EEVblog is creating Electronics Engineering Videos
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Hi, I'm Dave Jones from the EEVblog.
I've been creating Electronics Engineering Youtube videos since April 2009, and have been doing this full time since April 2011. I was the first full time video blogger in the engineering space and have produced over 1100 episodic videos. I started it and continue to do it because it's fun, and I love sharing information and producing engineering related content people enjoy watching.
The fact I have managed to make a living from it is just mind-blowingly awesome!

This is my full time job, and I have no other income sources, so I am totally reliant upon generous donations, direct website advertising, Youtube adsense revenue, mechandise and product sales.
I also founded and co-host the world biggest engineering podcast radio show, called The Amp Hour (that one doesn't generate any revenue!)
I also run one of the world's biggest engineering community forums, and that takes significant server demands and backup space etc, not to mention time.

The EEVblog is also the first and only engineering channel to employ a full time engineer (David2) to help out with product design and also produce content. Yes, he's being paid a real professional engineering wage to do this, and this is the EEVblog's biggest expense.

All the EEVBlog content is free, and producing it all and handling the forums and email and comments etc consumes all of my time. I get 85,000+ views every day on average, and try to read every youtube and blog comment and email, and respond where possible. So I have to make a living from just the revenue sources the blog provides, and generous donations.

This is where Patreon comes in. I already accept both one-off and recurring donations via PayPal HERE, and also Crypto Currency donations HERE. But I know that many people don't like PayPal and/or they want a better and easier way to donate to their favorite content producers and interact with them. This is what Patreon can provide.

WHAT THIS IS
  • It's another avenue to provide a monthly donation because you like the content I'm producing and you want to support me in continuing to produce this content.
  • It's a way for you to ask me stuff and get my ear, without being drowned out by the countless thousands of other messages and comments I get weekly.
  • I will occasionally do live hangouts just for my Patrons
  • I often release new content early on Patreon before it's released on Youtube

WHAT THIS ISN'T
  • It is not access to any special content, offers, or anything else (something might pop up occasionally, but consider it a bonus, see below)
  • It is not a right to dictate what content I produce, what topics I choose, what I say, or how I say it. Patrons get no extra say than those who watch for free, but you do get my ear more.

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF PATREON?
Patreon is better than PayPal because it allows me to easily know who is supporting me and gives me the tools to interact and share things with those supporters.
I currently have a "Supporters" section on the EEVblog forum that is similar to this, and that will remain and I will post to both.

ARE YOU CHANGING TO PAID CONTENT?
No, absolutely not! Nothing is changing. Think of this as just yet another way to donate to me.
I do not have the time nor the inclination to produce exclusive content for paid supporters. That would be a really dumb move on my part.

But I do value my financial supporters, so you might get some outtakes or some other random thing I wan to share more privately, or to view a video before everyone else if I have one cued up waiting. Also, Patrons sometimes get a special deal or early access to products and the like.

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO PAY?
That's cool, your viewership is more than enough, thanks! This Patreon thing is just another way for those who do want to support me financially, to do so.
BTW, I use Patreon myself to support other bloggers I watch.

WHY DO MONTHLY AND NOT PER-VIDEO?
Patreon allows me to chose either Monthly donations, or a donation every time I release a video.
I use the monthly option because asking people to donate per-video for a regular blog like mine (several videos per week) is not fair. Many people may not like or watch every video, yet they would be charged every time I released a video, no matter how short and uninteresting to them. In fact, I'm not sure why anyone would watch and like every one of my videos, as they are usually quite varied in content and style.
And I don't want to slip into any sort of temptation to produce more but crapper videos just so I got paid more. I don't want that, and you don't want that.
I just want to continue doing what I'm doing now.

So thanks to all of my supporters, whether or not you are just a regular viewer who watches, or you choose to support me financially through Patreon or some other means, whatever the amount. It is much appreciated.
Regards
Dave.
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Pledge $1 or more per month
1039 patrons
Thanks! If even 10% of my subscribers did this then I wouldn't need advertising!
Pledge $5 or more per month
442 patrons
Thanks, this helps keep me fed. Ranting takes lots of calories!
You also get access to the private Supporters section of the EEVblog forum.
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48 patrons
Thanks, you are double digit awesome!
You also get access to the private Supporters section of the EEVblog forum.
Pledge $20 or more per month
28 patrons
Thanks! Did you know 20 is my favourite number? You'll also get one of the new design uRulers!
Plus you also get access to the private Supporters section of the EEVblog forum.
Pledge $50 or more per month
7 patrons
You are awesome, and now everyone knows it, thanks! That pays for 1/10th of my Internet connection each month. Yes, it's bloody expensive here in Australia!
You'll get a few of the new uRulers.
Plus I'll record a short voice message for you for whatever you want. Ringtone? Voicemail? Apology to your mother? (Once off only, no second sucks of the sav)
Plus you also get access to the private Supporters section of the EEVblog forum.
Hi, I'm Dave Jones from the EEVblog.
I've been creating Electronics Engineering Youtube videos since April 2009, and have been doing this full time since April 2011. I was the first full time video blogger in the engineering space and have produced over 1100 episodic videos. I started it and continue to do it because it's fun, and I love sharing information and producing engineering related content people enjoy watching.
The fact I have managed to make a living from it is just mind-blowingly awesome!

This is my full time job, and I have no other income sources, so I am totally reliant upon generous donations, direct website advertising, Youtube adsense revenue, mechandise and product sales.
I also founded and co-host the world biggest engineering podcast radio show, called The Amp Hour (that one doesn't generate any revenue!)
I also run one of the world's biggest engineering community forums, and that takes significant server demands and backup space etc, not to mention time.

The EEVblog is also the first and only engineering channel to employ a full time engineer (David2) to help out with product design and also produce content. Yes, he's being paid a real professional engineering wage to do this, and this is the EEVblog's biggest expense.

All the EEVBlog content is free, and producing it all and handling the forums and email and comments etc consumes all of my time. I get 85,000+ views every day on average, and try to read every youtube and blog comment and email, and respond where possible. So I have to make a living from just the revenue sources the blog provides, and generous donations.

This is where Patreon comes in. I already accept both one-off and recurring donations via PayPal HERE, and also Crypto Currency donations HERE. But I know that many people don't like PayPal and/or they want a better and easier way to donate to their favorite content producers and interact with them. This is what Patreon can provide.

WHAT THIS IS
  • It's another avenue to provide a monthly donation because you like the content I'm producing and you want to support me in continuing to produce this content.
  • It's a way for you to ask me stuff and get my ear, without being drowned out by the countless thousands of other messages and comments I get weekly.
  • I will occasionally do live hangouts just for my Patrons
  • I often release new content early on Patreon before it's released on Youtube

WHAT THIS ISN'T
  • It is not access to any special content, offers, or anything else (something might pop up occasionally, but consider it a bonus, see below)
  • It is not a right to dictate what content I produce, what topics I choose, what I say, or how I say it. Patrons get no extra say than those who watch for free, but you do get my ear more.

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF PATREON?
Patreon is better than PayPal because it allows me to easily know who is supporting me and gives me the tools to interact and share things with those supporters.
I currently have a "Supporters" section on the EEVblog forum that is similar to this, and that will remain and I will post to both.

ARE YOU CHANGING TO PAID CONTENT?
No, absolutely not! Nothing is changing. Think of this as just yet another way to donate to me.
I do not have the time nor the inclination to produce exclusive content for paid supporters. That would be a really dumb move on my part.

But I do value my financial supporters, so you might get some outtakes or some other random thing I wan to share more privately, or to view a video before everyone else if I have one cued up waiting. Also, Patrons sometimes get a special deal or early access to products and the like.

WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO PAY?
That's cool, your viewership is more than enough, thanks! This Patreon thing is just another way for those who do want to support me financially, to do so.
BTW, I use Patreon myself to support other bloggers I watch.

WHY DO MONTHLY AND NOT PER-VIDEO?
Patreon allows me to chose either Monthly donations, or a donation every time I release a video.
I use the monthly option because asking people to donate per-video for a regular blog like mine (several videos per week) is not fair. Many people may not like or watch every video, yet they would be charged every time I released a video, no matter how short and uninteresting to them. In fact, I'm not sure why anyone would watch and like every one of my videos, as they are usually quite varied in content and style.
And I don't want to slip into any sort of temptation to produce more but crapper videos just so I got paid more. I don't want that, and you don't want that.
I just want to continue doing what I'm doing now.

So thanks to all of my supporters, whether or not you are just a regular viewer who watches, or you choose to support me financially through Patreon or some other means, whatever the amount. It is much appreciated.
Regards
Dave.

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Pledge $1 or more per month
1039 patrons
Thanks! If even 10% of my subscribers did this then I wouldn't need advertising!
Pledge $5 or more per month
442 patrons
Thanks, this helps keep me fed. Ranting takes lots of calories!
You also get access to the private Supporters section of the EEVblog forum.
Pledge $10 or more per month
48 patrons
Thanks, you are double digit awesome!
You also get access to the private Supporters section of the EEVblog forum.
Pledge $20 or more per month
28 patrons
Thanks! Did you know 20 is my favourite number? You'll also get one of the new design uRulers!
Plus you also get access to the private Supporters section of the EEVblog forum.
Pledge $50 or more per month
7 patrons
You are awesome, and now everyone knows it, thanks! That pays for 1/10th of my Internet connection each month. Yes, it's bloody expensive here in Australia!
You'll get a few of the new uRulers.
Plus I'll record a short voice message for you for whatever you want. Ringtone? Voicemail? Apology to your mother? (Once off only, no second sucks of the sav)
Plus you also get access to the private Supporters section of the EEVblog forum.