Stop the press: you have to check out Patreon. Go there now, I’ll wait.
Isn’t it such a simple but clever concept?
It gets the best of Kickstarter (the crowdfunding model for personal projects), but eliminates the burden of having to create a project worth tens of thousands of dollars.
Kickstarter works well for large and well defined projects - a game, a movie, a new gadget, or a new product. But it doesn’t work so well for small, frequent, always on, content-driven efforts. This includes youtubers, bloggers, musicians, photographers, writers of short stories, and artists in general.
This is not the first time that the duo is playing with crowdfunding ideas. Nataly launched her first solo album via Kickstarter a few years ago (I was a proud backer), and frequently performs live for her fans on StageIt.
Jack is a prolific multi-instrumentist and video producer, with millions of views on his YouTube channel. You may remember them from the also awesome (but now on a vacation of undetermined length) Pomplamoose. Here’s one of their old hits:
Even if you don’t want to contribute now, you should check Patreon and at least download Jack’s latest EP for free. But you should seriously consider sponsoring. C’mon, an hexapod robotic spider as a guest star? Way better than spending your hard-earned money on pebbles…