Want to support my work and score some fun stuff?
Hey folks! So, if you’ve been following me here for a while, you may have noticed that I have been writing A LOT less than I used to. Here’s the thing, I love to write and, frankly, I’m damn good at it but as an essayist I found my options of “monetize my blog through advertising” or “pitch to a bunch of different editors in the hopes that one will pay me $50” unsatisfying and, with my long history of depression and anxiety, untenable. It left me frustrated and made me hate the blog I once loved. Enter Patreon! Now you can help keep me writing by supporting my work while getting a bunch of cool perks!
So, what is Patreon?
Patreon is a membership platform that connects content creators like myself with fans and supporters like you! Mainly, it offers financial tools that let supporters subscribe to projects that give creators a predictable income stream as they continue to create content. In my case, you can sign up to support me for as little as $3 and in return, you will get some pretty cool stuff.
What can you get when you support me on Patreon?
Some really awesome stuff! I’m offering 5 different patron tiers with TONS of fun perks. Check it out!
- New blog posts TWO WEEKS before the general public
- Monthly chat threads
- Exclusive essays
- New project sneak peeks
- Monthly newsletter with patron-exclusive discounts
- Ask JoEllen advice column
- My THREE ebooks
- Exclusive merchandise (see the pics below!)
- A signed copy of my book The Monster Under the Bed: Sex, Depression, and the Conversations We Aren’t Having
I’ll be talking about sex, relationships, mental health, grief, probably vibrators and lube and a whole bunch of other stuff. It should be a lot of fun!
Take a peek at some perks!
Sounds good, right?
So head on over to Patreon, pick a tier, and get ready to have some fun!