More Freedom Foundation is creating Video Essays
90

patrons

$241
per Video
Hello All!

For the past three years I have been working full time to create videos about current events and history, two subjects very near and dear to my heart. I firmly believe that our world needs truly independent voices, and platforms like YouTube and Patreon are making that possible. You may not agree with what I say, but I hope that my videos at least get you thinking. If I can prove that it is possible to make a living doing this, then there are certainly more talented people who will be able to do the same. 

Which brings us to making a living. I have given up a lot to do this, including my apartment, and a significant chunk of my savings. The purely ad supported model is not working. Basically I'm running out of money. Which is where Patreon comes in. It is sort of like Kickstarter, but on an on-going basis. It is designed to provide an income to people like me, who are creating stuff for free and putting it out in the world. If you enjoy these videos, and you'd be willing to chip in a buck or two for each one I do I'd be super grateful. You can also cap the number of videos you support in a given month, so If I decide to go crazy with the vids, you won't exceed your budget. Though I have produced as many as 15 videos in a month, I rarely charge my patrons for more than six.   

I will never charge for access to these vids, and the 250-odd that I've already produced will be up for as long as there is a YouTube. I just really want to keep doing them. The world keeps getting more interesting, and I want to keep covering it in my own idiosyncratic way. So if you'd be willing to make like a Medici and support me, I'd be eternally grateful!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Video
55 patrons
Tell me what to cover. Every month I will do at least one video suggested by the community. If the requests become too large, I'll institute a google hangout where we can all decide on the monthly community topic together.  NB: You can choose how many videos you support each month on the next page...  
Pledge $5 or more per Video
30 patrons
Any patron who donates 5 dollars a video gets a free pdf of all of my annual essays. Patrons will also get new essays for free a week prior to their publication on Amazon.  NB: You can choose how many videos you support each month on the next page... 
Producer
$10 or more per Video 0 patrons
A new tier for those who contribute at least 50$ a month. Producers get all the benefits from the lower tiers, but they are also thanked at the end of all Patreon supported videos.  To qualify, producers must contribute 10 bucks a video for at least 5 videos a month. 
Goals
$241 of $250 per Video
We are coming up on crunch time. If I don't reach this goal by July 15th, 2017, I'm going to have to stop weekly production and pursue other opportunities. So if you like what I do, I'd be grateful if you considered chipping in. Hitting this goal will allow me to get an apartment! 
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Hello All!

For the past three years I have been working full time to create videos about current events and history, two subjects very near and dear to my heart. I firmly believe that our world needs truly independent voices, and platforms like YouTube and Patreon are making that possible. You may not agree with what I say, but I hope that my videos at least get you thinking. If I can prove that it is possible to make a living doing this, then there are certainly more talented people who will be able to do the same. 

Which brings us to making a living. I have given up a lot to do this, including my apartment, and a significant chunk of my savings. The purely ad supported model is not working. Basically I'm running out of money. Which is where Patreon comes in. It is sort of like Kickstarter, but on an on-going basis. It is designed to provide an income to people like me, who are creating stuff for free and putting it out in the world. If you enjoy these videos, and you'd be willing to chip in a buck or two for each one I do I'd be super grateful. You can also cap the number of videos you support in a given month, so If I decide to go crazy with the vids, you won't exceed your budget. Though I have produced as many as 15 videos in a month, I rarely charge my patrons for more than six.   

I will never charge for access to these vids, and the 250-odd that I've already produced will be up for as long as there is a YouTube. I just really want to keep doing them. The world keeps getting more interesting, and I want to keep covering it in my own idiosyncratic way. So if you'd be willing to make like a Medici and support me, I'd be eternally grateful!

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Video
55 patrons
Tell me what to cover. Every month I will do at least one video suggested by the community. If the requests become too large, I'll institute a google hangout where we can all decide on the monthly community topic together.  NB: You can choose how many videos you support each month on the next page...  
Pledge $5 or more per Video
30 patrons
Any patron who donates 5 dollars a video gets a free pdf of all of my annual essays. Patrons will also get new essays for free a week prior to their publication on Amazon.  NB: You can choose how many videos you support each month on the next page... 
Producer
$10 or more per Video 0 patrons
A new tier for those who contribute at least 50$ a month. Producers get all the benefits from the lower tiers, but they are also thanked at the end of all Patreon supported videos.  To qualify, producers must contribute 10 bucks a video for at least 5 videos a month.