It’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I hate not updating this page more often, but I do have a good reason for it: money. I’m broke, and unfortunately, the more time I spend writing posts for this site, making videos for YouTube, writing horror stories, and basically doing all the things I really want to do, I’m taking time away from those things which actually do put food on the table.
It sucks. But I’ve always been honest about these things. Take a look around my site. There are no ads. Not a single monetized portion. The same goes for my YouTube channel: no ads. And roughly 50% or more of my horror writing (75% if you count the articles I write here) has always been free.
Here’s where I beg for money, right? This is the part of the game where the poor, starving artists shakes his empty coffee cup and asks for a handout.
Well, yes and no. Here’s the deal. There’s a new website called Patreon. It’s a little bit like Kickstarter, but instead of giving one lump sum of money to fund a BIG project, you can offer smaller amounts on a monthly or “per story/video/etc” basis.
In other words, it’s a way for you to support artists so they can afford to create. In my case, a handful of generous patrons would allow me to set aside more time for writing, making videos, and creating all the horror I love to create.
You can give as little or as much as you want. Patrons who give more can choose from a number of great rewards like free books, signed gear, editing sessions, and so much more. I even have “milestones,” that we can shoot for.
It’s all very exciting, but I need your help. Please take a moment to watch my Patreon video, peruse the page, and take a look at the amazing rewards I offer. This isn’t begging. It isn’t a handout. I’ll manage to continue writing no matter what. But if you want to support what I do, here’s a way you can do that: http://www.patreon.com/Rapino
Thank you so much.