Do you want to be the customer, or the product?
People are regularly deceived by the media. Social media platforms censor controversial commentators. That’s because the viewers and users of these platforms are not their customers. The advertisers are. The viewers and users are the product, and like animals on a farm they will be used, abused, and slaughtered for the satisfaction of the customer.
I frankly have neither the skill nor the desire to participate in such schemes. I’d far prefer for you to be the customer.
I’ve seen what happens when a platform has to worry about satisfying advertisers. I’ve seen what happens when people try for broad political alliances. I’ve seen what happens when people fear a backlash. It has gotten me kicked out of organizations, censored on social media, blackballed from speaking engagements, and silenced on multiple media outlets. I’m not going to play their games, I’m not going to cave to advertisers, I’m not going to kiss asses to make alliances. I will either speak the truth, or I will not speak.
The only way I’m able to do that, is if you pay me directly. I do have some advertisers, but the revenue is minimal and they come and go depending on the level of controversy. I rely on donations from my audience to be able to survive and produce this content.
You can contribute in the following ways
PayPal donations become instantly available to me on my debit card, so I can pay bills, use the ATM, and all the other things normal people do with money. Your PayPal donations will show up as being paid to Do IT All Consulting. This is the IT firm I ran in New York before changing careers to produce content and move to New Hampshire. The company is basically out of business, but I still use the shell for financial purposes.
Please consider a monthly subscription via PayPal. Being able to count on funds every month helps me plan my expenses far better than the occasional one time donation. If you regularly read, view, or listen to my work, I don’t think it’s unreasonable for me to ask that you subscribe for $10/month. Most of us can afford this if we’re honest with ourselves, and the content I produce is quite unique. By supporting my work financially, you not only help me, you are also helping this content get into the eyes, ears, and minds of others. You are helping to spread ideas. If I were to put this content behind a paywall, and require a subscription to view the content, that would not be possible, so I work on a donation model.
You can of course cancel at any time
If you prefer to support my work on a per content item basis, you can become my patron on Patreon. Just set the amount you wish to pay per content item (Blog post, videos, and podcasts) and each time I post a new piece, you will be charged that amount by Patreon.
Please keep in mind, this is a per content item donation, and Patreon charges fees. I produce at least three podcasts per week. I also produce other types of videos, write blog posts, and post guest appearances on other programs. If you are looking to spend less than $30/month, PayPal would be the more cost efficient option. However, Patreon has been a popular option for those who wish to directly incentivize production.
Become a Patreon Patron
I am a Bitcoin enthusiast, and the Bitcoin economy is huge where I live in Keene, New Hampshire. When you donate Bitcoin to me, you’re not just donating, you’re helping to promote Bitcoin. I regularly ask stores if they accept the currency, and explain it to them if they are unfamiliar with it. We’ve gotten numerous local business to accept it as payment, and we’re always trying to get more. We do outreach events and help get people set up with Bitcoin wallets on the street and at events.
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I can now accept recurring subscription donations through Coinbase as well!
4. Ship Me Something
I can also receive packages at
63 Emerald Street, Unit 187
Keene NH 03431
I enthusiastically accept gifts of precious metals, cash, postal money orders, gift cards to Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Target and other fine vendors.
Ammunition in .22 Long Rifle, 9mm Luger, .38 Special, 7.62×39, .380, and 12ga are always welcome. I can never have too many Glock 9mm or AK-47 magazines. For anything more specific you might want to contact me first.
Dwolla is a lesser known, but fast and reliable payment processor with lower fees than PayPal. Payments are direct deposited to my debit card and are available as cash. They offer recurring payments as well.
Dwolla ID: 812-494-8197
6. Google Wallet
I can accept Google Wallet payments to Christopher.Cantwell (at) Gmail dot com
Several of you have asked about this, but until now Venmo did not work with any of my financial institutions. Finally, I can accept payments via Venmo.
Forbes describes Venmo as “The crown jewel of all finance apps”
8. Amazon Wish List
I regularly update my Amazon Wish List, so if you order something from it you can be sure it will be something I want and that will help me and my content production.
9. Buy Merchandise!
After a lot of waiting and many of you asking, I finally ordered t-shirts and bumper stickers for Radical Agenda. If these sell well, there will be more on the way. Check out The Shop!
10. Shop Through My Affiliate Links
You can help the production just by shopping at your favor stores!
As previously mentioned, I do have some advertisers. I try not to bombard the viewer/listener/reader with them, but they can be found at “The Mall“. These are affiliate programs. I get paid a percentage or fixed fee of each purchase depending on the advertiser.
You can find the rest of the affiliate links at “The Mall”.
Please bookmark that page and do your shopping through it. I’ve partnered with Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Target, NewEgg, and dozens of other merchants who you already shop with on a regular basis. Your regular shopping can help fund the show. Better than that, you might find some really great deals there that you would not otherwise find!
If time and talent are in greater supply than money, I can always use some help with the workload here, which is considerable.
Check out the Volunteers Page
12. But Wait, There’s More!
Check out my Cheaper Than Dirt Wish List! (Gun accessories & Ammo)
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However you decide to support my work, know that it is appreciated. Right now, all you get is the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped, but we’re working on some kind of rewards program as well. I’ll update this page and make a blog post when that happens.