wortheffort woodworking is creating educational woodworking videos
48

patrons

$115
per YouTube Video
Thanks for enjoying and learning from my content. That’s a strange statement but teachers like me are an odd bunch. The reward is always seeing knowledge absorbed and watching how far past it’s taken. That reward dictates my formats which aren’t always the best for platform development. Entertainment value is a big factor in financial success online and while teachers try hard to make lessons entertaining sometimes you have to go deep into mathematics, biology, theories and the like. That’s the important stuff for those who want to take the knowledge given and go farther but not for main stream entertainment. But in my soul I believe educating the few is more important than entertaining the masses.

But to do so takes time. It’s much more than going into the shop, building something fun and filming along the way. In my mind that is demonstration not education. There’s nothing wrong with demonstrating as that is a one tool in a teacher’s arsenal. But doing more than a demo requires more prep time and personal education on a subject. Plus it takes more time to explain the why than show it. Hence videos in the +/- hour range which above the research and filming average about an hour of computer editing time for each minute of the final product.

Wortheffort content is subsidized by my woodwork that’s sold at art/farmers markets, stores, galleries and websites or content I sell to magazines. A small amount comes from YouTube’s Adsense. But if you do the math, as of 2019 I educate ever few weeks the equivalent minutes of a H.S. teacher if they had 7 maxed out classes every year for 30 years and never had testing, field trip or any other activities in a normal school year that takes away from teaching. In today’s dollars that’d be about a million and a half for the public school teacher but AdSense deems it worth a couple hundred. (Still, more taught in weeks than a career is cool.)

My goals are shifting slightly in 2019. I discuss them in the “2019 Shop Tour/Resolutions” video. In summary this year I want to stop the multiple markets a week chaos to cover my “below the poverty line” living expenses and try to have content creation those basics. Then work 3 monster shows to sell my woodwork and set that money aside to invest in the business. Perhaps after a few years I can afford an acre outside San Marcos TX for a real live/work steel building (barndominium) and up the offerings I can create for you the audience.

Your patronage is a huge help towards that goal. Now I look at Patreon different than most. My channel is set up on a per video formula instead of a monthly charge (though you are only charged once a month). A cool thing about this Patreon setup is you can set a max to your monthly donation. So if you sign up for a $1/video donation but cap it at $2 then you are only charged the $2 if I make 2 or more videos. But if I don’t upload anything you are charged zilch. Because of the time requirement I can make at max 3 long-form educational video’s a month. And because of life some months I can’t make any. 

That setup seems fair to me as it’s more a tip for work done. Plus it lets me control if I deem a video worthy of your donation. Some video’s I don’t. For example my short WW’nTips-n-Tricks videos. I don’t put much effort into that series therefore you shouldn’t be charged. Same with live streams or anything where I might be sponsored (not often in my type of content).<o:p></o:p>
So again, thank you. You’re patronage is helping me at least cover expenses of making this content. You could think of it like I do. A small expense now be it your money or my time will be leveraged for decades to come. That’s a good feeling for a teacher like me.
Tiers
8 Bit Small Tip
$1 or more per YouTube Video 12 patrons

Smallest increment allowed by patreon is a dollar. Which if we reach 4 vids/mo. equals $4. Realistically I think we'll be doing 2-3 videos a month. But remember, Patreon lets you cap your monthly contribution at a specific dollar amounts.


This is my most popular level and is immensely appreciated.

16 Bit Extra Special Support
$2 or more per YouTube Video 13 patrons

That little extra for those that have gained a little from our effort. Can't thank you enough but on occasion I will send out something special to these folks. It might be a snippet of an article I'm working on, or plans to a project I posted, could be the art file from a new T-Shirt design to print out as a shop poster. You'll never know.


Thanks,


Shawn



Goals
$115 of $200 per YouTube Video
When we hit a patronage level on $200 per video all patrons will receive the charcoal artwork seen in that month's project videos and stickers will be sent to patrons.
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Thanks for enjoying and learning from my content. That’s a strange statement but teachers like me are an odd bunch. The reward is always seeing knowledge absorbed and watching how far past it’s taken. That reward dictates my formats which aren’t always the best for platform development. Entertainment value is a big factor in financial success online and while teachers try hard to make lessons entertaining sometimes you have to go deep into mathematics, biology, theories and the like. That’s the important stuff for those who want to take the knowledge given and go farther but not for main stream entertainment. But in my soul I believe educating the few is more important than entertaining the masses.

But to do so takes time. It’s much more than going into the shop, building something fun and filming along the way. In my mind that is demonstration not education. There’s nothing wrong with demonstrating as that is a one tool in a teacher’s arsenal. But doing more than a demo requires more prep time and personal education on a subject. Plus it takes more time to explain the why than show it. Hence videos in the +/- hour range which above the research and filming average about an hour of computer editing time for each minute of the final product.

Wortheffort content is subsidized by my woodwork that’s sold at art/farmers markets, stores, galleries and websites or content I sell to magazines. A small amount comes from YouTube’s Adsense. But if you do the math, as of 2019 I educate ever few weeks the equivalent minutes of a H.S. teacher if they had 7 maxed out classes every year for 30 years and never had testing, field trip or any other activities in a normal school year that takes away from teaching. In today’s dollars that’d be about a million and a half for the public school teacher but AdSense deems it worth a couple hundred. (Still, more taught in weeks than a career is cool.)

My goals are shifting slightly in 2019. I discuss them in the “2019 Shop Tour/Resolutions” video. In summary this year I want to stop the multiple markets a week chaos to cover my “below the poverty line” living expenses and try to have content creation those basics. Then work 3 monster shows to sell my woodwork and set that money aside to invest in the business. Perhaps after a few years I can afford an acre outside San Marcos TX for a real live/work steel building (barndominium) and up the offerings I can create for you the audience.

Your patronage is a huge help towards that goal. Now I look at Patreon different than most. My channel is set up on a per video formula instead of a monthly charge (though you are only charged once a month). A cool thing about this Patreon setup is you can set a max to your monthly donation. So if you sign up for a $1/video donation but cap it at $2 then you are only charged the $2 if I make 2 or more videos. But if I don’t upload anything you are charged zilch. Because of the time requirement I can make at max 3 long-form educational video’s a month. And because of life some months I can’t make any. 

That setup seems fair to me as it’s more a tip for work done. Plus it lets me control if I deem a video worthy of your donation. Some video’s I don’t. For example my short WW’nTips-n-Tricks videos. I don’t put much effort into that series therefore you shouldn’t be charged. Same with live streams or anything where I might be sponsored (not often in my type of content).<o:p></o:p>
So again, thank you. You’re patronage is helping me at least cover expenses of making this content. You could think of it like I do. A small expense now be it your money or my time will be leveraged for decades to come. That’s a good feeling for a teacher like me.

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Tiers
8 Bit Small Tip
$1 or more per YouTube Video 12 patrons

Smallest increment allowed by patreon is a dollar. Which if we reach 4 vids/mo. equals $4. Realistically I think we'll be doing 2-3 videos a month. But remember, Patreon lets you cap your monthly contribution at a specific dollar amounts.


This is my most popular level and is immensely appreciated.

16 Bit Extra Special Support
$2 or more per YouTube Video 13 patrons

That little extra for those that have gained a little from our effort. Can't thank you enough but on occasion I will send out something special to these folks. It might be a snippet of an article I'm working on, or plans to a project I posted, could be the art file from a new T-Shirt design to print out as a shop poster. You'll never know.


Thanks,


Shawn