Not Another Patreon Podcast

Rarely have I ever considered donating to a Patreon for a content creator —granted, every time that I’ve been tempted to I had no stable source of income with which to do so. Truthfully, it was likely better that way, as several of the creators that I’d considered good candidates to receive my money turned […]

From Riches to More Riches: Philip DeFranco

When one thinks of the kind of person who would benefit form a platform like Patreon their mind often gravitates towards independent illustrators, podcasters, musicians, and other “starving” artists looking for a means of sustaining themselves while also doing work that hey love. It does not seem like the kind of place that well-established business […]

Wong Fu Productions— Using Patreon to Connect and Suceed

  Meet Wong Fu Productions— an Asian American filmmaking group that creates web content with the help of us, the consumers. Using the crowdfunding platform “Patreon,” Wong Fu Productions is able to receive money that fans choose to donate in order to help fund the production. They in turn release special and unlockable content that […]

Re-awakening the kitchen with the power of Patreon.

Just two years ago, Andrew Rea, more commonly identified as his online persona, Oliver Babish, started a YouTube channel and subsequent brand of content under the title Binging with Babish. His brand has since cornered the market and excelled at the one thing every person has to do at some point: cook. He exudes confidence […]

Patreon Facilitating Audience Participation and Support

MurderofBirds is a popular Youtuber and Twitch member, a somewhat famous member of the RWBY fan community. He commonly theory-crafts with perspective audiences, and gives reactions to certain things that happen within the context of this animated show. Now given that these sorts of things are hardly novelty, what sets him apart is the Patreon […]

Talk Shows that Talk Bros: the McElroys, the Greens, and the Appeal of the Advicecast

What is it about brothers giving dubious advice that the Internet loves so much? Enter John and Hank Green, and Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy, prominent artists in their own right and all-around digital renaissance men. Of the latter label, Michele Hilmes writes in On a Screen Near You: The New Soundwork Industry that “a Media […]

The Art of the Video Essay

WHAT? A video essay is, in the most basic sense, an observational essay read aloud and combined with some kind of visual component. WHO? There are a decent amount of video essay creators throughout the internet. Some noteworthy examples of video essay creators include Every Frame a Painting, and Channel Criswell. The one I would like […]

It’s Nerf or…Something Cooler!

So while perusing through Etsy, Patreon, and The Grommet,  one of the things that tickled my fancy were Nerf guns. It’s essentially a brand of foam dart guns that kids or bored adults get to shoot other kids or co-workers with. In my case, all my fellow Resident Advisers have purchased themselves a Nerf gun […]

Issa Rae, Crowdfunding Queen

Like many a creative in today’s entertainment industry, Issa Rae wears a lot of hats: producer, writer, actress, and most recently, Covergirl, just to name a few. You may know her best as the creator and star of the HBO series Insecure, a comedy-drama that explores the contemporary black female experience through the best friendship of […]

Phelous – Small Success on Patreon

Relatively, Phelous’s Patreon is quite successful. Other creators, such as Kinda Funny, have a larger fan base. Kinda Funny has – at this time – 6,772 patrons, and their rewards are much higher. Phelous, by contrast, has 336 patrons, with much smaller rewards; however, Phelous has the advantage of making low-budget content with the aid of a small, yet loyal community of fans.