Karl O is creating a monthly digital magazine
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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, reducing my working income to the point where I can't generate the funds needed 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 - February 2019
To avoid issues caused by grey-areas in the Terms of Use for Patreon, we 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 - our loyal supporters.

UPDATE - September 2018
To clear up any misunderstanding, entry into the competitions that run in our magazine is open to everyone, free of charge. Patrons are offered BONUS entries via PROMOcodes in patron-only posts as a token of thanks for their support, but everyone is eligible to enter, at no cost.

UPDATE - August 2018
Patreon has now switched us 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, we will be sure to say thanks and welcome you via our Facebook page within a few days of your pledge being cleared.

UPDATE - February 2018
I have switched to Patreon's "pay monthly" system. This means that I can post as many Patron-only posts as needed, but you will NOT get charged more than once, to the value of your pledge! You can relax and read all the patron-only posts and not worry that your credit card is getting hammered.

This also means that, as long as you don't decide to cancel before the payment goes through, your support will be reflected in the very next issue after you make your pledge!

Patreon <g style="">are</g> testing a new "pay in advance" system. As soon as that comes into full effect, I will look to switch to that system which will mean you can start enjoying the benefits of your patronage immediately - no waiting for the month to roll over. #WatchThisSpace

December 2017
Because of the way Patreon works - where your pledges are processed from your credit cards on the first of each month, you will, in effect, be supporting the issue following payment processing.


This is because the magazine is already fully designed and built BEFORE your pledges have been processed successfully. So, a pledge made in January is processed Feb 1st. Your pledge will be applied to, and recognition will be given in, the March issue. (Hope that makes sense!)

Also, it appears that Patreon charges per "paid post
", so to avoid any confusion or hassle, I will ONLY be posting ONE "paid post" per month - a reminder ahead of publication - and any other posts I make will be "free and public".

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.
Goals
36% complete
Once I reach $100/month I will add a new regular column wherein I will interview at least one patron every month.
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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, reducing my working income to the point where I can't generate the funds needed 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 - February 2019
To avoid issues caused by grey-areas in the Terms of Use for Patreon, we 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 - our loyal supporters.

UPDATE - September 2018
To clear up any misunderstanding, entry into the competitions that run in our magazine is open to everyone, free of charge. Patrons are offered BONUS entries via PROMOcodes in patron-only posts as a token of thanks for their support, but everyone is eligible to enter, at no cost.

UPDATE - August 2018
Patreon has now switched us 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, we will be sure to say thanks and welcome you via our Facebook page within a few days of your pledge being cleared.

UPDATE - February 2018
I have switched to Patreon's "pay monthly" system. This means that I can post as many Patron-only posts as needed, but you will NOT get charged more than once, to the value of your pledge! You can relax and read all the patron-only posts and not worry that your credit card is getting hammered.

This also means that, as long as you don't decide to cancel before the payment goes through, your support will be reflected in the very next issue after you make your pledge!

Patreon <g style="">are</g> testing a new "pay in advance" system. As soon as that comes into full effect, I will look to switch to that system which will mean you can start enjoying the benefits of your patronage immediately - no waiting for the month to roll over. #WatchThisSpace

December 2017
Because of the way Patreon works - where your pledges are processed from your credit cards on the first of each month, you will, in effect, be supporting the issue following payment processing.


This is because the magazine is already fully designed and built BEFORE your pledges have been processed successfully. So, a pledge made in January is processed Feb 1st. Your pledge will be applied to, and recognition will be given in, the March issue. (Hope that makes sense!)

Also, it appears that Patreon charges per "paid post
", so to avoid any confusion or hassle, I will ONLY be posting ONE "paid post" per month - a reminder ahead of publication - and any other posts I make will be "free and public".

Recent posts by Karl O

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.