I would love to make a second series/season of BritHikesOntario for you, with the aim of beginning production in 2019.
If you are reading this, you probably already know about the series. If not, how on Earth did you get here? Go watch Season One of BritHikesOntario .
So here is the thing with a new season:
There may have been a time that Youtube advertising revenue would help cover costs, but that is not the case anymore unless you are more famous and/or attractive than I am. Full disclosure: In 2017 , I made 6 videos of around 10 minutes each for Season One - which took months of work. For this, I have received 10 Canadian Cents. This is not sustainable.
The costs I am looking to cover:
Website hosting: Currently stands at around $75-a-year
So far I have only been able to make videos close to Toronto. If I stick to this range, about $50. To go further afield (and let's be honest, there is more interesting terrain further from the city) more like $150.
Unless something extraordinary happens and I go viral (perhaps falling over a log in an amusing fashion), I am realistic enough to know that the videos I am making are not exactly mainstream or click-baity. My videos are released in episodes rather than being themed along the lines of "Top Ten Trees To Jump Out Of", "Watch Me Let 5 Different Snakes Bite Me", or "You Won't Believe What This Chipmunk Does With A Cucumber". This is by choice, but it makes grabbing attention harder.
Anything left over (which would equate to $5-$10 a month) would be a minuscule but just about workable marketing budget.
If this GoFundMe were to go beyond the $300 target, this would open up more possibilities for the second season, or may possibly allow for a third season.
Thanks for your support, I would love to make a second season, and I hope you will enjoy watching any future videos.