I’d like to share the news that my dear patrons have just helped me smash the next Patreon milestone, which means that I am now earning enough to be able to go part time with my day job in order to produce more painting tutorials!
I have already signed a fresh contract at work agreeing to give up my current responsibility as Head of Department and to have my hours cut back, and although the change won’t happen for a couple of months I’m already working extra hard to begin doubling my output which means you can expect one video every two weeks from me instead of one per month.
The beauty of the Patreon model is that I don’t have to rely on accepting advertising or commission offers in order to generate a meaningful income (and I have turned down several, including two recently Kickstarted board games that wanted me to create videos with their miniatures); I can simply carry on producing the videos that I enjoy working on and that my patrons want to see the most.
So I offer my public thanks to all of the viewers who have taken that small but important step of becoming a patron. It is a privilege for me to produce videos for you and I hope I can continue creating content that you enjoy for as long as I can.
How long will it be until I hit the next milestone and go all-in producing one video per week? Perhaps not that long…