Patreon & PayPal Donations

Why does Electronic Bit Byte use Patreon?

Electronic Bit Byte is an independent media website. We have no large companies backing us up and are proud of this. That is how you know you can trust the information that we provide you. We deal in fact!

Regardless of how big our aspirations are, and how large we may become, this will never change as long as the current structure remains the same.

We currently do not take a salary to produce the site. Our number one goal is to be the best provider of quality film, and video game content anywhere. But, to do this, we are using Patreon, along with other revenue streams to hopefully be able to dedicate ourselves to this goal full time.

We hope in the future, with the aid of Patrons and other financial income to be able to dedicate our futures fully to Electronic Bit Byte and have clear stretch goals in place to get us to where we want to be.

Why don't you benefit from the use of advertisements instead?

That wouldn't really fit into our "independent" status.  We want our readers to be 100% clear that Electronic Bit Byte is here to be the most unbiased, and free large companies breathing down our necks, resource for video games and film information on the planet.  For this to true, we will never place advertisements on the website or accept revenue from companies with a view to shamelessly plug their products. If we report on something, it is because we believe that you will gain enjoyment from it, not because we have been paid to. However, for us to achieve this, we have to seek resources from elsewhere. 

I would prefer to make a one off donation to support you, can I do that?

Absolutely, and we make no distinction between whether someone chooses to become a Patron, or would prefer that way of supporting us. We understand that this can sometimes be a preferred way of supporting someone, so either way we thank-you. At the top of all pages, you will find a "Donate" button which you simply have to click on to donate to Electronic Bit Byte via PayPal.

Donating via PayPal will unfortunately exclude you from any of the perks of being a Patron but if you prefer this method then whatever works for you is all good with us.

What will my money be used for?

We pledge, that your money will only ever be used for the purposes of keeping Electronic Bit Byte alive. For someone to give us their hard earned money, it means that they enjoy what we do, and that humbles us beyond belief. But it also means that they expect us to use that money wisely. We understand that these days, everyone has a Patreon, or a crowd funding scheme, and that it can be hard to know who are the good guys and who just want your cash. It is easy for us to say that we are in the former camp and we appreciate that. Trust is earned over time, and that is exactly what we plan to do.
We have plans to grow, and eventually we hope to be at a size where this business can support us financially as a planned career path. But until that time, there are other costs involved in running our business, everything that you see here comes at the cost of website ownership, equipment, and time. Your money will only be used on these things along with running competitions that will only be accessible to our Patrons for their benefit.
We are incredibly frugal so you can expect us to be respectful of your money. 

Why do you have so tiers and are you crazy for asking for as much as you are?

We are all about choice, and we recognise that people may want to give as much, or as little as they can. This is no cash grab, Electronic Bit Byte will continue to run, whether you choose to support us via Patreon or not. We will seek all legitimate and morally sound revenue streams available to us, without putting at risk our professional integrity. The easy route is always to proceed with advertising, but who wants to play on easy mode!
Plus, there are 9 byte tiers, so we had to be creative and use that as our tier system right, whilst also creating our own byte?!

What will I receive if I support Electronic Bit Byte through Patreon?

Good question, and one which we have put a lot of time and thought into.  Whilst we need to keep costs low, we want all Patrons to know just how much we value any amount that you provide us with.

For someone to spend their hard earned money on support Electronic Bit Byte is mind blowing.  Our thanks, and the incentives we provide can never really get across quite how thankful we would be to receive your contribution.

Get to the Incentives already!

Of course, you are our Patrons and we are here to work for you!

The Electronic Bit Byte Tier System

Tier 1 - Byte $1 per month

  • Our thanks! Thank-you can never be said enough but isn't often meant. We mean it, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, for your support. Words cannot describe how grateful we are. 

  • You will gain access to all Patreon exclusive posts.

Tier 2 - Kilobyte $2 per month

  • Our thanks! Thank-you can never be said enough but isn't often meant. We mean it, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, for your support. Words cannot describe how grateful we are. 

  • You will gain access to all Patreon exclusive posts.

  • Access to our exclusive Discord chatroom where you can discuss the latest news, features, and stories with your fellow Patrons and Electronic Bit Byte.

Tier 3 - Megabyte $5 per month

  • Our thanks! Thank-you can never be said enough but isn't often meant. We mean it, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, for your support. Words cannot describe how grateful we are. 

  • You will gain access to all Patreon exclusive posts.

  • Access to our exclusive Discord chatroom where you can discuss the latest news, features, and stories with your fellow Patrons and Electronic Bit Byte.

  • Gain access to the quarterly Electronic Bit Byte Patron survey.

Tier 4 - Gigabyte $10 per month

  • Our thanks! Thank-you can never be said enough but isn't often meant. We mean it, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, for your support. Words cannot describe how grateful we are. 

  • You will gain access to all Patreon exclusive posts.

  • Access to our exclusive Discord chatroom where you can discuss the latest news, features, and stories with your fellow Patrons and Electronic Bit Byte.

  • Gain access to the quarterly Electronic Bit Byte Patron survey.

  • You will gain 1 entry into our bi-annual Bit Byte e-Shop prize draw where there are 5 x prizes for a $20/£20/€20.
    Prizes are paid via Paypal and the voucher can be selected from a wide range of choices/brands. 

Tier 5 - Terrabyte $20 per month (Restricted to 50 Patrons)

  • Our thanks! Thank-you can never be said enough but isn't often meant. We mean it, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, for your support. Words cannot describe how grateful we are. 

  • You will gain access to all Patreon exclusive posts.

  • Access to our exclusive Discord chatroom where you can discuss the latest news, features, and stories with your fellow Patrons and Electronic Bit Byte.

  • Gain access to the quarterly Electronic Bit Byte Patron survey.

  • You will gain 1 entry into our bi-annual Bit Byte e-Shop prize draw where there are 5 x prizes for a $20/£20/€20.

  • Your name will appear on our Wall of WonderBits or WonderBytes on Electronic Bit Byte.  You decide which team you are with!  You will even get to choose your colour!

Tier 6 - Petabyte $50 per month (Restricted to 30 Patrons)

  • Our thanks! Thank-you can never be said enough but isn't often meant. We mean it, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, for your support. Words cannot describe how grateful we are. 

  • You will gain access to all Patreon exclusive posts.

  • Your name will appear on our Wall of WonderBits or WonderBytes on Electronic Bit Byte.  You decide which team you are with!  You will even get to choose your colour!

  • Gain access to the quarterly Electronic Bit Byte Patron survey.

  • You will gain 1 entry into our bi-annual Bit Byte Super prize draw to win a base console of your choice up to a value of $299/£299/€299.

  • Access to the exclusive Petabyte tier on the Electronic Bit Byte Discord Server where you can discuss the latest news, features, and stories with your fellow Patrons and Electronic Bit Byte.  

  • Gain access to The Secret Sanctum Discord channel restricted for Petabyte tier and above.

Tier 7 - Exabyte $100 per month (Restricted to 20 Patrons)

  • Our thanks! Thank-you can never be said enough but isn't often meant. We mean it, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, for your support. Words cannot describe how grateful we are. 

  • You will gain access to all Patreon exclusive posts.

  • Your name will appear on our Wall of WonderBits or WonderBytes on Electronic Bit Byte.  You decide which team you are with!  You will even get to choose your colour!

  • Gain access to the quarterly Electronic Bit Byte Patron survey.

  • You will gain 2 entries into our bi-annual Bit Byte Super prize draw to win a base console of your choice up to a value of $299/£299/€299. 

  • Access to the exclusive Exabyte tier on the Electronic Bit Byte Discord Server where you can discuss the latest news, features, and stories with your fellow Patrons and Electronic Bit Byte.  

  • Gain access to The Secret Sanctum Discord channel restricted for Petabyte tier and above.

  • Receive the EBB exclusive Exabyte Bronze EBB pin badge. (1 per patron)

  • Access to the exclusive Exabyte tier on the Electronic Bit Byte Discord Server. 

Tier 8 - Zettabyte $200 per month (Restricted to 10 Patrons)

  • Our thanks! Thank-you can never be said enough but isn't often meant. We mean it, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, for your support. Words cannot describe how grateful we are. 

  • You will gain access to all Patreon exclusive posts.

  • Your name will appear on our Wall of WonderBits or WonderBytes on Electronic Bit Byte where you will be listed as a Zettabyte.  You decide which team you are with!  You will even get to choose your colour!

  • Gain access to the quarterly Electronic Bit Byte Patron survey.

  • You will gain 3 entries into our bi-annual Bit Byte Super prize draw to win a base console of your choice up to a value of $299/£299/€299. 

  • Access to the exclusive Zettabyte tier on the Electronic Bit Byte Discord Server where you can discuss the latest news, features, and stories with your fellow Patrons and Electronic Bit Byte.  

  • Gain access to The Secret Sanctum Discord channel restricted for Petabyte tier and above.

  • Receive the EBB exclusive Zettabyte Silver EBB pin badge.  (1 per patron) 

  • Access to the exclusive The Electronic Order Discord channel restricted for Zettabyte tier and above.

Tier 9 - Yottabyte $500 per month (Restricted to 6 Patrons)

  • Our thanks! Thank-you can never be said enough but isn't often meant. We mean it, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, for your support. Words cannot describe how grateful we are.

  • You will gain access to all Patreon exclusive posts.

  • Your name will appear on our Wall of WonderBits or WonderBytes on Electronic Bit Byte where you will be listed as a Yottabyte.  You decide which team you are with!  You will even get to choose your colour!

  • Gain access to the quarterly Electronic Bit Byte Patron survey.

  • You will gain 4 entries into our bi-annual Bit Byte Super prize draw to win a base console of your choice up to a value of $299/£299/€299. 

  • Access to the exclusive Yottabyte tier on the Electronic Bit Byte Discord Server where you can discuss the latest news, features, and stories with your fellow Patrons and Electronic Bit Byte.  

  • Gain access to The Secret Sanctum Discord channel restricted for Petabyte tier and above.

  • Access to the exclusive The Electronic Order Discord channel restricted for Zettabyte tier and above.

  • Permanent free shipping on all merchandise from the Electronic Bit Byte store. (Launching soon)

  • Receive the EBB exclusive Yottabyte Gold EBB pin badge.  (1 per patron)

Tier 10 - Electronbyte $1,000 (Restricted to 3 Patrons)

  • Words escape us, you're the bytes that rules them all and you deserve all the respect that we can give, thank-you! 

  • You will gain access to all Patreon exclusive posts.

  • Your name will appear on our Wall of WonderBits or WonderBytes on Electronic Bit Byte where you will be listed as an Electronbyte.  You decide which team you are with!  You will even get to choose your colour!

  • Gain access to the quarterly Electronic Bit Byte Patron survey.

  • You will gain 5 entries into our bi-annual Bit Byte Super prize draw to win a base console of your choice up to a value of $299/£299/€299. 

  • Access to the exclusive Electronbyte tier on the Electronic Bit Byte Discord Server where you can discuss the latest news, features, and stories with your fellow Patrons and Electronic Bit Byte.  

  • Gain access to The Secret Sanctum Discord channel restricted for Petabyte tier and above.

  • Access to the exclusive The Electronic Order Discord channel restricted for Zettabyte tier and above.

  • Permanent free shipping on all merchandise from the Electronic Bit Byte store. (Launching soon)

  • Receive one item for free from the Electronic Bit Byte store up to the value of £30 every 6 months (Launching soon)

  • Receive the EBB exclusive and rare Electronbyte Black EBB pin badge.  (1 per patron) 

Electronic Bit Byte reserves the right to alter any tiers or incentives at any time, but will note that this has taken effect as a Patron exclusive post on our Patreon page.

Further terms and conditions apply which can be found on our terms and conditions page.