Justin Murphy is creating other life
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patrons

If you don’t already know and like my work, I’m not going to sell it to you here! I’m not going hungry, my work ethic isn’t conditional on donations, and I’m not a censorship victim cause célèbre. To the few of you who have offered in the past, and to anyone else who really likes what I’m doing (with some money to burn), now would be a useful time to register your support in this way. Obviously, if you’re low on cash then don’t spend it here! For now I'm keeping this really simple but later maybe I'll consider using some of the bells and whistles on here. If there are particular rewards you'd like to see, please shoot me a message. Thanks!
Tiers
Passive supporter
$1 or more per month
If you enjoy my free content frequently, $1/month is more than enough to compensate me, let me know you exist, and count yourself a part of my larger project. Through polls you can help me navigate all this. You'll also get access to my Discord server (if you're broke you can have this for free, just ask).


• Vote in polls and such

• Be cool

• Access to the Discord server

The hard drive
$5 or more per month
Get early access to my works-in-progress. I have tons of work sitting on my hard drive, including multiple almost-finished book manuscripts. I produce a lot but with my academic responsibilities I've been slow to package and sell things. For just $5/month I'll cut to the chase and just give you all the best stuff currently hiding on my hard drive. This will include lecture notes from classes I've taught. Please note I'll be building this up over time.


• Access to my hard drive of works in progress

• The benefits from all lower tiers

Change the game
$15 or more per month
At this level of support, you're beginning to replace institutional funding sources, so I will thank you in the Acknowledgments of
my next book — just as I would acknowledge any formal research funding. $15/month seems like nothing compared to million-dollar research grants, but a huge percentage of those grants go to administrative costs. At this level you'll be shorting academia and changing the game of how young researchers plan their lives. The only fine print here is that you have to maintain this support for at least 6 months, and I do reserve the right to exclude anyone (don't try it, trolls).


• Your name in my next book

• The benefits from all lower tiers

Graduate-level seminar/workshop
$25 or more per month
Each month I will teach a 2-hour seminar in the style typical of most PhD seminars — adapted for strangers on the internet. In a private video-conference with no more than 5 participants, each of you will be invited to give a short, 15-minute presentation on *whatever you want.* I will give you the best feedback I can, relative to your goals. Feedback from other participants will be encouraged and likely — though I can only guarantee myself. Use this not only for feedback but for motivation and social accountability to complete your own projects over time. Upon subscribing, I'll let you know how we'll proceed.


• A 2-hour graduate-level seminar, monthly

• The benefits from all lower tiers

One-on-one
$50 or more per month
This hires me for one hour per month. This might be for some type of professional consulting, teaching, quantitative data analysis, or who knows what. I have a PhD, I've published in top peer-reviewed political science journals, using a variety of advanced statistical methods. I've taught PhD-level classes on the politics of media, statistics, research design, time-series modeling, and the programming language R.


• 1 hour of my undivided effort

• The benefits from all lower tiers

Goals
37 of 50 patrons
My only goal at the moment is to keep my current rate of output going when the academic year begins in a couple of weeks. I have a big pile of blog drafts, a long list of new livestream/podcast guests who need to be sent invites, and I would really like to pay someone to help me with podcast audio editing — my biggest bottleneck. This little campaign will help me gauge how much people value what I've been working on.
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If you don’t already know and like my work, I’m not going to sell it to you here! I’m not going hungry, my work ethic isn’t conditional on donations, and I’m not a censorship victim cause célèbre. To the few of you who have offered in the past, and to anyone else who really likes what I’m doing (with some money to burn), now would be a useful time to register your support in this way. Obviously, if you’re low on cash then don’t spend it here! For now I'm keeping this really simple but later maybe I'll consider using some of the bells and whistles on here. If there are particular rewards you'd like to see, please shoot me a message. Thanks!

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Tiers
Passive supporter
$1 or more per month
If you enjoy my free content frequently, $1/month is more than enough to compensate me, let me know you exist, and count yourself a part of my larger project. Through polls you can help me navigate all this. You'll also get access to my Discord server (if you're broke you can have this for free, just ask).


• Vote in polls and such

• Be cool

• Access to the Discord server

The hard drive
$5 or more per month
Get early access to my works-in-progress. I have tons of work sitting on my hard drive, including multiple almost-finished book manuscripts. I produce a lot but with my academic responsibilities I've been slow to package and sell things. For just $5/month I'll cut to the chase and just give you all the best stuff currently hiding on my hard drive. This will include lecture notes from classes I've taught. Please note I'll be building this up over time.


• Access to my hard drive of works in progress

• The benefits from all lower tiers

Change the game
$15 or more per month
At this level of support, you're beginning to replace institutional funding sources, so I will thank you in the Acknowledgments of
my next book — just as I would acknowledge any formal research funding. $15/month seems like nothing compared to million-dollar research grants, but a huge percentage of those grants go to administrative costs. At this level you'll be shorting academia and changing the game of how young researchers plan their lives. The only fine print here is that you have to maintain this support for at least 6 months, and I do reserve the right to exclude anyone (don't try it, trolls).


• Your name in my next book

• The benefits from all lower tiers

Graduate-level seminar/workshop
$25 or more per month
Each month I will teach a 2-hour seminar in the style typical of most PhD seminars — adapted for strangers on the internet. In a private video-conference with no more than 5 participants, each of you will be invited to give a short, 15-minute presentation on *whatever you want.* I will give you the best feedback I can, relative to your goals. Feedback from other participants will be encouraged and likely — though I can only guarantee myself. Use this not only for feedback but for motivation and social accountability to complete your own projects over time. Upon subscribing, I'll let you know how we'll proceed.


• A 2-hour graduate-level seminar, monthly

• The benefits from all lower tiers

One-on-one
$50 or more per month
This hires me for one hour per month. This might be for some type of professional consulting, teaching, quantitative data analysis, or who knows what. I have a PhD, I've published in top peer-reviewed political science journals, using a variety of advanced statistical methods. I've taught PhD-level classes on the politics of media, statistics, research design, time-series modeling, and the programming language R.


• 1 hour of my undivided effort

• The benefits from all lower tiers