Adam Marsland

is creating 2 YouTube series (and blog)

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For now, I am not offering official incentives. I know people are contributing what they can for the love of the show and because they want to support the content that's being created.

However, as opportunities arise, I have and will continue to reward my patrons with things like free downloads and special content. I also welcome your suggestion as to what perk or reward would be meaningful to you and if it's doable, I'll add it!
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For now, I am not offering official incentives. I know people are contributing what they can for the love of the show and because they want to support the content that's being created.

However, as opportunities arise, I have and will continue to reward my patrons with things like free downloads and special content. I also welcome your suggestion as to what perk or reward would be meaningful to you and if it's doable, I'll add it!
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For now, I am not offering official incentives. I know people are contributing what they can for the love of the show and because they want to support the content that's being created.

However, as opportunities arise, I have and will continue to reward my patrons with things like free downloads and special content. I also welcome your suggestion as to what perk or reward would be meaningful to you and if it's doable, I'll add it!

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About

I'm Adam Marsland.  After 30 years of musical adventures, first in a hungry punk-pop band, later as a DIY touring troubadour and finally as a music producer, I'm off on a new adventure:  a whole new life in southeast Asia.  

In May 2018 I started a blog called "I Just Disappear" which wove together my experience as an expat with a life in music. I took a break after generating a year's worth of content but plan to reboot the blog in a more streamlined format in the future.

Starting in February 2019, I launched a more ambitious venture: a regular YouTube series called "Adam Walks Around" where I travel on foot around southeast Asia and interact with normal people leading extraordinary lives. AWA aims to subvert the "me-focused" travel vlog genre with a quirky, humorous and sometimes touching approach. As of March 2019 30 roughly half-hour episodes have been produced.

My goal now is to produce more new episodes of ADAM WALKS AROUND while starting a new show tentatively titled EXPAT 101. This will be directed at people in the U.S. and U.K. who are starting to think about changing residency but don't know how to go about it. It will be a short (10-12 minute), easily digestible format designed to fire peoples' imaginations about the possibility of a new life in a new place, and to give people a glimpse of the possibilities while offering practical suggestions about how to go about it.

Currently, between Patreon and PayPal subscriber contributions, I have a regular subscriber base of about $100/month, plus donations that come in on an irregular basis. Because of the high production standards of ADAM WALKS AROUND (100+ edits per show, background music, subtitling, sound design, etc.), each episode takes about 2-3 days to shoot and 2-5 days to edit and upload.

In order to continue production of ADAM WALKS AROUND and to start production of the new shot (and reboot the I Just Disappear blog at some point) I need to have a more stable base of monthly income from the time I put into it.

I calculate that if my combined Patreon and PayPal contributions increased to $300/month, because of my lower cost of living in Asia, that would be enough to offset the time for now. Even though that's only a $200/month increase from where we are now, there are probably only 200 regular viewers of ADAM WALKS AROUND at this juncture, so it's asking a lot relative to the number of followers.

However, I think the YouTube channel has a lot of potential to grow, and I want to keep putting focus into these projects. Already, we've had new donors step up that amount to about 10% of the necessary subscription base. So maybe we can do it.

So, I am putting it out there: if you would like to see ADAM WALKS AROUND continue and see the new show EXPAT 101 put into production, consider becoming a monthly Patreon or PayPal subscriber. My goal is to bring back AWA and have the new show up and running by June 2020.
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This is the "minimum maintenance level" for the blog - enough coming in so that it's worth keeping up on a regular basis.  :)
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