Joe Casabona is creating How I Built It
3

patrons

$19
per month
The first time I learned how to burn a CD was mind-blowing. It was 1999 and YouTube didn’t exist. Most of the web was brochure sites with marquees and hit counters, so there wasn’t a great place for learning how to do literally anything. Instead, my cousin came over and showed me. He brought a blank CD, opened software on my computer, dragged the songs I wanted into this window and clicked, “Burn.” A few minutes later, BOOM. I had my very own mix CD. What jumped out at me the most was how easy it was when someone was there to show me the way. I felt accomplished.

That experience did 2 things for me. It allowed me to have a very successful mix CD business in high school, and it made me realized I just needed to try things in order to learn them. I felt empowered by the fact that someone showed me the way.

I want you to feel empowered too.
That’s why I started this Patreon.

Why Donate?

I love being an educator. Because of that, I put out a bunch of free content. My weekly podcast, YouTube videos, blog posts, and eBooks to name a few. I’d love to do a lot more of that. I’d actually love to focus on the full time!

I’m lucky enough to work for myself. I support my family with sponsorships, online courses, and freelance work. With your support, I can switch focus away from freelance work, to creating more great content. I want to make better resource for learners and educators, spend more time researching interesting topics, and tell more great stories.

Is Donating for You?

I have a confession. Asking for donations has never come easy for me. But I’m also really passionate about teaching, and Patreon is a great way to get the freedom to do that more. For just $1/month, you can get access to not only incredible content, but more access to me. $12/year is like one month of Netflix!

There’s a big but though. You should only donate if you find value in what I’m doing. There’s lots of great content out there, and lots of people vying for your hard-earned money. I only want you to donate if you dig what I’m doing. Rest assured, my blog, podcast, and YouTube channel will continue to have quality free content. Donating (and reaching my goals) just means more.

Thank You!

I wouldn’t be able to do this at all without the incredible support I’ve gotten so far from family and friends, guests, sponsors, and of-course, you!
Tiers
Build Support
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Access to My Discord Server, where you, me, and all the other patrons can chat about what we’re working on. You’ll also get access to live streams of me working on stuff, early access to videos, Q&A forums, and the suggestion box, where you can request tutorials, videos, and podcast guests. You'll also get a 5% discount on my courses and memberships.
Includes Discord rewards
Build Curiosity
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Everything in the previous reward level, plus ad-free episodes of How I Built It, early. You will also get bonus episodes, and access to a private discord channel where you can ask upcoming guests your own questions. You'll also get a 10% discount on my courses and memberships.
Includes Discord rewards
Build Something
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Everything in the previous reward levels, plus a transcript ebook for each Season (starting in Season 4), priority requests for tutorials, and a Build Something T-Shirt after your 3rd pledge. You'll also get a 15% discount on my courses and memberships
Includes Discord rewards
Build Education
$50 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Everything in the previous levels, plus access to a white labeled video repository. This will have some great tutorial videos without my logos, free for you to use. You will also get 2 consultation calls per year, starting after your 6th pledge.
Includes Discord rewards
Build Your Business
$100 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
Everything above, plus monthly calls with me starting after the 2nd pledge.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$19 of $200 per month
When I hit $200/month, I’ll do a monthly giveaway of plugins, swag, Amazon gift cards, and more to a random Patron.
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The first time I learned how to burn a CD was mind-blowing. It was 1999 and YouTube didn’t exist. Most of the web was brochure sites with marquees and hit counters, so there wasn’t a great place for learning how to do literally anything. Instead, my cousin came over and showed me. He brought a blank CD, opened software on my computer, dragged the songs I wanted into this window and clicked, “Burn.” A few minutes later, BOOM. I had my very own mix CD. What jumped out at me the most was how easy it was when someone was there to show me the way. I felt accomplished.

That experience did 2 things for me. It allowed me to have a very successful mix CD business in high school, and it made me realized I just needed to try things in order to learn them. I felt empowered by the fact that someone showed me the way.

I want you to feel empowered too.
That’s why I started this Patreon.

Why Donate?

I love being an educator. Because of that, I put out a bunch of free content. My weekly podcast, YouTube videos, blog posts, and eBooks to name a few. I’d love to do a lot more of that. I’d actually love to focus on the full time!

I’m lucky enough to work for myself. I support my family with sponsorships, online courses, and freelance work. With your support, I can switch focus away from freelance work, to creating more great content. I want to make better resource for learners and educators, spend more time researching interesting topics, and tell more great stories.

Is Donating for You?

I have a confession. Asking for donations has never come easy for me. But I’m also really passionate about teaching, and Patreon is a great way to get the freedom to do that more. For just $1/month, you can get access to not only incredible content, but more access to me. $12/year is like one month of Netflix!

There’s a big but though. You should only donate if you find value in what I’m doing. There’s lots of great content out there, and lots of people vying for your hard-earned money. I only want you to donate if you dig what I’m doing. Rest assured, my blog, podcast, and YouTube channel will continue to have quality free content. Donating (and reaching my goals) just means more.

Thank You!

I wouldn’t be able to do this at all without the incredible support I’ve gotten so far from family and friends, guests, sponsors, and of-course, you!

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Tiers
Build Support
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Access to My Discord Server, where you, me, and all the other patrons can chat about what we’re working on. You’ll also get access to live streams of me working on stuff, early access to videos, Q&A forums, and the suggestion box, where you can request tutorials, videos, and podcast guests. You'll also get a 5% discount on my courses and memberships.
Includes Discord rewards
Build Curiosity
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Everything in the previous reward level, plus ad-free episodes of How I Built It, early. You will also get bonus episodes, and access to a private discord channel where you can ask upcoming guests your own questions. You'll also get a 10% discount on my courses and memberships.
Includes Discord rewards
Build Something
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Everything in the previous reward levels, plus a transcript ebook for each Season (starting in Season 4), priority requests for tutorials, and a Build Something T-Shirt after your 3rd pledge. You'll also get a 15% discount on my courses and memberships
Includes Discord rewards
Build Education
$50 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
Everything in the previous levels, plus access to a white labeled video repository. This will have some great tutorial videos without my logos, free for you to use. You will also get 2 consultation calls per year, starting after your 6th pledge.
Includes Discord rewards
Build Your Business
$100 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
Everything above, plus monthly calls with me starting after the 2nd pledge.
Includes Discord rewards