Broke-Ass Stuart is creating community, writing articles, and stirring shit up.
213

patrons

$1,394
per month

I Love You and this Community We've Built Together.

 
I've been doing Broke-Ass Stuart since 2004, and my favorite aspect has always been getting to champion underground cultureadvocate for artists and working class people, and amplify voices that don't always get heard.


In this time of disappearing independent media it's vitally important that BrokeAssStuart.com is there to stir shit up, but I need your help to be able to continue doing it. The goal of this Patreon page is to make BrokeAssStuart.com sustainable so we can focus on making the amazing content that you love instead of scrambling every month to pay all our costs.

Many people don't realize how expensive it is to run BrokeAssStuart.com. I pay out thousands of dollars a month. In fact, I’m in a lot of debt from doing so. Even all my bartending tips and the money I make from freelance writing goes to keeping this thing afloat. 

Here’s a breakdown of what my average monthly costs are just to give you an idea:

Editors and Contractors (i.e. social media help, SEO help etc.): $2700 a month
Writers: $1000 a month
Legal and Accounting: $350 a month
Technology (Mailchimp, web hosting etc): $350 a month

That’s almost $4500 a month!

And I don’t even pay my writers and editors as well as they deserve, because I simply can’t afford to.

By hitting our goal of $4500 a month you'll be allowing us to continue what we already do as well as focus on the following:
  • Paying our writers and editors more
  • Report on more breaking news
  • Continuing to support progressive causes and activism in the Bay Area & beyond
  • Continuing to produce our voter guides 
  • Publishing my best writing on BAS instead of selling it to other publications
  • Keep finding and shining light on weird and wonderful things
  • Continuing to raise money for Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, SPLC and more
  • Ultimately expand to more cities

BAS is a Community Resource and You are Part of this Community. 


Think of all the rad events, cool artists, important protests, delicious food, and ridiculous fuckery you've learned about from BrokeAssStuart.com. This is YOUR community!
 
If only 450 of you kicked in $10 a month then we make our goal! Plus we are giving out really cool perks to make it even more worth your while! 

I Wanna Keep Making Dope Shit!

As a creative person, I've been very successful. I've written 3 books, been translated into 4 languages, created and hosted a nationally televised travel series, been paid to travel the world and write about it, and penned tons of viral articles. Those things have almost always been on someone else's imprint though. Raising this money will allow me to publish my best work on BrokeAssStuart.com instead of selling it to other publications.

Thank You for Coming with Me This Far. I Love You! 

Tiers
The Graffiti Artist
$3 or more per month 47 patrons
Everyone wants to see their name in lights...yeah I can't promise that. But I can promise to put yours on my wall!  You'll get:

  •  Access to exclusive content and video created specifically for Patrons 
  • A heartfelt thank you email.
  • Your name on my Wall of Thanks
  • The satisfaction of knowing you're helping keep BrokeAssStuart.com up and running.
The Privateer
$6 or more per month 66 patrons
No this has nothing to do with 17th century maritime warfare, (although that would be pretty cool). For $6 a month you get:


  • Exclusive emails with freebies for tickets and tees, sweet deals, and early access to awesome things like Beer Passport. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Merchant Marine
$15 or more per month 13 patrons
Why is this all so nautical? I have no idea, I just wanted to pick something with "Merch" in it because for $15 a month you'll get: 

  

  • An exclusive member code for 20% off of all merchandise in our store! Use as often as you like!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Limited Edition Signed PosterSpecial Offer • 17 days left
This rad poster embodies the best of what BAS is all about. Celebrating the weird & wonderful.
The Super Model
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
New shirt, new life! 
  • Every time we release a new shirt, you’ll get one shipped directly to you!
  • I’ll highlight you or your business as the “Patron of the Week” on the BAS social media channels.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Limited Edition Signed PosterSpecial Offer • 17 days left
This rad poster embodies the best of what BAS is all about. Celebrating the weird & wonderful.
The Propagandist
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
For $50 a month:

  

  • Every three months you have the option to include an ad in our weekly newsletter (reaching 35k+ readers), or have us write an article about any event, organization or issue* close to your heart. *As long as it is not something that goes against the values and integrity of the Broke-Ass ethos. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Limited Edition Signed PosterSpecial Offer • 17 days left
This rad poster embodies the best of what BAS is all about. Celebrating the weird & wonderful.
The Entourage Member
$100 or more per month 1 patron
If you're donating $100 a month you are fucking legend and you will be treated legendarily. You get: 


  • Free admission to all events I'm involved with putting on (not ones that promoting for other people). If there is a VIP option, you get that for free as well.
  • Every three months you get free tickets to any event that we are helping promote.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Limited Edition Signed PosterSpecial Offer • 17 days left
This rad poster embodies the best of what BAS is all about. Celebrating the weird & wonderful.
The Hedonist
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
Let's get weird!


  • I'll fly us someplace amazing like New Orleans and we'll party for the weekend. I'll use my network of weirdos to have arrange the most insane time ever.
  • Plus all previous rewards. 
Limited Edition Signed PosterSpecial Offer • 17 days left
This rad poster embodies the best of what BAS is all about. Celebrating the weird & wonderful.
Goals
$1,394 of $4,500 per month
Hitting $4500 will make BrokeAssStuart.com sustainable and allow us to focus on creating amazing content instead of being scared shitless that we can't pay everyone. 
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I Love You and this Community We've Built Together.

 
I've been doing Broke-Ass Stuart since 2004, and my favorite aspect has always been getting to champion underground cultureadvocate for artists and working class people, and amplify voices that don't always get heard.


In this time of disappearing independent media it's vitally important that BrokeAssStuart.com is there to stir shit up, but I need your help to be able to continue doing it. The goal of this Patreon page is to make BrokeAssStuart.com sustainable so we can focus on making the amazing content that you love instead of scrambling every month to pay all our costs.

Many people don't realize how expensive it is to run BrokeAssStuart.com. I pay out thousands of dollars a month. In fact, I’m in a lot of debt from doing so. Even all my bartending tips and the money I make from freelance writing goes to keeping this thing afloat. 

Here’s a breakdown of what my average monthly costs are just to give you an idea:

Editors and Contractors (i.e. social media help, SEO help etc.): $2700 a month
Writers: $1000 a month
Legal and Accounting: $350 a month
Technology (Mailchimp, web hosting etc): $350 a month

That’s almost $4500 a month!

And I don’t even pay my writers and editors as well as they deserve, because I simply can’t afford to.

By hitting our goal of $4500 a month you'll be allowing us to continue what we already do as well as focus on the following:
  • Paying our writers and editors more
  • Report on more breaking news
  • Continuing to support progressive causes and activism in the Bay Area & beyond
  • Continuing to produce our voter guides 
  • Publishing my best writing on BAS instead of selling it to other publications
  • Keep finding and shining light on weird and wonderful things
  • Continuing to raise money for Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, SPLC and more
  • Ultimately expand to more cities

BAS is a Community Resource and You are Part of this Community. 


Think of all the rad events, cool artists, important protests, delicious food, and ridiculous fuckery you've learned about from BrokeAssStuart.com. This is YOUR community!
 
If only 450 of you kicked in $10 a month then we make our goal! Plus we are giving out really cool perks to make it even more worth your while! 

I Wanna Keep Making Dope Shit!

As a creative person, I've been very successful. I've written 3 books, been translated into 4 languages, created and hosted a nationally televised travel series, been paid to travel the world and write about it, and penned tons of viral articles. Those things have almost always been on someone else's imprint though. Raising this money will allow me to publish my best work on BrokeAssStuart.com instead of selling it to other publications.

Thank You for Coming with Me This Far. I Love You! 

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Tiers
The Graffiti Artist
$3 or more per month 47 patrons
Everyone wants to see their name in lights...yeah I can't promise that. But I can promise to put yours on my wall!  You'll get:

  •  Access to exclusive content and video created specifically for Patrons 
  • A heartfelt thank you email.
  • Your name on my Wall of Thanks
  • The satisfaction of knowing you're helping keep BrokeAssStuart.com up and running.
The Privateer
$6 or more per month 66 patrons
No this has nothing to do with 17th century maritime warfare, (although that would be pretty cool). For $6 a month you get:


  • Exclusive emails with freebies for tickets and tees, sweet deals, and early access to awesome things like Beer Passport. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
The Merchant Marine
$15 or more per month 13 patrons
Why is this all so nautical? I have no idea, I just wanted to pick something with "Merch" in it because for $15 a month you'll get: 

  

  • An exclusive member code for 20% off of all merchandise in our store! Use as often as you like!
  • Plus all previous rewards
Limited Edition Signed PosterSpecial Offer • 17 days left
This rad poster embodies the best of what BAS is all about. Celebrating the weird & wonderful.
The Super Model
$25 or more per month 2 patrons
New shirt, new life! 
  • Every time we release a new shirt, you’ll get one shipped directly to you!
  • I’ll highlight you or your business as the “Patron of the Week” on the BAS social media channels.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Limited Edition Signed PosterSpecial Offer • 17 days left
This rad poster embodies the best of what BAS is all about. Celebrating the weird & wonderful.
The Propagandist
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
For $50 a month:

  

  • Every three months you have the option to include an ad in our weekly newsletter (reaching 35k+ readers), or have us write an article about any event, organization or issue* close to your heart. *As long as it is not something that goes against the values and integrity of the Broke-Ass ethos. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Limited Edition Signed PosterSpecial Offer • 17 days left
This rad poster embodies the best of what BAS is all about. Celebrating the weird & wonderful.
The Entourage Member
$100 or more per month 1 patron
If you're donating $100 a month you are fucking legend and you will be treated legendarily. You get: 


  • Free admission to all events I'm involved with putting on (not ones that promoting for other people). If there is a VIP option, you get that for free as well.
  • Every three months you get free tickets to any event that we are helping promote.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Limited Edition Signed PosterSpecial Offer • 17 days left
This rad poster embodies the best of what BAS is all about. Celebrating the weird & wonderful.
The Hedonist
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
Let's get weird!


  • I'll fly us someplace amazing like New Orleans and we'll party for the weekend. I'll use my network of weirdos to have arrange the most insane time ever.
  • Plus all previous rewards. 
Limited Edition Signed PosterSpecial Offer • 17 days left
This rad poster embodies the best of what BAS is all about. Celebrating the weird & wonderful.