Ashley Schandelmeier is creating TAMD content
16

patrons

$21
per month
Who am I & why am I here?
Here's the deal, my name is Ashley for the past 7 years I have been the sole person behind a project of love called The Alternative Model Directory. It's existence is owed to my getting laid off from my full time job in 2008. Since then, things have slowly started looking up at the print shop, I am now part time essentially, but my position with TAMD & my dream of being my own boss still exists. After carrying TAMD & its financial costs by myself since 2010 I reached a breaking point mid-2016. Not only was it draining me, the audience I worked to build was slowly taken away by Facebook's new algorithm. 

I've come to Patreon to keep TAMD alive, but also as a way to get in direct contact with the fan base that social media is taking from me (and pretty much everyone with a fan page these days). Supporting TAMD here doesn't just keep our website up or allow me to pay creatives for new content, but also helps me reach our fans directly! 

The goal for this Patreon is to be a springboard for self-reliance, so that I can finally be my own boss. I'm awaiting the day when I'm well off enough to switch this account to a patron & start supporting those like me, with big dreams & a small wallet. 

With Patreon, I want to:
  • Relaunch TAMD's website, perhaps even pay someone for a social network/Model Mayhem style website. Rebrand it as just TAMD, so that I can include a list of photographers, designers, etc on site. I want to create exclusive content for the website & Patreon, that you won't see anywhere else. I want to buy software to design a magazine solely for those associated with TAMD, AND be able to pay them for the content. 
  • For TAMD's blog, I'd love to get a better equipment for making videos & taking product photos. I currently have my eye one a Phantom 4K Camera, but will settle for any quality camera at this point. Pay models to do reviews, tutorials, & do both myself.
  • After TAMD's needs are met, I have a few personal goals. For my woodworking, better wood, better tools! Perhaps a bigger space to create. (Again a two-for, as a large enough area could be used as a studio) 

What do I get for pledging? 
This is best answered by checking out the reward tiers. With a lot of venture, there is bound to be something for you! If you have suggestions, then email me at [email protected] OR [email protected]

Rewards
The Heathens
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
This tier is for those who have limited funds (like this chick) but still want to support! For this devotion, you'll:

  • Get access to my patron feed which will include inside peeks of new projects/items, TAMD  related & personal posts.
  • Participate in any & all polls, share your opinion, etc. 
  • Name on TAMD's website (link back available on request)


More rewards added when goals are unlocked. 

The Followers
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
For those who can spare a bit more, I give you a bit more! In addition to my patreon feed, you'll also get:

  • 1 4x6 print redeemable 3x a year. 
  • You'll also unlock all 'implied' photos I post from TAMD models and/or group shoots. 


More rewards added when goals are unlocked.

The Loyalists
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
For those loyal to the cause..err dream (?) you'll get:
  • Full access to my patron feed, including 'NSFW' posts from TAMD models/group shoots. 
  • 1 8x10 redeemable 1x per year.

 

More rewards added when goals are unlocked. 

The Disciples
$50 or more per month 0 of 13 patrons
For you I gotta step it up! You'll get:


  • Access to patron feed.
  • 8x10 prints, redeemable 3x per year, so long as you remain a patron. 
  • Birthday card, personalized & sent directly to your door! 
  • Name, photo & story in 'TAMD: Diversity is our Strength' book.


More rewards added when goals are unlocked. 

The Coven
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For you:
  • Access to patron feed.
  • 8x10 prints, redeemable 3x per year, so long as you remain a patron. 
  • Birthday card, personalized & sent directly to your door! 
  • I'll admin social media, this would include policing of messages & comments to keep out the creeps, organizing your content monthly, posting if needed, & MORE!
  • Complete website set up (via wix), if needed + monthly upkeep.


More rewards added when goals are unlocked.  

Goals
$21 of $200 per month
This would cover the basics of all my projects (in order of importance):

  • Basic website costs for TAMD & photoshoots for any & all book series planned.
  • Wood/Canvases/Embellishments/Cloth
  • Paint/Stain/Primer/Finishes/Glue - for both artwork & wood working.

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Who am I & why am I here?
Here's the deal, my name is Ashley for the past 7 years I have been the sole person behind a project of love called The Alternative Model Directory. It's existence is owed to my getting laid off from my full time job in 2008. Since then, things have slowly started looking up at the print shop, I am now part time essentially, but my position with TAMD & my dream of being my own boss still exists. After carrying TAMD & its financial costs by myself since 2010 I reached a breaking point mid-2016. Not only was it draining me, the audience I worked to build was slowly taken away by Facebook's new algorithm. 

I've come to Patreon to keep TAMD alive, but also as a way to get in direct contact with the fan base that social media is taking from me (and pretty much everyone with a fan page these days). Supporting TAMD here doesn't just keep our website up or allow me to pay creatives for new content, but also helps me reach our fans directly! 

The goal for this Patreon is to be a springboard for self-reliance, so that I can finally be my own boss. I'm awaiting the day when I'm well off enough to switch this account to a patron & start supporting those like me, with big dreams & a small wallet. 

With Patreon, I want to:
  • Relaunch TAMD's website, perhaps even pay someone for a social network/Model Mayhem style website. Rebrand it as just TAMD, so that I can include a list of photographers, designers, etc on site. I want to create exclusive content for the website & Patreon, that you won't see anywhere else. I want to buy software to design a magazine solely for those associated with TAMD, AND be able to pay them for the content. 
  • For TAMD's blog, I'd love to get a better equipment for making videos & taking product photos. I currently have my eye one a Phantom 4K Camera, but will settle for any quality camera at this point. Pay models to do reviews, tutorials, & do both myself.
  • After TAMD's needs are met, I have a few personal goals. For my woodworking, better wood, better tools! Perhaps a bigger space to create. (Again a two-for, as a large enough area could be used as a studio) 

What do I get for pledging? 
This is best answered by checking out the reward tiers. With a lot of venture, there is bound to be something for you! If you have suggestions, then email me at [email protected] OR [email protected]

Recent posts by Ashley Schandelmeier

Rewards
The Heathens
$1 or more per month 13 patrons
This tier is for those who have limited funds (like this chick) but still want to support! For this devotion, you'll:

  • Get access to my patron feed which will include inside peeks of new projects/items, TAMD  related & personal posts.
  • Participate in any & all polls, share your opinion, etc. 
  • Name on TAMD's website (link back available on request)


More rewards added when goals are unlocked. 

The Followers
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
For those who can spare a bit more, I give you a bit more! In addition to my patreon feed, you'll also get:

  • 1 4x6 print redeemable 3x a year. 
  • You'll also unlock all 'implied' photos I post from TAMD models and/or group shoots. 


More rewards added when goals are unlocked.

The Loyalists
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
For those loyal to the cause..err dream (?) you'll get:
  • Full access to my patron feed, including 'NSFW' posts from TAMD models/group shoots. 
  • 1 8x10 redeemable 1x per year.

 

More rewards added when goals are unlocked. 

The Disciples
$50 or more per month 0 of 13 patrons
For you I gotta step it up! You'll get:


  • Access to patron feed.
  • 8x10 prints, redeemable 3x per year, so long as you remain a patron. 
  • Birthday card, personalized & sent directly to your door! 
  • Name, photo & story in 'TAMD: Diversity is our Strength' book.


More rewards added when goals are unlocked. 

The Coven
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
For you:
  • Access to patron feed.
  • 8x10 prints, redeemable 3x per year, so long as you remain a patron. 
  • Birthday card, personalized & sent directly to your door! 
  • I'll admin social media, this would include policing of messages & comments to keep out the creeps, organizing your content monthly, posting if needed, & MORE!
  • Complete website set up (via wix), if needed + monthly upkeep.


More rewards added when goals are unlocked.