Jerome Nichols

is creating The Butters: Affordable Hygiene & Beauty Products

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Throw a little change my way and receive endless good vibes! Your name will be included on my supporters page. 
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All lower rewards + your name is entered into a bi-monthly giveaway. I'll use a random number generator to select the winner. First giveaway unlocked at 10 patrons this level and above. 
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All the previous digital rewards plus a 1.9oz jar of Butters. Choose from: Lube, Lube w/ Cocoa Butter, Body Butter, or Custom Scented Butters 




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Hi, I’m Jerome and thanks for considering investment in my The Butters Hygienics Co.

What is The Butters:
Affordable, vegan, handmade cosmetics and hygienics for all. Most known for my lubes and body butters, I’ve also got your face, hair, bath, fragrance, etc. covered without additives and bullsh*t. All for just $1-$8.

My beginning:
I started The Butters from the kitchen of my Ypsilanti, MI 1 bedroom apt in 2016. I took The Butters from an idea to a single product side hustle in the first year. In the second, sales increased about 1600%, The Butters became my only job and the family was forced to move for more space. I’m proud to say, 2018 has not slowed down and we’ve had to get even more space, equipment, & help.

Where I'm at now:
To keep up with demand and do so smoothly, I need to be prepared. Everything from ingredients to labels, jars to website fees need to be paid and stocked regularly. Then there’s my own necessities of food, heat, electricity, internet, etc. Right now, sales are great but, the only regular income I’m counting on is my partner’s bi-weekly paycheck. So, you can see how things can (and do) get precarious quickly. Despite the challenges, this is a really great place to be in!

The pitch:
Most small business owners never make it past the first year. I’m in year 3 with a proven record of doing a lot more with a lot less. Until now, sales and external hourly wages have made it all work, but that’s not sustainable. Normally, this where I’d start to look for investors, loans, and other outside funding sources to shore up my financial foundation and really plan for the future. That’s why I’m here on Patreon. Instead of pilling on debt, searching for investors who just want to make a buck, or hustling myself into the ground, I’m coming to the people who already love what I make.

I’m confident in The Butters I make, the business I’ve built, and my ability to grow it into a successful reliable company that will always be there for you. I’m also confident that there’s enough Butters lovers out there who agree and are willing to devote a few dollars a month to make it happen. By signing on to be my patron, you’re stabilizing The Butters as a company/me personally, keeping yourself dipped in butters, and you’ll get access to some sickening rewards! From karma points, to discounts at, your investment in me and The Butters will go far!

If a monthly investment isn't in the cards for you, consider backing The Butters by purchasing something from our Amazon Wishlist. The work room will be forever better for it.
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