Ashley and Katey take a brief hiatus from their month off from recording to talk about what has been going on behind the scenes with the podcast. We talk about why we decided to make a podcast, the ins-and-outs of how we put each episode together, and how our listeners can help us by supporting our brand-new Patreon page.
What is Patreon? It’s a crowdfunding site for creatives where their fans can pledge to support their work with a monthly donation. And, you get lots of fun rewards for different levels of funding.
- At the $1 level and up, you will get access to our exclusive Patreon feed, where we’ll share bonus content, and there’s a community feature where you can comment and talk to other listeners, and we’ll pop in from time to time to say hi and answer questions.
- At the $3 level, you’ll get access to our private Facebook group where we’ll post episode sneak peeks, share photos and updates, and ask for show feedback. Also, with your permission, we’ll list you as a supporter on our website!
- At the $5 level get a shout-out on the podcast.
- At the $7 or more level, you’ll get to nominate a Kindreds of the Moment. How cool is that?!
Why support Kindreds? Each episode takes somewhere between 4 and 6 hours to create — from planning the content and developing an outline to recording, editing, and uploading to our website. We’ve been pushing ourselves pretty hard to release two episodes a month, and up until now that’s been pretty doable! But as our listeners know, we each have a full-time job, and now both of us are parents (or soon-to-be!)
Rather than seeking corporate advertisers, we’re taking a more feminist, grassroots approach by asking those who love our show to help us make it even better. We’ve got big dreams for Kindreds–and you can help us get there.
Head on over to Patreon to pledge today.
If you’re interested in starting a new podcast, here are some great free and low-cost resources to check out. And let us know how we can help!
- Not sure where to start? Check out this podcast tutorial. This one is great too.
- For editing, we use freeware called Audacity.
- For sharing our ideas via videoconference, we use Zoom (free for the first 45 minutes).
- For free stock photos to use on our blog, we use Unsplash.
- For intro and outro music, check out the Free Music Archive on Youtube.