Taylor Reneau

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"At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself."
- Albert Einstein
Who Am I?

Hi, I'm Taylor Reneau, and I'm a recent Harvard graduate. When most of my friends were choosing jobs in finance and consulting, I decided to become a YouTuber. #plottwist

What Do I Do?

On my YouTube channel, I use poetry, storytelling, and sit-down talks to help my subscribers better navigate the “real world”. There, we do not pick easy. We do not pick shallow. We use critical thinking to help cut down the weeds that stand in our way of better understanding the world and ourselves. Which is exactly what we’re going to need if we’re going to make like Robert Frost and choose the road less traveled by.

Are you ready to take the first step? Yes or no? YesReneau? (lol, get it?)

How Often Do I Upload?

3-4 videos per month is my M.O.

What Will I Do With Your Donations?

Eat.  Haha no.  The money from my Patreon account will go toward making my YouTube videos better quality and helping to move me to YouTube as a full-time career.  With the donations, I can buy better equipment (glide-cams, camera lenses, memory cards, battery packs, editing software, etc.) and props, and hopefully soon I can employ people to help me film and edit!

Typically, my videos average about 16 hours to make.  However, on a high-production video like "What Every 8th Grade Girl Needs to Hear", it takes over 60 hours to produce and requires extra people to help film.  These kind of projects are not sustainable on my current income, so every dollar donated would help make high-quality productions a regular staple of YesReneau.

How Do I Currently Make Money?

Google AdSense is my primary revenue stream for my YouTube channel.  Until a YouTuber is getting around 2 million views per month on their channel, they will not be able to support themselves financially solely through Google AdSense.

I am not pulling those kind of numbers, which is why I also sell an online course I created about how to get into Ivy League schools.  Patreon is an effort to ween me off of other jobs so I can focus my efforts on YouTube.


A HUGE thank you to everyone who donates! This is my first time trying crowdfunding, and I will be honored by anyone who likes my content enough to support me.  YOU are making my dreams possible, and I don't know if you have any idea how much that means to me.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Secondly, because I don't quite have this whole crowd-funding thing figured out, please give me your input concerning rewards you'd like to see!  I want you to feel connected to this process, so depending on your responses, I'll look to add some rewards (and hopefully make them something you like)!
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This is when I'll start to feel like the YesReneau dream might be coming true.
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