I dunno, but I'd probably look directly in to creative commons music over trusting some random youtube video that claims it's free to use
So, you can actually get a free site on wordpress.com - they have pretty simple tutorials there. If you have a domain name most registrars will offer a small free (or low cost) website option, of which Wordpress is a common platform choice.
Looks like Moz is one of them - https://moz.com/
I can’t remember the site that was shared with me by a colleague. I’m looking for it now.
Your feelings are valid but ask yourself if that’s any different than a patreon or other job! If someone has the funds and wants to keep listening, they will help out! Is Wikipedia a grifter? ;)
That said, think about ways you can monetize your content without needing to ask for donations! YouTube videos can be monetized, transcripts can be added to websites with ad payouts, you can do print on demand clothing (use some of the catchier lines you’ve said and throw them on a shirt), etc. The possibilities are really endless if you believe in your messaging!
Thanks for the reply. That's true, I forgot about the other parties in China and Cuba. Here is a pdf of Lewin's book by the way, in case you ever want to read it.
Recommendation: skip iMovie. Grab a copy of DaVinci Resolve. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/
The free version should be more than enough for you. The learning curve will be a bit higher than iMovie, but if you already know the basics of non-linear editing, it won’t be too bad, and there are tons of tutorials out there.
As for stage presence, there’s no reason you can’t do voice-only videos. Hiding behind a microphone is a great way to work toward overcoming that fear of the camera.
You got this!
(Also, I’m of the opinion that accurate history, especially that of people rather than governments, is inherently leftist. At least a little bit.)
I think this is a great idea but the Reddit wiki is limiting. Someone should set up a Mediawiki server for exactly this. (I can do it if there's enough interest). Exactly like Wikipedia but by leftists for leftists.
Not being able to receive donations or payments without self-doxing is probably one of the biggest barriers to entry for people considering making content online or even asking for help.
from Librepay's privacy page
> PayPal allows a donor to see the name and email address of the recipient, and Stripe may expose the recipient's phone number, so creators who do not want to reveal their identities should not use these payment processors, unless they have carefully configured their accounts to only leak nonsensitive information (a business name instead of the creator's name, a dedicated email address and phone number instead of the creator's personal contact details).
So basically everything that relies on paypal or Stripe won't work unless you can afford the trouble
of a burner number and establishing a business.