How to Make $ on Patreon Like Sailing LaVagabonde & SV Delos: Tips, Tricks, Facts, and Advice

Learn the secrets of top YouTube channels about making money on Patreon such as Sailing LaVagabonde and Sailing SV Delos. Linus Wilson completed a study of 444 sailing channels and gives you the tips, tricks, and secrets of the most successful channels on Patreon. He breaks down his study at the start of the video and reads it at the end of the video. You can download the study for free at

http://ssrn.com/abstract=2919840

0:04 Intro
1:04 How Linus Wilson got interested in Patreon
1:40 SV Delos making $6,000/episode
2:34 Patreon channels make a lot more videos than other YouTubers
3:10 Learn how much is Sailing LaVagabonde and SV Delos made in 2016 from Patreon
3:50 How much does the typical channel make?
4:40 One hour per minute rule for good video
5:17 How many patrons can you get per 1,000 subscribers
5:55 Don’t quit your day job.
6:58 Patreon pays for video creation not for your lifestyle
8:45 How much does it cost to start a YouTube channel?
9:40 Can you earn minimum wage from your YouTube channel and Patreon?
10:16 Is getting on Patreon hard?
11:06 Drivers of success on Patreon
11:57 Patreon rewards
12:15 Join the Slow Boat on the Marquesas

http://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing
12:50 Getting your first 100 subscribers
13:40 Can you be as big as Sailing SV Delos or Sailing La Vagabonde?
13:50 Gear needed for a sailing YouTube channel: How much does it cost?
14:50 Destroying $5,000 equipment
15:07 Computer gear needed
15:39 25 hours of editing for 15 minutes of video for a top YouTube sailing channel making $200-$300 per video
16:35 Tips for having a successful YouTube channel
18:20 Consistency!!!
19:10 Titles, tags, keywords, thumbnails
20:25 Facebook!!!
21:36 A dramatic reading of my academic study entitled:
“A Little Bit of Money Goes a Long Way:
Crowdfunding on Patreon by YouTube Sailing Channels”
http://ssrn.com/abstract=2919840
21:50 Abstract
22:44 Section 1: Introduction
25:06 Section 2: Literature Review
28:41 Section 3: Sailing-Channels.com and YouTube Data
32:20 Section 4: Patreon Data
39:35 Section 5: Results
44:30 Section 6: Conclusion
46:06 Like, Subscribe, Share, and Comment: Does Daly (dog) need a haircut?
46:43 Credits

Suggested citation for my paper:
Wilson, Linus, “A Little Bit of Money Goes a Long Way:
Crowdfunding on Patreon by Youtube Sailing Channels,” (February 17, 2017). Available at SSRN:
http://ssrn.com/abstract=2919840

Dr. Linus Wilson is Grow Your YouTube Channel Certified. He has written three books and has talked to many of the most successful YouTube sailing channels on his Slow Boat Sailing Podcast. He gives you the results from the first ever academic study on Patreon that he wrote, conversations with top YouTube creators, and what he learned from his YouTube certificate. Linus Wilson has been the author or coauthor of more than 30 peer-reviewed academic studies.

Slow Boat Sailing is making a podcast and vlog about sailing around the world part-time. The podcast interviews the most interesting cruising sailors in the world, including the crew of SV Delos, White Spot Pirates, Chase the Story, Sailing Miss Lone Star, Wicked Salty, SV Prism, and many more. This costs time and money and we love our supporters who subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube as well as those who support us on Patreon.

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.

http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.

Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon. Slow boat to Cuba launches on Amazon on November 21, 2016.

Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat Crew.

Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast
music by http://www.BenSound.com

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How You Can Sail the Marquesas on the Slow Boat in 2017

See never before seen footage of Sahia and Ben in Season 2 of Slow Boat Sailing! We are giving away berths in the South Pacific and so much more to viewers like you who support the videos and podcast on http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Slow Boat Sailing is making a podcast and vlog about sailing around the world part-time. The podcast interviews the most interesting cruising sailors in the world, including the crew of SV Delos, White Spot Pirates, Chase the Story, Sailing Miss Lone Star, Wicked Salty, SV Prism, and many more. This costs time and money and we love our supporters who subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and YouTube as well as those who support us on Patreon.

We will be running contest where our most loyal Patreon supporters can become part of our crew literally as we explore the paradise islands of the South Pacific.

When we hit $80 per round the world vlog episode or podcast episode, I will give away up to 2 weeks in a private berth for two to one of our Patrons. Patrons will be randomly selected based on their long-term support on Patreon. This is several thousand dollar value. Captained charters of similarly sized monohulls usually exceed $400 per day. Thus, this reward is over a $5,000 value.

The timing of that berth depends on the schedules of the winner and Captain Linus Wilson. The Slow Boat is Hiva Oa in the Marquesas. Linus Wilson will be cruising there in May to July 2017. Hopefully, a patron and possibly his or her significant other can join the boat as crew. Any will crew pay their own travel expenses to and from the boat, must sign the required waivers, and agree to the boat rules.

Our one Star or Executive Producer patron can join the crew without winning the drawing.

Before joining the boat, crew drawing winners or star (executive producer) patrons must supply copies of passports, sign the required waivers, and have a round-trip ticket back to their home country. Crew pay their transport expenses to and from the boat.

Patrons of the round the world vlog and podcast get bonus podcast episodes and free audiobooks of How To Sail Around the World Part-Time and Slow Boat to Cuba. They get never before released audiobook chapters of Slow Boat to the Bahamas. You can also get access to many podcasts and videos early as a patron.

Slow Boat to the Bahamas

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon. Slow boat to Cuba launches on Amazon on November 21, 2016.

Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

The rewards of being a Patreon far outweigh the costs.

Since starting the podcast and YouTube channel we have had to upgrade our cameras, computer hard drives, and audio equipment. Podcasts must pay hosting fees. We have incurred high internet access fees in foreign countries to put out a regular podcast and to upload videos. For every hour of podcast or minute of video many hours of work must go into them to produce them. We only produce highly edited podcasts and videos because we believe our listeners and viewers time is so valuable.

We make content that is for all audiences and will not sacrifice safety or our relationship with our loved ones to create suggestive thumbnails. Our crew wears life jackets and harnesses in all weather. We don’t cut corners on crew safety to get exciting video.

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat Crew.

The host of the podcast and the captain of the Slow Boat is Linus Wilson who holds a “six pack” captain’s licenses issued by the United States Coast Guard.

The “Slow Boat” is an Island Packet 31′.

There are 12 episodes planned for season 1.
We have already begun filming season 2 in across the Pacific and in the Marquesas.

Hopefully, we will have the support to film many more seasons of our round the world voyage. Season 1 goes from New Orleans, to Florida, to Cuba, stops at Providencia, though the Panama Canal, and across the equator into the South Pacific.

Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast

Violin by Janna Wilson
Other music by http://www.BenSound.com

S1E9: Sailing Offshore to Panama, Shelter Bay Marina, #PanamaCanal, and Checking in Colon, Panama

You will see Linus and Stevie go offshore for the last time together. You will see them pick up anchor in the remote island of Providencia, Colombia to sail two days non-stop to Colon, Panama 250 nautical miles away.

0:04 recap of last episode
0:24 departure from Providencia
1:04 engine problems 50 miles from Panama
2:35 entrance channel to Shelter Bay Marina
3:11 tour of Shelter Bay Marina
4:05 bus ride to Colon, Panama driving over Panama Canal, Gatun Locks
4:58 getting a 72 hour visa
6:45 getting a cruising permit from the Cristobal Port Captain
7:42 Stevie leaves the boat
7:59 getting 90-day mariners visa
8:54 preview of the next episode S1E10
9:23 credits

The Slow Boat hits light winds, and they have engine problems 50 miles from the entrance to the Panama Canal. Linus has a spare fresh water pump and replaces the part and they are soon motoring past container ships at the entrance to the Panama Canal on the Caribbean Sea side, Colon Panama.

They tie up at the only marina at the entrance to the Panama Canal on the Atlantic Ocean side. While the marina is well marked, there are rocks near some buoys. They tour Shelter Bay with its workout facilities, dry storage yard, pool, restaurant and bar, and library.

They try to check in to the country in downtown Colon, which is across the Panama Canal from Shelter Bay Marina. There is a free marina bus but the ride is 30-60 minutes into town depending on the traffic, ferry schedule, or bridge openings over the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal. The bus stops at the Quatros Altos mall but also drops passengers in downtown Colon.

Stevie and Linus get their 72-hour visas at the cruise ship terminal, but are rebuffed by the Cristobal Port Captain and the Immigration office in the Colon 2000 mall. Stevie leaves the boat and the country to avoid paying the $105 “mariners’ visa”.

Linus returns to Colon, Panama to finish the check in process and get a 90-day mariner’s visa, but refuses to pay an extra $50 “captain’s fee” that he thinks is bogus.

Music by http://www.Bensound.com

Story, video, and editing by Linus Wilson (c) 2017
Associate Producer, Anders Colbenson
We give away a free copy of one of my books when we top 750 and 1,000 subscribers. We will be giving away more books to subscribers who send us their USA addresses by personal message on
http://www.Facebook.com/slowboatsailing
or
http://www.twitter.com/slowboatsailing

Get a copy or free sample from my other books at

Check out our free podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2

Or support the podcast and or videos on Patreon for some awesome rewards, including a chance to star as a crew member on the Slow Boat!
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

In the Red: Some new camera and recording gear for season 2 and year 2 of the podcast

Besides giving away $1,500 worth of books last month as part of hitting our old $20 
http://www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing goal, the podcast and video series has had to incur a lot of costs.
In Season 1, Episode 1, I lost my iPhone which we film with. That was about $900+ to replace. Because of the filming, I got one with a 128GB hard drive ($200 more), which is always maxed out from the videos despite frequent backups and deleting.
We have bought external hard drives and a new laptop computer since the audio and video files maxed out the capabilites of the hard drive and the processor. We got three GoPro knock offs and lots of GoPro attachments. We purchased several HDMI storage cards. New selfie sticks and tripods add to the pile of camera gear we purchased for season 1. In total, I would guess the gear, hosting, and extra internet expenses abroad exceeded $1,000. When I do our financials, I’ll probably have hard numbers.
We also pay monthly hosting for the website and the podcast. 
Through January 2017, we have earned about $150 from Patreon. Obviously, the vlog and podcast are badly in the red.
Below is some new filming and podcast gear that I purchased today. I get no money from these links. Amazon is in a dispute with Louisiana about sales taxes, and I could not set up an Amazon store if I wanted to.
The content does not pay for itself in direct costs of providing podcasts or video. I get no payment for my time. I give away books which I could otherwise sell. If the costs don’t cover the costs of hosting, camera and recording gear, hard drives, podcast and website hosting, I am volunteering my money to produce content that takes a lot of my time. I can think of many better charities than the folks watching sailing videos or listening to podcasts. The demographics of my listeners and watchers are people that can mostly afford to pay for the content they consume.
That being said, I am planning on giving away berths for free that are worth many times I will collect in Patreon pledges. This is similar to my giving away 10 times more books in dollar terms than I collected in pledges. It is a tremendous value being a Patron and the rewards outweigh the pledges.
Delivery estimate: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 by 8pm
Delivery estimate: Sunday, February 5, 2017 by 8pm
AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag Sold by: Amazon.com LLC $16.99 Condition: New Add gift option Buy it Again
Delivery estimate: Sunday, February 5, 2017 by 8pm

Ep. 31: Struck by a Whale and Sailing Baby Blue Interviewed by Linus Wilson

Subscribe to the Slow Boat Sailing podcast for free on iTunes and Stitcher!

The Slow Boat was struck by a whale 1,700 nautical miles from its next port and 1,800 nautical miles from its last port of call. The host Linus Wilson tells the tale. He also interviews the creators of Sailing Baby Blue. Check out their YouTube channel and blog! They sailed from Maine to the Bahamas to the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Vigin Islands, the BVI, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. They did it in just two years in a 33 foot boat built in 1969. You have got to check out this inspiring story of cruising on a budget early in life! Now they are building a tiny house and exploring the U.S.A.

Find out why the Slow Boat sailed 3,500 nautical miles across the south eastern Pacific to the paradise of Hiva Oa, in the Marquesis this past December. When we hit $80 per round the world vlog episode or podcast episode, we will give away up to 2 weeks in a private berth for two to one of our Patrons. Patrons will be randomly selected based on their long-term support on www.Patreon.com/slowboatsailing. This is several thousand dollar value. Captained charters of similarly sized monohulls usually exceed $400 per day. Thus, this reward is over a $5,000 value. The timing of that berth depends on the schedules of the winner and Captain Linus Wilson. The Slow Boat is Hiva Oa in the Marquesas. Linus Wilson will be cruising there in May to July 2017. Hopefully, a patron and possibly his or her significant other can join the boat as crew.

Check out the YouTube channel of our ON THE AIS segement guest Sailorama. They are making sweet sailing videos in California. Check out their blog too!

We gave away $1,500 worth of free books when we hit our last Patreon goal of $20 per episode. That’s right $20 gave $1,500 worth of books to sailors around the world! Pledging on Patreon is more than a good deed it is a great value and a chance to be on a two-week cruise is just one of the awesome rewards of pledging such as free audiobooks, podcast bonus episodes, and associate producer credits in the videos. Pledge today and join the adventure!

Grab a copy of one of my books:

Slow Boat to Cuba

https://www.amazon.com/Slow-Boat-Cuba-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B01MFFX9AG

Slow Boat to the Bahamas
https://www.amazon.com/Slow-Boat-Bahamas-Linus-Wilson-ebook/dp/B018OUI1Q2/

and

How to Sail Around the World-Part Time
https://www.amazon.com/How-Sail-Around-World-Part-Time-ebook/dp/B01B0OFYNW/

have been #1 sailing bestseller on Amazon.

Support the vlog and podcast at
https://www.patreon.com/slowboatsailing

Since starting the podcast and YouTube channel, we have had to upgrade our cameras, computer hard drives, and audio equipment. Podcasts must pay hosting fees. We have incurred high internet access fees in foreign countries to put out a regular podcast and to upload videos. For every hour of podcast or minute of video many hours of work must go into them to produce them. We only produce highly edited podcasts and videos because we believe our listeners and viewers time is so valuable.

The vlog is also a video cruising guide of the places we visit focused on the seamanship necessary to visit the exotic foreign ports that we visit. The vlogs recount the adventures of the Slow Boat crew.

The host of the podcast and the captain of the Slow Boat is Linus Wilson who holds a “six pack” captain’s licenses issued by the United States Coast Guard.

You can be a USCG certified captain too with the help of my audio album preparing you for the exam: Navigation Rules: International and Inland (Abridged), Study Guide for USCG Captains’ and Merchant Mariner Exam on CD Baby. It is the least expensive study course for the toughest exam on the USCG captain’s exam that I know of at $9.99.

The “Slow Boat” is an Island Packet 31′.

There are 12 episodes planned for season 1 on YouTube. New vlogs are released at 5 PM New York City time on the first Thursday of the month. Hopefully, we will have the support to film many more seasons of our round the world voyage. Season 1 goes from New Orleans, to Florida, to Cuba, stops at Providencia, though the Panama Canal, and across the equator into the South Pacific. Season 2 will feature the trip to and cruising in the most beautiful and remote islands in the world, the Marquesas. If you win the Patreon crew drawing, you could be a star in season 2.

Subscribe to the podcast at
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast/id1084423845?mt=2
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/slow-boat-sailing-podcast