TLDR Newsis creating Simple, Easy To Understand News
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Bronze supporters get all the benefits of glass membership - plus early access to some videos, behind the scenes post and access to the Patreon exclusive Discord server.
Silver supporters get all the Bronze benefits with a whole bunch more added. They also get a 10% discount on our merch store, credited as a supporter at the end of our videos, access to our Even Longer; Didn't Read podcast, the TLDR Documentary Pass and membership to the TLDR News Book Club.
Currently, TLDR News videos is run by a small team of very excited people. However, a business cannot be sustained on enthusiasm alone and at the moment we only have one full time employee. While there is a wider team about 70% of it comes down to one guy. Therefore, any support you can give to help to help grow the team and expand to our full potential would be very appreciated.
Priority YouTube Comments ($3+) - So little secret, we get a lot of comments on our videos. That makes it hard for us to read them all and we probably often miss absolute gems. However, we won't miss your comments if you have priority YouTube comments. We use a plug-in which syncs our Patreon with your YouTube and highlights all our Patrons comments, GENIUS! (The plug in, not your comments, though maybe some of them are good too...)
Voting on Video Topics ($3+) - Sometimes we can't decide which video to make. Full disclosure, sometimes we also can't decide what to have for lunch too, but our indecisiveness isn't your problem. Those who have this perk get to take part in periodic votes on topics, and whichever wins we will make.
Exclusive Discord Channels ($5+) - We love to connect with our community and bring our viewers together, so we really enjoy watching our Discord grow. If you like it too you're going to love our Patreon exclusive Discord channels where you can talk to other Patrons as well as getting exclusive posts and videos.
Behind the Scenes Posts ($5+) - We love talking about ourselves, and sometimes we do that in the form of Behind the Scenes Posts. We tell you what we're thinking about, what we're doing and what we're eating. Learn more about upcoming plans, projects, and meals.
Early Access to Videos ($5+) - Because we make news content, it's rare that we ever finish videos and then don't publish them immediately. But on those blessed days when we can take a breath and have content ready early, we like to share it immediately with Patrons (we have to get instant gratification somehow). We can't guarantee how often this will happen, but whenever we actually stick to our production schedule we will share our videos with you guys early.
Even Longer; Didn't Read ($10+) - We create a weekly podcast called Too Long; Didn't Read (you should listen to it). We enjoy making the show, so much in fact that we often can't stop talking. So exclusively for our Patrons, we release an extended edition called Even Longer; Didn't Read. This gives our Patrons access to even more discussion and messing about than the podcast already contains.
Merch Discount Code ($10+) - This one barely needs an explanation. Each tier from $10 upwards offers a discount in our merch store, from 10% to 40% off. This means even when we don't have a sale on, you can bathe in savings. Just don't buy too many items with the 40% discount as I think we lose money on those sales...
TLDR News Book Club ($10+) - Everyone wishes they read more. Even people who don't like reading wish they could pretend more convincingly. So to stop us all from being lazy, we've created the TLDR News Book Club. Each month we will let the community choose the book and we will read it together. Then through Patreon and Discord, we can discuss the book as a group, see what we've learned and potentially your thoughts could make it into a video. (Oh and in case it needed saying, these books will be current affairs/politics related)
Credit in Videos ($10+) - We like to give you guys credit so at the end of our videos we list lots of our Patron's names. Depending on your level of support you will either get credited as a Supporter, Producer or Exec Producer
Documentary Pass ($10+) - So I can't tell you too much about this at the moment, but trust me it's very cool and you'll be happy you have it.
Patreon Exclusive Series ($25+) - We make a lot of content already, but we thought why not add some more to the pile. So we're launching some new shows just for our Patrons. The first show we're going to be bringing out is called Politics Ranked where the TLDR Team rank politics on a more unusual scale - think the best and worst campaign brands. This is only the first show we have in the works, and we're aiming to have at least one exclusive show out each month (These videos may also be released publically after a month or two).
Access to Exclusive Merch Store ($50+) - Secrets out, we have secret merch just for Patrons. This goes much further than just your standard Teespring stuff, in our first round of orders we even got stuff embroidered (fancy). We will be releasing a new item every quarter, just for our Patreon supporters.
Anyone on the Platinum Tier will gain access to this merch store and be able to buy items they like. You will be pretty much only paying cost, labour and design fees, so you're not going to have to fork out £100 for an exclusive t-shirt.
Anyone on the Diamond Tier will get the items completely free, so don't worry about spending a penny.
A while ago, before Brexit took over everything we had a series called This Week in Parliament where we ran through everything that happened that week in parliament (surprising right). If we're earning $5000 we can afford to bring back this fan favourite weekly video series.