That Fangirl Life has always been a platform proudly run by a team of fearless, ferociously passionate fangirls. Since we carved out our space on the internet over eighteen months ago, we have worked tirelessly to bring empowering content to screens around the world. Whether it be through our various social channels, our podcast branch of the brand, or even this website, we have juggled full-time jobs, social lives, health crises and this website to make sure there’s always some form of content for you to enjoy.
However, something that not many may know, is that That Fangirl Life is run entirely by volunteers. From our Founder Laurel, through to our team of wonderful contributors who bring you new content each week, nobody makes any money from this platform. And that’s something we’ve always struggled to come to terms with. Fans around the world dedicate hours upon hours each week to this passion project, setting aside their own lives to offer something to you.
It’s nearly been a year since we launched this website: a place for fans to come together, keep up with news, learn each other’s stories, and ultimately, build relationships with one another. But running a website isn’t cheap, and when no money is being made from the platform, it’s hard to continue to fund its operation. So we’ve had to get thinking.
We’ve started a Patreon channel to allow us to continue funding the website. For those who may not know what Patreon is, it’s a membership platform that allows content creators to be paid for their work. For us, this will simply allow us to renew this site, keep up with fees, and keep providing content for you. We need to raise about £300 – which sounds like a lot (we know), but if everyone reading this donated just £3, we could make this goal. And this £300 would allow us to keep the website running up until June of 2023!
There are two levels of membership available – set at £3 and £5. But the page will only be up until May 1st at this point in time. Any amount of money will help us keep this website going, and you can set exactly how much you would like to offer us. We’ll be updating the Patreon channel with exclusive content that you won’t find on our social channels, early access to episodes of the podcast, and live chats with the team, where you can learn more about us and the platform.
The £3 tier is a one off donation. We imagine that this will be the most popular option, and with that, you’ll have access to all the perks of being a Patron!
The £5 bracket will allow you exclusive access to podcast episodes twenty-four hours before anyone else! Pretty good right?
We’d also appreciate if you could share this post, or better still, the Patreon with any of your fellow fangirl friends! DM it to your favourite artists, tweet the link to your followers – any way of getting the word out about keeping That Fangirl Life: The Website online would be amazing.
We love this platform. We’ve invested so much time, effort and money into making it into the TFGL the place that many of us wish we had when we were growing as fangirls. It would be such a shame to see it vanish, and we hope it’s made a lasting impact on you as a fan too. We wouldn’t be asking for donations unless it was completely and utterly necessary, but that time has come and we hope that we can all pull together to keep the platform online.
Let’s continue to bring content that empowers fangirls to the fore. All the love,
Laurel, Issy, Kelsey, Tara and Chloe x
Pledge just £3 to That Fangirl Life and help us keep the website online, here: https://www.patreon.com/Thatfangirllife
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