With more people than ever trying to make a living online, Patreon has emerged as a platform for content creators to see how engaged their fans really are. Most often associated with being able to support your favourite Youtubers, Patreon provides a financial lifeline to a much wider audience of creators than I had originally assumed. Just before I do that, I have some interesting news: Medium launched an audio version of their stories, the exact idea I had for my live case study. On that note, I have two more Gaps in the market at the end of this post and I truly believe one of them is going to make someone millions of dollars.
I imagine journalism of the future will look a lot more like this, with people supporting individuals rather than brands. Whenever you read about successful subscription box businesses, the stories usually involve the creator earning at least five figures per month.
Though this is more of a cause than a website, it does show the power of the internet. Dani, who you may know from the popular web development forum Daniweb , helps Moroccan students get scholarships in the USA.
Having spent a lot of time living on and off in Thailand over the last few years, it was nice to see an obviously Thai name stand out during my research. That being said, he does have a great mission: Lucy likely has the highest number of patrons to earnings ratio on my entire list, which goes to show that even if you just charge a few dollars for your offering, you can build up a very respectable side-income. Watching the gameplay of 90 Minute Fever brought back a lot of childhood memories playing Championship Manager on my Windows 95 and XP computers.
Promoting an app in the travel space has to be one of the most challenging gigs out there, so hopefully the Patreon userbase can help to give them a boost. I watched a few of her videos and got a new perspective on the fortune of my own situation, which I think is always important. Clearly there is an audience for this kind of thing, which is one of the beauties of the platform.
The podcast appears to have been launched on the back of a fairly-popular Tumblr blog where they make fun of the latest listings on the site. One user on the site regularly comments on big weather events with his insights on wind speed and earthquake magnitude which I find surprisingly interesting. What I like the most about her venture is that she pledges a lot of money to causes in need. Not everyone on Patreon is looking to get paid monthly. Some people get paid per video, per podcast episode and in this case, per book chapter.
They make animated videos based on in-game events when playing Minecraft. The demo video on their page is actually quite impressive. Monky London create videos which feature the likes of drift racing, car builds and tuning. Citation Needed is the result of three podcasters who teamed up together in the middle of to bring you this experimental podcast. It goes to show people are just happy to support such a project without getting anything but good vibes in return.
Cindy got her start on Youtube by offering tutorials on lettering, but when a random video on using planners took off, she started to create a lot more of them. More than patrons donate a monthly sum for his live drawings in Flash Vegas and Adobe Illustrator. Any time there is a security threat the news gets talking, with the recent WannaCry malware a good example of that.
Threat Wire was launched by Hak5 in to keep readers up to date on the latest news in the security world. Just a few months later, Edward Snowden would leak details of NSA spying to the world, creating growing interest in the subject. Coincidentally, that makes The Corbett Report perfect for Patreon. With just one tier at a dollar per month, subscribers are able to comment on the site and get access to an exclusive newsletter. For some reason I had no idea that any normal person could just buy a boat and sail the world.
One thing I love about researching new stories for Gaps is finding niches that I would never fathom exist, never mind offer the chance to make a very respectable income.
Danny was actually the first person I came across in my Patreon research who tempted me to sign up and make a pledge. More than a third of his Patreon income comes from 10 people who pay for a monthly chat with Danny where they can discuss topics like libido, nutrition and hair loss. Continuing the theme of great causes, Randi Harper is helping to reduce online harassment which is becoming an increasingly bigger problem. I believe Yeshua comes from the Hebrew spelling of the word Jesus, so these are videos mostly about Christianity.
The main selling point of patronage is certainly the live Google Hangout chats and live photography concept teaching. Healthcare Triage is coincidentally one of three Youtube channels featured in this article focused on the topic of health. Interestingly, their two most popular videos on Youtube are both about the health benefits or downsides to marijuana, even though they were recorded three years apart.
With over , Youtube subscribers I would expect to see their Patreon income continue to grow.
If they had role models close to their own age that believed in them, like I had found in the fraternity. Piazza had a blood-alcohol content of nearly 0. My religion had deterred me from coming out earlier. Bing Site Web Enter search term: I wanted something that felt more equal. A father of a child with Autism created a safe space so other children with the same condition can play Minecraft together online, and safely.
Over patrons support her writing on topics like the history of Muay Thai and how western women can fit into Muay Thai culture. I have a feeling most Gaps readers will be interested in this open-source social networking software called Mastodon. I started playing with it a few days ago and actually found it really fun.
The interface is a cross between Twitter and Tweetdeck, and actually slicker than both of them. Juliana and husband Mark create videos about yoga, meditation, fitness and also document their travel journey. The whole enchilada and THEN some!
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