Jamie Klinger is creating JoatU which generates points to incentivize positive actions in
3

patrons

$7
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Better yourself, better your family, better your community, better the world.  In that order.

My name is Jamie Klinger and I've been known as a guerrilla gardener, economic system builder, ethical marketer, poker champion, community organizer, professional photographer, and the guy that lives on $11,000 a year as a Basic Income experiment. To see the totality of my mainstream press coverage, you can click here.



In 2011, 24 years in, I discovered what I was missing all of my life. Community. From that moment onward, I took some significant steps towards bettering myself and preparing myself for being the best person I could be.  I looked unto the world with wide-eyes and the curiosity of a toddler, exploring with a completely open heart.



After spending three months deeply entrenched in the beautiful home sometimes known as "The Vegan Tree" I knew where my heart had been this whole time -- I signed up for a ten day silent Vipassana Meditation course which helped me perceive and release the negative programming that was gifted to me by our over-individualized society.  Two months after that, I was engulfed by a community-oriented festival--the first I had ever attended--Open Mind.  I reached out to dozens of strangers, they were instantly my family and I loved everyone.



And only two months later did Occupy Montreal commence and consume my life.  I spent thirty days living there and helping coordinate.  I had found others struggling for community and I had found my partners.  By early 2012 I moved into a community home, Coop Sur Genereux; an ecologically-oriented intentional community striving to promote permaculture in urban environments while fostering a space for community-collaborative initiatives to occur.  While the intention had been set with the home in 2003, it had significantly diverged from its main course and I dedicated myself towards incorporating permaculture design principles and improving communication.



Over the past three years, I have dedicated a significant portion of my time and energy to the Coop.  We are about 15 people with a variety of visions and goals collaborating and communicating as best as we can to find our way; all while sharing a home.  We have made thousands of meals feeding strangers and friends alike.  We have hosted dozens of events fostering community growth and solidarity with our neighborhoods.  And we have hosted hundreds of couchsurfers from throughout the world. We are working incredibly hard to both generate a sustainable model for collaborative urban living and to offer a non-commercial space for local community development.



After living in the space for six months, I discovered what would become my destiny. An economic system for the people by the people. One where those that needed the most help received it, and where the system itself was designed to directly improve the lives of those involved in it.

The Jack of all trades Universe is a trade/barter exchange system designed to revolutionize the economy and democracy at large. In the short term , we will exist to foster exchanges between those with skills and those with needs who are living in close proximity.  Soon after, we will introduce a Community Action Point that will be distributed to those who create value in their community (for example, by feeding the homeless, or planting vegetable gardens in public, teaching public classes, helping rebuild a community center, etc.).



As well as these two gigantic projects, I have also been an avid photographer for the past decade and share all of my photography for the world to appreciate. There are over 10,000 photos publicly available that I will be open-sourcing when I reach my goal. I am happy to barter my skills or to offer them freely to friends.

I studied marketing and philosophy in university and am rebuilding my brand to offer my services to help the outside world promote themselves with Honestly Marketing. I strive to promote the best in people and businesses in an authentic fashion.

I also have a lot of experience in relationships and in communication and would be thrilled to advise you with any relationship situation you may have.



"The BIG Patreon Creator Pledge
"

I am an avid believer in Basic Income and have decided to take the BIG Patreon Creator Pledge.  Every patron dollar pledged above $1,111 per month I will consider to be greater than a basic income and will pledge away to other Creators here on Patreon who are also creating content in support of their own basic incomes by making the same pledge to limit their own final goals to $1,111/mo and pledging to give the rest to others making the same pledge. My goal in supporting this pledge movement is to create a community of content creators all working toward their own basic incomes with the same shared goal of achieving basic incomes for others.

Others who have taken The BIG Patreon Creator Pledge:
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
[Tip of my virtual hat]
I've been working for everybody for free for years. And I'm happy to keep doing it. Now you're helping me be able to keep going for a little bit longer, thanks!
Pledge $2 or more per month
1 patron
[Private Message+Photograph]
A one-time private message of upcoming life-projects. You are welcome to respond and ask questions too! I will also send you a high resolution image of your choice from my photography collection.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
[Private Updates]
You get to gain access to up to a monthly message about upcoming projects and articles. (Includes two high-res photographs)
Pledge $7 or more per month
0 patrons
[Public Sponsor]
Be recognized for your support at the bottom of every Medium article I publish with a small thank you. Be recognized for your contribution by thousands of readers! (Includes two high-res photographs)
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
[Private Editor]
Want to help build my stories too? I'll give you editor access to upcoming articles where you can leave commentary and suggestions! (Includes three high-res photographs)
Pledge $55 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
[Private Consultation]
You'll have one hour of my time per month via skype. We can talk philosophy, math, physics, marketing, relationships, photography, economics, poker or if you have other ideas, we can discuss those too.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
[Professional Private Consultation]
You'll have two hours of my time per month via skype. This perk is geared towards business-oriented individuals looking to improve their operations. You're putting me to work and I'm happy to do it for you.
Goals
$7 of $1,111 per month
If I am to achieve this level of support, I will be able to happily continue to work on projects like JoatU that will better myself, my family, and my greater community. I am at your service. If you want a breakdown of how I will most likely spend this money, please check my Basic Income for a year experiment!
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Better yourself, better your family, better your community, better the world.  In that order.

My name is Jamie Klinger and I've been known as a guerrilla gardener, economic system builder, ethical marketer, poker champion, community organizer, professional photographer, and the guy that lives on $11,000 a year as a Basic Income experiment. To see the totality of my mainstream press coverage, you can click here.



In 2011, 24 years in, I discovered what I was missing all of my life. Community. From that moment onward, I took some significant steps towards bettering myself and preparing myself for being the best person I could be.  I looked unto the world with wide-eyes and the curiosity of a toddler, exploring with a completely open heart.



After spending three months deeply entrenched in the beautiful home sometimes known as "The Vegan Tree" I knew where my heart had been this whole time -- I signed up for a ten day silent Vipassana Meditation course which helped me perceive and release the negative programming that was gifted to me by our over-individualized society.  Two months after that, I was engulfed by a community-oriented festival--the first I had ever attended--Open Mind.  I reached out to dozens of strangers, they were instantly my family and I loved everyone.



And only two months later did Occupy Montreal commence and consume my life.  I spent thirty days living there and helping coordinate.  I had found others struggling for community and I had found my partners.  By early 2012 I moved into a community home, Coop Sur Genereux; an ecologically-oriented intentional community striving to promote permaculture in urban environments while fostering a space for community-collaborative initiatives to occur.  While the intention had been set with the home in 2003, it had significantly diverged from its main course and I dedicated myself towards incorporating permaculture design principles and improving communication.



Over the past three years, I have dedicated a significant portion of my time and energy to the Coop.  We are about 15 people with a variety of visions and goals collaborating and communicating as best as we can to find our way; all while sharing a home.  We have made thousands of meals feeding strangers and friends alike.  We have hosted dozens of events fostering community growth and solidarity with our neighborhoods.  And we have hosted hundreds of couchsurfers from throughout the world. We are working incredibly hard to both generate a sustainable model for collaborative urban living and to offer a non-commercial space for local community development.



After living in the space for six months, I discovered what would become my destiny. An economic system for the people by the people. One where those that needed the most help received it, and where the system itself was designed to directly improve the lives of those involved in it.

The Jack of all trades Universe is a trade/barter exchange system designed to revolutionize the economy and democracy at large. In the short term , we will exist to foster exchanges between those with skills and those with needs who are living in close proximity.  Soon after, we will introduce a Community Action Point that will be distributed to those who create value in their community (for example, by feeding the homeless, or planting vegetable gardens in public, teaching public classes, helping rebuild a community center, etc.).



As well as these two gigantic projects, I have also been an avid photographer for the past decade and share all of my photography for the world to appreciate. There are over 10,000 photos publicly available that I will be open-sourcing when I reach my goal. I am happy to barter my skills or to offer them freely to friends.

I studied marketing and philosophy in university and am rebuilding my brand to offer my services to help the outside world promote themselves with Honestly Marketing. I strive to promote the best in people and businesses in an authentic fashion.

I also have a lot of experience in relationships and in communication and would be thrilled to advise you with any relationship situation you may have.



"The BIG Patreon Creator Pledge
"

I am an avid believer in Basic Income and have decided to take the BIG Patreon Creator Pledge.  Every patron dollar pledged above $1,111 per month I will consider to be greater than a basic income and will pledge away to other Creators here on Patreon who are also creating content in support of their own basic incomes by making the same pledge to limit their own final goals to $1,111/mo and pledging to give the rest to others making the same pledge. My goal in supporting this pledge movement is to create a community of content creators all working toward their own basic incomes with the same shared goal of achieving basic incomes for others.

Others who have taken The BIG Patreon Creator Pledge:

Recent posts by Jamie Klinger

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
2 patrons
[Tip of my virtual hat]
I've been working for everybody for free for years. And I'm happy to keep doing it. Now you're helping me be able to keep going for a little bit longer, thanks!
Pledge $2 or more per month
1 patron
[Private Message+Photograph]
A one-time private message of upcoming life-projects. You are welcome to respond and ask questions too! I will also send you a high resolution image of your choice from my photography collection.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
[Private Updates]
You get to gain access to up to a monthly message about upcoming projects and articles. (Includes two high-res photographs)
Pledge $7 or more per month
0 patrons
[Public Sponsor]
Be recognized for your support at the bottom of every Medium article I publish with a small thank you. Be recognized for your contribution by thousands of readers! (Includes two high-res photographs)
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
[Private Editor]
Want to help build my stories too? I'll give you editor access to upcoming articles where you can leave commentary and suggestions! (Includes three high-res photographs)
Pledge $55 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
[Private Consultation]
You'll have one hour of my time per month via skype. We can talk philosophy, math, physics, marketing, relationships, photography, economics, poker or if you have other ideas, we can discuss those too.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
[Professional Private Consultation]
You'll have two hours of my time per month via skype. This perk is geared towards business-oriented individuals looking to improve their operations. You're putting me to work and I'm happy to do it for you.