SavyGamer is on Patreon
Short version: Check it out! SavyGamer is on Patreon.
We’re all friends here, so if you don’t mind, allow me to get real for a moment.
Firstly, I can’t emphasize how much I owe everyone who has used SavyGamer, and supported me in a variety of ways in the roughly 8 years I started on this journey.
Whether you’ve trusted me to inform you about the best gaming deals, recommended SavyGamer to other people who might find it useful, chucked me a few quid in my moments of need, or helped me out in any other way. None of it has been forgotten, and all of it has been appreciated.
It’s not something I particularly want to dwell on, but whilst I have had my dalliances with working for others in Games Media, the personal cost of trying to continue to do so is not worth the paltry pay and terrible job security. I’ve been chewed up and spat out too many times. I’ve not got it in me to go for another round in the ring. There are good people doing good work in games media, but I’m just not sure I fit into that machine. Not any more.
I do love writing about the world of video games, though. Particularly any opportunity I get to apply my understanding of business and the systems governing the relationship between creators and consumers. Typically the large corporations in the games industry have access to huge platforms, and mountains of resources, to push their ideas and interests. I see my role as a counter to this. I fight for the users.
In my opinion, consumer advocacy is lacking in many corners of games media. Certainly there are other areas that are important for media to focus on, and you’ll get a different interpretation of what “consumer advocacy” means whoever you ask, but this is where my expertise lie, and this is where I feel I can be most useful.
I currently earn an OK amount from SavyGamer. I’m not wealthy, and some months are better than others. I would describe my financial standing as being on the fringes of financial security, and I’ve struggled a bit since I decided I was done writing for anyone else. I’m well aware that this is a privilege by many standards, and I wouldn’t for a second disagree with anyone who decided they have better things to do than indulge my bourgeois career choice by giving me money to write words about video games.
However, I am hoping that there are enough people out there that have the disposable income to be in a position to commit to chucking me a few quid on a monthly basis, and who value my work enough to do so, that it’s worth me asking. Having an extra cushion of money I could rely on would allow me to feel far more secure, and it is something I am willing to work for.
Full details of what I’m offering can be read on the SavyGamer Patreon page. I am asking people to fund me writing articles on a regular basis, with a consumer advocacy focus, to be published here on SavyGamer for anyone to read, should they care to do so.
This Patreon is exclusively for funding me writing articles in addition to the work I do posting deals on SavyGamer. That work will be in no way limited or interrupted, and under no circumstances will there be any tiered service for SavyGamer. SavyGamer is and will remain entirely free of adverts.
Stick any questions you have in the comments, and I’ll try to address them.
Thank you, and much love,