050 - How To Become A Patreon

I’ve recently joined Patreon and I’d love you to join me there

I’ve recently launched my Patreon page and I’d love you to join me there

I have so many ideas for books it’s not funny. Ideas are easy

My biggest challenge as a creative person however is focus and follow through on one of those ideas.

The problem with having so many creative ideas is that none ever stimulate me long enough to generate an reliable income.

That has to change.

As you probably know by now my primary topic of interest in Creativity and mostly everything I write is on this subject. I’ve been considering my studies and my writing and no better way to blend the two than by writing a book on creativity with an anchor in psychology.

The primary question in the book is how to become more creative.

Now, if I’m going to write this and successfully publish this work then I need to fund it. I really don’t want to be writing for other people. What I mean is I’d rather not have to seek copywriting work from others. I’m just not energised enough by that.

I worked for other people for many years with my primary focus being solving their problems. I don’t want that again. Other people are a pain in the arse!

Gimme a hell yeah if you agree!

Anyway, even if you don’t agree, even if you love to write stuff for other people’s websites and get paid by the word, I’m sticking with my premise.

So I’m making a public commitment. The Sleeping Genius (still a working title) is my commitment to my studies and my art and by shouting it out loud I solidify it by committing to others too.

I’ve made commitments to book ideas in the past and some of those are half finished. My wish here is that this does not go the same road.

:-) I’m confident it won’t.

Patreon: My Platform of Choice

The platform I’ve chosen to fund the self publishing process is Patreon, and here I’ll be sharing exclusive extracts and interviews of my forthcoming book The Sleeping Genius.

Larry G. Maguire is creating a new book: The Sleeping Genius | Patreon
Become a patron of Larry G. Maguire today: Read posts by Larry G. Maguire and get access to exclusive content and…www.patreon.com

As well as the exclusive rewards I’ve made available for patrons, I’ll be posting regular content on my Patreon page related to the book.

The Sleeping Genius Material Will Include;

  • Audio Interviews with creative people

  • Interview transcripts

  • Monthly chapter extracts

  • In-depth articles to help you become more creative

Become A Patron

The Platform For Creatives

Many creative people have chosen Patreon to monetise their work and build an audience so I’m guessing, with some commitment I can do the same.

Here’s a few examples of creatives successfully finding support for their work on Patreon;

Caitlin Johnstone is creating journalism | Patreon
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Tefler is creating sci-fi stories | Patreon
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Nathan Rabin is creating Nathan Rabin's Happy Place, the most Nathan Rabiny place online | Patreon
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I realise it will take time but it’s worth it.

If You Support Me On Patreon…

Here’s what I can offer you in return for your patronage;

$1/mth Pledge

When you pledge $1 you get my sincere gratitude, plus access to all my posts reserved for Patreons only, The Artist’s Manifesto ebook and subscription to Sunday Letters. Many thanks for supporting my work as a writer.

Includes

  • Access Patreon Only Content

  • Sunday Letters

  • The Artist’s Manifesto

>>Become A Patron Here

$3/mth Pledge

Although not as expensive or difficult as traditional publishing, self publishing is challenging. By contributing $3 per month you get lower tier rewards and help me fund the publishing of my work and my sincere thanks for supporting my work as a writer.

Includes

  • Access Patreon Only Content

  • Sunday Letters

  • The Artist’s Manifesto

  • Early access to my work

>>Become A Patron Here

$5/mth Pledge

When you pledge $5 per month to support my work you get access to all ebook versions of my books, all lower tier rewards and my sincere thanks for supporting my work as a writer.

Includes

  • Access Patreon Only Content

  • Sunday Letters

  • The Artist’s Manifesto

  • Early access to my work

  • Free eBooks

>>Become A Patron Here

$10/mth Pledge (Podcast Pledge)

The Storymaker Podcast is a new show on all major podcast platforms. I’d like to keep it advert free and you can help me do that by pledging only $10. You’ll also get all the lower tier rewards and my sincere thanks for supporting my work as a writer.

Includes

  • Access Patreon Only Content

  • Sunday Letters

  • The Artist’s Manifesto

  • Early access to my work

  • Free eBooks

  • Keep Storymaker Podcast Ad Free

>>Become A Patron Here

$25/mth Pledge

This kind of contribution IS BIG! and will make all the difference to me. If you can afford to pledge $25 you’ll get all the lower tier rewards, a free signed 1st edition paperback when released and my sincere gratitude for your support.

Includes

  • Access Patreon Only Content

  • Sunday Letters

  • The Artist’s Manifesto

  • Early access to my work

  • Free eBooks

  • Keep Storymaker Podcast Ad Free

  • Free Signed 1st Edition (+ inclusion in acknowledgement section)

>>Become A Patron Here

$50/mth Pledge

It’s getting SERIOUS now! If you can support me at the $50 pledge I’ll send you all items in lower tiers, all print books I will ever write, Storymaker mug & tshirt and my sincere thanks for supporting me in my work. This reward is limited to 50 just to make it a little more special.

Includes

  • Access Patreon Only Content

  • Sunday Letters

  • The Artist’s Manifesto

  • Early access to my work

  • Free eBooks

  • Keep Storymaker Podcast Ad Free

  • Free Signed 1st Edition (+ inclusion in acknowledgement section)

  • All Print Books Forever (while you’re a patron)

  • All Audio Books Forever (while you’re a patron)

  • Free Storymaker Mug & Tshirt

>>Become A Patron Here

In Addition…

As well as committing to regular exclusive content on Patreon, I’ll make one other committment…

For every $10 pledged by patrons towards my work, I will pledge $1 towards other creatives work on Patreon.

So if I hit my $1,000 per month goal, I will pledge $100 to other artists and creatives.

I think that’s only right and proper.

And I should say that there’s no ceiling on that. Just as I continue to receive pledges from patrons and the total monthly pledge amount goes up, so does my pledge amount to others.

So that’s it for now, I’d love if you can support my work.

If you’d like to do so and be part of the acknowledgements section of my book when it’s published then visit my Patreon Page to find out more.

Help me self publish my new book: The Sleeping Genius on Patreon

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Howdy, I’m Larry, Writer & Artist. Thanks for taking the time to read my stuff. I write about art, creativity, business & marketing. When I’m not doing that I write short stories about the ordinary lives of people and the challenges they face. My stuff can be edgy, hard hitting, and sometimes controversial, but never contrived. If that’s your bag you can Sign-up To Sunday Letters Here.