 2006!) and after working with hundreds of crafters, designers and artists. But I'm unwilling to create a "brand" that has to convince you that you are NOT the expert, in order to make more money or seem fancier or earn more prestige.
Instead, I want to find the most sustainable way to build your confidence. I want to make things that remind you of what you already know, that help you take what you know and put it into practice. 

To do that, to help more makers and artists, at every stage of business (and financial means), I need your help. 
Yes, you're going to get fun behind-the-scenes stuff and not-available-anywhere-else stuff. 
But also, you're going to be supporting me and the work I do. You are going to be directly supporting my personal Mission: to spread sustainable, love-fueled encouragement, by artists and makers with integrity, throughout the world. To let every woman know: your work is valuable and you can build the life you want, with hard work and experimentation. 

It comes down to this: If you become my patron, you're helping me create more goodness for you and other makers and artists who can't afford to spend money. You're supporting me in making something that will hopefully inspire you to become more adventurous and share your  goodness with more people. 

We are working together to tell makers and artists and designers: You can create the life you want. You are the best expert in doing that. 

My next few goals for the Patreon include: 
  1. Creating a patron-only community on Discord
  2. Holding monthly “Literary Society” zooms where we all discuss what we’re reading. 
    To do both of these we’ll need more patrons! 
If this sounds like the thing you wanna support and be a part of, choose a level that works for you, and click the button below it to sign up! You can stop at any time, so don't be shy about coming (and going) depending on your own season of life! 

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After a decade of leading an encouraging, educational community of makers, I want to make it more available than every before and create a community of patrons, using Discord! 
After we have enough members to populate it, I’ll open it up! 
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