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Thanks for stopping by!

Who am I?


I'm Kevin, but you can call me T1J, if you like. T1J is short for "the1janitor" which is a username I created on a whim when I was a kid, that has become my personal brand. Kind of weird how that works, huh?
I'm a professional content creator, which basically means I make stuff and then put it on the internet and hopefully enough people like it that I can make a living doing it. Right now, my main platform is producing videos and livestreams for YouTube, and I've been a serious YouTuber for around 7 years.

Why am I asking for money?

So the basic way you make money as a video creator (on YouTube at least) is through advertising. Given the kind of videos I make though, this can be difficult. I sometimes like to talk about tough, controversial issues which are increasingly being neglected by advertisers, especially on YouTube.  On top of that, I try to make inclusive, optimistic videos that stress the importance of nuance, but those types of videos simply don't get the traction and exposure as some other more polarizing content you might find. But I've managed to find an audience who loves content like this, just like me, and my Patrons allow me to not only make it sustainable, but make it better!


What am I going to do with the money?

All contributions here will go towards meeting my financial obligations so I can focus on making more and better videos for my viewers, as well as towards equipment and other costs associated with improving the quality and frequency of my uploads. By being a Patron, you are essentially allowing me to make videos and other content full time, and over time I will be able to bring you guys even more awesome content that I could never do before!

To get an idea of what kinds of things I'm looking forward to buying/doing in the future, check out my Goals section which should be just to the left of what your reading now!
The main idea for the time being is getting equipment and other resources that make it possible for me to make more videos, better videos, and to engage with you guys even more.

Becoming a Patron is obviously completely optional and will not affect your ability to watch my videos or livestreams, which will always be free on YouTube (or somewhere else on the internet).

If you only want to make a one-time donation, or if you want to find other ways to support me, check out this link!
Tiers
YOUR NAME ONSCREEN FOR LIKE 0.5 SECONDS
$1 or more per month
You'll get access to my Patron-only posts, which includes background and personal thoughts behind each video I make. I only share these thoughts here. Beyond that, Patron-only posts are just little fun tidbits, behind the scenes, and me rambling about stuff, but sometimes it's interesting probably. You'll also get to see your name very very briefly at the end of all of my videos!
TWICE AS MUCH OF MY GRATITUDE
$2 or more per month
The reward for this pledge is the same as the $1 pledge, but since you're donating twice as much, you will receive twice as much of my gratitude and twice as much good fortune in your life. Maybe.
HELP ME WRITE A BOOK
$5 or more per month
This is my "suggested" pledge level. You get the above rewards, as well as discounts on all of my merch for as long as you are a patron (MESSAGE ME TO CLAIM A DISCOUNT). 


Also, I am writing a eBook going into detail about my mantra known as 'HAKO.' This will probably not be free when it's finished, so you guys will get to see it before everyone. I will also create an online document that can be edited by you guys, so you can help me improve and edit the manuscript. I'll update this document regularly. Maybe once a month? Once the book is finished you will all get to download it for free as well as have your names acknowledged in the book.

STICKERS
$10 or more per month
I'll send you a cool T1J Sticker every few months. What color or design will you get? Who knows! Guess you'll just have to wait and see!
I'LL SEND YOU A PERSONALIZED VIDEO!
$20 or more per month
I will record a video with my actual face in it personally thanking you, because you're special and you deserve it. You can do whatever you want with the video. I suggest putting some neat filters on it and adding dubstep. 


(You also get all of the above rewards including a sticker every few months! )

Infinity T-shirts!
$50 or more per month
You'll get a T1J inspired T-shirt roughly every six months that you are a Patron! That's about 2 t-shirts a year, so if you continue pledging until the end of time, I suppose that can be considered an unlimited amount of t-shirts! Be sure to check your messages at the beginning of the month, so I can ask you about your preferred size!


(You also get all of the above rewards!)

Wealth Redistributor
$100 or more per month
You get all of the above rewards, plus a special shoutout at the end of every video. This tier is for those who are willing and able to provide substantial support in order to subsidize my content for others who are unable to pledge at this level. It's basically socialism tbh
Goals
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EQUIPMENT UPGRADE II
Thanks to your support, I was able to purchase a DSLR camera, a lapel microphone, lighting equipment, and a green screen to improve the quality and style of my videos.

When I reach this threshold, the goal will be to begin to upgrade the quality and professionalism of my videos. This will probably include:
At least one new camera. Currently my eye is on the Canon 80D. This will expand the quality of my videos and open up more possibilities. This wil also allow me to use a DSLR camera for livestreams, which will greatly improve their quality.
Better lighting and other video equipment. Right now I'm using a pretty ghetto lighting set up, but with a few extra pieces of equipment, I can probably get it looking pretty clean.
New PC or PC Upgrade. Currently I have a pretty old, shit computer than can barely handle the editing load I have to do now. After reaching this goal I should be able to save up and buy a new PC, probably a laptop. But eventually another desktop as well. 
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Thanks for stopping by!

Who am I?


I'm Kevin, but you can call me T1J, if you like. T1J is short for "the1janitor" which is a username I created on a whim when I was a kid, that has become my personal brand. Kind of weird how that works, huh?
I'm a professional content creator, which basically means I make stuff and then put it on the internet and hopefully enough people like it that I can make a living doing it. Right now, my main platform is producing videos and livestreams for YouTube, and I've been a serious YouTuber for around 7 years.

Why am I asking for money?

So the basic way you make money as a video creator (on YouTube at least) is through advertising. Given the kind of videos I make though, this can be difficult. I sometimes like to talk about tough, controversial issues which are increasingly being neglected by advertisers, especially on YouTube.  On top of that, I try to make inclusive, optimistic videos that stress the importance of nuance, but those types of videos simply don't get the traction and exposure as some other more polarizing content you might find. But I've managed to find an audience who loves content like this, just like me, and my Patrons allow me to not only make it sustainable, but make it better!


What am I going to do with the money?

All contributions here will go towards meeting my financial obligations so I can focus on making more and better videos for my viewers, as well as towards equipment and other costs associated with improving the quality and frequency of my uploads. By being a Patron, you are essentially allowing me to make videos and other content full time, and over time I will be able to bring you guys even more awesome content that I could never do before!

To get an idea of what kinds of things I'm looking forward to buying/doing in the future, check out my Goals section which should be just to the left of what your reading now!
The main idea for the time being is getting equipment and other resources that make it possible for me to make more videos, better videos, and to engage with you guys even more.

Becoming a Patron is obviously completely optional and will not affect your ability to watch my videos or livestreams, which will always be free on YouTube (or somewhere else on the internet).

If you only want to make a one-time donation, or if you want to find other ways to support me, check out this link!

Recent posts by T1J

Tiers
YOUR NAME ONSCREEN FOR LIKE 0.5 SECONDS
$1 or more per month
You'll get access to my Patron-only posts, which includes background and personal thoughts behind each video I make. I only share these thoughts here. Beyond that, Patron-only posts are just little fun tidbits, behind the scenes, and me rambling about stuff, but sometimes it's interesting probably. You'll also get to see your name very very briefly at the end of all of my videos!
TWICE AS MUCH OF MY GRATITUDE
$2 or more per month
The reward for this pledge is the same as the $1 pledge, but since you're donating twice as much, you will receive twice as much of my gratitude and twice as much good fortune in your life. Maybe.
HELP ME WRITE A BOOK
$5 or more per month
This is my "suggested" pledge level. You get the above rewards, as well as discounts on all of my merch for as long as you are a patron (MESSAGE ME TO CLAIM A DISCOUNT). 


Also, I am writing a eBook going into detail about my mantra known as 'HAKO.' This will probably not be free when it's finished, so you guys will get to see it before everyone. I will also create an online document that can be edited by you guys, so you can help me improve and edit the manuscript. I'll update this document regularly. Maybe once a month? Once the book is finished you will all get to download it for free as well as have your names acknowledged in the book.

STICKERS
$10 or more per month
I'll send you a cool T1J Sticker every few months. What color or design will you get? Who knows! Guess you'll just have to wait and see!
I'LL SEND YOU A PERSONALIZED VIDEO!
$20 or more per month
I will record a video with my actual face in it personally thanking you, because you're special and you deserve it. You can do whatever you want with the video. I suggest putting some neat filters on it and adding dubstep. 


(You also get all of the above rewards including a sticker every few months! )

Infinity T-shirts!
$50 or more per month
You'll get a T1J inspired T-shirt roughly every six months that you are a Patron! That's about 2 t-shirts a year, so if you continue pledging until the end of time, I suppose that can be considered an unlimited amount of t-shirts! Be sure to check your messages at the beginning of the month, so I can ask you about your preferred size!


(You also get all of the above rewards!)

Wealth Redistributor
$100 or more per month
You get all of the above rewards, plus a special shoutout at the end of every video. This tier is for those who are willing and able to provide substantial support in order to subsidize my content for others who are unable to pledge at this level. It's basically socialism tbh