Post by Xandarien on May 16, 2016 14:15:52 GMT
As you can see from the page linked above, this is a page I have set up to help me with costs. It allows you to donate as much or as little as you would like on a monthly basis. I am using Patreon as a third party site because it is transparent. You can see exactly what I am getting, and I will tell you exactly what it's being used for in updates.
How does it work?
When you click Become a Patron/Pledge you get to choose the amount you give per month. The reward tiers shown are just suggestions (it made me put something in there).
Because it's an American based site it works in US dollars. I don't have any control over that, sorry. For other currencies there's always the PayPal Donate link (found on the home page of the main site and the bottom of the forum).
What is the money for?
As a few of you will know, but will be news to most of you, I have been running a weekly video chat lesson on Skype. Now that I feel I have a good foundation I would like to open this up fully to anyone over the age of 16. Your kind donations will allow me to do this - they will allow me to spend the time writing a cohesive syllabus, pulling together all the lessons I have already written, adding material and reordering them, and then delivering them on a weekly basis. Barring holidays and unforeseen circumstances I am committed to delivering these every week for as long as people are interested in doing so.
I've set a goal of $100 a month on the basis of 4 lessons a month at $25 per lesson.
Aside from my time, new linguistic materials do unfortunately also cost money. Donations will help offset this cost.
I would like to stress at this point that the information I disseminate through this forum and the main website will always remain free. I strongly believe in this. Sindarin is for all, not just an elite.
Thank you for reading, and thank you for supporting me simply by using this site and learning Sindarin from me.