With the Will is creating a Digimon Community
16

patrons

$93
per month

Who Are You?

Hello!  I'm Marc.  I've run With the Will for over a decade, most of it's history.  During that time the site has become one of the premiere destinations for Digimon fans on the internet, due to our news, occasional features, and our product breakdowns/archives, not to mention all the spirited conversation among Digimon fans.

One of the best things about running WtW has been finding new things to add for Digimon fans.  Whether it's doing the news as well as possible, or getting ahold of materials to archive for fans, I've attempted to do all I can with passion and with a degree of quality and care (many people would say too much passion quite likely.)


Why Patreon?

There have always been issues regarding the cost of the site.  Maybe it's making sure the server is at the level it needs for all our users or getting ahold of materials (among other things.)

Then there are the breakdowns, which require importing items, the occasional new hardware or software, and gobs of time.  We've always taken donations, but this method has proven unsustainable in the long run (and to be honest, never really has come anywhere close to breaking even.)

We've done what we can to improve things with the low budget available to us, and most of the time we do succeed, whether it's been updating the look of the site or beginning our news and discussion podcast, we do what we can to improve the site for the community.

The primary goal for our Patreon will be to improve With the Will for everyone.  Get more things to do breakdowns of, update out of date software and hardware used on projects to improve quality, and anything else that comes to mind as time goes on.


Why Are You Doing This?

Fans suggested reasonable ways that they could support the site, and Patreon seemed the best option.  We don't run ads on WtW, and while we do have a handful of affiliate accounts, we've never pushed them hard, as we prioritize the experience for everyone.  While I never expect WtW to be a full time paid job, having income allows the site to be self sufficient (i.e. server costs & other things that are simply necessary to keep a site running) if money issues ever come up and will fund the projects and elements that everyone enjoys, and hopefully will allow us to expand.
Tiers
Thanks
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Access to patron-only previews of breakdowns, site work, etc. along with general updates.
  • Credit on a thank you page
  • Access to a patron channel on the WtW Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Suggestions
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Suggest topics that may be used on the podcast (these will be looked over and go into a selection of potential podcast topics based on schedule.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Questions and Notes
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Send in audio questions to the WtW Podcast (this will be a digital voicemail. Questions will be limited based on podcast length.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Big Thanks
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Thanked on podcast episodes
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Time Over Money
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • You've bought my time. In the Discord (or elsewhere) you'll have my full attention for a short period of time for a subject you wish to discuss (within reason, both in regards to subject and length of time.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Card Slash
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
  • In the next few months I'll be cleaning out some family storage. Somewhere in there should be 100s of USA Digimon CCG promo cards. I'll sign one and mail it to you. Feel free to treasure it or burn it in effigy. If the cards aren't found, it'll be a letter of thanks or something similar. This will be a one-off item.
  • You'll get to see mockups/ideas for future (potentially far off) things for WtW & can give us feedback (which may be used to annoy Justin, our primary designer.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Money over Time
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You've bought more time on the subject of your choice.
  • This can be picking a show for me to watch (at least an episode) which we can then have a discussion about, including me breaking down aspects of the show. Based on if schedules match up, this may also include chatting via text while I watch the show.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Money Money Money
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • My secret recipe for Klingon coffee.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$93 of $150 per month
Restart an ongoing feature akin to our old weekly 'Leadup' viewing suggestion.
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Who Are You?

Hello!  I'm Marc.  I've run With the Will for over a decade, most of it's history.  During that time the site has become one of the premiere destinations for Digimon fans on the internet, due to our news, occasional features, and our product breakdowns/archives, not to mention all the spirited conversation among Digimon fans.

One of the best things about running WtW has been finding new things to add for Digimon fans.  Whether it's doing the news as well as possible, or getting ahold of materials to archive for fans, I've attempted to do all I can with passion and with a degree of quality and care (many people would say too much passion quite likely.)


Why Patreon?

There have always been issues regarding the cost of the site.  Maybe it's making sure the server is at the level it needs for all our users or getting ahold of materials (among other things.)

Then there are the breakdowns, which require importing items, the occasional new hardware or software, and gobs of time.  We've always taken donations, but this method has proven unsustainable in the long run (and to be honest, never really has come anywhere close to breaking even.)

We've done what we can to improve things with the low budget available to us, and most of the time we do succeed, whether it's been updating the look of the site or beginning our news and discussion podcast, we do what we can to improve the site for the community.

The primary goal for our Patreon will be to improve With the Will for everyone.  Get more things to do breakdowns of, update out of date software and hardware used on projects to improve quality, and anything else that comes to mind as time goes on.


Why Are You Doing This?

Fans suggested reasonable ways that they could support the site, and Patreon seemed the best option.  We don't run ads on WtW, and while we do have a handful of affiliate accounts, we've never pushed them hard, as we prioritize the experience for everyone.  While I never expect WtW to be a full time paid job, having income allows the site to be self sufficient (i.e. server costs & other things that are simply necessary to keep a site running) if money issues ever come up and will fund the projects and elements that everyone enjoys, and hopefully will allow us to expand.

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Tiers
Thanks
$1 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Access to patron-only previews of breakdowns, site work, etc. along with general updates.
  • Credit on a thank you page
  • Access to a patron channel on the WtW Discord
Includes Discord rewards
Suggestions
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Suggest topics that may be used on the podcast (these will be looked over and go into a selection of potential podcast topics based on schedule.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Questions and Notes
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Send in audio questions to the WtW Podcast (this will be a digital voicemail. Questions will be limited based on podcast length.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Big Thanks
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Thanked on podcast episodes
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Time Over Money
$25 or more per month 1 patron
  • You've bought my time. In the Discord (or elsewhere) you'll have my full attention for a short period of time for a subject you wish to discuss (within reason, both in regards to subject and length of time.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Card Slash
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
  • In the next few months I'll be cleaning out some family storage. Somewhere in there should be 100s of USA Digimon CCG promo cards. I'll sign one and mail it to you. Feel free to treasure it or burn it in effigy. If the cards aren't found, it'll be a letter of thanks or something similar. This will be a one-off item.
  • You'll get to see mockups/ideas for future (potentially far off) things for WtW & can give us feedback (which may be used to annoy Justin, our primary designer.)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Money over Time
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
  • You've bought more time on the subject of your choice.
  • This can be picking a show for me to watch (at least an episode) which we can then have a discussion about, including me breaking down aspects of the show. Based on if schedules match up, this may also include chatting via text while I watch the show.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards
Money Money Money
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • My secret recipe for Klingon coffee.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Includes Discord rewards