Primarily what I wanted to discuss was that it seems unfeasable to ask my entire network because I know some of them are poor, one was a friend I recently reconnected with and I don’t want to make it seem like I connected with her just to ask her for funds, and I’ve already asked favors from some friends such as “can you read and give me an opinion on this” so I’m trying to target richer friends and relatives.
For reference, I’m a journalist so my circle of friends and social circle knows I’m a journalist. I’m sure many of them don’t feel it’s their duty to help me with actual money so I don’t want to strain friendships to ask. I’m also doing more artsy stuff like blogging about film and making youtube videos about film now.
Lastly, I also have started a community to help arts writers network.
Also, my patreon is at http://www.patreon.com/okjournalist for reference