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Hello my friends! I’m Rationality Rules, and this, is another YouTuber on Patreon – Debunked…

Jokes aside, I’ve decided to try my luck on Patreon, to really gauge whether there is a demand for the type of content that I create. I love creating videos, and I’m going to continue creating them no matter what; and of course, they’ll always be free and you'll always have complete and full access to them.

But if you’re feeling particularly generous, and you’d like to see a dramatic increase in the quality and quantity of my videos, then here’s your chance to make it happen! And of course, in return, you’ll receive exclusive and awesome goodies!

Why Patreon?

To put it bluntly, I am convinced that the best way to increase the quality and quantity of my content is simply though crowd funding. While Google AdSense makes me a few coins per month, it's nowhere near what's needed for me to justify quitting my freelance work (let alone my job), and hence it all boils down to how much time I can justifiably dedicate to Rationality Rules.

With that said, I currently work full time as a graphic designer, have a family to enjoy, and have many other 'normal' commitments (and I like to play video games every now and then.. I can't lie!). However, due to these commitments I'm currently only able to muster a maximum of 20 hours per week to spend on my channel (around .7 of a video). Patreon, however, has the potential to change this, as if there is truly is a demand for the type of content that I create then perhaps one day I'll be able to dedicate significantly more of my time to it.

Where Your Money Goes

At first your kind pledges will go towards a myriad of products and tools that’ll improve the quality and quantity of my videos, such as new microphones, cameras, lights, backdrops, and indeed a new laptop (greatly needed!). It’ll also pay for books, articles, access to peer-reviewed papers, and for philosophers and scientists to check over my scripts for any errors.

And should I ever reach the golden goal of $1,500 per video or more (dream on!), your money will officially employ me full time. I’d quit my invested and stable career as a graphic designer and start living the dream (I’d create considerably more videos, including many new series). Oh, and 5% of your pledge will go to Patreon in exchange for their lovely service.

Thank you for taking the time to view my Patreon page,

- Steve
Tiers
$1 or more
$1 or more per video
You’re awesome! Seriously, thank you! You’re an official patron of Rationality Rules, and along with my eternal gratitude you’ll receive:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed, where you’ll be the first to know what projects I’m working on and what projects I’m considering.
  • A transcript for each of my videos (for those who prefer to read).
$3 or more
$3 or more per video
You’re double awesome! Well… more accurately, triple awesome! Honestly, if you pledge at this level then you have my many thanks. Your contribution will significantly increase the quality and rate at which I can produce videos. For being so generous you’ll receive:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed.
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next. I will frequently present 3 to 5 video concepts for all patrons at this level or above to vote upon.
$5 or more
$5 or more per video
What can I say? If you're willing to pledge this amount per video then you're truly a legend - a legend that has my utmost gratitude (seriously, thank you). At this level you'll receive:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next.
  • Entry into a monthly giveaway of a book of my choosing. Each month I'll personally select one of my books, sign it, and give it away to a patron of this level or above.
$10 or more
$10 or more per video
Good Sir or Lady, you're a star! If you're able and willing to pledge such a kind amount per video, then along with all of the rewards from the lower tiers, you’ll gain access to an exclusive Google Hangout every three months, where, among other things, you’ll get to know the real me:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed.
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next.
  • Entry into the monthly giveaway.
  • Access to an hour long Google Hangout every three months.
$15 or more
$15 or more per video
If you're willing to pledge this much you obviously sincerely care about the videos I create, and in return I think you should be eternally immortalised within them (in cartoon form). At this level you'll receive:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed.
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next.
  • Entry into the monthly giveaway.
  • Access to the quarterly Google Hangout.
  • A cartoon version of you featured within all of my future videos. This reward isn't obligatory, but if you're willing, please send me a photo of yourself (or a link to a photo of you on Facebook etc.) and I'll personally immortalise you in cartoon form and feature you on all of my future videos (I'll also give you the design to use as you wish).
$25 or more
$25 or more per video (sold out!)
At this level I think you should have serious influence over the direction of my channel. You'll be invited to a Google Hangout call every three months (Max. 10 people) where we can discuss anything you lot desire, and where you can voice a tremendous amount influence on my channel:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed.
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next.
  • Entry into the monthly giveaway.
  • Access to the quarterly Google Hangout.
  • Your avatar (cartoon) featured in all of my future videos.
  • An invite to an hour-long Google Hangout (video session) every three months (Max. 10 people), where we can discuss whatever you lovely lot want. Be it current events, books, films, video ideas or tea.
$50 or more
$50 or more per video
If you're willing to pledge such an unbelievable amount per video, then I insist that I create one dedicated to a subject of your choosing (so long as I agree with the central premise etc.):
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed.
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next.
  • Entry into the monthly giveaway.
  • Access to the quarterly Google Hangout.
  • Your avatar (cartoon) featured in all of my future videos.
  • Access to the quarterly video Google Hangout.
  • I will create a video dedicated to a topic of your choosing. That's right, I'll talk with you (via email, Skype or phone etc.) about your ideas and together we'll settle on a video title and direction for a future video. What's more is that when I release that video I'll clearly state within it that you were personally responsible for requesting it (if a pledge limit is set, it must be at least 2x per month).
Goals
91% complete
At this level, I'll be able to outsource even more work, and will be able to seriously consider hiring researchers full time (so far, being able to hire them part time has been incredibly useful). With mundane tasks being done by others, this will enable me to better make use of my own time, and thus increase the quality and quality of videos. It will also allow me to work on my book, and other projects (such as the Debunked card game).
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Hello my friends! I’m Rationality Rules, and this, is another YouTuber on Patreon – Debunked…

Jokes aside, I’ve decided to try my luck on Patreon, to really gauge whether there is a demand for the type of content that I create. I love creating videos, and I’m going to continue creating them no matter what; and of course, they’ll always be free and you'll always have complete and full access to them.

But if you’re feeling particularly generous, and you’d like to see a dramatic increase in the quality and quantity of my videos, then here’s your chance to make it happen! And of course, in return, you’ll receive exclusive and awesome goodies!

Why Patreon?

To put it bluntly, I am convinced that the best way to increase the quality and quantity of my content is simply though crowd funding. While Google AdSense makes me a few coins per month, it's nowhere near what's needed for me to justify quitting my freelance work (let alone my job), and hence it all boils down to how much time I can justifiably dedicate to Rationality Rules.

With that said, I currently work full time as a graphic designer, have a family to enjoy, and have many other 'normal' commitments (and I like to play video games every now and then.. I can't lie!). However, due to these commitments I'm currently only able to muster a maximum of 20 hours per week to spend on my channel (around .7 of a video). Patreon, however, has the potential to change this, as if there is truly is a demand for the type of content that I create then perhaps one day I'll be able to dedicate significantly more of my time to it.

Where Your Money Goes

At first your kind pledges will go towards a myriad of products and tools that’ll improve the quality and quantity of my videos, such as new microphones, cameras, lights, backdrops, and indeed a new laptop (greatly needed!). It’ll also pay for books, articles, access to peer-reviewed papers, and for philosophers and scientists to check over my scripts for any errors.

And should I ever reach the golden goal of $1,500 per video or more (dream on!), your money will officially employ me full time. I’d quit my invested and stable career as a graphic designer and start living the dream (I’d create considerably more videos, including many new series). Oh, and 5% of your pledge will go to Patreon in exchange for their lovely service.

Thank you for taking the time to view my Patreon page,

- Steve

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Tiers
$1 or more
$1 or more per video
You’re awesome! Seriously, thank you! You’re an official patron of Rationality Rules, and along with my eternal gratitude you’ll receive:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed, where you’ll be the first to know what projects I’m working on and what projects I’m considering.
  • A transcript for each of my videos (for those who prefer to read).
$3 or more
$3 or more per video
You’re double awesome! Well… more accurately, triple awesome! Honestly, if you pledge at this level then you have my many thanks. Your contribution will significantly increase the quality and rate at which I can produce videos. For being so generous you’ll receive:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed.
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next. I will frequently present 3 to 5 video concepts for all patrons at this level or above to vote upon.
$5 or more
$5 or more per video
What can I say? If you're willing to pledge this amount per video then you're truly a legend - a legend that has my utmost gratitude (seriously, thank you). At this level you'll receive:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next.
  • Entry into a monthly giveaway of a book of my choosing. Each month I'll personally select one of my books, sign it, and give it away to a patron of this level or above.
$10 or more
$10 or more per video
Good Sir or Lady, you're a star! If you're able and willing to pledge such a kind amount per video, then along with all of the rewards from the lower tiers, you’ll gain access to an exclusive Google Hangout every three months, where, among other things, you’ll get to know the real me:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed.
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next.
  • Entry into the monthly giveaway.
  • Access to an hour long Google Hangout every three months.
$15 or more
$15 or more per video
If you're willing to pledge this much you obviously sincerely care about the videos I create, and in return I think you should be eternally immortalised within them (in cartoon form). At this level you'll receive:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed.
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next.
  • Entry into the monthly giveaway.
  • Access to the quarterly Google Hangout.
  • A cartoon version of you featured within all of my future videos. This reward isn't obligatory, but if you're willing, please send me a photo of yourself (or a link to a photo of you on Facebook etc.) and I'll personally immortalise you in cartoon form and feature you on all of my future videos (I'll also give you the design to use as you wish).
$25 or more
$25 or more per video (sold out!)
At this level I think you should have serious influence over the direction of my channel. You'll be invited to a Google Hangout call every three months (Max. 10 people) where we can discuss anything you lot desire, and where you can voice a tremendous amount influence on my channel:
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed.
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next.
  • Entry into the monthly giveaway.
  • Access to the quarterly Google Hangout.
  • Your avatar (cartoon) featured in all of my future videos.
  • An invite to an hour-long Google Hangout (video session) every three months (Max. 10 people), where we can discuss whatever you lovely lot want. Be it current events, books, films, video ideas or tea.
$50 or more
$50 or more per video
If you're willing to pledge such an unbelievable amount per video, then I insist that I create one dedicated to a subject of your choosing (so long as I agree with the central premise etc.):
  • Access to my Patreon-only feed.
  • A transcript for each of my videos.
  • The ability to vote on which video I create next.
  • Entry into the monthly giveaway.
  • Access to the quarterly Google Hangout.
  • Your avatar (cartoon) featured in all of my future videos.
  • Access to the quarterly video Google Hangout.
  • I will create a video dedicated to a topic of your choosing. That's right, I'll talk with you (via email, Skype or phone etc.) about your ideas and together we'll settle on a video title and direction for a future video. What's more is that when I release that video I'll clearly state within it that you were personally responsible for requesting it (if a pledge limit is set, it must be at least 2x per month).