Become a Patron of Matt’s Basement Workshop Podcast

October 3, 20148 Comments

For a long time now I’ve been trying to find a way to take Matt’s Basement Workshop Podcast to the next level. So what exactly is the “next level?”

Well I have an idea, but it’s never been worth talking about because I never had the time to create a plan to get there. That was until recently!

I’m so excited about this, I want to get started on it right away. So here it is:

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Click here to visit the MBW Patreon Page.

Why should I become a Patron of Matt’s Basement Workshop?

Maybe the better question to start with is “what is a Patron?”

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary a Patron is “a person who gives money and support to an artist, organization, etc. : a person who buys the goods or uses the services of a business, library, etc.”

Without Patrons there’s a good chance some of the world’s greatest artists, musicians, playwrights, and even furniture makers would never have created the pieces that inspire and enlighten us today.

Just ask modern tool-makers like Scott Meek of Scott Meek Planes, or Mark Harrell of Bad Axe Tool Works what their beloved patrons did for them and the many other tool makers who needed a helping hand to get started.

If you choose to become a Patron of Matt’s Basement Workshop I have three reward levels as my way of saying “thank you!”

  • $2/month – “Spoiler” – Your name on the Patreon supporter web page on the website, and access to new content at least one day before everyone else!

  • $5/month – “Chortle” – Same as the “Spoiler” level but with an option for a clickable link to your website on my Patreon supporter web page.

    Plus access to bonus content from each new episode; easily an extra 5-10 minutes of footage exclusive to this level of patronage and above.

  • $15/month – “Woobie” – All of the benefits listed above plus a guaranteed minimum of one exclusive bonus video each month (videos answering listeners’ questions, expanding on content from previous video(s), and possibly even an exclusive build just for “Woobie” patrons.)

    Also, Patrons at this level will also have their choice of a MBW “Classic Logo” or a “Your Brain on Matt’s Basement Workshop” t-shirt to be delivered during the first month of their patronage.

And regardless of which level of Patronage you choose, every Patron of Matt’s Basement Workshop will be entered into a monthly giveaway of woodworking/show related schwag.*

*due to international shipping costs, alternate schwag items may be provided for Patrons outside of the USA

As the support from Patrons of Matt’s Basement Workshop continues to grow I have milestones to gauge the success of the partnership between the show and the audience that benefit not only the Patrons but EVERYONE. Milestones I know you’ll love!

Rather than explaining everything here and writing a lengthy blog post, visit the Patreon information page I setup on the website. All your questions should be answered there, along with links and detailed information about the reward levels and milestones.

Together we can create the next level of Matt’s Basement Workshop Podcast that I know you’ll love watching & participating with, and I’ll love producing, because I’m freed from chasing down advertisers and supporters when I could be creating content.

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  1. Mark Day says:

    Hi Matt,
    I’m interested in becoming a patron of MBW and have a couple of questions please.

    1. I live in the UK and therefore would I strill receive the T-shirt if I subscribed ?
    2. Is there a minimum term of subscription ?
    3. I assume that living in the UK I would not qualify for the monthly “give-always” ?

    Many Thanks

    • Matt says:

      Hi Mark,

      I’m so glad you asked this question, because in all my excitement (nervousness) about getting this all together I completely over-looked the possibility of international friends winning schwag. For sure the t-shirt is in the deal, I love the idea that somewhere, far outside of Michigan, someone is wearing a t-shirt from the show!

      Regarding the schwag, I don’t want to exclude anyone. So it’s very possible that we’ll have to offer an alternate schwag prize to international winners, but we’ll cross that ocean when we get to it. Thank you for considering becoming a Patron of Matt’s Basement Workshop Podcast!

      • Mark Day says:

        Thanks for the quick response Matt. Just like to understand if there is a minimum term of subscription, and the very best of luck getting the venture up and running!

        • Matt says:

          Thanks again for helping me to see I overlooked this little detail. I’m glad it came up now, rather than much further down the road.

  2. How long are these offers going to last? I won’t have to pay tuition much longer, so some funds will free up. (Not sure if it’ll be Woobie level, but it would be nice.)

    • Matt says:

      My intention is for the life of the show. Unless a well-off Patron comes in and leaves me a large sum of cash to do as I please…LOL

  3. Tom Fidgen says:

    Great idea Matt-

    best of luck with it.


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