Over the past five years of podcasting, we have been asked on many different occasions on how people can directly support the show. Outside of spreading the word, retweeting, and telling your mothers best friends nieces nephews dog to listen to the show, some times people want to take their dedication to the Frozen Nerdz to the next level.
Instead just adding a PayPal donate button to the website, or making shady deals in dark alleys with listeners we’ve decided to launch something a little more official. And that’s where Patreon comes in.
What is Patreon?
Patreon is a way for content creators to get paid for creating the content they are already creating (podcasts, videos, & more). Instead of having advertisements on the show from sponsors, Patreon gives fans a direct way to support their favorite content creators with as little as $1 per month! Patreon gives content creators the freedom to keep creating the content you love without having to worry about the cost of creating it! By supporting your favorite content creator, you become a Patron of the arts.
This patreon will collectively support the Frozen Nerdz Podcast, the Epic Questions Podcast, and any other projects that may arise! With the support of this Patreon, you will be directly supporting the creation of future content funded and directed by you the Patron on the show!
All Patrons of the show will be added to our Patreon community and will have direct contact with us even more than most of you already have on Twitter, in-game, or beyond. This elite community of Nerdz will help the direction of our show, future content, merchandise, giveaways, and more. We’d love to have you as part of our inner nerd circle if you are willing to join!
We also want it to be known… The show will continue with -or- without Patreon. Nothing will be added behind a pay wall, all of our content will still be available to everyone each and every week 100% for free just like it has been for the past 4 years. But Patreon gives us the ability to create more different better produced content for you. You are our main focus. And that doesn’t change!
Below you will find our most frequently asked questions (more added once asked), our milestone goals, and our pledging and reward tiers!
Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any support you may be able to provide!
The Frozen Nerdz Patreon Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Here is a collective list of frequently asked questions about our Patreon. If you don’t find an answer here, please do not hesitate to talk to us directly via email (IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com).
Even before the creation of Frozen Nerdz, we had been contacted by numerous listeners wanting to support the show. Since we haven’t had any formal way to track, or reward those that have given to the show, we wanted to create a Patreon in order to give back to those that take the pledge to give back to us.
Not everyone understands the behind the scenes process of podcasting. So here is a quick breakdown on how it works for us for each episode.
In order for our episodes to into the hands and ears of our listeners, we upload them to a web host server to be stored. When you download an episode via iTunes/Stitcher, you are downloading it directly from our web host. In order to have this storage, we pay a monthly service fee in order make that possible. Over the years, this fee has been covered by the hosts of the show, and will continue to be covered even if the Patreon isn’t successful. Currently, our monthly costs include: Web hosting, web domain fees, web security, and podcast hosting. The total of these fee’s is around $100 per month.
In order to keep the podcast focused 100% on Blizzard Entertainment games and not interrupted by hearing from our latest sponsor, we’ve decided to start a Patreon. Patreon gives listeners a safe and convenient way to help cover those costs while receiving rewards in return.
Even with the pledge of $1 per month, would mean the world to us. If you break it down, it’s $0.25 per show or $12 per year. You can pledge for $1 for one month, or $1 per month until the end of time.
What if the Patreon isn’t successful?
The creation of Frozen Nerdz content will not change. Nothing with the show will change, besides the possibility of advertisements, no matter the success of this Patreon. If we raise $0, or…. OVER 9000! nothing will change with the show. We will still release a new Episode every Tuesday. Epicinsanity will still try to release new episodes of Knights of Ebon once every leap year, new episodes of Epic Questions as often as possible and new videos on YouTube when we have the time to create them!
What if there is extra money?:
Each and every dollar raised via Patreon will be put right back into creating video game content. Once the bills have been paid, the rest will be funneled right back into the show.
Once we reach a milestone goal, any extra pledged funds will be saved for future month’s expenses. If we receive a sufficient amount, we would use it to upgrade our equipment, purchase additional giveaways, etc.
What the money will NOT be used for?:
Not a single dollar will be used for anything outside of the show. For example, we will not be buying Christmas presents for our family, new toys for our pets, or a year’s supply of RedBull for Epicinsanity. After we receive our payments from Patreon, we will be releasing a monthly newsletter which will include a transparent financial statement showing Patrons exactly how the money is being spent. Our main focus is to be 100% transparent with our Patrons with our finances to show that the money is being spent in a effective way.
If you have made it this far, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to read everything about our Patreon!
Our Patreon Milestone Goals:
Milestone #1: $100 – 100% Ad Free
All of our current expenses (Webhosting, Podcast Hosting, Web Security, etc) are covered! If this milestone is met, you will never hear an advertisement for any product and/or service we’ve received money from on our shows!
Milestone #2: $150 – Monthly Giveaways
This milestone would give us the ability to start giving back to our Frozen Nerdz community with a monthly giveaway! As well as giving us the ability to support YOUR favorite content creators on Patreon via our own pledges!
Milestone #3: $250 – Additional Merchandise on our Store
This milestone would allow us to be able to commission an artist/graphic designer to help create a variety of different types of new merchandise for our store!
Milestone #4: $500 – Live Recorded Episodes with Video
If this milestone is met, it would give us the ability to upgrade more equipment in order to record our shows live with video. You’ve been warned, these Nerdz have the face for radio!
Additional Milestones Added if Milestone #4 is met.
Patreon Pledge / Reward Tiers:
All Tiers include Discord access to our special Patreon only Discord.
$1 per month or more!
You will receive: — Our eternal gratitude! — You will receive our Monthly Frozen Friendz Newsletter. — Your name (Real, Twitter Handle, or Gamer Name) will be published monthly in our Frozen Friends Newsletter. (Will remain anonymous if you so choose!)
$3 per month or more!
You will receive all previous Pledge Tiers, plus: — You get a second helping of our eternal gratitude. — Your name (Real, Twitter handle, or Gamer Name) will be published on our website for the whole world to see. (Will remain anonymous if you so choose!)
$5 per month or more!
You will receive all previous Pledge Tiers, plus: — Our love forever and always. — Your name will be read at the end of the first episode of the next month (i.e. June Patrons will be announced on the first July show). (Will remain anonymous if you so choose!)
$10 per month or more!
You will receive all previous Pledge Tiers, plus: — You will hold an extra special place in our hearts. — Your Twitter Handle, Website, or Guild/Clan will be featured on our Frozen Friends section of our website. (Will remain anonymous if you so choose!) — Also, one lucky Frozen Friend per month will be featured in a special Frozen Nerdz themed movie trailer/TV commercial published to our SoundCloud account!
$25 per month or more!:
All previous Pledge Tiers, plus: — Get some alone time with the Nerdz. — Epicinsanity or Kilroy (Or both) will offer you a two (2) hour Blizzard Entertainment gaming session where they will help improve* your game! (See details above) * The Small Print: Results may vary, and not guaranteed to improve your game.
$50 per month or more!
Business/Corporation Pledge Level: — You will receive our Monthly Frozen Friendz Newsletter. — Your Business/Corporation will be added to our Website Image Slider. — Your Business/Corporation will be published monthly in our Frozen Friendz Newsletter. — Your Business/Corporation name will be read at the end of the first episode of the next month (i.e. June Patrons will be announced on the first July show). — For more information, please see details above. For questions, please contact: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com.
$100 per month or more!
Business/Corporation Pledge Level II: — You will receive our Monthly Frozen Friendz Newsletter. — Your Business/Corporation will be added to our Website Image Slider. — Your Business/Corporation will be published monthly in our Frozen Friendz Newsletter. — Your Business/Corporation name will be read at the end of the first episode of the next month (i.e. June Patrons will be announced on the first July show). — We will Tweet/Advertise your Business/Corporation to all our followers at least 5 times per month. — For more information, please see details above. For questions, please contact: IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com.