Mar 3, 2023 11:38 PMUlta
Luckily so far I have been able to avoid going homeless! Unfortunately I haven't found time for the comic yet, but I'm not gonna give up just yet!
Feb 15, 2023 6:35 PMPanther
Sorry to be unable to help you :facefall: ....... I hope you'll get what you wish for , good luck
Jan 4, 2023 2:46 PMUlta
A happy New Year one and all!
I don't post journals often, but I kinda have been putting this off for a while. Be prepared for a read with this one, but if not here's the TL:DR version....
For the year of 2023, I have to earn at least $600 a month somehow, or I risk going homeless.[/b]
There's a few things I need to say, both regarding Hybridor and a few other things that affect it. And it all is related to how 2022 went. I'll try to make this brief, as I already am dreading writing this.
2022 was, funny enough, a rather good year for me. At least in the things that matter most to me. It's the first year that I went through entirely without many moments of intense chronic depression. For those who aren't aware, I visited the doctors sometime last year (maybe sooner, my memory is trash) for what I found out to be chronic depression and anxiety attacks. Thanks to the meds I'm now on and the life-saving forethought of the one who pushed me to go see the doctors, I am stable, and can enjoy life once more. 2022 has been a year where I've been free of such a horrible existence as suffering from depression that at the time, I thought was just normal life pains everyone goes through.
It was a rather good year because of that. Being able to go through the year without having suicidal thoughts is a blessing, and I can't tell you how nice it was to just work on Hybridor all year with not a care in the world.
But we all know just being happy doesn't pay the bills. As most of you may or may not know, I had quit my job to focus entirely on Hybridor, hoping it would build enough readership to be able to sustain me in covering my monthly bills through support on Patreon or one-time donations. I have been at it for over 2 years now. During this time, I ran entirely off the savings I built up from my old job, to allow enough time to gain readership and support.
I'm sad to say though...that Hybridor's support through Patreon is not pulling in enough to support me. I'm now dangerously low on funds, and the monetary goal I set on Patreon is still not even close to being reached . Which means...I now need to try something else, or I risk going homeless.
There's a few things I know I wanna try. My first try is this journal. I just want people to be aware of my situation, since the month of January and maybe some of February is my last try at living off of Patreon support for Hybridor. I really do wanna keep working on this comic, but I'm also aware of how people are not fond of subscriptions or anything that asks for money once a month. I had kept open my direct paypal donations too, and while it did help a little, I got less from it than from Patreon.
I'm so...soooo thankful for those who did take the time and money to support Hybridor though. I'm just shocked that it even made what it did and how many have stuck with me and this project for as long as they did. Without their help, this moment would have arrived a ton sooner, and I'm happy that they put forth their support and faith in me. I'm just sorry that I seemed to have failed in seeing that support all the way to the planned end of this project.
I will be keeping my patreon open for now, though for the start of January, I will be unable to get early pages out for patreons in the 2 dollar tier. Working on fixing that so that at least most of january I can fullfill the rewards of all the tiers. This is my last chance to make this work. Otherwise, I'll have to wait until my life situation changes for the better before I can reliably work on Hybridor again.
[b]I'm gonna start off slow this year. My first goal of 2023 is to at LEAST earn a minimum of $600 a month. How I do that is what I'm really scrambling my brain over. Obviously support for Hybridor through Patreon or paypal donations is most ideal, as 2022 has showed such a lifestyle is a happy one for me. But if January can't pull in that much with the comic alone, I'll be trying other methods like art commissions, trying to make a presence on Youtube or Twitch, and some other side-hussles in real life that I have little experience in, but at least have an interest in. If NONE of that works, it'll be back to the dreaded grind of a 'real job', and given my age, I don't think there's any out there that I'll truly enjoy...I've looked in so many places and tried so many different jobs, and none have truly helped me feel like I'm living, no matter how much money it earned me.[/b]
This journal was hard to write, but it's a necessary one so folks know my life situation. I don't know what 2023 holds for me, but I sure hope it'll be a nice one like 2022 was, not just for myself, but for all you lovely people as well.
My last bit of wordings to you all is this. If anyone has any suggestions or ideas...or any feedback as to what you'd like to see out of me as far as content (be it more Hybridor, or seeing me become a Vtuber of sorts, or if you are interested in buying art commissions, etc.), please speak your mind. I appreciate any input people have. I'll be making a poll to see where my watchers interest lies the most, but direct feedback is just as good if not moreso for me.
Thank you all for a wonderful year. May 2023 bring enjoyment and happiness to all of us~
PATREON LINK: https://www.patreon.com/Hybridor