As I mentioned at the end of last year, I’ve really been working hard to expand my Patreon page this year. With two new tiers, there are now a lot more rewards. With levels at $1, $3, $10, and $20, there’s something for just about everyone.
Right now, I’m in the process of adding video content for my $10 and $20 levels, including sewing and writing vlogs. Some of these videos will eventually be released to $1 and $3 patrons before being released publicly, but some will remain exclusive to the higher level patrons.
Patrons support my website costs and the purchase of swag and hard copies for in-person events, since those have to be paid for up front. It also contributes to editing costs, fees for printing and publication, and quarterly donations to the Navajo Water Project.
One of the reasons I want to grow my Patreon so badly is so we can continue to support charities, pay contributors here on the blog, and to allow me to outsource more of my production and advertising. Right now, aside from the cover art and the occasional freelance editor, everything is me. I’d like to be able to pay for advertising on podcasts, on the web, and in print. Being able to outsource some of this would take the stress off of me, and allow me to focus on what I really want to do–writing books, researching and writing blog posts, and engaging with you, my readers. Some of my historical blogs literally take hours to research and write, and have to be squeezed into moments of downtime during my day job, because it’s the only way to get everything done.
So if you have a buck to spare, consider signing up for the Patreon. You’ll get access to over five books that haven’t yet be released to the wider public, with new chapters every week, plus the chance to vote on plot points, character names, future blogs, and more.
Like what you see? You can also support this blog and my work through Ko-Fi.