In the wake of Patreon's mis-guided decisions regarding payment fees, I have decided to set up an alternative means for fans of the channel to contribute on an ongoing basis. I will also be setting up similar accounts on alternate platforms (GameWisp, etc.) but I believe this to be the best/easiest core solution.
Donorbox connects with Stripe and offers a number of a great ways to contribute and allows you to very easily adjust your support. You also have the option to make a one time contribution with this same form.
It supports 135 different currencies and at my current rate of contributions I (not you) will only be billed for Stripe fees.
Where is your money going? (via my Patreon page)
Your support enables me to continue to invest as much time (and my own money) as possible into producing free educational content and videos for YouTube viewers and website readers.
My work takes a lot of time. I put more work into my YouTube channels and website than many people put into their full-time jobs. I just graduated from university, so I could be working a "traditional" full-time job, but I see chasing this path as being more important for the time being.
My work takes time and money, but it's something I'd never want to stop doing. As the financial security of YouTube's ad revenue system continues to dwindle, it starts to seem more and more like I may have to push my online ambitions to the side unless I supplement more revenue.
Primarily, I want to continue creating as much helpful content as possible. I have a never-ending list of content ideas and topics, I just need the freedom to create it.
This can also help me replace broken equipment, invest in better equipment for higher-quality videos, and generally free up my time to get more done.