Virgil @ The Smart Indie is creating The Smart Indie Blog and Podcast
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patron

In the beginning, we found artists who had no hope.

No vision of a feasible way out of the 9-5 lifestyle that grips our family, social, and personal lives. 

Most musicians understand the word "promote" but don't understand the word "digital marketing".

We needed to change that. 

We set out with a vision to show the indie music community just how deep digital marketing goes, and how damn effective it can be as well. 

_____________________________________________________________________________

Then something happened, 

The content we produced began changing lives, we started to receive email after email of gratitude for our work. People were asking to donate to us since we give 95% of the time and ask for so little.

Truthfully, this has always been a passion project and not a "bottom line" project. We set out to change lives and that's still what the end goal is.

Obviously, it takes money from our own pockets to run this entire project between web hosting, podcast hosting, and a slew of online tools; and the goal for this Patreon is to cover the basic costs of these things. 

As we continue spreading hope that it is possible to establish a firm music career on the web, we greatly appreciate any support from our fans. 

Your word of mouth, your attention, your support, and your donations mean the world to us and this entire movement, so thank you.    

Tiers
New Supporter
$1 or more per month
This will just show us that you appreciate our work and we appreciate your donation regardless of the amount!


With this donation you will get:


  • Access to an the exclusive patreon posts, get patreon-only livestreams, blogs, etc.
Base Level Supporter
$5 or more per month
This is our basic level of support.  By supporting us at this level, you're stepping it up a notch above the minimum donation and contributing a full 16 cents/day to help keep new episodes coming!


Plus, you'll get...


  • Access to an the exclusive patreon posts, get patreon-only livestreams, blogs, etc.
  • Access to a private supporter newsletter with unique ideas, action guides/worksheets and freebies
  •  10% off everything in The Smart Indie online shop (thesmartindie.com/shop), all the time.  


Bonus Level Supporter
$10 or more per month
Now we're talking!  33 cents/day doesn't grow on trees, but you've decided that great shows don't either.  With this level of contribution you can have peace of mind, knowing you're supporting the best music marketing podcast around. 


Plus, you'll get...


 

  • Access to an the exclusive patreon posts, get patreon-only livestreams, blogs, etc.
  • Access to a private supporter newsletter with unique ideas, action guides/worksheets and freebies
  • 30% off everything in The Smart Indie online shop (thesmartindie.com/shop), all the time.
  • A free comfy cotton t-shirt that you can rock to show the world that you have great taste and take pride in music marketing 
Advanced Level Supporter
$30 or more per month
You've stepped it up a few notches!  98 cents/day is some serious assistance which will really help us ramp up production for the long-run. With this level of contribution you're one of our top contributors who really is pushing us to greater things. 


Plus, you'll get...


  • Access to an the exclusive patreon posts, get patreon-only livestreams, blogs, etc. 
  • Access to a private supporter newsletter with unique ideas, action guides/worksheets and freebies
  • 60% off everything in The Smart Indie online shop (thesmartindie.com/shop), all the time.
  • A free comfy cotton t-shirt that you can rock to show the world that you have great taste and take pride in music marketing 
  • A free 30 minute strategy call with Virgil to discuss your current situation and to plan the next steps so you can level up monthly
M.V.P. Level Supporter
$100 or more per month
What can I say? You rock.


Plus, you'll get...


  •  Access to an the exclusive Patreon posts, get Patreon-only live-streams, blogs, etc. 
  • Access to a private supporter newsletter with unique ideas, action guides/worksheets and freebies
  • 90% off everything in The Smart Indie online shop (thesmartindie.com/shop), all the time.
  • A free comfy cotton t-shirt that you can rock to show the world that you have great taste and take pride in music marketing 
  • A free 1-hour strategy call with Virgil to discuss your current situation and to plan the next steps so you can level up monthly
Goals
1 of 200 patrons
Our goal is to reach 200 patrons at the moment. This will give us a solid ground to spend more time producing quality content, to hire other freelancers/employees, and to make everything at The Smart Indie a lot more valuable for you guys!
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In the beginning, we found artists who had no hope.

No vision of a feasible way out of the 9-5 lifestyle that grips our family, social, and personal lives. 

Most musicians understand the word "promote" but don't understand the word "digital marketing".

We needed to change that. 

We set out with a vision to show the indie music community just how deep digital marketing goes, and how damn effective it can be as well. 

_____________________________________________________________________________

Then something happened, 

The content we produced began changing lives, we started to receive email after email of gratitude for our work. People were asking to donate to us since we give 95% of the time and ask for so little.

Truthfully, this has always been a passion project and not a "bottom line" project. We set out to change lives and that's still what the end goal is.

Obviously, it takes money from our own pockets to run this entire project between web hosting, podcast hosting, and a slew of online tools; and the goal for this Patreon is to cover the basic costs of these things. 

As we continue spreading hope that it is possible to establish a firm music career on the web, we greatly appreciate any support from our fans. 

Your word of mouth, your attention, your support, and your donations mean the world to us and this entire movement, so thank you.    

Recent posts by Virgil @ The Smart Indie

Tiers
New Supporter
$1 or more per month
This will just show us that you appreciate our work and we appreciate your donation regardless of the amount!


With this donation you will get:


  • Access to an the exclusive patreon posts, get patreon-only livestreams, blogs, etc.
Base Level Supporter
$5 or more per month
This is our basic level of support.  By supporting us at this level, you're stepping it up a notch above the minimum donation and contributing a full 16 cents/day to help keep new episodes coming!


Plus, you'll get...


  • Access to an the exclusive patreon posts, get patreon-only livestreams, blogs, etc.
  • Access to a private supporter newsletter with unique ideas, action guides/worksheets and freebies
  •  10% off everything in The Smart Indie online shop (thesmartindie.com/shop), all the time.  


Bonus Level Supporter
$10 or more per month
Now we're talking!  33 cents/day doesn't grow on trees, but you've decided that great shows don't either.  With this level of contribution you can have peace of mind, knowing you're supporting the best music marketing podcast around. 


Plus, you'll get...


 

  • Access to an the exclusive patreon posts, get patreon-only livestreams, blogs, etc.
  • Access to a private supporter newsletter with unique ideas, action guides/worksheets and freebies
  • 30% off everything in The Smart Indie online shop (thesmartindie.com/shop), all the time.
  • A free comfy cotton t-shirt that you can rock to show the world that you have great taste and take pride in music marketing 
Advanced Level Supporter
$30 or more per month
You've stepped it up a few notches!  98 cents/day is some serious assistance which will really help us ramp up production for the long-run. With this level of contribution you're one of our top contributors who really is pushing us to greater things. 


Plus, you'll get...


  • Access to an the exclusive patreon posts, get patreon-only livestreams, blogs, etc. 
  • Access to a private supporter newsletter with unique ideas, action guides/worksheets and freebies
  • 60% off everything in The Smart Indie online shop (thesmartindie.com/shop), all the time.
  • A free comfy cotton t-shirt that you can rock to show the world that you have great taste and take pride in music marketing 
  • A free 30 minute strategy call with Virgil to discuss your current situation and to plan the next steps so you can level up monthly
M.V.P. Level Supporter
$100 or more per month
What can I say? You rock.


Plus, you'll get...


  •  Access to an the exclusive Patreon posts, get Patreon-only live-streams, blogs, etc. 
  • Access to a private supporter newsletter with unique ideas, action guides/worksheets and freebies
  • 90% off everything in The Smart Indie online shop (thesmartindie.com/shop), all the time.
  • A free comfy cotton t-shirt that you can rock to show the world that you have great taste and take pride in music marketing 
  • A free 1-hour strategy call with Virgil to discuss your current situation and to plan the next steps so you can level up monthly