HOBOTECH is creating YouTube Videos About Full Time RV & Van Life
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WHAT IS HOBOTECH?
My name is Tom, otherwise known as "Hobo" in the comments of my YouTube channel "HOBOTECH". I travel full time around the states with my 10 year old Norwegian Forest Cat "Odin" in a 1995 Roadtrek conversion van RV called "MIR" that I extensively modified for off grid camping (aka boondocking). We prefer finding awesome free places to stay, and then reviewing and sharing those locations with our viewers. I also like to share my experiences with technology on the road and produce "how-to" videos.

Our content is a mixture of vlogging, how-to's, camp site reviews, product reviews, and technical mumbo jumbo designed to tickle your inner geek. We like to have a good time and not be too serious so you'll often see references to 80's and 90's nostalgia slipped in for fun.

WHY PATREON?
The short answer is that I really love releasing videos on YouTube and helping others out. The back side to that is that it takes an enormous amount of time to do proper recording and editing of the content in order to make it presentable and easy to follow for the masses. If I'm putting 60-70 hours a week into running the HOBOTECH business, I can't make money elsewhere. As the adage goes, "time is money". 

I spend nearly all of my free time creating or editing content for the channel, responding to comments, updating the website, doing SEO, and juggling social media accounts in order to make it all happen. I'm not complaining because I love to work hard! I proved that in my first 50 van build videos. Those took hundreds of hours of work and they were released before I could even monetize. I made nothing off them.

Fast forward to 2019. I now have a growing subscriber base, and I've upped my game considerably in the quality of content provided for free on YouTube. I often receive comments to do more tech videos. While I would like to do more, the tech isn't free. I don't have sponsors of any kind and my channel is too small to be approached by the corporate world. Becoming a Patron will help "keep the tech in HOBOTECH" so to speak.

THE CHOICE 
My choice is to either do outside work for income and put HOBOTECH on the back burner, or with the support of Patrons, continue to release better content. I want the channel to succeed and reach as many people as possible because I feel that I can add a lot to the community. It simply takes a long time for smaller channels to get off the ground and that's where Patreon can help..

I hope you consider joining our community. We're eternally grateful to each and every one of you that watch our videos, comment, subscribe, and find them entertaining. Heck. Sometimes you may even learn something!

Please note:
  • If you're not already on Patreon, you'll need to sign up first before joining our community.
  • Even if you aren't interested in the rewards, your support here on Patreon helps fund all of our YouTube videos!
  • I have no plans to "retire" HOBOTECH any time soon, and will keep making videos as long as time permits. By becoming a Patron of the channel, you're directly responsible for keeping this baby going full steam ahead.
  • Your support won't be a selfish act. You'll also help others in the community who can't afford to join, but benefit from the life changing value from our content. I get messages all the time about how much my videos helped someone. The goal is to keep growing and reach more of the community!

Thank You!
Tom & Odin
Tiers
HOBOTECH Crew Member
$2 or more per month
  • Become an official member of the HOBOTECH Crew!
  • For the price of a gallon of gas, you gain unlimited access to Patreon community features and our members-only posts
  • You'll have instant access to our Discord chat community and will be tagged as a "Crew Member" level supporter.
  • We'll automatically sign you up for our instant blog notifications so you'll be notified first when there is any new content posted (you may opt out at any time). No more relying on wonky YouTube notifications!
Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH Space Cadet
$5 or more per month

Buy me a beer! As a Space Cadet, you gain instant access to:


  • Exclusive live streams, private videos, and posts not available to the public!
  • Our Discord chat community where we have private meetings! You'll be auto tagged there as a "Space Cadet" level supporter.
  • You will be able to vote on polls and make recommendations for new content.
  • You receive our thanks for your support.
  • Includes all Crew Member level benefits too!
Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH Officer's Club
$10 or more per month

Offer up a sub and you can join the exclusive O-Club where you'll receive:


  • An official HOBOTECH sticker. Be sure to enter your correct mailing address when prompted. *
  • Gain exclusive behind the scenes access! By using Patreon's new "Lens" app on my phone, I can shoot short unedited Snapchat-like videos that will be shared instantly with Officers.
  • Instant access to our Discord chat community where we have fun chats! You'll be auto tagged there as an "Officer" level supporter.
  • You receive our warm gratitude, and Odin enjoys a few extra slices of turkey. 
  • Includes both Crew Member and Space Cadet benefits too!


* You must be a member of this tier for at least 30 days prior to receiving this benefit. 

Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH Captain's Club
$20 or more per month

Support Odin's wet food habit by joining the Captain's Club!  You'll receive:


  • A high resolution photograph each month from one of my adventures designed to be used either as your computer wallpaper, or cell phone background. 
  • If that is not enough, you also gain immortality by having your name included in the text credits of future videos!**
  • You'll be tagged as a Captain level supporter in our Discord server and have a unique color and group for your role. 
  • Finally, you receive a HUGE thanks and Odin gives you a big wet sand-papery kiss!
  • Includes Officer Club, Space Cadet, and Crew Member benefits too!


** For as long as you are an active Captain or above. Adding your name to the credits occurs after the next billing period (generally the 5th of the month). You will be contacted to ask what name you want to use.

Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH Admiral's Club
$30 or more per month

Odin commands you to join the Admiral's Club! You'll receive:


  • Admirals receive a 10% off coupon for merchandise sold at the HOBOTECH store.** 
  • Odin will "speak" your name in the credits of every future video. How cool is that? ***
  • You'll be tagged as an Admiral level supporter in our Discord server. This access gives you special permissions to do text to speech in chat as well as have voice priority in voice chats.
  • You receive our sincerest appreciation and Odin would gladly sire your babies -- if he wasn't fixed. 
  • Includes Captain's Club, Officer's Club, Space Cadet, and Crew Member benefits too!   


**Your Admiral's Club membership must be active at least 30 days before claiming this benefit. 

***For as long as you sustain an active Admiral level or above membership. Having your name spoken in the credits occurs after the next billing cycle (around the 5th of the month). You'll be contacted to ask what name to use. 

Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH President's Club
$40 or more per month

As a member of the President's Club, you'll be rewarded with:


  • A 20% off coupon for merchandise sold at the HOBOTECH store.** 
  • A free 3-pack of HOBOTECH stickers.**
  • You'll be tagged as a President level supporter in our Discord chat room. This access gives you special permissions to do text to speech in chat and have voice priority in voice chats. 
  • You'll be flagged as a Moderator in Discord and will be offered to moderate our live streams too!
  • Our eternal gratitude and thanks for being super awesome!
  • Includes Admiral's Club, Captain's Club, Officer's Club, Space Cadet, and Crew Member benefits too!   


**Your President's Club membership must be active at least 30 days before claiming these benefits.  

Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH Ambassador
$75 or more per month

As an Ambassador, you'll receive the top tier reward package which includes:


  • Early access to all scheduled YouTube videos! I will personally e-mail you a private link (for your eyes only) to watch the new videos right after they upload (requires a gmail address and YouTube account). This can be hours or days before they go public!
  • Free Merch! Choose between a T-Shirt, Beanie, Hat, or Mug on the house!.**
  • I'll create a personal welcome video for you and send you a personal Thank You note in the mail! ***
  • You'll be tagged as an Ambassador in our Discord chat room. This access gives you special permissions to do text to speech in chat and have voice priority in voice chats. 
  • You'll be flagged as a Moderator in Discord and will be offered to moderate our live streams too!
  • Our infinite appreciation and may you Live Long And Prosper!
  • Includes benefits from ALL OTHER TIERS too!   


**Your Ambassador membership must be active at least 30 days before claiming these benefits and will be offered after the 2nd billing cycle. You will be contacted to ask what merchandise you prefer. 

***The Thank You note will be included with your free 3 pack of stickers following the next billing cycle.

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
35 of 40 patrons
Gas is paid for! Reaching this goal would enable me to travel to more locations, review more camp sites, do more vlog style videos, and enable me to run the generator longer to edit MOAR videos for you!
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WHAT IS HOBOTECH?
My name is Tom, otherwise known as "Hobo" in the comments of my YouTube channel "HOBOTECH". I travel full time around the states with my 10 year old Norwegian Forest Cat "Odin" in a 1995 Roadtrek conversion van RV called "MIR" that I extensively modified for off grid camping (aka boondocking). We prefer finding awesome free places to stay, and then reviewing and sharing those locations with our viewers. I also like to share my experiences with technology on the road and produce "how-to" videos.

Our content is a mixture of vlogging, how-to's, camp site reviews, product reviews, and technical mumbo jumbo designed to tickle your inner geek. We like to have a good time and not be too serious so you'll often see references to 80's and 90's nostalgia slipped in for fun.

WHY PATREON?
The short answer is that I really love releasing videos on YouTube and helping others out. The back side to that is that it takes an enormous amount of time to do proper recording and editing of the content in order to make it presentable and easy to follow for the masses. If I'm putting 60-70 hours a week into running the HOBOTECH business, I can't make money elsewhere. As the adage goes, "time is money". 

I spend nearly all of my free time creating or editing content for the channel, responding to comments, updating the website, doing SEO, and juggling social media accounts in order to make it all happen. I'm not complaining because I love to work hard! I proved that in my first 50 van build videos. Those took hundreds of hours of work and they were released before I could even monetize. I made nothing off them.

Fast forward to 2019. I now have a growing subscriber base, and I've upped my game considerably in the quality of content provided for free on YouTube. I often receive comments to do more tech videos. While I would like to do more, the tech isn't free. I don't have sponsors of any kind and my channel is too small to be approached by the corporate world. Becoming a Patron will help "keep the tech in HOBOTECH" so to speak.

THE CHOICE 
My choice is to either do outside work for income and put HOBOTECH on the back burner, or with the support of Patrons, continue to release better content. I want the channel to succeed and reach as many people as possible because I feel that I can add a lot to the community. It simply takes a long time for smaller channels to get off the ground and that's where Patreon can help..

I hope you consider joining our community. We're eternally grateful to each and every one of you that watch our videos, comment, subscribe, and find them entertaining. Heck. Sometimes you may even learn something!

Please note:
  • If you're not already on Patreon, you'll need to sign up first before joining our community.
  • Even if you aren't interested in the rewards, your support here on Patreon helps fund all of our YouTube videos!
  • I have no plans to "retire" HOBOTECH any time soon, and will keep making videos as long as time permits. By becoming a Patron of the channel, you're directly responsible for keeping this baby going full steam ahead.
  • Your support won't be a selfish act. You'll also help others in the community who can't afford to join, but benefit from the life changing value from our content. I get messages all the time about how much my videos helped someone. The goal is to keep growing and reach more of the community!

Thank You!
Tom & Odin

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Tiers
HOBOTECH Crew Member
$2 or more per month
  • Become an official member of the HOBOTECH Crew!
  • For the price of a gallon of gas, you gain unlimited access to Patreon community features and our members-only posts
  • You'll have instant access to our Discord chat community and will be tagged as a "Crew Member" level supporter.
  • We'll automatically sign you up for our instant blog notifications so you'll be notified first when there is any new content posted (you may opt out at any time). No more relying on wonky YouTube notifications!
Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH Space Cadet
$5 or more per month

Buy me a beer! As a Space Cadet, you gain instant access to:


  • Exclusive live streams, private videos, and posts not available to the public!
  • Our Discord chat community where we have private meetings! You'll be auto tagged there as a "Space Cadet" level supporter.
  • You will be able to vote on polls and make recommendations for new content.
  • You receive our thanks for your support.
  • Includes all Crew Member level benefits too!
Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH Officer's Club
$10 or more per month

Offer up a sub and you can join the exclusive O-Club where you'll receive:


  • An official HOBOTECH sticker. Be sure to enter your correct mailing address when prompted. *
  • Gain exclusive behind the scenes access! By using Patreon's new "Lens" app on my phone, I can shoot short unedited Snapchat-like videos that will be shared instantly with Officers.
  • Instant access to our Discord chat community where we have fun chats! You'll be auto tagged there as an "Officer" level supporter.
  • You receive our warm gratitude, and Odin enjoys a few extra slices of turkey. 
  • Includes both Crew Member and Space Cadet benefits too!


* You must be a member of this tier for at least 30 days prior to receiving this benefit. 

Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH Captain's Club
$20 or more per month

Support Odin's wet food habit by joining the Captain's Club!  You'll receive:


  • A high resolution photograph each month from one of my adventures designed to be used either as your computer wallpaper, or cell phone background. 
  • If that is not enough, you also gain immortality by having your name included in the text credits of future videos!**
  • You'll be tagged as a Captain level supporter in our Discord server and have a unique color and group for your role. 
  • Finally, you receive a HUGE thanks and Odin gives you a big wet sand-papery kiss!
  • Includes Officer Club, Space Cadet, and Crew Member benefits too!


** For as long as you are an active Captain or above. Adding your name to the credits occurs after the next billing period (generally the 5th of the month). You will be contacted to ask what name you want to use.

Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH Admiral's Club
$30 or more per month

Odin commands you to join the Admiral's Club! You'll receive:


  • Admirals receive a 10% off coupon for merchandise sold at the HOBOTECH store.** 
  • Odin will "speak" your name in the credits of every future video. How cool is that? ***
  • You'll be tagged as an Admiral level supporter in our Discord server. This access gives you special permissions to do text to speech in chat as well as have voice priority in voice chats.
  • You receive our sincerest appreciation and Odin would gladly sire your babies -- if he wasn't fixed. 
  • Includes Captain's Club, Officer's Club, Space Cadet, and Crew Member benefits too!   


**Your Admiral's Club membership must be active at least 30 days before claiming this benefit. 

***For as long as you sustain an active Admiral level or above membership. Having your name spoken in the credits occurs after the next billing cycle (around the 5th of the month). You'll be contacted to ask what name to use. 

Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH President's Club
$40 or more per month

As a member of the President's Club, you'll be rewarded with:


  • A 20% off coupon for merchandise sold at the HOBOTECH store.** 
  • A free 3-pack of HOBOTECH stickers.**
  • You'll be tagged as a President level supporter in our Discord chat room. This access gives you special permissions to do text to speech in chat and have voice priority in voice chats. 
  • You'll be flagged as a Moderator in Discord and will be offered to moderate our live streams too!
  • Our eternal gratitude and thanks for being super awesome!
  • Includes Admiral's Club, Captain's Club, Officer's Club, Space Cadet, and Crew Member benefits too!   


**Your President's Club membership must be active at least 30 days before claiming these benefits.  

Includes Discord rewards
HOBOTECH Ambassador
$75 or more per month

As an Ambassador, you'll receive the top tier reward package which includes:


  • Early access to all scheduled YouTube videos! I will personally e-mail you a private link (for your eyes only) to watch the new videos right after they upload (requires a gmail address and YouTube account). This can be hours or days before they go public!
  • Free Merch! Choose between a T-Shirt, Beanie, Hat, or Mug on the house!.**
  • I'll create a personal welcome video for you and send you a personal Thank You note in the mail! ***
  • You'll be tagged as an Ambassador in our Discord chat room. This access gives you special permissions to do text to speech in chat and have voice priority in voice chats. 
  • You'll be flagged as a Moderator in Discord and will be offered to moderate our live streams too!
  • Our infinite appreciation and may you Live Long And Prosper!
  • Includes benefits from ALL OTHER TIERS too!   


**Your Ambassador membership must be active at least 30 days before claiming these benefits and will be offered after the 2nd billing cycle. You will be contacted to ask what merchandise you prefer. 

***The Thank You note will be included with your free 3 pack of stickers following the next billing cycle.

Includes Discord rewards