On monetary support
Patron accounts, BuyMeACoffee accounts, Donorboxes, stream donations, premium newsletters. We live in at a time where there’s an endless amount of tools at our disposal to ask people for money. Which is great because more and more creators can spend their time doing what they love (creating) and more, and people can support creators directly, skipping the useless middleman aka the advertisers.
Big fan of all this.
But if you’re already running a business, and you’re already making 500k/year, you have absolutely no business asking for people to make donations to support your work.
And I’m not talking about people that follow the effective altruism movement. I’m talking about the people who post pictures of their 100k cars on Instagram. It is not inspirational nor aspirational. It is greed.
If you are one of those people, I have a cactus waiting for you.