This year we take on the world and start the next chapter…A LIFE AT SEA! We’ve literally gone all in on this adventure and traded in our home on wheels for a home on water. This is also the year we are shifting 100% of our storytelling efforts into Gone With The Wynns, but we can't do it alone.
Everything we publish on YouTube and our website is free for everyone to enjoy. You don't have to become a Patreon to view our website or videos. Contributing on Patreon is a choice, not a requirement. Which is one of many reasons we like it.
Why We’re On Patreon
There are all kinds of expenses that go into our website and video productions. From the cameras and editing equipment to website hosting and email services, everything adds up. We make a small amount from ads on YouTube and our website but its not enough to cover the expense of keeping it all up. It's a common misunderstanding that we must be trust fund kids, rich or sponsored. If that were the case, we wouldn't be here on Patreon. We self fund everything and always have. You can learn more about how we make money here.
We've Reached a Crossroads
Gone With The Wynns is our passion and has become a serious full time job. We love it but it's not sustainable as is.
We want to make Gone With The Wynns our full time job. We want to watch it grow and help others take on their dreams. We see two ways of making this a reality.
- The Preferred Way - With your help we continue to focus on real, personal experiences and authentic recommendations.
- The "Other" Way - We load up our site with ads, shamelessly promote products and make videos that are paid endorsements or sponsored. This isn't what we want and we don't think you want to see this either.
We've had a discrete tip jar on our site but recently, we kept getting suggestions that Patreon would be a much better platform to help support the site. After much deliberation and research…we totally agree!
What we like about Patreon
It provides an opportunity for us to set goals together and provide rewards to those that want to help us achieve these goals. It becomes a collaboration, a conversation, a community and something way more interactive than a simple donate button! You literally become a part of our production team.
We feel Patreon is the perfect platform to support creative artists and become a part of the production process itself. We've set a few goals and rewards already. Once you become a Patreon, you'll get access to what's going on behind the scenes. We want you to join in on the conversation to help us figure out what's next.
The last thing we feel like we have to mention is we're not asking for a handout. Shoot you're here by your own free will and that's what makes it awesome. We're not asking for anyone to pay for our lifestyle, our adventures, or anything like that. This is about building a community, creating something meaningful and sharing it with the world.
We're saying, if you find what we create helpful, entertaining or inspirational, and you want to keep it going, we'd be thrilled and oh so thankful to have you on our team.
It's good to note: Pledges are per video
- You can set your max monthly amount in case we go on a video upload spree
- We try very hard to release 4 videos & posts per month (one per week)
- You are the bomb diggity for taking the time to support what we do (or even consider it)
Want to hear something crazy? If only 5% of our subscribers pledged $2 we could go big time and take everything to the next level! We could hire an editor, share more, reward a patreon with a trip aboard every month or who knows what else.