So I started a Patreon account.
What’s a Patreon account?
Well I’m online a couple months ago when I see another YouTuber had started a Patreon account. I researched and find out that Patreon is a website that allows anyone to support their favorite creators by becoming patrons. The model is super simple, patrons can pledge any dollar amount to a creator and give on a monthly or per-project basis. I was super excited (and honestly nervous) about the idea, so I quickly set up the a monthly-giving account and filmed the video before I got scared and changed my mind LOL.
After doing that, I mentioned it hurriedly in a Weekly Update video then let the entire thing sit for a month+ before I made the video public. Here’s the video btw:
After I flipped the video to public on YouTube I’ve since gotten 9 patrons who have pledged $60 a month to me total so far.
I am so beyond thankful for those pledges. I want to cry because it’s such a tangible show of support that really helps hubby and I since we are a one-income household with a special needs child. Supporters enable me to invest into producing free videos for my Glamazini YouTube channel and improving my Glamazini brand as a whole. I’ve done this for so many years (12 for this website, 6 for YouTube). Every little bit helps.
I’ve finally gotten up the nerve to blog about my account (from glory to glory). If you’re interested in finding out more or supporting my efforts by becoming a patron:
I impact readers and viewers in many areas, including natural hair, mental health, faith, special needs parenting and much more. My videos are free, this is just a “tip jar” (so to speak) for those who can. Thank you if you choose to support. God Bless. ❤