A New Start

Some of you who follow my mad ramblings on twitter may already be aware that as of today, I am now 100% self employed. What has this got to do with ANYTHING?!?! Well, let me explain…

A new start for MyGamerXP

Don’t worry, I haven’t gone mad and decided to become a full-time YouTuber, relying on ad revenue and Patreon backers – although obviously that all helps and I am extremely grateful for the support! Whilst it is a dream of mine to do this full time, I understand that there is a long way to go to make that happen (if it is at all possible?), so for now making retro game videos will continue to be just a hobby I am very passionate about.

I’ve had to pour hours into building a foundation for the challenges ahead. This has meant working a lot of late nights and weekends! I hope this explains why lately I’ve not been able to work on as many videos and articles as I’d have liked to. I haven’t been able to play as many games or given the whole “MyGamerXP” thing as much attention as I’ve wanted to.

What is does mean is that either now or in the near future, I should be able to devote more time to creating more videos and articles. I’ve already started a monthly newsletter and I’d love to build a more regular schedule for uploads. It may take a little while, but I hope you can be patient enough with me in the meantime.

Also for transparency I’d just like to point out that any money raised for MyGamerXP will continue to be invested back into it. I’ve used funds raised through Patreon so far to go towards new lighting equipment (which was used in my last video!) and there are plenty more things I want to improve on. So don’t worry, none of it will go towards a coffee, my lunch or anything like that. Haha!

If all goes well I should be able to use evenings and weekends to work on new videos, articles, stream on twitch, go to events and much more!

Fingers crossed, eh? Wish me luck!

My first games console was the Mega Drive and I've been in love with video games ever since. Over the years I've owned many systems, which I hope to cover in the future. Most of the things I write and do videos about is considered "retro", but I do enjoy playing my Xbox One and PS4 as well...

Posted on March 1, 2016 | Last modified: 1st March 2016