Karl O

is creating a monthly digital magazine

6

patrons
December 2017
So... this is the next step in the rest of the journey that is "Say what... Magazine". It's been four years so far... 48 "official" issues preceded by one "trial run" issue in December 2013. It has been a wonderful, thrilling, terrifying, stressful, exhilarating, joyous, tearful, entertaining journey so far, and now it's time to see who is willing to drop a few pennies in the cup to help kick it up to the next level.

Over the last four years, I have been fortunate enough to have been gifted content from some great individuals and companies but to really make some progress I need the resources to pay key contributors for premium content. As a labour of love, this magazine has required me to downsize my external commitments, and with general living costs rising I now find I am unable to generate the extra funds by myself.

This is where you come in.

For a very small contribution, you can help me to raise the bar to the next level. In return, there are some rewards on offer - small to start with but sure to grow as resources and revenues increase.

Thanks for coming to check the page out, and I hope you'll see fit to add your name to the patron list!

Please Note: If you have a reward that involves your details, links and/or an advertisement being included, you will be contacted during the month prior to first publication if possible. Deadline for advertising is the 16th of the month prior to publication.

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UPDATE - July 2019
All Patrons from the $5 tier and up will get EARLY ACCESS to the magazine* as part of their rewards. An email will go out once the magazine is fully completed and uploaded to the servers, and patrons are welcome to get stuck in early. Competitions will not open up eartly though, so you will need to remember to enter after the 1st of the month.
* Where possible. Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond control, the magazine may publish later than planned, and 'early access' may not be available. This is a bonus perk, and not guaranteed every issue.


UPDATE - February 2019
To avoid issues caused by grey-areas in the Terms of Use for Patreon, I have removed the mention to PROMOcodes for patrons on this page. Instead, patrons will now be subscribed to a monthly newsletter containing news, information and other content crafted especially for you - the loyal supporters.

UPDATE - August 2018
Patreon has now switched this over to the 'Pay Ahead' system, where new Patrons are charged at the time of sign-up and the perks are unlocked immediately! Recognition will be given in the following issue, however, I will be sure to say thanks and welcome you via the Facebook page within a few days of your pledge being cleared.
Tiers
Letters...
$1 or more per month
As a token of thanks for your contribution, your name will be included in a special "Thanks for the Support" section in every issue you have supported.
Words...
$5 or more per month

As a token of thanks for your contribution, your name AND PHOTO* will be included in a special "Thanks for the  Support" section in every issue you have supported.

*For those who are shy, generic or social media avatar images will be accepted.


You will also have access to the special Patron-Only monthly newsletter that will contain special information just for you.

Sentences...
$10 or more per month

As a token of thanks for your contribution, your name, photo* AND A LINK TO YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE OF CHOICE** will be included in a special "Thanks for the  Support" section in every issue you have supported.

*For those who are shy, generic avatar images will be accepted.

**Respecting your privacy is important to us, so feel free to use a link to something else that's important to you. eg. a charity group of your choice.

And of course, you get the patron-only monthly newsletter too.

Paragraphs...
$20 or more per month

As a token of thanks for your contribution, you will be offered the opportunity to be interviewed for a "Real People" article about you.

Some set questions and editing guidelines will apply to ensure content is family-friendly and relevant, but you'll get to share a bit about who you are, where you live, what empowers and motivates you.

This will commence once I have reached 10 patrons, since I don't want to run out or have double-ups.

In the meantime, you will also get preferential invites for any events the magazine runs. (Sneaky hint as to some of our plans for 2018/19).

And of course, you get the patron-only monthly newsletter too. 

Business Buddies
$50 or more per month
As a token of thanks for your contribution, you can reserve a quarter-page advert for your business, or donate it to a charity of your choosing, in an issue of your choice within 3 months of each successful pledge payment you make. (This continues as long as your pledge is active, so 6 months of pledge = 6 free adverts.)

As well as that, your company name will be included in the "Thanks for the  Support" patron-recognition section.
Big Business
$100 or more per month
As a token of thanks for your contribution, you can reserve a half-page advert for your business, or donate it to a charity of your choosing, in an issue of your choice within 3 months of each successful pledge payment you make. You will earn a free advert for every month your pledge is active.

As well as that, your company name AND A LINK TO ITS ONLINE PRESENCE will be included in the "Thanks for the  Support" patron-recognition section.
Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming
$250 or more per month
Your generousity is unreal, my cup runneth over and spills delight upon my desktop. For your astoundingly generous pledge, you will be offered a full-page spread in each issue you support to use for your own self-expression.

That could be a piece of artwork you have created, some poetry, an awesome photo you are extremely proud of, or even a full-page advert/article on your business or charity of choice.*

You supply the raw materials, and I'll gussy it up and make it look fit for the school ball!

* I don't mind if you 'donate' it to a worthwhile charity of social cause, but please talk to me first if you want to offer it to promote another business.
December 2017
So... this is the next step in the rest of the journey that is "Say what... Magazine". It's been four years so far... 48 "official" issues preceded by one "trial run" issue in December 2013. It has been a wonderful, thrilling, terrifying, stressful, exhilarating, joyous, tearful, entertaining journey so far, and now it's time to see who is willing to drop a few pennies in the cup to help kick it up to the next level.

Over the last four years, I have been fortunate enough to have been gifted content from some great individuals and companies but to really make some progress I need the resources to pay key contributors for premium content. As a labour of love, this magazine has required me to downsize my external commitments, and with general living costs rising I now find I am unable to generate the extra funds by myself.

This is where you come in.

For a very small contribution, you can help me to raise the bar to the next level. In return, there are some rewards on offer - small to start with but sure to grow as resources and revenues increase.

Thanks for coming to check the page out, and I hope you'll see fit to add your name to the patron list!

Please Note: If you have a reward that involves your details, links and/or an advertisement being included, you will be contacted during the month prior to first publication if possible. Deadline for advertising is the 16th of the month prior to publication.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
UPDATE - July 2019
All Patrons from the $5 tier and up will get EARLY ACCESS to the magazine* as part of their rewards. An email will go out once the magazine is fully completed and uploaded to the servers, and patrons are welcome to get stuck in early. Competitions will not open up eartly though, so you will need to remember to enter after the 1st of the month.
* Where possible. Sometimes, due to circumstances beyond control, the magazine may publish later than planned, and 'early access' may not be available. This is a bonus perk, and not guaranteed every issue.


UPDATE - February 2019
To avoid issues caused by grey-areas in the Terms of Use for Patreon, I have removed the mention to PROMOcodes for patrons on this page. Instead, patrons will now be subscribed to a monthly newsletter containing news, information and other content crafted especially for you - the loyal supporters.

UPDATE - August 2018
Patreon has now switched this over to the 'Pay Ahead' system, where new Patrons are charged at the time of sign-up and the perks are unlocked immediately! Recognition will be given in the following issue, however, I will be sure to say thanks and welcome you via the Facebook page within a few days of your pledge being cleared.

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Tiers
Letters...
$1 or more per month
As a token of thanks for your contribution, your name will be included in a special "Thanks for the Support" section in every issue you have supported.
Words...
$5 or more per month

As a token of thanks for your contribution, your name AND PHOTO* will be included in a special "Thanks for the  Support" section in every issue you have supported.

*For those who are shy, generic or social media avatar images will be accepted.


You will also have access to the special Patron-Only monthly newsletter that will contain special information just for you.

Sentences...
$10 or more per month

As a token of thanks for your contribution, your name, photo* AND A LINK TO YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE OF CHOICE** will be included in a special "Thanks for the  Support" section in every issue you have supported.

*For those who are shy, generic avatar images will be accepted.

**Respecting your privacy is important to us, so feel free to use a link to something else that's important to you. eg. a charity group of your choice.

And of course, you get the patron-only monthly newsletter too.

Paragraphs...
$20 or more per month

As a token of thanks for your contribution, you will be offered the opportunity to be interviewed for a "Real People" article about you.

Some set questions and editing guidelines will apply to ensure content is family-friendly and relevant, but you'll get to share a bit about who you are, where you live, what empowers and motivates you.

This will commence once I have reached 10 patrons, since I don't want to run out or have double-ups.

In the meantime, you will also get preferential invites for any events the magazine runs. (Sneaky hint as to some of our plans for 2018/19).

And of course, you get the patron-only monthly newsletter too. 

Business Buddies
$50 or more per month
As a token of thanks for your contribution, you can reserve a quarter-page advert for your business, or donate it to a charity of your choosing, in an issue of your choice within 3 months of each successful pledge payment you make. (This continues as long as your pledge is active, so 6 months of pledge = 6 free adverts.)

As well as that, your company name will be included in the "Thanks for the  Support" patron-recognition section.
Big Business
$100 or more per month
As a token of thanks for your contribution, you can reserve a half-page advert for your business, or donate it to a charity of your choosing, in an issue of your choice within 3 months of each successful pledge payment you make. You will earn a free advert for every month your pledge is active.

As well as that, your company name AND A LINK TO ITS ONLINE PRESENCE will be included in the "Thanks for the  Support" patron-recognition section.
Pinch Me, I'm Dreaming
$250 or more per month
Your generousity is unreal, my cup runneth over and spills delight upon my desktop. For your astoundingly generous pledge, you will be offered a full-page spread in each issue you support to use for your own self-expression.

That could be a piece of artwork you have created, some poetry, an awesome photo you are extremely proud of, or even a full-page advert/article on your business or charity of choice.*

You supply the raw materials, and I'll gussy it up and make it look fit for the school ball!

* I don't mind if you 'donate' it to a worthwhile charity of social cause, but please talk to me first if you want to offer it to promote another business.