Gryffix is creating videos on politics, religion and the news
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I'm a 22 year old student of history from the Netherlands. I make YouTube videos (in English) about politics, the news, culture, religion and so forth. For those who want to know, I'm an atheist and consider myself a secular humanist. Politically I guess you could say I am left leaning but 'centrist' feels more accurate.
Although I try to be entertaining as well my main focus is to be as factually accurate and measured as possible. Because of this my videos have become very time consuming. At the moment I have to work a job on the side because YouTube isn't sufficiently profitable. I want to get to a point where I can do this full-time one day.
If you think my opinions are interesting / hilariously inaccurate enough to follow me, I also have a Twitter. I am all for open discussion and hope that my channel can be a platform for people with all sorts of opinions to debate ideas.


Online discourse is more toxic than ever before. Channels are deeply opinionated and people are digging themselves in ideological trenches. Disagreement is often met with a lot of aggression and discussions are characterised by an enormous thirst for blood. On top of that it's also increasingly difficult to distinguish facts from falsehoods.
I will not claim that I am any better than your average political YouTube channel. However, I try to be. It's my intention to be as nuanced and measured as possible whilst also sticking to the facts. Other than reasonable discourse I don't really have an agenda.


Because I want your money
My videos require a lot of preparation and making them is time consuming. Unlike cat videos and vlogs political content usually doesn't do that well. On top of that a lot of videos get demonetised because of Google's ridiculous Content-ID system or their even more ridiculous '''hatespeech''' policy. Because of this I don't earn that much money off of my videos.
This is where Patreon comes in. Your pledges essentially enable me to keep doing what I am doing and, hopefully, become better at it. I wish I could say money isn't important but we all know it is. I currently work two jobs and neither earn me a sufficient amount of coin. Once my channel becomes more profitable I can focus more and more on my content.
Sadly Google AdSense is very unreliable. My Patrons are therefore my most important source of financial security. If I'll ever be able to do this full-time, it will be because of my Patrons. 


A lot of creators have implemented a reward system for their Patrons. This effectively means Patrons are given advantages based upon the amount of money they pledged. I want to do something similar without making it look like I am 'selling out'. At the end of the day, I want people to pledge because they believe in what I do. It's why I'll only take video requests if it's something I considered covering to begin with. I wouldn't want it to look like I talk about stuff because I get paid to do so.
People who donate $1 or more will be included in the credits at the end of each video. People that donate more than $20 or more will get a special thank you before the credits start rolling.
However, this will not be my entire list of Patrons. Instead, I will show the names of Patrons who pledged recently. By 'recently' I mean the people who pledged since my last video. Since Patreon charges you at the end of the month, that means I'll include the names of Patrons who pledged in the month prior to this one. For example, a video uploaded in April will have credits containing the names of Patrons who pledged in March. If I don't upload in April I will just include those names in the videos I do in May.

***IMPORTANT***
It is impossible for me to keep track of everybody's individual wishes. Whether or not you are going to receive a reward depends on the option you selected in your account settings. This is important because it is not doable for me to message everyone individually and ask what their preferences are. If you aren't in the credits but want to be (or the other way around), adjust your settings and message me to make sure everything is in order now

My videos vary in length, although a lot of them are longer than 20 minutes. I will always take my time to explain things and I will do what I think it takes to get my point across. I occasionally update my format - which you are more than welcome to give me feedback on. I have a lot of stuff planned for this year and I am working on a lot of projects. Hopefully you will find them interesting.
As I said before, I discuss a wide range of topics. Politics, recent events, culture, religion - if I find it interesting or relevant, I'll try to discuss it to the best of my abilities. In that, I'll try to be as nuanced and objective as possible, which is not to say I won't use satire or clearly give away my opinions.
Tiers
You'll be included in my credits
$1 or more per per video 10 patrons
Every donation, no matter how small, helps me to keep doing what I'm doing. Therefore all my Patrons will be included in my credits. 


Top Patrons will get a special thanks
$20 or more per per video 0 patrons
If you donate $20,- or more, you will get a special thanks at the end of each video.
Goals
$52 of $100 per per video
If I get to this point that would be an amazing milestone. 100 dollars per video means that I can save money to update equipment when necessary. That's great!
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I'm a 22 year old student of history from the Netherlands. I make YouTube videos (in English) about politics, the news, culture, religion and so forth. For those who want to know, I'm an atheist and consider myself a secular humanist. Politically I guess you could say I am left leaning but 'centrist' feels more accurate.
Although I try to be entertaining as well my main focus is to be as factually accurate and measured as possible. Because of this my videos have become very time consuming. At the moment I have to work a job on the side because YouTube isn't sufficiently profitable. I want to get to a point where I can do this full-time one day.
If you think my opinions are interesting / hilariously inaccurate enough to follow me, I also have a Twitter. I am all for open discussion and hope that my channel can be a platform for people with all sorts of opinions to debate ideas.


Online discourse is more toxic than ever before. Channels are deeply opinionated and people are digging themselves in ideological trenches. Disagreement is often met with a lot of aggression and discussions are characterised by an enormous thirst for blood. On top of that it's also increasingly difficult to distinguish facts from falsehoods.
I will not claim that I am any better than your average political YouTube channel. However, I try to be. It's my intention to be as nuanced and measured as possible whilst also sticking to the facts. Other than reasonable discourse I don't really have an agenda.


Because I want your money
My videos require a lot of preparation and making them is time consuming. Unlike cat videos and vlogs political content usually doesn't do that well. On top of that a lot of videos get demonetised because of Google's ridiculous Content-ID system or their even more ridiculous '''hatespeech''' policy. Because of this I don't earn that much money off of my videos.
This is where Patreon comes in. Your pledges essentially enable me to keep doing what I am doing and, hopefully, become better at it. I wish I could say money isn't important but we all know it is. I currently work two jobs and neither earn me a sufficient amount of coin. Once my channel becomes more profitable I can focus more and more on my content.
Sadly Google AdSense is very unreliable. My Patrons are therefore my most important source of financial security. If I'll ever be able to do this full-time, it will be because of my Patrons. 


A lot of creators have implemented a reward system for their Patrons. This effectively means Patrons are given advantages based upon the amount of money they pledged. I want to do something similar without making it look like I am 'selling out'. At the end of the day, I want people to pledge because they believe in what I do. It's why I'll only take video requests if it's something I considered covering to begin with. I wouldn't want it to look like I talk about stuff because I get paid to do so.
People who donate $1 or more will be included in the credits at the end of each video. People that donate more than $20 or more will get a special thank you before the credits start rolling.
However, this will not be my entire list of Patrons. Instead, I will show the names of Patrons who pledged recently. By 'recently' I mean the people who pledged since my last video. Since Patreon charges you at the end of the month, that means I'll include the names of Patrons who pledged in the month prior to this one. For example, a video uploaded in April will have credits containing the names of Patrons who pledged in March. If I don't upload in April I will just include those names in the videos I do in May.

***IMPORTANT***
It is impossible for me to keep track of everybody's individual wishes. Whether or not you are going to receive a reward depends on the option you selected in your account settings. This is important because it is not doable for me to message everyone individually and ask what their preferences are. If you aren't in the credits but want to be (or the other way around), adjust your settings and message me to make sure everything is in order now

My videos vary in length, although a lot of them are longer than 20 minutes. I will always take my time to explain things and I will do what I think it takes to get my point across. I occasionally update my format - which you are more than welcome to give me feedback on. I have a lot of stuff planned for this year and I am working on a lot of projects. Hopefully you will find them interesting.
As I said before, I discuss a wide range of topics. Politics, recent events, culture, religion - if I find it interesting or relevant, I'll try to discuss it to the best of my abilities. In that, I'll try to be as nuanced and objective as possible, which is not to say I won't use satire or clearly give away my opinions.

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Tiers
You'll be included in my credits
$1 or more per per video 10 patrons
Every donation, no matter how small, helps me to keep doing what I'm doing. Therefore all my Patrons will be included in my credits. 


Top Patrons will get a special thanks
$20 or more per per video 0 patrons
If you donate $20,- or more, you will get a special thanks at the end of each video.