I got into warcraft gold making by accident. I had already finished the raiding and PVP content available at that time, on main and alt characters, and was looking for more. I soon became famous in my guild, and then on my small server for being rich, people always asking me how, and I shared tips, and that's how I started writing it down at a blog. That was 2010.
Now, back in about 2007, I bought my first and only world of warcraft gold guide. I was curious. Did this guy really know stuff that I didn't? The answer was sort of yes, sort of no. I already knew the basics, I just didn't know the names for them, or the best way to use them, or how to choose one type of gold making over another type. I was already making thousands of gold, but he was promising much more. He helped me organise myself and change my focus from raiding to gold making. Since then, I've been learning constantly. I've watched prices rise and fall, I've seen gold bloggers come and go, youtubers come and go, the rise of livestreaming. I've seen the number of professional gold guides almost obliterated.
I want to make a members-only video-and-pdf warcraft gold guide. No, scrub that. I want to make the best ever warcraft gold guide. I'll bring together the farming information, with my business degree expertise, and my ten years of experience. To do that, I got to dream big. I got to take ten years of knowledge and blogging and make it all into one beautiful monster. I want to get this released before Legion comes out, so that people can prep for the new Warcraft expansion and get into Legion with at least a million gold each.
I have to learn affiliate software, membership software, video creation, wordpress, email, cloud file hosting, lots of things behind the scenes. In short, I'm gonna need some help and some support. I think I can just about do this on my own. But with your help, I'm much more likely to succeed.
How does this affect my current work?
I'm not charging for The Gold Queen, everything will still be free. I'm just asking for help. Because I want to move above and over what I'm doing. Once I've finished making Legion Gold, then I'll be able to dedicate more time to regular free stuff.
What will your patronage do to help me?
- I could afford childcare. So I can spend time creating instead of caring. I'm a single mum, and don't get help from family.
- I could be more secure. I have autism and don't have full time employment. I've been a self-employed part-time blogger since 2010.
- I could purchase therapy or support for myself. I have autism, just like my son. Support for the disabled is not at its highest in the UK right now.
- I could purchase driving lessons. I have a car, I can't afford to insure it, have it MOT'd, purchase lessons, or childcare to enable me to have lessons.
- I could afford better software, to create the gold guide
- I could subcontract to other gold makers to help create some of the guides, spreading help through the community.
- I could pay my community manager who answers emails.
- I could take some classes on video creation to make even better videos
What is Patreon?
Patreon is like an on-going kickstarter campaign where you can pledge to give an amount that you specify per month,
What do I offer to Patreons?
There is no minimum support, but if you are able to commit to $5 a month, which is about the same as a Twitch.tv monthly subscription, then I'll give you:
Access to a special Patreon section in the new Professional (paid-for) Warcraft Gold Guide for Legion. it has got:
- All my blog posts syndicated in one place
- All my podcasts
- Links to my latest livestreams
- A free copy of the $20 WoD Garrison Gold Guide
- Always-on access to the Free Gold Making Email Course I run
- And Full, Free, beta access to the Legion Gold Guide, up until guide launch date, so you can literally watch the empty guide fill up with content before your eyes, see my mistakes, see my scope, my hopes, my ideas, and get gold guides before they are released.
- Once it's launched, you'll still have access to all the other stuff, and can opt in to see the whole guide again.
Keeping in touch
I will keep you up to date. I tweet on average 50 times a day, and I'm also around on Twitch gold streams, on my blog, available by email, and have a facebook page. Patreons, of course, will get updates just for them.