My DVC Points

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My DVC Points is dedicated to serving DVC members.  Our content is created by DVC members, about DVC members and for the benefit of current and prospective DVC members.

We're taking a respectful and positive disposition to discuss Disney Vacation Club.  We believe in honest, authentic and realistic views.  We all love Disney but when things aren't lining up with our expectations, we're still respectful towards DVC, Disney, Cast Members, and our fellow neighbors.

What started out as $60 a month hobby has grown into a project that costs over $1,000 a month to produce weekly podcasts and live shows as a free gift to the member community. DVC Resale Market, DVC Rental Store, Monera Financial, Be Our Guest Vacations and Incredible Vacation Homes are sponsoring our show to offset a majority of these expenses. Sponsors may come and go each season of the podcast.  Right now I have sponsors but realistically, how often does somebody buy a resale contract, finance a contract, or rent out their points? The sponsors are paying above-market rates for the service to promote the DVC Community and right now that's keeping the lights on. However, it doesn't allow for growth or new opportunities.

With outsourced editing, it costs $300 to create a single podcast episode.  Website hosting and various software runs over $1150 a month.The software to run live shows costs $50 a month.  We're moving towards more video because of consumer demand and that increases costs dramatically when you have to add video to the audio.  Right now, we're looking at over $150 to get a YouTube room tour video edited and $250 to get a 10-12 minute informational video edited.  Once we have some successful videos on YouTube, I can reach out to sponsors to pick up future costs.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we created a new platform called Mouse Quiz to live stream trivia questions twice a week.  If you pre-paid for a year of the software it cost $900.  We're creating this quiz platform and not charging for access because we want to help people "Stay Home, Stay Safe and Stay Magical."

This is where Patreon's support becomes critical. Before a sponsor is willing to pay for a platform, they need to see that platform is successful at reaching potential customers. Patreon's are the research and development and help us expand to new areas.

You may or may not have time to volunteer on the team but you can still join the team financially speaking as a monthly recurring Patreon sponsor.

$5 a month, our Dole Whip club
$10 is our Snack Credit club.
$15 is our Quick Service Credit club.
$30 is our Table Service Credit club.
$50 is our Signature Dining Credits club.

Just to be clear, the Patreon program is a chance for you to partner with us and help us create free content for DVC members and prospective members.  The Patreon program is for givers.  Our Facebook group for Patreon members is a place we collaborate on community building.

Thank you for your support.

Chad
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When we reach $600 a month in support, we will be able to outsource some of the editing and writing tasks and produce 4 podcasts a month plus 4 live shows.
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