I am Joelson Galong from the Philippines. I am currently enrolled in a University and now almost finished at my chosen career. As a graduating 22 year-old, I am still not sure of what to do next after graduating.. especially of what is happening right now in the world. I will graduate 4 months from now, and I am really glad to finish the course that I am currently taking which is IT Programming.
Having that said, me graduating also is a nervous thing. I am somewhat an introvert person, I have trouble socializing and always at my room playing games or watching online videos. That's why I chose my course because being an IT Programmer does not need that much social things unlike any other jobs. I have a "fear" of interviews, that's why I do not want to work immediately after graduating. With this in mind, I am planning on having a 2 year break before going/finding jobs... also, finding jobs in the current state and year/s will be hard because of the different troubles that we are facing right now.
Upon realizing what will I do after graduating, I think to myself: "If I just slack off for 2 years, what would I do to survive? Just playing video games in my room will not make my stomach full all of a sudden. Staring at the screen for hours will not help me pay my bills. I have to make something". That's when I started to think about streaming.
I have a hobby of playing games, and I mean a HOBBY. This hobby of mine lead me to TWITCH, which is like a YouTube community for gamers. It is a streaming platform wherein people mostly play games, and also gain money to support themselves by donations. I thought this through, and I think that this is PERFECT FOR ME. By streaming, I can (1) Enjoy playing my favorite game/s. (2) People will enjoy watching you play game/s. (3) I can battle my fear with socializing. (4) I can potentially earn money just by doing what I want. (5) This will be the best option especially with the pandemic that we are currently tackling.
I know that there is a possibility that this will be a failure, that is why I need everyone to help me earn and buy stuff/s to make my stream more entertaining. I currently have a gaming laptop which is an Acer Nitro 5, it was a gift for me by my aunt 3 years ago. It is a decent laptop that can handle decent games, so the actual "streaming" will not be a problem. What I need as for now is just a bit of cash to help me set up my aesthetics. Having a good background can be helpful to gather more people and make my stream more interesting.
I have saved up some money to buy a proper headset, mouse, and keyboard, and still saving. Any donation/s can be helpful starting my path upon becoming a streamer. Even if there will be no crowdfunding, I already made up my mind to do this for 2 years. Having this said, I will still stream with 0 budget just to know where this will lead me to after 2 years. If this goes well, I will change my vision. But 2 years is still far... For now, I will try to save up to build up my platform and I will be truly grateful to any donations that I can get. I am sorry that I cannot give you rewards for donating because I literally got 0 budget saved for rewards right now, but I will not forget everyone that supports me and will sure bring back the donations you give in the future. Even is this will not succeed, I will still thank you from the bottom of my heart <3