This is something that I have been holding off doing for quite a while, however all of the podcast and blog hosting fees and equipment required to create everything I provide, not to mention the time, is becoming unsustainable. Which is kind of crazy, because I blog about sustainability topics to help others on a daily basis.
Therefore, I am reaching out and asking for help because I don’t want to stop providing you with all this valuable and entertaining information. I really don’t.
Instead of adding in additional advertising, which is just not in line with my values, I found that there were only two other alternatives. Reduce some of my content, like blog less, close down one of my podcasts, or stop altogether and just call it a day, or just ask for help.
I seriously don’t want to do the former, because I believe the message is valuable and in this day and age is needed more than ever.
So here is what I came up with. Crowd support using Patreon as the mechanism.
Yes dear reader, you can support my endeavours by pledging as little as US$1 a month to help with my work. There are also rewards available to you at different levels of support like shout outs in the podcast, free e-book bundle, and even a hard copy (that I will bind myself) of my first book “The Greening of Gavin – My first year of living sustainably”, signed of course 😉
So where can you sign up?
Well you can pledge your monthly support at this link; https://www.patreon.com/greeningofgavin
Now, with that said, you will be very pleased to know that all of my content is still free to all who want to use it, however I only ask that you consider supporting my ongoing work to promote sustainable living in the suburbs and anywhere else you may live.
I thank you so much in advance for your kindness!
Gav, I’d like to support you but would like to know first how the monthly payment is to be made. I started to go through the signup process but didn’t go all the way in case it was going to be something I didn’t want (like a regular deduction from my bank or Paypal which is something I don’t want to be involved with). If you’d like to give me your snail mail address, I can stuff something in an envelope and post it if that’s suits.
Gav your post is timely and pointed for me personally but that is probably best discussed offline. A long story short, I will be supporting you as I strongly believe Australia needs you to keep blogging – having you stop would be a major loss. Let’s have a chat further about this – I will contact you after I get over these next nutty ten days.
Gavin Webber says
Sounds good Sarhn, you have my interest. Contact me when ready to chat.