TLDR Newsis creating Simple, Easy To Understand News
We want to involve everyone in the growth of our channel and the content we're creating. So we be consulting with our Glass and above patrons to see what you want to see in our videos. We will send out polls so you can vote on the videos you're most interested in.
Those on the Silver tier and above will get all the benefits of the lower tiers, plus gaining access to our behind the scenes podcast, Breaking News. They also get a 10% discount on our merch store and their name at the end of our video, listed as a 'supporter'.
About TLDR News
Currently TLDR News videos are produced by one person, one person who has a full time job. While there is a wider team of supportive advisors it all essentially 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.
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.
Breaking News Podcast ($10+) - The 'Breaking News' podcast, rather misleadingly isn't actually about breaking news. To be honest it's only tangentially related to the news. In this podcast, we will discuss the business, letting you get a real glimpse at the workings of our growing business. If you like podcasts about startups, the media, and just general moaning, you're sure to love this.
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...
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
Contact Email Address ($25+) - We know you have things to say, and I know we can be hard to reach, so we're offering a contact email address where you can get straight to our inbox. Think of it like the Batphone but if instead of calling Batman you were emailing a YouTube channel. Also before you say there already is an email address ([email protected]), this is very different. The main difference, is we regularly check and respond to the Patreon email address. That's just not possible with our public facing address (though we do try and still respond sometimes).
Live Q&As ($50+) - As I said earlier we love talking about ourselves, so doing Q&As is pretty much our favourite thing. We will host live Q&A sessions with our Patrons and you can ask whatever you want. We can not answer whatever we want to, but you're absolutely entitled to ask (seriously though we will try to be as open as possible). Some of this content might be shared publically, but you get to ask the questions and see the live, unedited answers.
Access to Exclusive Merch Store ($50+) - Secrets out, we have a formerly secret merch store 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). 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.
We're making some TLDR enamel pin badges, and I know you want one!
What’s an enamel pin badge? You know those little hard pin badges you see on peoples bags and in places like Urban Outfitters, them. Still confused? Give it a cheeky Google.
What will they look like? We’re making 10 different designs. They are all our ‘countries with shoes’ graphics, with one design for the ten countries where we have the most subscribers.
Will I get it sent to me free? Absolutely you will, if you had to buy it then it wouldn’t be a special offer would it? However, if you live outside the UK you will be required to pay shipping, but they’re tiny and fit in envelopes, so it shouldn’t be much.
When will I get them? To save wasting money, we will be waiting until the end of this promotion before we order stock and send it out. We are randomly assigning them and hoping to have them in your hands and pinned to your stuff by the end of July, but we will keep you updated if there are any delays - we will probably try and pin the blame for this on other people.
For ages we have been saying how good it would be to have a TLDR studio. If we had a central location it would be easier for the team to work together as well as giving us a spot to record videos and podcasts from. If we manage to achieve this level we will be financially secure enough to get serious and get a studio. This would be absolutely incredible.