Hey! I'm Dave Cad. I'm a YouTuber from London and I've been making videos now for almost 6 years...but you'll probably already know that because you're here!...and since you're here it probably means that you're super duper mega awesome and want to support me and my YouTube dreams!
I've been thinking about starting some kind of funding for a while. I want 2017 to be the year that making content for YouTube becomes my primary source of income because all I want to do is make videos for you guys!
Since the first video of the year (where I say that this is the dream I want to achieve this year) a few of my AMAZING hardcore viewers who have asked how they can help me out. Patreon is the perfect way for my beautiful audience members that want to go that extra mile to support me and my content and in return, I get to offer perks and gifts to those that do! IT'S A WIN WIN! :D I like to think of these donations as a tip - like you'd give to your waiter for good service. Just if you think I suck, please don't complain to my manager
What will you do with the cash?
Rest assured that every single penny of your pledge will go back into making my channel better. As I've mentioned before, I have a day job which keeps me alive and a roof over my head, so anything you donate will be used to make the videos you see every week! I will be able to hire translators, closed captioners, upgrade my equipment and much more!
Since my audience is mostly Finnish, I would like to hire someone to translate ALL of my videos and enter closed captions so that my Finnish viewers can understand everything.
I would LOVE to be able to come to Finland more often for meet and greets and events throughout the year and not just when I happen to be there. Unfortunately flights and accommodation aren't exactly cheap, so I'd use some of the money to contribute to this.
This year also saw the launch of my new travel series 'positive+'. I'd also be able to go to cool places and film more of these episodes!
As my channel grows, the bar for the quality and production value increases. I would like to upgrade my equipment so I can continue to bring you great quality videos.
Merch and design
Although technically I'm a graphic designer myself but I simply don't have time to design stuff anymore! I want to hire a graphic designer to make me some awesome merch!
'I want to help but dang it, I'm broke!'
No problem at all! Please don't become a patron if you're low on money or are struggling financially. I know what that feels like and want you to take care of more important priorities first. I will continue to make videos if I get 0 patrons or 1,000!
If you decide to donate $1 or $100 (or if you simply just watch my videos - seriously that's more than enough!) I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for helping me make my dream a reality. Your support is often overwhelming and I consider myself a very lucky person to have such a loving audience.
- Dave Cad