I'd like to think I'm pretty conservative with my finances. I don't have many expenses, and I keep track of my spending using a budget. Although I recently realized that I didn't create any sort of budget for supporting people who make things, so I decided to create a monthly budget for supporting independent creators!
My intention is to support other creators in a similar way to how I want to one day be supported, with regular and consistent payments. As a creator, being able to have a sense of regular monthly income is so important, especially with planning out future projects. As a consumer, I want to support those creators as best as I can, usually by buying what they make. But with independent creators, there are other ways to help support them too.
I started by pledging to @kseniaanske's Patreon. Ksenia shares so much of what she does and how she does it, all for free. Her writing on her blog, as well as her books (I am currently reading Irkadura), have helped and inspired me a lot, so pledging to her Patreon every month seems to be the least I can do.
I am going to keep doing my best to help sustainably support those who make great things, and I hope others do the same.