haro there, thank you for stopping by on our support page!
Real talk before you start reading: this page is really about us as bloggers, about the progress the blog is making, and it’s what we hope going to be our livelihood in the future. So we know that this isn’t standard fare, and if you’re not interested in this, we understand completely. That being said … we were excited to launch a Patreon campaign! It was about time we did this!
Once, we didn’t think #moe404 would become a serious thing, it kind of just happened back then. After all, we were just nerds who only dreamt to do some awesome stuff and shake some things up on the internet. Our regular readers know that except the dedication that we have, we basically do things based on our stupidity. I will state this now that except the passion we have, we don’t have other resources to do more of what we have now. Though still, we always wish the Japanese culture and otaku journalism to become a part of our life; our dream is to do content creation for people like you full time.
For you who didn’t know, Patreon is a site where creators of all sorts of things can make some money via subscription payments from their consumers. This campaign is exactly about that. We know that the reason you’re here is that you love reading anime-related content, so fear not because we won’t end our passion anytime soon even though you’re not here as our supporter —whatever happens, our content will still available to be consumed for free. But if you like what we are doing, please consider supporting us financially, we would very much appreciate it.
For the past couple of years, I’ve been writing about anime for #moe404. From that, I realize that dreams and goals have turned up; suddenly I know that we have big dreams, and I believe that #moe404 has the potential to do more: one of them is to create a more diverse type of content. I am not embarrassed to say that we are relying on our readers and people like you to carry out our mission together. So if you like what we do, please consider supporting us financially, and we would very much appreciate it.
By becoming a supporter, you are not only making our blog more reliable but you actually help us produce more content, definitely better and faster. This Patreon campaign is all about quality and quantity; the more you support us the more we are able to create stuff such as blog posts. We promise to do the best we can and invest as much time and dedication into #moe404, and we really hope we are worth your support.
The easiest way of supporting our campaign is through the Ko-fi button, where you can support our work and send an anime request to be reviewed or a topic to be discussed at the same time (or basically any type of content and we’ll consider to do it for you). Of course, we don’t want to ask your money for nothing, so at least this is what we could offer while we gather the amount of money on Patreon to achieve our next goal. Ko-fi button is a one-time support every time you decide to do so, the concept is for you to buy us the equivalent of a coffee for an anime series to be reviewed.
Additionally, if you choose to support our work through Patreon, your pledge will give you access directly to us. As long as you keep being a patron, we will hear and consider your request to create anything, and basically just do our best to please you. Optionally, if you are a patron with $5 or more monthly pledge, you can get your name (with links if provided) to be listed in this page permanently as long as they keep being a patron.
In addition to some extra fun perks that we should deliver in the future, we’re working a way for you to have access to see our future plans and watch our work progression on a daily basis. For now, you’re going to have a special role on our Discord server, and please have yourself a certain that we will hear any request/suggestion you’d throw at us. You see, we can do nothing without you, so we shall make sure that we are grateful for you.
what we will do with your money?
There aren’t many things we can happily think of offering, and we don’t even have the insane tiered marketing thing that other creators usually have. In addition to that, we also don’t want the non-supporters to feel like they are losing stuff and, if you can’t tell already, we’d feel so uneasy about selling parts of ourselves to do something like “have a chance to video calls with us on Google Hangout” or anything like that. Mind you that we’re still just some nerds.
That being said, we want to keep this as simple as possible, and make sure that everything resulted from your support is able to be enjoyed by everyone including those who are not a part of this campaign. Below here is our rough plan to improve our anime blog..,..
(+) Purchase a custom domain for our website
We’re desperate to be able to boost our blog with a custom cute and moe domain name, and with this, our website will become easier to reach and easier to introduce to the new readers.
(+) Remove all the WordPress.com’s advertising
Of course, no one loves ads and we don’t want you to see them on our website.
(+) Buy a hosting plan for custom email addresses
One little step in becoming a professional website.
(+) Unlock the CSS editing feature for the advance website design and customization
With this, we should be able to redesign the website to be more modern and magazine alike, we should be able to develop the website to be more comfortable both to visit and to read.
(+) Increase the storage hosting space
As with the more content written, we’re going to need to upgrade the blog’s hosting plan so we can use more multimedia (images, videos, and audios) on our posts with less concern about its storage.
(+) … before we reach the end
Maybe there will be the time for us to run a worth editor and add some kind of ‘guest writers’ program where the contributors will get paid.
(+) … finale!
We definitely need to short these objectives later in the future. But basically, what we want to do is to increase our hosting plan with unlimited storage space, we will also invest in various SEO tools to drive our website traffic and increase our community’s awareness in social media. Plus with the third party themes and plugins, we should be able to remove the WordPress.com branding and create our own brand of #moe404 with the more advanced features —which one of them would be to provide means for our community to give their own reviews and scores for the anime rather than just to post a plain comment (this will be similar to MyAnimeList.net). More to go, we want to vine with the YouTube platform to create a more diverse type of content and build a more diverse type of community base.
Most notably and in essence, if you become a supporter, you are giving us the cheer and encouragement to keep creating the content that we do. Also in addition to that, we’re going to make sure everything will keep improving and created in a faster rate. But yeah, we do have big dreams for our future. We know that it’s still far from our reach for now, but we hope that we can achieve these goals one by one very soon.
For the current time, the write-up content is produced around one to 3,000 words a week, possibly more. Though of course, we promised to produce blog posts faster every time someone pledges to our campaign. Currently we have two jobs; one for being a blogger on #moe404, and another for being a part of the society whether it’s studying at school or sweating in real life and make a living. You really are the reason for us to invest more time for #moe404.
we would like to thank you for believing in us, and we promise that your support is going to be a worthy investment for #moe404‘s greater good!
So that’s all. Thanks a whole bunch for reading this far, also thank you very much for the consideration. In case you have anything you’re uncertain about, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the contact page or send us a message via our Twitter page for the faster response.
You know … if you genuinely do consider being a part of this campaign, we couldn’t say enough about how incredibly grateful we are, it’s really hard to express how happy it makes me. Without looking like we’re just trying to advertise this, you should know that you’re darn awesome. Once again, thank you!