Thank you for your interest in supporting the show!
My DVC Points started off as a simple blog and podcast in the summer of 2018. We started off with this vision of expanding the DVC member-to-member conversations from text-only Facebook groups and online forums to a podcast and blog platform. We grew into a thriving online community with our Facebook page and multiple facebook groups. In January 2019, we started off using free Skype accounts and eCamm live software on Chad's mac to produce a weekly live show. As the show got better and our audience grew, we realized we're on to something here. My March of 2019, our expenses increased again when we subscribed to a software service that made it possible for our co-hosts to contribute to the show. Any of our co-hosts can now host the show, read all of the comments, display comments and drive further engagement with our community. In May 2019, we decided to add another software service that allows us to multicast the weekly live show across Facebook, YouTube and Periscope at the same time.
As we grew, we asked the question, why should we limit ourselves to just members that have the technology requirements to record a show? We decided to break through that barrier and purchase four professional quality microphones and headset kits to ship to members who have a lot to add but lack the hardware required. Unfortunately, these kits come with shipping costs as well.
In May of 2019, we launched our page at https://Patreon.com/MyDVCPoints. We currently have about a dozen supporters. In June of 2019, we entered a sponsorship agreement with DVC Resale Market and Vacation Club loans to help offset some of the expenses.
This allowed us to start outsourcing some of the podcast editing and post-production work required to publish a show. In August 2019, we shifted to a weekly podcast show.
My DVC Points is currently producing 4 podcast interviews a month and a weekly live stream show available on Facebook. A second podcast channel for the live shows is in the works.
If listening to our show has helped you drive more value from your membership, we ask that you consider supporting the show. There are various ways.
- Do business with our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on My DVC Points.
- Become a Monthly Patreon Supporter. The Dole Whip club starts at just $5 a month. Once we are able to sustain outsourcing the editing for our weekly podcast, we will be creating a monthly Patreon only show.
- Amazon Purchases. Just type mydvcpoints.com/amazon into your browser any time you shop Amazon. It costs you nothing and helps drive a little income towards the show costs.
- Purchase T-Shirts from DVCSwag.com.
- One Time PayPal Donations: paypal.me/chadpennycuff
Thanks as always for listening, contributing and being an active member of the DVC community. We all have limited time off-work, limited points and limited time with our families. Our goal is to create content that helps you get the most out of your membership.