New Funding Request 2018!

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Re: New Funding Request 2018!

Post by JLT » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:36 am

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(yes, I paid the hosting fee yesterday and any assistance to the $115.00 would be appreciated)
I just sent you $25.00 via PayPal. I would have sent more, but:

1. Just finished paying for two root canals that were not entirely covered by insurance, and

2. I wanted to give all the other IAC buddies a chance to chip in. So chip in, already.
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Re: New Funding Request 2018!

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:57 am

asiab3 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:50 pm
The last three "crowd-sourced" VW adventures on TheSamba ended with locks and maybe a few bans… Be careful using that system on TheSamba. Patreon is a MUCH more viable alternative, as folks are paying for regular goods or services, instead of financing an idea. Patreon would also require relatively regular content to be created, though.

I can attest that the social media 'game' is not a lackadaisical afterthought; it requires near full-time ministering if one is to gain anything financial. I'm neck-deep in the trenches right now.

Annual IAC subscription PayPal sent. :)
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asiab3 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:50 pm
Patreon would also require relatively regular content to be created, though.
Would Itinerary stories and pictures qualify as regular?
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Re: New Funding Request 2018!

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:59 am

JLT wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:36 am
Amskeptic wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:21 pm
(yes, I paid the hosting fee yesterday and any assistance to the $115.00 would be appreciated)
I just sent you $25.00 via PayPal. I would have sent more, but:

1. Just finished paying for two root canals that were not entirely covered by insurance, and

2. I wanted to give all the other IAC buddies a chance to chip in. So chip in, already.

Thank-you for your contribution. See my new marketing outreach? Yeah, I'll have you all barfing soon enough.
Hurry! Order yours . . . . TODAY:

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Deposit Deadline May 13

BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .110,770 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,775 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 76,343 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,478 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 69,500 miles

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Re: New Funding Request 2018!

Post by asiab3 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:28 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:57 am
asiab3 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:50 pm
Patreon would also require relatively regular content to be created, though.
Would Itinerary stories and pictures qualify as regular?
I think so. You set the schedule. And Patreon lets you set different levels of contribution, and different schedules, I believe. So you could set one donation level for "Itinerary Thread" style posts, and another (same or different cost) level for technical articles. Then there could be a combination (discount?) donation level that includes both.

The Millennial Marketing Manager in me encourages this, because it is passive income. (Assuming you're still writing tech articles these days… Would love a 'Chloe drum brakes front wheel bearing repack' addendum to the Road Warrior disc brake article…) Then again, would the paywall eliminate the free readership right now because most folks don't pay for most media these days?

I love the sticker on BobD. I'm sure that will keep him from any more fuel pump antics……
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Re: New Funding Request 2018!

Post by tommu » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:37 am

I'm sure I could find out if I took 5 minutes to research.. but who owns the rights to Patreon content once someone has paid to view it?

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Re: New Funding Request 2018!

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:12 am

A big thank you! to all of the people who contributed to the hosting fees. If you'd like your name published, let me know! At itinerant Air-Cooled, it is *your* contributions that help us serve you the daily/weekly/monthly/yearly programming that you have come to rely on for remaining informed and amused.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .110,770 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,775 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 76,343 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,478 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 69,500 miles

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Re: New Funding Request 2018!

Post by JLT » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:14 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:12 am
If you'd like your name published, let me know!
Well, for me, that ship has sailed. But if my comment encouraged a few anonymous donors to cough up a buck or two, so much the better.
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Present bus: '71 Dormobile Westie "George"
(sometimes towing a '65 Allstate single-wheel trailer)
Former buses: '61 17-window Deluxe "Pink Bus"
'70 Frankenwestie "Blunder Bus"
'71 Frankenwestie "Thunder Bus"

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