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Jody Bruchon
Jody Bruchon
I like to help people become better in every way I can. I do this through my videos, my software, and my essays online.
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There are no tangible rewards for this tier other than my appreciation. Your support is very important to me. As always, I am happy to receive your input and feedback regardless of your level of support, so feel free to email me at j[email protected] anytime.

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In addition to my eternal gratitude that you got from the lowest tier, supporters at this level will be placed in the end credits in any tutorial videos I produce. I may also occasionally ask for your feedback on something.

Note that if I don't reach the tier required to produce tutorial videos and I don't need any feedback from a wide audience, this tier effectively doesn't come with rewards other than my arbitrarily higher gratitude and you feeling good about doing your part to support open source software development.

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Wow! You're pretty serious about helping me out, eh? For your generosity and consideration, you will become part of my inner circle of advisors. I will occasionally ask for your opinions and feedback. This isn't the same as paying for implementing a feature, but if you want to push for certain fixes or features to be handled sooner, this is the best place to do it.

If I create any tutorial videos while you are at this tier, I will also mention you in the video credits.

As always, my gratitude comes with your support.

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Gold Supporter

You're a superstar! In addition to the Silver tier offering, I'll place you very prominently in any videos I make AND I'll add thanks to you in the documentation and long-form help text for the software.

You must remain a supporter at this level for the help text and "current gold supporter" documentation credits, but past Gold tier supporters will remain mentioned in the documentation.

In addition, since only about 30 people at this level of support would free me up to work on my software full-time, you're making a major ongoing contribution to open source software development.

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Platinum Supporter

Are you rich? Do you need your bank account to lighten up? Then this tier is for you! This is exclusively for people who want to make a major contribution to open source development. You'll obviously receive all of the Gold benefits, but Platinum comes with special perks, which is why so few people can join this tier.

At this level, you get to steer my development to a much greater extent than anyone else. You want a feature implemented? I'll work on it. You want a new software tool written? I'll make it. You want me to fix something in the software that's driving you a little bit nuts? I'll fix it. All of this assumes your request is within my abilities and can be reasonably implemented, so if you want to join this tier to get something done, email me first and tell me what you're after to make sure I can do it!

Any video tutorials I make during membership in this tier will contain spoken and visual credits and thanks to you near the start of the video, along with a 10-15 second statement of your choosing (must be work-safe). You will feature prominently in the software documentation and help text for any software I am working on at the time. While a part of this tier, if you request a bug fix, feature, or new program, and I fulfill that request, I'll credit you in the software's change log and/or commit history for anything you're involved in.

Did I mention that I'll give you gratitude? Because I'll definitely give you a truckload of gratitude.

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Jody Bruchon
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It's official! I've thought for a while about what I'd like to do instead of "a real job" and working on my open source software projects is what I ultimately decided upon, so here's my first post on SubscribeStar! I'm still getting the hang of things here,. but it's going to be a while before I have enough support to "quit my day job" anyway. If you have not yet seen my video about my push to gain enough support to work on my open source software full-time, go to jodybruchon.com and that video should be at the top of the home page playlist.

I'm finalizing the dollar amount needed to quit working, but I'm not ready to settle on a number just yet. As with all things in humanity, the issue is not as simple as tallying up monthly bills and adding a little margin for safety. I can state for an absolute fact that the required amount to go full-time with open source will be over $2,000 per month.

I had originally created this account with the goal of just making videos, though I never promoted it for that purpose. I am replacing the current "goals" section soon, but I definitely can't finalize that today either. This whole thing is a process that won't happen overnight.

Thanks to everyone who can contribute a monthly pledge to make this possible. Even if you can't contribute financially, you can tell others about my software and my tutorial videos so that more people are aware of them, and I'll gladly thank you for that as well.
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Jody Bruchon
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Hello, everyone! I'm new to SubscribeStar and to these "patron style" subscription services in general, so bear with me as I settle in!


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32 days
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2 subscribers
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Goals

$9 of $100
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Consistent, planned development time can be put on my schedule when I reach this goal. I will allocate a two-hour minimum block per week (at least eight total hours per month) to work on my open source software projects. You'll be able to see that work is being done by looking at my Git commits in my repositories.
$9 of $800
per month
Upon hitting this goal, I'll allocate at least five hours per week (20 hours per month) to working on my open source software. I will also start working on video tutorials and better documentation for the software rather than strictly working on the code, because knowing how to use the software effectively is at least as important as having it available. This will effectively make open source software development a part-time job.
$9 of $3,000
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Full independence! I don't have an exact figure as of the time of this description being written, but I am 100% certain that this level of support will enable me to cleanly shut down my existing businesses within 2-3 months of hitting this goal and switch to full-time open source software development. This goal's result is not 100% guaranteed. Closing down my other income sources is a very dangerous thing. If I reached this goal but my subscribers are suspiciously unbalanced in favor of a few high-value contributors, and those contributors were actually trolls behind a campaign to hit this goal and then pull all of that high-value support once I have shut down my other sources of income, I would be in serious financial trouble and have no significant source of income left. That's why the 2-3 month delay between this goal being reached and my full-time commitment to open source work cannot be avoided.

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