Let’s Do Business

So you wanna help out a pirate? Great! Here are some areas I’m currently focusing on, so pick your flavor and scroll to it.

  • Sponsorship
  • Patronage
  • YouTube/Blog Collaboration
  • Voice Work/Acting
  • Speaking Engagements/Presentations

And after you read/watch/get excited, then just reach out to rick@thepiratewanderer.com and let’s discuss. Or if you want some behind the scenes details and statistics, please visit my “Transparency: The Business of Wandering” page.


Sponsorship

So you’re thinking of becoming a sponsor? Fantastic! I truly hope we can find a match between ourselves and combine our forces. So let me first tell you a little about who my audience is and a little more about me.

My primary AUDIENCE is comprised of individuals and couples, aged 45-65 (Boomers and most of the Gen-X crowd), who are either empty nesters, travelers, expats, adventurous souls, or all of the above. They are those “of a certain age” who choose to live life fully. They are (mostly) technologically savvy, have a higher level of risk tolerance, and desire to experience and learn new things. They do not think in terms of age.

My STYLE is one of casualness. DIY-like. I keep blunders in place to make the audience feel like they’re sitting with me and laughing along at my mistakes. My only polish is to eliminate Ums and Hmms to keep things moving along. No color-grading/etc unless it’s to make it simply watchable. Each episode feels real, but not amateurish.

Want more info? Then please reach out to me at rick@thepiratewanderer.com and let’s chat!


Patronage

As with most YouTube Channels, I do this out of passion. Because I feel I have a message to share, and I want to entertain. Making videos is actually harder than it looks. Scripting, gear, filming, editing, release … a single eight minute video can take many, many hours to create, and usually does. Which is no big deal, because like I said, I love to do this.

But … it’s time consuming. And often expensive. It’s like having a second job that doesn’t come with a paycheck.

There is so much more that I want to share and do on YouTube. New places, new cultures, new … everything. It’s why I have our channel, right? And no matter what, I will continue.

But … I won’t turn away help. And that’s where you come in. My Patreon Page allows you to help support this effort.


Entertainment/Collaboration

While some folks use YouTube as a marketing tool to drive clients to their bread-and-butter gigs, I actually use it in kind of the opposite way. I make videos and write stories because I really enjoy the process of creation. I love to share my thoughts and goofiness. And if I can make a few shekels along the way, then life is indeed grand.

It’s also sort of a quiet therapy, which always helps in this day and age. 🙂

I’d love to do collaboration projects with you. It doesn’t matter if you’re an established YouTuber or just getting started. Or a blogger, filmmaker, or just a general creator of things. There is something I can probably learn from you (and maybe vise-versa), and I know we’d have a blast doing it. So if you want to share your sandbox for a bit, I’m your huckleberry.


Voice Work

It’s hard to describe voices in words, but I have been gifted with a nice, baritone, announcer-type voice. Which can be easily transformed into a semi-annoying AM-Radio Disc Jockey version of hell as well. Your choice.

Seriously, I love doing voice work. Be it live or recorded, broadcast or stage, it’s something I truly enjoy doing. And the fact that I have a face built for radio helps. I have done some acting, mostly little theater work in local productions. (I did once play the lead in Dracula!)

So … do you have a need for an announcer-styled voice actor on stage, in video/film, or in person? Then please reach out to me at rick@thepiratewanderer.com and let’s chat!


Speaking Engagements/Presentations

I do have the gift of gab, and I do love public speaking. I have given rote corporate trainings and I have spoken on topics of my own choosing. All of which boil down to the same thing … I love getting in front of audiences and running my mouth.

When left to my own devices, my presentations tend to follow what you see on my YouTube channel. Basically, travel and life from the perspective of a “Second Half Of Life” male, following his dreams instead of what others think I should be following.

Do you have a need and/or desire to hire a speaker? Ten minutes to all-day, (if your audience will sit still long enough). If so, again please reach out to rick@thepiratewanderer.com and let’s talk about it.