Top5s is creating Youtube Videos, Articles & Documentaries
135
patrons
$338
per month
WHAT IS TOP5S? 
Top5s creates free, high-quality videos on everything from Astronomy to the creepiest Paranormal footage ever caught on camera. It’s almost a guarantee you will find something you like and given the amount of research and effort we put into our videos, you will want to come back for more. Our goal has always been to educate and entertain at the same time and this has led us down a path far greater than just Top5 style videos. Exploring historical and abandoned places whilst educating on the location? We do it. In-depth TV quality documentaries solely on Serial Killers? We do that too. It’s called MurderousMinds. High-quality research on some of the most mysterious cold case murders and disappearances in the world? We cover that too on our 'Cold Case Detective' series. Like we said, we really do have something for everyone, and with our unbiased approach to topics and thorough research you really can “sit back and enjoy" the videos. 

WHY BECOME A PATREON?
Making videos, running a website, exploring locations and everything in between is expensive and we spare no expense. We do not go cheap on our researchers, music producers, editors, writers, designers etc. Viewers can watch as many videos as they want on our channel without paying a penny because we run ads, however as you will read below Youtube isn’t what it used to be and it's an uncertain place at times. With the Patreon money we can keep up the high quality and professionalism people have come to love and continue bringing you better content with a peace of mind that even if YouTube did boycott our channel we could still produce the content you love. 

LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR DE-MONETIZATION SCARE AND THE 'AD-APOCALYPSE'...
I am sure you are aware of Youtube's "Ad-apocalypse", which had quite a significant impact on many horror and crime channels. If you've been watching Top5s for a while you will know we always approach all topics with an unbiased perspective and with the utmost respect. Regardless, YouTube very rarely takes this into consideration and we have had to tone down the content on specific videos to try and avoid demonetization, the MurderousMinds documentaries, in fact, get demonetized straight away despite them taking us up to 2-3 months to produce. With the help of Patreon, the fact Youtube may demonetize our videos doesn't matter since we have the support of Patreons. We also had a pretty bad experience in December 2018. Overnight, YouTube turned of monetization for our ENTIRE channel, with no warning or sound reasoning. If it wasn't for everyone coming together on social media it could have taken weeks for us to get back up and running. However, YouTube sorted it in under a day because of how loud all our audience was on social media. While this humbled us tremendously to see all the support, we realised we cannot trust and rely on YouTube as a safe way for us to earn revenue from our work. The fact they could turn our revenue off overnight is scary and we want to be prepared for if that ever happens again. 

Thank you so much for your support. We honestly could not do any of this with out each and everyone of you.


Top5s
Tiers
Simply Support Top5s
$2 or more per month 142 patrons
We thank you for supporting, you're now a Patreon member and are supporting Top5s more than you could imagine.


  • Get early access to the MurderousMinds Documentary series, Top5s Exploring videos and all other Documentaries we produce.
  • Allowing us to create the content you all know and love, regardless of YouTube clamp down on advertiser friendly content. 
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WHAT IS TOP5S? 
Top5s creates free, high-quality videos on everything from Astronomy to the creepiest Paranormal footage ever caught on camera. It’s almost a guarantee you will find something you like and given the amount of research and effort we put into our videos, you will want to come back for more. Our goal has always been to educate and entertain at the same time and this has led us down a path far greater than just Top5 style videos. Exploring historical and abandoned places whilst educating on the location? We do it. In-depth TV quality documentaries solely on Serial Killers? We do that too. It’s called MurderousMinds. High-quality research on some of the most mysterious cold case murders and disappearances in the world? We cover that too on our 'Cold Case Detective' series. Like we said, we really do have something for everyone, and with our unbiased approach to topics and thorough research you really can “sit back and enjoy" the videos. 

WHY BECOME A PATREON?
Making videos, running a website, exploring locations and everything in between is expensive and we spare no expense. We do not go cheap on our researchers, music producers, editors, writers, designers etc. Viewers can watch as many videos as they want on our channel without paying a penny because we run ads, however as you will read below Youtube isn’t what it used to be and it's an uncertain place at times. With the Patreon money we can keep up the high quality and professionalism people have come to love and continue bringing you better content with a peace of mind that even if YouTube did boycott our channel we could still produce the content you love. 

LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR DE-MONETIZATION SCARE AND THE 'AD-APOCALYPSE'...
I am sure you are aware of Youtube's "Ad-apocalypse", which had quite a significant impact on many horror and crime channels. If you've been watching Top5s for a while you will know we always approach all topics with an unbiased perspective and with the utmost respect. Regardless, YouTube very rarely takes this into consideration and we have had to tone down the content on specific videos to try and avoid demonetization, the MurderousMinds documentaries, in fact, get demonetized straight away despite them taking us up to 2-3 months to produce. With the help of Patreon, the fact Youtube may demonetize our videos doesn't matter since we have the support of Patreons. We also had a pretty bad experience in December 2018. Overnight, YouTube turned of monetization for our ENTIRE channel, with no warning or sound reasoning. If it wasn't for everyone coming together on social media it could have taken weeks for us to get back up and running. However, YouTube sorted it in under a day because of how loud all our audience was on social media. While this humbled us tremendously to see all the support, we realised we cannot trust and rely on YouTube as a safe way for us to earn revenue from our work. The fact they could turn our revenue off overnight is scary and we want to be prepared for if that ever happens again. 

Thank you so much for your support. We honestly could not do any of this with out each and everyone of you.


Top5s

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Simply Support Top5s
$2 or more per month 142 patrons
We thank you for supporting, you're now a Patreon member and are supporting Top5s more than you could imagine.


  • Get early access to the MurderousMinds Documentary series, Top5s Exploring videos and all other Documentaries we produce.
  • Allowing us to create the content you all know and love, regardless of YouTube clamp down on advertiser friendly content. 
Face Reveal...
$1,000,000 or more per month 0 patrons
Please put your money to much better use.