Garrett Robinson is creating Fantasy Novels and YouTube Videos
59

patrons

$262
per month
Hello there, Rebel and maybe-Patron.

"SO WHAT DO YOU DO?"


I do a LOT of stuff.

First and foremost, I'm an indie author, with my biggest books being The Nightblade Epic, The Academy Journals, and my other upcoming series in the world of Underrealm.

I also have my YouTube channels—and chances are, that's how you found my Patreon in the first place.

MY PATREON SUPPORTS MY YOUTUBE CHANNELS. I have three of them:

1. My main channel, where I post a vlog every Monday and Friday;

2. VlogaNovel, where I livestream the writing process of my books;

3. Garrett's Games, where I post video games.

Writing a book is often a lonely process, and always a time-consuming one. I will work for months before I ever hear from my audience whether the work was worth it.

YouTube gives an immediacy to my creations, and lets me interact directly with my fans in a way that just isn't possible with books, or even most social media.

But in order to sustain my YouTube channels, I need this Patreon page.


"WHAT EXACTLY AM I PAYING FOR?"


Quite simply: time.

I'm a husband and a father of three children. To be perfectly frank, I work my ASS off providing for us. I rarely get to sleep for eight hours at a time, and I never get to spend more than a couple of hours with my family each night.

(I'm not looking for a pity party, I'm just laying out the facts.)

YouTube videos take me anywhere from 90 minutes to a few hours to produce.

I couldn't afford to take that much time each month if there was no income from it.

And let's face it: YouTube ad revenue sucks. That's why Patreon makes a lot more sense.

The more support I get from Patreon, the more time I can spend creating great YouTube videos and writing my books.

As of January of 2016, I have hired a video editor for my channel. Editing my videos takes the most time, but is also the simplest work. By hiring that portion of making videos out, my daily time commitment is greatly reduced, meaning I can make videos more regularly.

For right now, ALL my Patreon money will be going to my editor, plus a little extra out of my own pocket. As the Patreon fund grows, I will stop having to pay my editor out of pocket.

As soon as its feasible, I will also be giving them a raise, because they're totally worth it.


"WHAT EXACTLY DO I GET OUT OF THIS?"


Rewards are something I struggled with for quite a while, and to this day I welcome suggestions on how to make them better. But here's what I have to offer.

$1 - EXCLUSIVE YOUTUBE VIDEO: I produce public YouTube videos on my channel every Monday and Wednesday. But each weekend, I create ANOTHER video just for patrons.

They go to ALL levels of patrons, even just a buck a month. You guys are the reason I'm able to make videos at all, so it just makes sense to me to give you even more content.

Typically, the weekend video will be a recap of the past week and a look forward into the plan for the new week.


$5 - MY BOOKS, PLUS MY WRITING ADVICE: If you pledge five bucks a month, I consider that like a subscription to my writing career. It helps me tremendously, and so you get every book I ever publish—weeks before I make them available for sale.

You also get early access to my Writer Wednesday videos. Every Wednesday I put out a special video with writing advice. Often it concerns what I'm going through RIGHT now as a writer and indie author.

The Writer Wednesday videos are published here on Patreon two weeks before they go public on my channel.


$10 - FILMS: For those who pledge ten dollars, you'll get everything listed above, and you'll also receive for free any films I produce. I don't get to make films very often, but when I do, you'll receive a free copy (this is usually delivered via Amazon Video).


$20 - STUDIO EXECUTIVE HANGOUTS: I didn't want to do a higher-level reward tier at first. But people pledged high amounts anyway, and I felt bad not giving them anything extra for it.

So, for those who make a higher contribution each month, I offer insider access. I have a monthly hangout where I discuss what I did in the last month, what my plans are for the next month, and what's been going on in my life.

These people also get my films, and the other reward tiers, like my books.

And finally, these people can reach out to me any time. If they want to email, chat, or have a personal conversation, they can consider me on call. It's the least I can do to repay their generosity.


AND THAT'S IT.


That's all I have to say.

If you choose to be a patron, you're one of the reasons I can keep making YouTube content for everyone, ad-free. And I'm one step closer to the dream—making videos consistently, able to spend more time with my family, and the rest of my hours writing my next book.

Which is pretty awesome.

Thanks so much for visiting. Byyye.
Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month 24 patrons
Every weekend, I make a SECRET video that's ONLY available to my patrons on Patreon.

Even if you're only giving a buck a month, you get a secret video every single week that NO ONE ELSE gets to see.

$1 Patrons: SECRET VIDEOS 

Includes Discord rewards
Above the Line
$5 or more per month 29 patrons
$5 Patrons: WRITER WEDNESDAYS
Inner Circle patrons get all rewards listed above.

ALSO, whenever I complete a new book, you’ll get a free ebook copy before anyone else. This is a subscription to my writing career—you get to read EVERYTHING.

ALSO, you get a video every Wednesday about my writing process. You can also request writing videos and I will answer your questions in these videos.
Includes Discord rewards
Producer
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
$10 PATRONS: FREE MOVIES
Sponsors get all the rewards listed above.

In addition, you will get every film I ever produce—for free. Everyone else has to pay for them, but not you. (These will usually be delivered via Amazon Video).
Includes Discord rewards
Studio Executive
$20 or more per month 7 patrons
$20 PATRONS: STUDIO EXECUTIVE 
Studio Executives get all the rewards listed above—plus a whole new level of personal interaction.

Why is this level called "Studio Executive?" 

I'm an independent artist. I don't want to work with publishers or film studios. Those corporations are in the business of making money. If they happen to make art along the way, it's a side effect.

I want to be the opposite of that. I want to create my art free from corporate mandates and the threat of no paycheck.

As a Studio Executive, YOU have become my paycheck. In exchange, YOU get to be my Studio Executive. You get to be there for the creation process. You've proven you believe in me, so I'm going to invite you in to the process itself.

On the 1st of every month, I will schedule an exclusive YouTube stream. I'll go live in my office for about an hour, and I will discuss my plans for the coming month and what I plan to get done.

We'll also recap the previous month and what I produced, including a look at my numbers you can't get any other way.

You'll always be up to date on what I'm doing and how I'm making use of YOUR generous contributions. And you will have an unprecedented level of access to my artistic creations.

That's what it means to be a Studio Executive.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$262 of $500 per month
If I reach $500 a month, I'm going to take one monthly excursion. It might be exploring some part of my city that I've never seen before, or it might be a miniature road trip. Whatever it is, it will be a special monthly feature on my main YouTube channel, shared with all of my viewers - and they'll know it was made possible by my Patrons.
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Hello there, Rebel and maybe-Patron.

"SO WHAT DO YOU DO?"


I do a LOT of stuff.

First and foremost, I'm an indie author, with my biggest books being The Nightblade Epic, The Academy Journals, and my other upcoming series in the world of Underrealm.

I also have my YouTube channels—and chances are, that's how you found my Patreon in the first place.

MY PATREON SUPPORTS MY YOUTUBE CHANNELS. I have three of them:

1. My main channel, where I post a vlog every Monday and Friday;

2. VlogaNovel, where I livestream the writing process of my books;

3. Garrett's Games, where I post video games.

Writing a book is often a lonely process, and always a time-consuming one. I will work for months before I ever hear from my audience whether the work was worth it.

YouTube gives an immediacy to my creations, and lets me interact directly with my fans in a way that just isn't possible with books, or even most social media.

But in order to sustain my YouTube channels, I need this Patreon page.


"WHAT EXACTLY AM I PAYING FOR?"


Quite simply: time.

I'm a husband and a father of three children. To be perfectly frank, I work my ASS off providing for us. I rarely get to sleep for eight hours at a time, and I never get to spend more than a couple of hours with my family each night.

(I'm not looking for a pity party, I'm just laying out the facts.)

YouTube videos take me anywhere from 90 minutes to a few hours to produce.

I couldn't afford to take that much time each month if there was no income from it.

And let's face it: YouTube ad revenue sucks. That's why Patreon makes a lot more sense.

The more support I get from Patreon, the more time I can spend creating great YouTube videos and writing my books.

As of January of 2016, I have hired a video editor for my channel. Editing my videos takes the most time, but is also the simplest work. By hiring that portion of making videos out, my daily time commitment is greatly reduced, meaning I can make videos more regularly.

For right now, ALL my Patreon money will be going to my editor, plus a little extra out of my own pocket. As the Patreon fund grows, I will stop having to pay my editor out of pocket.

As soon as its feasible, I will also be giving them a raise, because they're totally worth it.


"WHAT EXACTLY DO I GET OUT OF THIS?"


Rewards are something I struggled with for quite a while, and to this day I welcome suggestions on how to make them better. But here's what I have to offer.

$1 - EXCLUSIVE YOUTUBE VIDEO: I produce public YouTube videos on my channel every Monday and Wednesday. But each weekend, I create ANOTHER video just for patrons.

They go to ALL levels of patrons, even just a buck a month. You guys are the reason I'm able to make videos at all, so it just makes sense to me to give you even more content.

Typically, the weekend video will be a recap of the past week and a look forward into the plan for the new week.


$5 - MY BOOKS, PLUS MY WRITING ADVICE: If you pledge five bucks a month, I consider that like a subscription to my writing career. It helps me tremendously, and so you get every book I ever publish—weeks before I make them available for sale.

You also get early access to my Writer Wednesday videos. Every Wednesday I put out a special video with writing advice. Often it concerns what I'm going through RIGHT now as a writer and indie author.

The Writer Wednesday videos are published here on Patreon two weeks before they go public on my channel.


$10 - FILMS: For those who pledge ten dollars, you'll get everything listed above, and you'll also receive for free any films I produce. I don't get to make films very often, but when I do, you'll receive a free copy (this is usually delivered via Amazon Video).


$20 - STUDIO EXECUTIVE HANGOUTS: I didn't want to do a higher-level reward tier at first. But people pledged high amounts anyway, and I felt bad not giving them anything extra for it.

So, for those who make a higher contribution each month, I offer insider access. I have a monthly hangout where I discuss what I did in the last month, what my plans are for the next month, and what's been going on in my life.

These people also get my films, and the other reward tiers, like my books.

And finally, these people can reach out to me any time. If they want to email, chat, or have a personal conversation, they can consider me on call. It's the least I can do to repay their generosity.


AND THAT'S IT.


That's all I have to say.

If you choose to be a patron, you're one of the reasons I can keep making YouTube content for everyone, ad-free. And I'm one step closer to the dream—making videos consistently, able to spend more time with my family, and the rest of my hours writing my next book.

Which is pretty awesome.

Thanks so much for visiting. Byyye.

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Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month 24 patrons
Every weekend, I make a SECRET video that's ONLY available to my patrons on Patreon.

Even if you're only giving a buck a month, you get a secret video every single week that NO ONE ELSE gets to see.

$1 Patrons: SECRET VIDEOS 

Includes Discord rewards
Above the Line
$5 or more per month 29 patrons
$5 Patrons: WRITER WEDNESDAYS
Inner Circle patrons get all rewards listed above.

ALSO, whenever I complete a new book, you’ll get a free ebook copy before anyone else. This is a subscription to my writing career—you get to read EVERYTHING.

ALSO, you get a video every Wednesday about my writing process. You can also request writing videos and I will answer your questions in these videos.
Includes Discord rewards
Producer
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
$10 PATRONS: FREE MOVIES
Sponsors get all the rewards listed above.

In addition, you will get every film I ever produce—for free. Everyone else has to pay for them, but not you. (These will usually be delivered via Amazon Video).
Includes Discord rewards
Studio Executive
$20 or more per month 7 patrons
$20 PATRONS: STUDIO EXECUTIVE 
Studio Executives get all the rewards listed above—plus a whole new level of personal interaction.

Why is this level called "Studio Executive?" 

I'm an independent artist. I don't want to work with publishers or film studios. Those corporations are in the business of making money. If they happen to make art along the way, it's a side effect.

I want to be the opposite of that. I want to create my art free from corporate mandates and the threat of no paycheck.

As a Studio Executive, YOU have become my paycheck. In exchange, YOU get to be my Studio Executive. You get to be there for the creation process. You've proven you believe in me, so I'm going to invite you in to the process itself.

On the 1st of every month, I will schedule an exclusive YouTube stream. I'll go live in my office for about an hour, and I will discuss my plans for the coming month and what I plan to get done.

We'll also recap the previous month and what I produced, including a look at my numbers you can't get any other way.

You'll always be up to date on what I'm doing and how I'm making use of YOUR generous contributions. And you will have an unprecedented level of access to my artistic creations.

That's what it means to be a Studio Executive.
Includes Discord rewards