As many of my friends know, this has been a past few years of hell.
I have always been the type of person to "pay it ahead" when I can, and I found a way that I might I might be able to satisfy that need - but also make a bit of extra money to help cover many of my medical and upcoming expenses.
So trying to start parts of my life over, and started "Indie Diva," where I support and advertise new (and some classic) indie games (games made by smaller independent studios). I have partnership agreements with Humble Bundle (where all purchases that contain my user name). I have also reached Affiliate Status on Twitch.TV, a site that I "stream" or broadcast to almost daily. I also have a pending status (I meet all requirements, just waiting for approval) with keymailer - a site that deals with "early access" keys for product reviews.
With Twitch.TV I can stream to the public and subscribers (so far I have 2) that pay a monthly patronage to support the creator/gamer and the website upkeep. We make about 2.50US per subscriber, and larger sites (that run more extensive/first release games) have hundreds or thousands monthly (and also have a full Partnership with Twitch, of which I meet most of the requirements already).
Once I reach a stable status, I will have the ability support smaller channels and will have the resources to create a more professional product.
I also hope to re-ignite part partnerships when I worked in computers and had my own store.
But I have to start somewhere, but have already started to layout much of this new venture.
Sadly, it looks like my "beast" (computer) is dying. A good friend brought over some spare parts to revitalise her (she has died twice already this year, and is starting to sputter her last breaths). I have priced out some parts to build a system that will keep me going, and plan to make the purchase via Amazon on Black Friday for the best possible pricing.
I am reaching out for your love and supports.