PATREON Your support via Patreon is vital for the continued progress of the channel, allowing me to improve the quality and scope of the videos I make. I really appreciate any support from viewers/Patrons and unlike others who use Patreon and Paypal to fund a lifestyle choice, the finances you invest in the channel will go towards running the channel.
Patreon is not about one-way giving, each Tier has rewards in return for your contribution. The Ultimate tier is where I offer the most perks, simply because of the monetary commitments required to join. I am also limiting the tier to a select 5 people, because I want to offer each individual the personal service I would expect, if I were signing up for the tier.
PAYPAL As you can appreciate the cost of equipment is high, but the need is necessary. Every piece of equipment I have purchased has been through hard work of my own volition. But there is only so much I can do myself and equipment (such as the computer) slows down and fails as it ages, and is a necessary part of the video making process.
If you can afford a monthly recurring donation of support this will be appreciated as much as a single one-time donation, but it will allow me to do more on a regular basis without having to ask each time I require a new project or piece of kit. I understand the economic situation is difficult, which is why there is no pressure for making a financial commitment unless you really want to. All youtube videos remain free to view.
YOUTUBE MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM This is a new system introduced by Youtube to be integrated into the video platform, and allows you to become a monthly contributor in the same ways as Patreon (and Paypal if you set a recurring payment). The YT system has perks, icons and emojis depending upon your length of time and level set. In my channel's case I decided there was only need to have one level based upon similar channel research. So, for a small monthly fee there's a host of benefits available to you.