Jennifer Nini is creating conscious media business Eco Warrior Princess
28

patrons

$230
per month
Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am a writer and activist. Here's why I've started this Patreon account...

THE SITUATION:

I started a blog called Eco Warrior Princess back in 2010 exploring topics that I feel matter: ethical fashion, sustainability, social justice, environmental issues, climate change, ethics in business, green living, conscious consumerism and clean food.

In the last couple of years, the demand for free content has increased, as more people have become concerned with the the state of our world and seek information and ideas that will empower them to make positive changes in their own lives/communities which will help change the course of our future.

In order for Eco Warrior Princess to deliver and serve readers, it will rebrand from a blog to a conscious media business.

MY DILEMMA:

As the 'conscious' movement has grown, so too has Eco Warrior Princess. I've predominantly kept it ad-free but now I have no other option but to 'monetise' it in a way that can sustain the activities that goes into producing a massive sustainability platform.

I've had to hire a team of people just to support the growth of Eco Warrior Princess and continue offering readers information that will help them be the change.

I've been paying everyone out of my own pocket because I believe in fair trade and that people should be paid for the value they provide. But now it's becoming unsustainable. I'm overworked, I'm stressed, and I'm exhausted trying to do all of it. 

And that's why I need your help. 

WHAT I'LL BE USING THE MONEY FOR: 

To maintain the running costs of the website, the automation tools that help us promote our work and helping me to cover the team's wages so I don't have to rely on advertising and sponsorship and can keep the website content and information freely available which is essential if we want to help transform the world.

So you will essentially be supporting an editor, an admin/editorial assistant, contract writers and interns. It would be lovely if I could draw a wage too, but that's not my primary goal on Patreon. It's to keep giving readers articles and pieces that are alternative to the mainstream crap that bombards our feeds; crap that only serves to keep big fat publishing cats in cushy jobs and advertisers and investors happy.

And of course, your support means keeping the team in meaningful employment as they all love working here and being a part of a business driven by real purpose. Well that's what I think anyway. Best to ask them yourself LOL!!

THE BIG ASK:

If you value Eco Warrior Princess and the content we produce, please make a pledge. 

Every little bit you can give helps to sustain the work we do. If you think it's important work and don't want us to go down the route of being another mainstream media brand that's only ever concerned with producing click bait, sponsored ad posts each and every article, affiliate links galore, or extremely irrelevant ads, we need your support. 

And on a personal note, every little bit you give reduces the financial burden on me. I don't care about making millions - a childless engaged woman who leaves a digital job in the city for the green minimalist life and rarely wears make-up is not interested in the trappings of the 'aspirational' lifestyle (although I would like to make a wage one of these days!). And I don't care to play these numbers games that so many others in the publishing and blogging world care about. Your pledge means we can keep the content as ad-free as possible and make it available to everyone, as well as maintaining editorial independence while continuing to challenge our high-carbon consumer lifestyles.

So if you think the world is better with a resource like our media brand, please donate. I'm too proud to grovel, so consider this Patreon page the extent I will go to ask for help. And it's been difficult even creating this page and just asking for support. Fear is a fucked up thing right?!

Anyway, seven years Eco Warrior Princess has been a labour of love. Seven years I've been advocating for positive change. Seven years I've given it everything I've got.

Now I'm asking you to give.

And if you do decide to give, I will be endlessly grateful! And I might just give you a big fat kiss on the cheek if we ever meet.

Love,
Jen xx

p.s. A massive thank you to Nicole R. who sent me an email after reading my Transparency Report post. She was the one who suggested I use Patreon in the first place. I don't know how to repay you for sharing this fantastic idea and not sure why I hadn't seriously considered it before, but if we ever meet in this lifetime, I'm shouting you a drink and giving you a massive hug because I wouldn't have launched this page if it weren't for you. You are an angel xx
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
8 patrons
Good karma. The best dollar investment you'll ever make. You'll be the recipient of good vibes galore! x
Pledge $2 or more per month
4 patrons
No reward necessary. "I just want to support Eco Warrior Princess." Thank you so much you beautiful person you! x
Pledge $4 or more per month
2 patrons
"I'm happy to forgo a cup of coffee/tea/cupcake this month and give that money to Eco Warrior Princess." You rock!! x
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
"I want Jen to plant a tree for me". Yes I will be most happy to! I will plant a tree on my farm and send you a pic when I do x
Pledge $10 or more per month
7 patrons
Social media shout out x 3. Because at this level of support, you deserve a trifecta of public acknowledgement and good karma sent your way. That's the least we can do. Plus you get all the $1 - $5 rewards too x
Pledge $25 or more per month
3 patrons
"I can go shopping with this money and add another item to my already overstuffed home - but I'd rather use it to support Eco Warrior Princess." Keep being the change you legend! Oh, and you'll also get a personalised card and a surprise ethical gift. Don't worry I have good taste. Plus you get all the $1 - $10 rewards x
Pledge $60 or more per month
3 of 10 patrons
30 min business coaching call each month. Bet you didn't know I have a copywriting and digital marketing background and own my own content agency. How do you think I can afford to pay the team?? Anyway, I can help you to find your business voice, buckle down a marketing strategy or talk through any business dilemmas you're having. In fact, that's the work I do now, when I'm not working on Eco Warrior Princess. You also get all the $1 - $25 rewards too x
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Social media promotion + digital marketing packages. If you're brand meets our ethical criteria, we can offer a package that will include: social media shout outs. After 3 months of continuous support I'll add you to our Eco Directory and organise a 45 min business coaching call. After 6 months continuous support, I will do a website audit and give you insights and recommendations for improvement. Consider me your personal digital girl x
Pledge $250 or more per month
1 of 5 patrons
Brand ambassadorship. This is not available to everyone, obviously. Your brand will have to meet our ethical criteria and I will personally need to LOVE LOVE LOVE your brand. And if that's all good, then I can create a social media promotion and digital marketing strategy that suits your business, but can include the following: your business to be included on our Eco Directory, social media promotions including Instagram, your advert in our email newsletter, styled photo shoot editorial (you'll need to send the products), and an hour business coaching call each quarter x
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 3 patrons
VIP Membership. Again, this is not available to everyone, but if your brand meets our ethical criteria and I am LOVE with your brand, then you get many of the same perks as the 'brand ambassadorship' reward but you'll get an hour business coaching call each month instead. And in addition, we will happily be a part of your affiliate marketing program AND your business will be featured in ALL our email newsletters as proud sponsors of Eco Warrior Princess. Yup, everyone will know you're my super hero x
Goals
$230 of $1,000 per month
You're on our way to helping us cover the very basic running costs of the website, such as domain and hosting, email software, team wages, thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am a writer and activist. Here's why I've started this Patreon account...

THE SITUATION:

I started a blog called Eco Warrior Princess back in 2010 exploring topics that I feel matter: ethical fashion, sustainability, social justice, environmental issues, climate change, ethics in business, green living, conscious consumerism and clean food.

In the last couple of years, the demand for free content has increased, as more people have become concerned with the the state of our world and seek information and ideas that will empower them to make positive changes in their own lives/communities which will help change the course of our future.

In order for Eco Warrior Princess to deliver and serve readers, it will rebrand from a blog to a conscious media business.

MY DILEMMA:

As the 'conscious' movement has grown, so too has Eco Warrior Princess. I've predominantly kept it ad-free but now I have no other option but to 'monetise' it in a way that can sustain the activities that goes into producing a massive sustainability platform.

I've had to hire a team of people just to support the growth of Eco Warrior Princess and continue offering readers information that will help them be the change.

I've been paying everyone out of my own pocket because I believe in fair trade and that people should be paid for the value they provide. But now it's becoming unsustainable. I'm overworked, I'm stressed, and I'm exhausted trying to do all of it. 

And that's why I need your help. 

WHAT I'LL BE USING THE MONEY FOR: 

To maintain the running costs of the website, the automation tools that help us promote our work and helping me to cover the team's wages so I don't have to rely on advertising and sponsorship and can keep the website content and information freely available which is essential if we want to help transform the world.

So you will essentially be supporting an editor, an admin/editorial assistant, contract writers and interns. It would be lovely if I could draw a wage too, but that's not my primary goal on Patreon. It's to keep giving readers articles and pieces that are alternative to the mainstream crap that bombards our feeds; crap that only serves to keep big fat publishing cats in cushy jobs and advertisers and investors happy.

And of course, your support means keeping the team in meaningful employment as they all love working here and being a part of a business driven by real purpose. Well that's what I think anyway. Best to ask them yourself LOL!!

THE BIG ASK:

If you value Eco Warrior Princess and the content we produce, please make a pledge. 

Every little bit you can give helps to sustain the work we do. If you think it's important work and don't want us to go down the route of being another mainstream media brand that's only ever concerned with producing click bait, sponsored ad posts each and every article, affiliate links galore, or extremely irrelevant ads, we need your support. 

And on a personal note, every little bit you give reduces the financial burden on me. I don't care about making millions - a childless engaged woman who leaves a digital job in the city for the green minimalist life and rarely wears make-up is not interested in the trappings of the 'aspirational' lifestyle (although I would like to make a wage one of these days!). And I don't care to play these numbers games that so many others in the publishing and blogging world care about. Your pledge means we can keep the content as ad-free as possible and make it available to everyone, as well as maintaining editorial independence while continuing to challenge our high-carbon consumer lifestyles.

So if you think the world is better with a resource like our media brand, please donate. I'm too proud to grovel, so consider this Patreon page the extent I will go to ask for help. And it's been difficult even creating this page and just asking for support. Fear is a fucked up thing right?!

Anyway, seven years Eco Warrior Princess has been a labour of love. Seven years I've been advocating for positive change. Seven years I've given it everything I've got.

Now I'm asking you to give.

And if you do decide to give, I will be endlessly grateful! And I might just give you a big fat kiss on the cheek if we ever meet.

Love,
Jen xx

p.s. A massive thank you to Nicole R. who sent me an email after reading my Transparency Report post. She was the one who suggested I use Patreon in the first place. I don't know how to repay you for sharing this fantastic idea and not sure why I hadn't seriously considered it before, but if we ever meet in this lifetime, I'm shouting you a drink and giving you a massive hug because I wouldn't have launched this page if it weren't for you. You are an angel xx

Recent posts by Jennifer Nini

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
8 patrons
Good karma. The best dollar investment you'll ever make. You'll be the recipient of good vibes galore! x
Pledge $2 or more per month
4 patrons
No reward necessary. "I just want to support Eco Warrior Princess." Thank you so much you beautiful person you! x
Pledge $4 or more per month
2 patrons
"I'm happy to forgo a cup of coffee/tea/cupcake this month and give that money to Eco Warrior Princess." You rock!! x
Pledge $5 or more per month
5 patrons
"I want Jen to plant a tree for me". Yes I will be most happy to! I will plant a tree on my farm and send you a pic when I do x
Pledge $10 or more per month
7 patrons
Social media shout out x 3. Because at this level of support, you deserve a trifecta of public acknowledgement and good karma sent your way. That's the least we can do. Plus you get all the $1 - $5 rewards too x
Pledge $25 or more per month
3 patrons
"I can go shopping with this money and add another item to my already overstuffed home - but I'd rather use it to support Eco Warrior Princess." Keep being the change you legend! Oh, and you'll also get a personalised card and a surprise ethical gift. Don't worry I have good taste. Plus you get all the $1 - $10 rewards x
Pledge $60 or more per month
3 of 10 patrons
30 min business coaching call each month. Bet you didn't know I have a copywriting and digital marketing background and own my own content agency. How do you think I can afford to pay the team?? Anyway, I can help you to find your business voice, buckle down a marketing strategy or talk through any business dilemmas you're having. In fact, that's the work I do now, when I'm not working on Eco Warrior Princess. You also get all the $1 - $25 rewards too x
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Social media promotion + digital marketing packages. If you're brand meets our ethical criteria, we can offer a package that will include: social media shout outs. After 3 months of continuous support I'll add you to our Eco Directory and organise a 45 min business coaching call. After 6 months continuous support, I will do a website audit and give you insights and recommendations for improvement. Consider me your personal digital girl x
Pledge $250 or more per month
1 of 5 patrons
Brand ambassadorship. This is not available to everyone, obviously. Your brand will have to meet our ethical criteria and I will personally need to LOVE LOVE LOVE your brand. And if that's all good, then I can create a social media promotion and digital marketing strategy that suits your business, but can include the following: your business to be included on our Eco Directory, social media promotions including Instagram, your advert in our email newsletter, styled photo shoot editorial (you'll need to send the products), and an hour business coaching call each quarter x
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 3 patrons
VIP Membership. Again, this is not available to everyone, but if your brand meets our ethical criteria and I am LOVE with your brand, then you get many of the same perks as the 'brand ambassadorship' reward but you'll get an hour business coaching call each month instead. And in addition, we will happily be a part of your affiliate marketing program AND your business will be featured in ALL our email newsletters as proud sponsors of Eco Warrior Princess. Yup, everyone will know you're my super hero x