Well @simonturner1602, we are definitely more secure than a couple of months ago. It is true that for a long time, many of us were working very hard while receiving very little financially - Spartacus, Astrid and Indy didn’t get payed for a long time. It looks like this is getting better, but most of the core team are still working more than they ‘get paid’ for.
Currently, new Patreon income is mostly spent by hiring new research assistance - to relieve the rest of the team from some of their duties, which caused them to work a lot of overtime in the first place. We are not at a point yet where everyone gets what they ‘deserve’, but all of us are totally fine with this at the moment as we see our content improving and are able to hire some more research and production assistance. All of use love to do this more than we like to do money, and if we wanted to get rich, we would have done something else.
That being said, it’s nice to have some more breathing room. We love the support and are very motived by reactions, the feedback and the increase in subscribers and Patrons. Thanks for this message Simon, we really appreciate it!