Michael Noker is creating joy! For everybody! All the time!
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Hi! I'm Michael Noker. I'm a writer, YouTuber, and designer in El Paso, Texas. I've been creating content for about a year now - and doing it full-time for about four months (and doing a good job at it for about a month). I write about LGBTQ issues, run the Single AF dating advice podcast, make videos for the This is Why I'm Single comedy series, and create funny t-shirts and greeting cards under the name Anthrapologist. 

I originally learned about the power of humor and comedy while I was working for a battered women's shelter. Every day, I listened to the stories of the women and children who were staying in the shelter and helped them plan the next chapters of their stories accordingly. When I went through it myself, I tried to keep my sense of humor. I continue that tradition of survival, years later, in my day-to-day life, even when there's not much to laugh at. 

I started this Patreon page on October 26, 2016. I was enjoying my last evening of freedom before working 5 days straight as an Uber driver so that I could (hopefully) pay rent come November 1. I was kicking and screaming my way through the worst toothache of my life and recovering from the flu at the time. I wanted desperately to reach out to everybody and cry for help, but then I realized that even if people wanted to give me money, they didn't really have a way to do it. Do I send them a PayPal invoice? Direct them to buy thousands of dollars worth of t-shirts so I can make my royalties? 

I don't know how far Patreon will take me, but I know that whether it pays for a glass of water or funds me so strongly as a creator that I never have to worry about driving for Uber again, I'll be happy to know that someone out there believed in me strongly enough to support my efforts and had a laugh while they were at it. 
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If I reach this level, I can afford to hire a mathematician to calculate the probability of me ever actually reaching this level. 

This is when I get to create scripted comedy series, write novels, start another podcast, and generally kick ass as a creator full-time. 

This is when I get to create jobs by hiring fellow, passionate creators to help me along the way.

This is when I've written my success story - one that inspires somebody who's survived a hell of a journey and isn't necessarily able to see the light at the end of the tunnel right now (until they reach out to me). 

This is when I am no longer just the Michael sitting in his bedroom. 

How neat!
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Hi! I'm Michael Noker. I'm a writer, YouTuber, and designer in El Paso, Texas. I've been creating content for about a year now - and doing it full-time for about four months (and doing a good job at it for about a month). I write about LGBTQ issues, run the Single AF dating advice podcast, make videos for the This is Why I'm Single comedy series, and create funny t-shirts and greeting cards under the name Anthrapologist. 

I originally learned about the power of humor and comedy while I was working for a battered women's shelter. Every day, I listened to the stories of the women and children who were staying in the shelter and helped them plan the next chapters of their stories accordingly. When I went through it myself, I tried to keep my sense of humor. I continue that tradition of survival, years later, in my day-to-day life, even when there's not much to laugh at. 

I started this Patreon page on October 26, 2016. I was enjoying my last evening of freedom before working 5 days straight as an Uber driver so that I could (hopefully) pay rent come November 1. I was kicking and screaming my way through the worst toothache of my life and recovering from the flu at the time. I wanted desperately to reach out to everybody and cry for help, but then I realized that even if people wanted to give me money, they didn't really have a way to do it. Do I send them a PayPal invoice? Direct them to buy thousands of dollars worth of t-shirts so I can make my royalties? 

I don't know how far Patreon will take me, but I know that whether it pays for a glass of water or funds me so strongly as a creator that I never have to worry about driving for Uber again, I'll be happy to know that someone out there believed in me strongly enough to support my efforts and had a laugh while they were at it. 

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Official patron status. This means you'll get access to my patron-only feed AND my endless appreciation for joining my team.
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You'll get to hang out with me once per month on a live webcast exclusively for patrons. The webcast will be scheduled according to your availability. 
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You get the say! When I've got a question, you'll be one of the few that can answer through polls, plus all previous rewards.
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Swag is on the way! At this level, you'll get a patron-only shirt (one time only), plus all previous rewards.
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Wow. You're an official sponsor of my work, and I couldn't be more grateful for it. You've changed my life! You'll get a free, personalized, signed copy of my book - before its release to the general public.