In an ideal world, artists, makers, and creators would generate a decent income through the sale or licensing of their work. But that’s not the case, and if it ever was, we’re talking about well-known, established figures. I haven’t done the research, but I think it’s safe to say that most middle-class artists rely heavily on some sort of subscription, membership, or patron model.
I’ll be writing more in-depth in the near future about my experiences over the last 10 – 20 years trying everything I can think of to pigeonhole my creative career into my life. But for now, let’s just say it’s been a struggle. And I still want to do more.
I have a full-time job repairing vintage windows, and that gets me by. But at the same time, there are expenses. And anything helps because I’m not getting rich off of anything I do. And I still want to do more.
If you feel like you can help support what I do, thank you! I don’t have the audience to justify a regular Patreon presence, so I’ve arranged for various ways to connect different donation levels to my work, described below:
Send a grant via PayPal. Any amount, at any time. See the list of contribution gifts below, or if you would like to arrange for a custom contribution level with a custom thank-you gift, contact me and we will come up with something. Examples could be an art commission, custom furniture, executive producer credit, etc.
Buy some merch. I’m putting some weird t-shirt designs and such up on print-on-demand service and pricing them as contribution gifts. The store is a work in progress, and if you want a different color combination or something please just let me know and I’ll set it up!.
Bandcamp. Digital releases are always free to download, and physical product is priced to move. However, you can always pay whatever you want above the minimum and I will treat it as a voluntary donation. If it’s a physical product, I’ll throw in some old zines or something, too.
And if you just want to help out a little, the simplest way to do that is to buy me a coffee.
Contribution Levels and Thank You Gifts
- $1000+: Custom gift level. Let’s talk.
- $100+: Personalized circuit board art made out of the pieces of the broken Tascam audio interface that got me through the twenty-aughts and -teens.
- $10+ and merch sales: Credit in the next video I release.