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!