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Do you care about the work I’m doing? Be my boss and you’ll be directly involved in — and responsible for — everything I create, publish, or send out into the world. And it works like any employee/employer relationship:

  1. Pay me a monthly salary.
    You choose the amount ($1 per month minimum), based on what you think my work is worth, what’s in the budget, or how much you want to give.
  2. Oversee my day-to-day operations.
    I’ll share regular updates about what I’m working on, what my plans are, and what’s falling apart.
  3. Weigh in via polls and ideas.
    Let me know what you think I should be working on, and how I might be able to make you proud. Will I always follow direction? No. But…
  4. Fire me or give me a raise.
    Am I not up to your caliber? Lay me off. Am I outperforming your expectations? Give me a raise. My salary is in your hands.

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Are you on the fence? Have I piqued your curiosity? Are you just scrolling because the colors are pretty? In all three cases, there's likely a question below, and an answer below it, that will spark your fancy.

How is this different from Patreon?

First, to be perfectly clear: this whole operation is powered by Patreon.

But the way I'm doing this is different from other Patreon-ers on two fronts:

  1. My patrons don't get more of what I create (more comics, more articles, more podcasts, more whatever), or exclusive access to my creations.
  2. My patrons aren't funding my work in just one dimenison (e.g., writing for a particular site, creating a particular podcast).

The relationship between me and my "patrons" is more similar to the historical usage of the word than the way most people are using it on Patreon.

I'm not viewing patrons as "super consumers." I'm not creating for my patrons. We, together, are creating for the world. Like Shakespeare and his patrons.

Only I don't expect you to be an Earl, and I surely hope you don't expect me to be the Bard.

How much does it cost?

You choose my salary. My ask is that base it on what feels right for you, based on your financial ability, sense of gratitude or fairness, or whatever else moves you.

There's no minimum (beyond the $1 threshold, which Patreon sets) no maximum, and you're welcome to adjust what you pay every month.

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