TopTenz is creating Articles & Videos to Entertain and Teach
201

patrons

$719
per month


Hi there, we're Simon and Shell. We're the guys behind the TopTenzNet YouTube channel!

When we started making videos a few years ago, we had no idea that we would get to a place where we have over one million subscribers. So thank you to everyone of you for helping.

Starting a Patreon for TopTenz has been on our minds for a while and we have had some success, but there is a challenge that many of you may not know about with our YouTube channel, which led us to the decision to create a Patreon account...

Over 20% of our videos don't earn ad revenue.

YouTube does not to show ads on over 270 of our 1,300 videos because they are not classified as advertiser-friendly.

Sadly, this means we now have to think carefully about making videos about important subjects, and have to focus on inoffensive content that doesn't stir any passions... Not that we want to be offensive, we just want to be able to publish the videos we want, not what advertisers necessarily want.

Here is a snapshot of some of the more recent videos that have been de-monetized:

A sample of over 270 de-monetized videos

Because of this we can't make videos dealing with the major issues of our world today, and our history we shouldn't forget. We want the freedom to make a video without having to consider if it will be advertiser-friendly.

With enough support we can make videos about whatever topic we like and avoid censorship. No matter if it is about war, evil people and their vilest actions, or weird customs from obscure corners of the globe. We will turn out a better work on more interesting topics. Topics you can help us choose. Please join us and support TopTenz.

Thank you,

Simon & Shell

(Your contribution ensures we continue to put out videos every day. Sure, we'll probably do it anyway, but now we don't have to work two jobs. Here are some of our most popular videos.)





Tiers
Bronze Support
$1 or more per month 80 patrons
Welcome to Team Tenz!
You're officially a part of the support team! We're so excited to have your support and can't wait bring you in on what goes on behind the scenes.
  • Patreon Feed Access
    As a team member you get access to our Patreon Only Feed, which is a private group. It’s a place where only Patreons can interact and we’ll give first priority with our responses here. Ask questions, and get answers from our team.
Silver Support
$3 or more per month 53 patrons
Be a part of our topic selections
  •  Suggest Videos You receive priority treatment for suggesting top 10 ideas to us. We will mention you in any list and video that you suggest and we publish. We will thank you personally at the beginning and end of the video as well as on our site: TopTenz.net. Get your 15 minutes of fame in our videos--more like 12 minutes, but still...that's pretty good. 
  • All lower rewards.
Gold Support
$7 or more per month 74 patrons
Private Videos...Anything Goes!
We will do one video per month that will be only for Gold Patrons. This video will still be scripted and will target more risque topics that YouTube probably wouldn't like. Anything goes! Simon will host as usual. This may not be top 10 lists. We may produce videos that are on one topic or be a top 5 list...we won't limit the content to a list. You may even get to hear Simon say bad words...maybe. 
  • All lower rewards
YouTube Partner
$250 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
Team Tenz YouTube Partner (Limit 8)
  • Become a Featured Channel
    We will add you as a featured channel on our YouTube channel, once we approve the content. Send us an email if you want us to verify ahead of your support. 
  • Each month, we will post one community shout-out to a video from your channel, once approved. See example: https://goo.gl/JDbkxQ
  • All lower rewards.
Goals
$719 of $5,000 per month
At this level our expenses are covered and we have complete editorial freedom. This means we can now make a video on anything we like without worrying about YouTube de-monetizing the videos. We will make a thank you video when this happens! :)
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Hi there, we're Simon and Shell. We're the guys behind the TopTenzNet YouTube channel!

When we started making videos a few years ago, we had no idea that we would get to a place where we have over one million subscribers. So thank you to everyone of you for helping.

Starting a Patreon for TopTenz has been on our minds for a while and we have had some success, but there is a challenge that many of you may not know about with our YouTube channel, which led us to the decision to create a Patreon account...

Over 20% of our videos don't earn ad revenue.

YouTube does not to show ads on over 270 of our 1,300 videos because they are not classified as advertiser-friendly.

Sadly, this means we now have to think carefully about making videos about important subjects, and have to focus on inoffensive content that doesn't stir any passions... Not that we want to be offensive, we just want to be able to publish the videos we want, not what advertisers necessarily want.

Here is a snapshot of some of the more recent videos that have been de-monetized:

A sample of over 270 de-monetized videos

Because of this we can't make videos dealing with the major issues of our world today, and our history we shouldn't forget. We want the freedom to make a video without having to consider if it will be advertiser-friendly.

With enough support we can make videos about whatever topic we like and avoid censorship. No matter if it is about war, evil people and their vilest actions, or weird customs from obscure corners of the globe. We will turn out a better work on more interesting topics. Topics you can help us choose. Please join us and support TopTenz.

Thank you,

Simon & Shell

(Your contribution ensures we continue to put out videos every day. Sure, we'll probably do it anyway, but now we don't have to work two jobs. Here are some of our most popular videos.)





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Tiers
Bronze Support
$1 or more per month 80 patrons
Welcome to Team Tenz!
You're officially a part of the support team! We're so excited to have your support and can't wait bring you in on what goes on behind the scenes.
  • Patreon Feed Access
    As a team member you get access to our Patreon Only Feed, which is a private group. It’s a place where only Patreons can interact and we’ll give first priority with our responses here. Ask questions, and get answers from our team.
Silver Support
$3 or more per month 53 patrons
Be a part of our topic selections
  •  Suggest Videos You receive priority treatment for suggesting top 10 ideas to us. We will mention you in any list and video that you suggest and we publish. We will thank you personally at the beginning and end of the video as well as on our site: TopTenz.net. Get your 15 minutes of fame in our videos--more like 12 minutes, but still...that's pretty good. 
  • All lower rewards.
Gold Support
$7 or more per month 74 patrons
Private Videos...Anything Goes!
We will do one video per month that will be only for Gold Patrons. This video will still be scripted and will target more risque topics that YouTube probably wouldn't like. Anything goes! Simon will host as usual. This may not be top 10 lists. We may produce videos that are on one topic or be a top 5 list...we won't limit the content to a list. You may even get to hear Simon say bad words...maybe. 
  • All lower rewards
YouTube Partner
$250 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
Team Tenz YouTube Partner (Limit 8)
  • Become a Featured Channel
    We will add you as a featured channel on our YouTube channel, once we approve the content. Send us an email if you want us to verify ahead of your support. 
  • Each month, we will post one community shout-out to a video from your channel, once approved. See example: https://goo.gl/JDbkxQ
  • All lower rewards.