Jason Venter is creating video game content
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Hello, and welcome to possibly the coolest Patreon page on the internet!* My name is Jason Venter, and I'm delighted to see you here.

In case you don't know me, I'm the founder of HonestGamers (www.honestgamers.com), an independent video game site launched way back in 1998. I'm also a freelance writer and a dabbler in fiction. Mostly, though, I seem to spend my time writing about games or developing a community that can help others have more fun doing the same. Those activities traditionally haven't left me a lot of time to devote to actually playing games, but I'm trying to remedy that lamentable condition and I could use your help. You probably saw that coming, didn't you?

By supporting this Patreon project, you'll give me more resources so I can branch out a bit, all while continuing to support the work I already do. Sound good? I feel like you might have some questions. So here are a few questions I anticipate, and my responses. Let me know if you're still wondering about something I haven't addressed!

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What will my patronage get me?

I'll have more time to devote to HonestGamers, which should mean more reviews from yours truly, as well as more behind-the-scenes work that keeps things running. Going forward, I hope to also spend a lot of time producing video content, and you should probably expect some synergy between all of that (i.e. a game I stream and make videos about winds up getting reviewed a little later down the line).

What sort of video content should I expect?

I have started working on content for my YouTube account again, which you can visit here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/honestgamer

I also have a Twitch account, which I will stream from occasionally right here:

https://www.twitch.tv/jasonventer

How often I am able to produce new video content and the amount of time I spend streaming will depend on a variety of variables, including how well that content does for me. If you become a Patreon and you would like to see more content of that sort, though, definitely let me know. It's early days, so I'll probably have to experiment with a lot of sorts of content to find what works best.

You say you're a freelancer? Where might I have read your work?

I've put my video game expertise to use while freelancing for some of the leading game sites on the Internet over the years, including IGN, GameSpot, Polygon, GamesRadar, Joystiq and others. I work best when I'm writing news articles, reviews and game guides, but I've occasionally done other work, as well.

How much money do you need?

If I am able to write about games and produce videos and stream for a living, which is my objective, I need to bring home the kind of money I would earn while working any standard job. I'm not trying to get rich, but I'm trying to earn enough that I can keep a roof over my head, food in my belly, and creditors on the far side of the moat. In the short term, I can get by with $1600/month, but in the long term, I need to earn around $3200/month.

Are you seriously asking people to pay you just to sit around playing video games?

Absolutely not! Playing games is the easy--and the really cool--part, but I'll be doing a lot of writing (which I also happen to like, so that's kind of handy) and I'll produce video. Maybe I'll even produce a LOT of video, if that's what people wind up liking. I'm leaving that choice up to patrons and any audiences I build on Twitch and YouTube, as well as on the HonestGamers site.

What happens if you get even more support than you're asking for?

Anything I earn beyond what it takes to pay basic bills will go toward expanding operations, based on what patrons indicate they want to see most. So that might mean more reviews and similar content at HonestGamers, or it might mean more videos and more time devoted to streaming. It might mean a combination of those things, and I might be able to expand in new areas. The goal here, always, will be to produce more of what you want to see.

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I hope I've answered the most pressing questions or concerns you may have. I'll be happy to answer any further questions, should they arise. You can reach me here on Patreon, or by email at jason AT honestgamers DOT com. Thanks for your generous support!

* It's also possible that this is NOT the coolest Patreon page on the Internet. We can't possibly know.
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Enable a variety of quality content, including game news, reviews and video from an independent voice.

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$5 of $800 per month
I can now spend quite a lot of my time working on reviews and video content, along with site busy work, on a day-to-day basis. I'll still need to make myself available for whatever freelance work I can find elsewhere.
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Hello, and welcome to possibly the coolest Patreon page on the internet!* My name is Jason Venter, and I'm delighted to see you here.

In case you don't know me, I'm the founder of HonestGamers (www.honestgamers.com), an independent video game site launched way back in 1998. I'm also a freelance writer and a dabbler in fiction. Mostly, though, I seem to spend my time writing about games or developing a community that can help others have more fun doing the same. Those activities traditionally haven't left me a lot of time to devote to actually playing games, but I'm trying to remedy that lamentable condition and I could use your help. You probably saw that coming, didn't you?

By supporting this Patreon project, you'll give me more resources so I can branch out a bit, all while continuing to support the work I already do. Sound good? I feel like you might have some questions. So here are a few questions I anticipate, and my responses. Let me know if you're still wondering about something I haven't addressed!

---

What will my patronage get me?

I'll have more time to devote to HonestGamers, which should mean more reviews from yours truly, as well as more behind-the-scenes work that keeps things running. Going forward, I hope to also spend a lot of time producing video content, and you should probably expect some synergy between all of that (i.e. a game I stream and make videos about winds up getting reviewed a little later down the line).

What sort of video content should I expect?

I have started working on content for my YouTube account again, which you can visit here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/honestgamer

I also have a Twitch account, which I will stream from occasionally right here:

https://www.twitch.tv/jasonventer

How often I am able to produce new video content and the amount of time I spend streaming will depend on a variety of variables, including how well that content does for me. If you become a Patreon and you would like to see more content of that sort, though, definitely let me know. It's early days, so I'll probably have to experiment with a lot of sorts of content to find what works best.

You say you're a freelancer? Where might I have read your work?

I've put my video game expertise to use while freelancing for some of the leading game sites on the Internet over the years, including IGN, GameSpot, Polygon, GamesRadar, Joystiq and others. I work best when I'm writing news articles, reviews and game guides, but I've occasionally done other work, as well.

How much money do you need?

If I am able to write about games and produce videos and stream for a living, which is my objective, I need to bring home the kind of money I would earn while working any standard job. I'm not trying to get rich, but I'm trying to earn enough that I can keep a roof over my head, food in my belly, and creditors on the far side of the moat. In the short term, I can get by with $1600/month, but in the long term, I need to earn around $3200/month.

Are you seriously asking people to pay you just to sit around playing video games?

Absolutely not! Playing games is the easy--and the really cool--part, but I'll be doing a lot of writing (which I also happen to like, so that's kind of handy) and I'll produce video. Maybe I'll even produce a LOT of video, if that's what people wind up liking. I'm leaving that choice up to patrons and any audiences I build on Twitch and YouTube, as well as on the HonestGamers site.

What happens if you get even more support than you're asking for?

Anything I earn beyond what it takes to pay basic bills will go toward expanding operations, based on what patrons indicate they want to see most. So that might mean more reviews and similar content at HonestGamers, or it might mean more videos and more time devoted to streaming. It might mean a combination of those things, and I might be able to expand in new areas. The goal here, always, will be to produce more of what you want to see.

---

I hope I've answered the most pressing questions or concerns you may have. I'll be happy to answer any further questions, should they arise. You can reach me here on Patreon, or by email at jason AT honestgamers DOT com. Thanks for your generous support!

* It's also possible that this is NOT the coolest Patreon page on the Internet. We can't possibly know.

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$1 or more per month 4 patrons

Enable a variety of quality content, including game news, reviews and video from an independent voice.