Human Interests is creating educational videos
34

patrons

$138
per video
Human Interests is a YouTube channel making videos that are broadly in the interest of humanity or follow interesting humans. I have hundreds of ideas scribbled down over the years, and with your help I’d like to make at least a few of the good ones.

Patreon is essentially a way to give strangers money for something they give away for free over the internet. As economical models go, it’s flimsy - but it works, and it works well for thousands of people. Supporters give a small amount per month to the creator, and in return get access to a few extras or get to see content early. But mostly people do it because they like what that person is doing and want to see it continue.

It takes me around 100 hours to make a 6-8 minute video. I fit this around my job, family and friends - it’s a hobby. But it means that I can only make one every few months. Now I’m lucky, I’m self-employed - I build, make and fix things for people in my real job. Firstly this means I can research by listening to audiobooks while I work. And secondly, as the channel slowly gets bigger I’m able to put more time into it without having to quit my job. The more money the channel earns, the more time I can devote to it, the more videos I can make.

I can’t guarantee releasing a new video every month, so you’ll only be charged your chosen amount once per main video release, and if there happens to be 2 videos in the same month, you’ll only pay once.

Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support or feedback. As I put more time into the channel, I’m hoping you’ll see an increase in quantity and quality. 

Thank you,
Tom
Tiers
Sleep in Peace
$1 or more per video 12 patrons
You can rest your head at night safe in the knowledge that using an Adblocker is totally fine. You’ll also get access to the Patron-only feed with extra videos, upcoming sneak peeks, video suggestion threads, and occasional behind the scenes goodies.
Early Access
$3 or more per video 17 patrons
You’ll get to watch the main videos before anyone else! You’ll also be burdened with the huge responsibly to not spoil or share them with other internet-based humans. WARNING: This may cripple you with anxiety, needlessly inflate your ego, or not affect you in the slightest. 

+ All the above rewards

A Name to Remember
$10 or more per video 5 patrons
Your name (or desired alias) will be forever displayed in the description of a main video, thanking you for your support. (Or until YouTube, civilisation or the universe collapses.) 

+ All the above rewards

A Face to Remember
$25 or more per video 1 of 20 patrons
Your name and picture (or desired alias and avatar) will be displayed at the end of a main video, thanking you for your support. This will be like an ‘In memory of...’ section at the end of a broadcast, but not as sad and without the year of your birth or death.

+ All the above rewards

A Sound to Remember
$100 or more per video 0 of 5 patrons
You can send me a message (under 50 words) and it will be read out at the end of a main video. This may be your name, a thank you message, birthday wish, marriage proposal, or an insult to an enemy. (I won’t read a message that criticises someone’s sexuality, race, gender or appearance. Only their character or morally integrity.)

+ All the above rewards

Goals
$138 of $3,000 per video
I could do this full-time. Meaning better researched, better animated, and ultimately more videos.
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Human Interests is a YouTube channel making videos that are broadly in the interest of humanity or follow interesting humans. I have hundreds of ideas scribbled down over the years, and with your help I’d like to make at least a few of the good ones.

Patreon is essentially a way to give strangers money for something they give away for free over the internet. As economical models go, it’s flimsy - but it works, and it works well for thousands of people. Supporters give a small amount per month to the creator, and in return get access to a few extras or get to see content early. But mostly people do it because they like what that person is doing and want to see it continue.

It takes me around 100 hours to make a 6-8 minute video. I fit this around my job, family and friends - it’s a hobby. But it means that I can only make one every few months. Now I’m lucky, I’m self-employed - I build, make and fix things for people in my real job. Firstly this means I can research by listening to audiobooks while I work. And secondly, as the channel slowly gets bigger I’m able to put more time into it without having to quit my job. The more money the channel earns, the more time I can devote to it, the more videos I can make.

I can’t guarantee releasing a new video every month, so you’ll only be charged your chosen amount once per main video release, and if there happens to be 2 videos in the same month, you’ll only pay once.

Thank you to everyone who has sent me messages of support or feedback. As I put more time into the channel, I’m hoping you’ll see an increase in quantity and quality. 

Thank you,
Tom

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Tiers
Sleep in Peace
$1 or more per video 12 patrons
You can rest your head at night safe in the knowledge that using an Adblocker is totally fine. You’ll also get access to the Patron-only feed with extra videos, upcoming sneak peeks, video suggestion threads, and occasional behind the scenes goodies.
Early Access
$3 or more per video 17 patrons
You’ll get to watch the main videos before anyone else! You’ll also be burdened with the huge responsibly to not spoil or share them with other internet-based humans. WARNING: This may cripple you with anxiety, needlessly inflate your ego, or not affect you in the slightest. 

+ All the above rewards

A Name to Remember
$10 or more per video 5 patrons
Your name (or desired alias) will be forever displayed in the description of a main video, thanking you for your support. (Or until YouTube, civilisation or the universe collapses.) 

+ All the above rewards

A Face to Remember
$25 or more per video 1 of 20 patrons
Your name and picture (or desired alias and avatar) will be displayed at the end of a main video, thanking you for your support. This will be like an ‘In memory of...’ section at the end of a broadcast, but not as sad and without the year of your birth or death.

+ All the above rewards

A Sound to Remember
$100 or more per video 0 of 5 patrons
You can send me a message (under 50 words) and it will be read out at the end of a main video. This may be your name, a thank you message, birthday wish, marriage proposal, or an insult to an enemy. (I won’t read a message that criticises someone’s sexuality, race, gender or appearance. Only their character or morally integrity.)

+ All the above rewards