Hot Dad

is creating comedy songs and videos and stuff

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Dad

$1
per month
Hey, while you're not quite hot, you're still really good looking and you're very talented at a variety of things. Plus, you've got a hot son! Things just keep getting better for you!

  • Access to the Patron-only stream.
  • Access to the Patron-only Discord channel.
  • See (some) videos a day or more before YouTube does!
  • Exclusive VHS rips of old and new videos!
  • Be a cool supporter of a cool project. :)
Includes Discord benefits

Cool Dad

$2
per month
You look in the mirror and all you see is cool. Handsome, but not quite hot. You drive a cool car, and you have fun on your own terms. You spend weekends at "the cabin." You only drink craft cocktails that contain Red Bull.

  • All previous rewards
  • Hey, you're just a buck more supportive!
Includes Discord benefits

Hot Dad

$3
per month
Wow, we're really getting somewhere, huh? You're hot, your son is hot. Hell, your whole family is hot—and it's a great day to be hot. Cool sunglasses, too, dad.

  • All previous rewards
  • You're even kinder than the tier lower than this one, wow!
  • I might occasionally post a poll and I'll ask you for input and voting!
Includes Discord benefits

229

patrons

$786

per month

About Hot Dad

Hi, everyone! I'm Erik, also known as HOT DAD, and I create emotional/weird/funny music/videos/content. I work with a a variety of terrific video editors who help to bring my crazy visions to the silver screen—and even share some of their own crazy visions!

I've made a lot of content over the last 7 years of doing this full-time, and if you're here right now, you've probably seen/heard at least some of it. I'm proud and extremely grateful that Hot Dad is my job, and I can confidently say that that's only been possible because of my beautiful patrons.

OKAY, SO THAT'S AN INTRO—WHAT'S THE "POINT" OF THIS PATREON?

You're joining up with other incredibly kind patrons to help me create and grow, and survive on a platform that has been burying my videos for years (and it's been even worse lately), despite my best efforts to break through. As some of you may have noticed, I had two sponsored videos in 2020, but lost both sponsors after neither video performed well. My subscriber count continues to slowly grow while my reach only continues to shrink, and it's extremely frustrating and disheartening.

I need to pay video editors/graphic designers in order to make my videos/music releases/merch possible. There are many things I'd like to try, and more risks I'd like to take, but I've never had the budgets to do so. And pro audio equipment and high-end computers ain't cheap!

I do this at least 5 days a week, all year long, and I've been doing it that way since 2014. Like many other non-PG, primarily short-form video channels on YouTube, I make basically nothing from ad revenue because my content is frequently "not advertiser friendly" or too short to be lucrative for ads. And as I mentioned above, at least for now, sponsors are out.

Sometimes I make stuff that's extremely wholesome and SFW, and sometimes I don't. I want that choice to be a creative decision that's up to me, not dictated by what YouTube algorithm supposedly wants. And I'd like to experiment with longer form content, too!

A lot of y'all really care about what I make (and I love ya big time for that), so if that's you, this is a direct and effective way to join up with other people who care and make sure that that sweet content stream (SCS) keeps on flowin'. You're becoming part of a strange and fun journey that I'm on with help from my beloved pals. And with more money, I'll be able to do bigger and better things, and ensure everyone gets paid along the way without having to worry so much.

If you can't afford to contribute, I understand and still love ya. My primary content will always remain free. I know that this is a luxury good, not a necessity, and I'm really, really, really, grateful for every cent I get. THANK YOU (a lot)!

MUCH LOVE x 25,

Erik
Goals
$785.88 of $1,000 per month
Keep Video Quality High—and Improving! Video editor extraordinaire, Mr. Peter Bjorndal, will be able to continue focusing primarily on Hot Dad content, which means consistent and high quality uploads for the foreseeable future. If we don’t reach this goal in a couple months, things could really "fall apart!" Yikes!
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