"My intention is to tell my story and inspire others to do the same."
- Trini Trent
Neighbour, neighbour! I've been afraid to launch this Patreon page ever since it was first suggested to me in 2016. Now, I'm finally ready to honour my intention and share it with this great, big world. As Bishop T.D. Jakes said, it's time birth the dream, and with your support, it will happen!
Since establishing my first blog in 2011, I've relied on Google AdSense revenue and various jobs to cover the costs. However, as my work grew to include the Trini Trent TV vlogs, the Trini Trent Radio podcasts, and other projects, the money didn't grow with it.
Creating quality content takes time, energy and money. For instance, the entire production process of putting together one of my weekly vlogs requires roughly 15 hours of work.
Yes, I said 15 hours.
That includes everything filming to colour grading the footage and mixing the audio. Also, gaining access to some locations around my country, Trinidad and Tobago, costs money.
This is where you come in...
Your support on Patreon will ensure that I can afford to keep the work going in the longterm. Furthermore, it will provide the opportunity to bring back the Trini Trent Radio podcast (your contributions = a new mic), and start the documentary series I've been eager to create!
There are so many stories I want to share with you and the world. There are so many people doing amazing things that I want to highlight on this beautiful platform we've built together. You can help make it happen!
What exactly do I need?
In the capital (S)pirit of transparency, I've listed items I need in the Goals section. I did the research to find the most affordable yet functional options to fulfill the requirements of the work. If anything changes, I will ensure that the list reflects it.
This works both ways...
My intention with this page is not to beg for your money. Rather, it's to build a better relationship with you so we can grow this community around my work together. Therefore, I've set up Rewards tiers that will give you special benefits as well as the opportunity collaborate with me like never before.
Everything stays free...
Of course, this doesn't mean that I'm going to put up pay walls or limit who can access the videos, articles and podcasts. All of the work will remain freely accessible. Yet, if you choose to contribute on Patreon, you will get exclusive content available only to this community.
Gratitude is an action, and I choose to practice it now. Thank you so much for supporting my journey any way you can. If a monthly $1 contribution is too much to handle, I am grateful you even considered it.
Let's create real magic together. We can and will do this!