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  1. To date, we raised almost US$600k (AU$765K) to keep to company running for the rest of the year and it was a powerful reminder how strong and action-driven our community is. Thank you so much for all your support! ๐Ÿ™ Please join Mogao to really come together as a community and scale our effort to bridge social and cultural gaps through stories:
    App Store (iPhone): https://bit.ly/2wyascp
    Play Store (Android): https://bit.ly/2UxJycD

  2. Patreon value added could be behind the scenes, exclusive q&a, discord channel, anything!
    Maybe start a merch line and have special discounts for patreon or something exclusive.

  3. I hope that the channel doesn’t get corrupted. I know funding is necessary. And there may be a day that someone really rich will want to buy Asian Boss. I just hope it stays genuine. It can be anything. Just not another corrupted mainstream media arm.

  4. Hey Asian boss l am from UK l love your Newsletter it’s was Extremely useful to me on this situation. I would to see more colour of ppl in South korea that’s would been interested.

  5. ayyyeeeee! super happy to hear this! Continue doing what you’re doing we all believe in you and Asian Boss and what you all do as a collective! Sending love and a thousand blessings to you, your families and your team! Weekly shows is also a great idea.

  6. Maybe do a weekly podcast with guests via zoom/google meet? Since the pandemic I understand its hard to find people to interview on the streets. Hence podcasts with invited guests, which you can determine who to invite to talk about cultural/social challenges.

  7. I am so happy that Asian Boss is saved! I am not that too regularly watching all their videos but I did saw a few and well, I can say that there’s no alteration nor bias when they deliver what people should really know.

    Ah! Thank goodness that I will be able to see them going because people helped them and saw how worthy their contents are.

    I wish I can work in their company if there’s a chance. I just subscribe now and keep going giving us things to satisfy our curiosity. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  8. I am only 13 years old and I found asian boss..I really liked their content I got to know many different things about different countries and I really liked it. I was more curious,I got to know what other people from different countries think how their mindset is about different countries. And I am really grateful for this channel for giving me such beautiful knowledge. When I got to know this channel is suffering I almost cried.Thankyou so much to you all for saving it๐Ÿ™. I love you asian boss. Love from india โค๏ธ

  9. Hi Asian Boss, there is military coup in Myanmar. Could you share that news to the world through your channel? Save Myanmar, Reject Military coup, Free Aung San Suu Kyi

  10. Sorry I wasn’t able to help financially but yes thank you for always bring us the contents from different parts of the world really wish that asian boss will prosper ^^

  11. I don’t want to hate because I really like you vids, I’m just a bit confused how you are lacking funding but also releasing a social networking app at the same time. App development isn’t cheap, did you overstep your development costs and this is the result. It’s all very weird.

  12. I am so grateful for all of you that had funds to contribute! I could only share and try to boost algorithm. Again so grateful to all of you who could and did help and grateful to Asian Boss for all the insightful content.

  13. Yay! I’m so grateful I stumbled on this channel last year. Stories such as these make it easier to identify with people around the world and actually LEARN something. Regular news is basically just collecting lists of terrible things around the world & fails to create connections & empathy. This channel does that.

  14. My birthday is on Friday, Feb 12 and This is the best pre-birthday news to hear! I love your platform and I hope post rona I can visit the different Asian country like China, South Korea, and Singapore since those there places interest me the most ๐Ÿค— Congrats and I’m excited to see ALL the amazing things you guys do! I would love the see you get audience questions and then bring that into the videos you create if possible ๐Ÿ˜Š

  15. I learned a lot of insights watching: BOSS videos. I am thankful for including Philippines in some of your videos. Goodluck BOSS’ team on your next projects. God bless you all!

  16. I do support you to be on Patreon.
    Many channel offer very limited perks. Most of them are something like early video access and topic suggestion but many people don’t my having just that.

  17. Thank God your channel was saved… Literally.. I mean like… Like media tends to sugar coat news to make it sound nice even if it doesn’t and your channel is raw and puts news out there for people to know and so I hope and pray that your channel will grow bigger in the years to come!!
    ์—์ด์‹œ์•ˆ๋ณด์Šค ํ™”์ดํŒ…!
    Take care and God bless!๐Ÿ’œ

  18. Ohh I’m so glad that we all did it and keep you guys afloat! Keep fighting during these hard times and as always, thanks for the quality content! You guys deserve it.

  19. Hey everyone. We want to be more popular but we donโ€™t want to spend on ads, so we decided to click-bait

  20. So glad this channel can continue to create content.
    Some suggestions to sustain AsianBoss:
    1. Set up a merch site with products unique to your channel and what your audience would love to use. Have your regular merch, but then possibly collab with rising Asian artists/designers. People love fashion that has a unique but recognizable aesthetic.
    2. Create more entertainment-based content. What you’re doing now is interesting and educational, but it doesn’t grab people like a clickbait video does. I would suggest having a “learning” series with a single/group of hosts that travel around Asia making episodes of niche and very travely clickbait sort of thing (think the purple town in S Korea or Budget Trip to Bali). Possibly, you could try a game show format where teams race from country to country finding clues (similar to something that was on Discovery or animal planet).
    3. Create more aesthetic content. Looks aren’t everything, but they certainly help attract attention. Li Ziqi creates beautiful and educational content on her extremely popular yt channel. That is something you could definitely emulate.
    I hope this helps and wish you success in your business efforts. Additionally, please let me know if you would be interested in some art/design work for any merch you’d like to produce. I have a diverse portfolio and would love to work with you. Please communicate your interest by responding to this comment. Thank you.

  21. I’ve been watching you guys for a year or two, and you guys are such a huge inspiration, like you guys feel like my family, and when I heard you guys were about to quite I was like UM WHAT?!?! WHY?!?!!! but I’m really happy that we helped you guys so much

  22. Iโ€™m so pissed. I shared the video of Asian Boss talking to the Korean Doctor to a friend and she said I watch fake news and this virus is fake. Sheโ€™s 41 and a NYC pharmacist. ๐Ÿคฏ

  23. PLEASE sell Asian Boss merch! This is such a great idea and one I know will generate an income and be successful.
    You could sell general Asian Boss merch, then you could also sell country/culture/story specific Asian Boss merch. Imagine the world wearing or displaying Asian Boss merch, and in that way also spreading the word of your message. You could add in specific Asian Boss quotes and sayings, or something profound an interviewed or interviewer or the HQ or your viewers have said.

    I absolutely LOVE that you don’t just tell stories, but that you go in and uplift, aid, help and change lives! This is incredible work!!! I’d love to work for you in some way, but I dont live in an Asian country, even though I am Asian.
    Keep at it boss!

  24. I’m glad that people supporting this relevant and informative channel.More content on Asia as its important role in humanity and more content about the Philippines because many Filipinos subscribe and supported you.

  25. Opening a patreon wouldn’t make you guys a charity. There are big companies out there that rely on patreon donations. although people on patreon also give extra rewards depending on the tier to make their monthly donation worthwhile. if you can’t have those extra rewards, this community is driven enough to give you more money without expecting anything in return other than your usual content that gets better and better. if you want some place else that does have monthly donations without the expectation of extra rewards, open collective is also open to those monthly donations and it’s community based at its heart. it’s a lot more transparent to use.

  26. I love your channel. Got to be honest been wanting to travel to multiple Asians countries and experience different cultures for years but always thought I would be hated for just being there so I always talked myself out of it your channel and a few others showed me I might have a few bad experiences here and there because there is bad people in all cultures but its so many beautiful people out there so thanks for that.

  27. What I love most about Asian Boss is the genuineness of those involved. I appreciate their effort to share facts instead of opinions. And I love seeing how others live their lives, highlighting and celebrating our differences to bring us together instead of letting it push us apart. I hope Asian Boss can continue for a long time.

  28. No body is talking about job industry where only 2-3 years experienced are getting in, do freshers don’t have right to earn money or live in this world. Please make an impactful video on that

  29. Just 20 secs in and before anything I’m crying already
    It’s clearly Stephen’s on the verge on crying from the happiness of everyone supporting AsianBoss…one of the internet’s biggest accomplishments!!

  30. The ‘mainstream’ news report mainly the bad things in life: accidents, morder, crime… The more you watch it the more you start thinking about how mean the mankind is and eventually you may start thinking, one has to behave that way in this ‘jungle’ in order to succeed or to survive. What we need is to report more about people doing good and not bad, being altruistic and not egoistic, having an positive impact on the society – so that we have some ideals to take inspiration from – like about the father who raised 10 Nordkorean children. And also about underprivileged, struggling people, sick people, all people in need – like about the elderly poverty problem in Korea.
    Thank you for bringing that kind of news in the past and please more!
    ์ธ๊ฐ„์ ์ธ ์ธ๊ฐ„์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๋‰ด์Šค๋ฅผ ์ œ๊ณตํ•ด์ฃผ์‹œ๊ธธ ๋ถ€ํƒ๋“œ๋ ค์š”!^^
    ์ƒˆํ•ด ๋”์šฑ ๊ฑด๊ฐ•ํ•˜์‹œ๊ณ  ์ข‹์€ ์ผ๋“ค๋งŒ ๊ฐ€๋“ํ•˜์‹œ๊ธธ ๊ธฐ์›ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค!

  31. I seriously cannot say how much Asian Boss has enriched my life. Iโ€™m from the states but my maternal family are of Philippine ancestry. We lost most of our culture to be more digestible and assimilated to American society. Whenever I get a moment to watch interviews in the Philippines, and many other asian countries it instills a since of connection. We couldnโ€™t learn our mother tongue due to my gran pushing us to be as American as possible. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your content, your ethics, and your team are all incredibly talented. Whatever ways you choose to help maintain your initiative Iโ€™ll support in my best capacity.

  32. I missed this whole fundraising campaign, but i’m so glad to hear this great news!! The style of street journalism that you do is valuable for people to watch, learn, maybe laugh happily sometimes, maybe hear an unexpected touching story. I always love your work, no matter from which place!! Keep it up!! <3

  33. Oh please, Stephen- y’all already knew we were gonna come through for you. We need our Asian Boss fix!! Haha No one’s letting this channel/company go under if we can help it.

  34. I wish you guys were televised. This stuff is so essential for our unity and understanding. I couldnโ€™t donate, but Iโ€™m grateful to the 22,000 folks who did. Iโ€™ve never wanted to pay for something so badly tho! Thank you all for your hard work and big dreams and goals that donโ€™t exist for monetary gain. You guys are on interstellar level of thinking. Other people can learn from you guys.โ˜บ๏ธ

  35. You deserve this Bro, you are the best of best ! ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ”ฅ โค๏ธ
    Love from India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  36. Hi asian boss! So happy you can stay on YouTube. In regards to your questions, I donโ€™t think you should do weekly shows. Just keep making vids at your own pace and quality, in the style youโ€™ve been doing up till now. Plz donโ€™t feel pressure to have to change the style of your videos ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Keep doing it Asian Boss. This dream you have, itโ€™s a thought Iโ€™ve always pondered about growing up. Iโ€™ve always been keen on following current events and referencing it back to historical events, then gradually forming conclusions that could unfold in the future. With the internet and social media becoming such a โ€œforceโ€, it has unfortunately created an โ€œimbalanceโ€ in the world. People have become misinformed, and itโ€™s wrecking havoc on the world and molding peopleโ€™s minds in not a so healthy way. Media will change one day, and it starts with a โ€œnew forceโ€ (company) like this. We both clearly understand how crucial it is for โ€œAsian Bossโ€ to exist. But heed my warning, do not become โ€œlike themโ€ (Donโ€™t lose the integrity or the values that have molded and held this together). There will be people out there who will scorn, doubt and curse, ignore those people but understand their point of view as well. I just turned 21 a few days ago, I fear for my generation and the younger ones to come, but that can change. Keep going and stay โ€œunshakenโ€.

  38. God bless you and the asian boss community! Always striving for the goodness of people and bridging communities, we wont let this good initiative stop so easily.

  39. So beautiful happy with save your chennal Aisan boss is wonderful strong …….we are Aisan boss forever โค and but please let’s Don’t leave it ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    From Indian
    I am Asian and I am real deaf

    WE ARE LOVE YOU MUCH FOR ASIAN BOSS

  40. This is great news!!! And I’m so happy everyone came together to save the company! That’s how important you are to all us viewers. Am I the only one wondering why there are dislikes to this channel?๐Ÿค”

  41. Congratulations for successfully raising the needed funds!
    Being a less corporate-like and more indi-like as a YouTuber will take you a long way. Be a non-profit and do fundraising initiatives the way most non-profits do.
    Allow multiple ways to build the community, not just the Mogao app. YouTube audience is fickle, for your info!
    More power to AsianBoss!

  42. I found you guys years ago by accident on FB. Iโ€™m so glad I followed you back here, and have learned so much from so many cultures and this world. Thank you for everything that you have done, do, and will do!

  43. Daily updates on local events on each country would be nice. The korean english content that most k-media corporations release might seem a bit biased at times due to “special interests” in my opinion. It’s hard to find unbiased news content

  44. Hi Steve, I am glad to hear that Asian Boss will continue to be ongoing. I myself have been through hardship and know eventually that things will pay off if you keep on believing. I also would like to be a participant in any of your content if you are interested. I will add you on the various social media sites that you mentioned and reach out to you from there. Stay strong and never give up. Kind regards, – Fred Li

  45. i donโ€™t care if you call me dramatic or what, but i literally teared up when i saw this. i’m so glad that many people saved this channel, that they made it through ๐Ÿ˜ญ i’m just so happy โฃ๏ธ

  46. You deserved this. This is our way of saying thank you ๐Ÿ’– You’ve educated us on many topics, you’ve challenged us to stay curious. I love Asia and I’ve learned lots about all these amazing asian countries thanks to you. I’m happy today. Asian Boss is all of us ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ช

  47. Yay!! So glad Asian Boss is going to stay!! I very much enjoy the street interviews that give someone like me, who lives in Indiana, U.S., a window into real life in Asian culture.

  48. You’re sleeping on that logo!!!
    Start making “Asian Boss” t-shirts and hoodies asap!
    Reach out Asian celebrities to get them to rock your apparel…
    ie. DM BTS, Jackson Wang, Rich Brian, Simu Liu, Jeremy Lin on social media
    If you can get any of them on board, you’re golden.

  49. please, please, please put ads in all your videos. in the beginning, after your intro, in the middle, and at the end. i think everyone will agree that weโ€™d rather sit through a 5-30 second ad in every Asian Blss video than not have Asian boss videos at all

  50. Asian Boss helped me open myself up to many different ideas, generous and unique people following and doing what they believed in. It opened my eyes to many issues going on in countries other than the U.S and so much more. Iโ€™m glad it can keep going.

    I canโ€™t wait for more content !

  51. I literally clicked the link and clicked Install the moment you suggested us to download the app without you even finishing the explanation because I know that app will be a good app.

  52. Congratulations. You guys deserve it. I think Patreon model is okay, but not for a long term business model. To be honest, I donโ€™t mind to see a good quality content that have an advertising or supported by certain Company. I am sure there are heaps of companies that share the same value as yours. And they want to expose themselves to your audience.

    Anyway good luck and hope to keep seeing a good videos.

  53. I suggest you also include in-depth interviews with Asian thinkers and delve into social issues in Asian countries. Itโ€™s going to be divisive, but you can manage it by having 2 sides of opinions in one video. The aim of course is not to side with one party, but to educate both sides.

  54. I been hoping you guys would cover that issue that recently come up in China’s media regarding an actress and her babies she got through surrogate mothers. That’s a massive social issue right there that we can debate.

  55. I found your channel in 2019 and I was amazed. Because this is very unusual modern media channel I’ve ever known. I was sad when you uploaded the previous video, it’s really broke my heart. And I glad to know that you can survive now.. if you’re planning to sell some merchs, I’ll buy it tho.. really

  56. – put 2 ads in every 10 minutes of your videos
    – sell merch (hoodies, shirts, stickers with asian boss and stay curious on them)
    – use patreon !!!!!!! itโ€™s not a bad idea at all

  57. Am I the only one that think itโ€™s a failure to be unable to operate with 3 million subs? Why do you need a distributed team in 3 countries. You can film this content on iPhones and itโ€™d still be as engaging. This channel needed to become leaner and to think about how it could make engaging content without a bloated staff. Instead it raised money and is going to operate in the same way that bankrupt it to begin with!

  58. Your channel makes us all feel very connected and not alone in an ever changing world, especially when it comes to real cultural and social issues centred at the very core. Many thanks and keep up the good work.

  59. Yay! You survive! Now that you’re back in business, can you do a story about the Filipino Cfnm annual event? They have like a mini marathon where the guys run totally naked in public & the ladies cheering them, & taking selfies with them. I’m just curious what this annual event is all about?

  60. ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๊ตฌ๋…์„ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ์ด๊ฑธ ์˜ค๋žœ๋งŒ์— ๋ด์ง€๋Š”๊ฑฐ์ง€ใ…ฃ?????;;

  61. Hi Iโ€™m a subscriber from Sri lanka ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ… Thank you for everything โ™ฅ๏ธ You made me believe that I can change the world at least a little bit from just changing my mindset and you made me very open minded .Thank you so much โ™ฅ๏ธ

  62. I still think having multiple financial sources is worth looking into like YT Join button thing and having Patreon just as a form of support to begin with.
    If you get sponsors, you can even upload an unsponsored version to Patreon so Patreon people don’t have to sit-through or have to click-to-skip through that segment.

  63. I canโ€™t help smiling while in tears. WE DID IT!!!Keep inspiring many people. Asian Boss fighting!

    STAY POSITIVE
    STAY CURIOUS
    STAY ASIAN BOSS

  64. Que buena noticia ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Felicidades para ustedes y para nosotros que seguimos recibiendo informaciรณn confiable.
    Thank you everyone ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  65. Congratulations on being saved, but as a human living on planet earth , I wonder why you’ve decided to invest in an app? could it be a way to track and sell user information as many free apps tend to do?

  66. Genuine question here: Doesn’t youtube pay enough to cover all your cost? I might have miss something but just a curious question. Thank you to any one that answer my question.

  67. I’m so proud of you guys! And I’m so glad my efforts paid off to save you guys!! What a way to celebrate the [Lunar] New Year!! And Happy New Year guys!!

  68. I am so happy right now!!๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Yasss Asian Boss you made it๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  69. Is Australia part of Asia btw? Sure itโ€™s โ€œwestern countryโ€ but itโ€™s located in south east Asia next to Indonesia. Happy to spread words for Asian boss channel

  70. Iโ€™m so so glad you guys are gonna be able to continue! Your mission is so important, and Iโ€™m going to do everything I can to support you guys in the future.

  71. I’m so happy my very little contribution helped you. In these difficult times, knowing that there are people devoted to build bridges and sharing knowledge about cultures and social topics makes me optimistic there is still hope. Hugs from an Italian fan, in love with Asian culture, in love with the all world ๐Ÿ’ช

  72. I have a huge connection with Asia but never really understood the things going on not on a governmental level but on what the citizens themselves think- this channel has given me a way to understand whats going on in the continent that i come from :)) thank you so much ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  73. Thank you for giving us useful and informative content ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ‘ it has helped me thru this pandemic and difficulties face daily.

  74. I was gonna be sooo sad if Asian boss was gonna go out of business because they do something sooo Beautiful and it teaches me many things and not just me but millions!

  75. The fact that Asian Boss is looking at sustaining the business model instead of asking for more donations unless needed, deepens my respect for them. Maybe we can buy your merchandise, like the hoodie or tshirts? I hope the Gates will use you to represent some of their content. This world needs your content.

  76. Glad everyone was able to save Asian Boss. This platform is one of the few who really, and genuinely addresses the real issues. I’m happy that you guys are around. Dont worry, we’ll always back you up. ๐Ÿ™‚

  77. So excited that we as a community came together and helped save Asian Boss. This channel is amazing. I love the idea of doing weekly videos. I agree if you made hoodies or shirts with your “stay curious” phrase, it would be awesome; it doesn’t provide a sustainable media outlet for the idea of change you have, but it would provide additional revenue for the company and keep your staff employed. What if you talked about more social issues of varying Asian countries, similar to what Nobita from Japan does – even a collaboration video would be cool!

  78. Please interview HK protestors/Uyghurs ๐Ÿ™. Every mainstream media is afraid of Mainland China’s “threat” and doesn’t have the gut to expose them fully

  79. Felicidades a Asรญan Boss por tener la oportunidad de seguir informando al mundo sobre diferentes culturas y cerrar mรกs brechas que hay por el desconocimiento y la desinformaciรณn en el mundo. FELICIDADES!!!

  80. Sooo glad Asian Boss is here to stay.. This channel is a rare gem and delivers not just any content but raises awareness and helps people too. Thank you to the community and audience who helped the channel survive.. Keep safe and stay strong all! ๐Ÿ’—

  81. I’m telling you man, start a patreon ๐Ÿ™‚ a one time donation is great, I’m happy i donated, and I’ll donate again, but you’re going to need an ongoing revenue source.

    You DO provide enough value already for a patreon with 3 videos a week, heck 1 video a week..

    People will decide if that’s enough to support you there and with tiers as low as 1 dollar, many, many people will, even if you changed nothing with the channel..

  82. Iโ€™ve met 2 different people who worked for him at different times . They only have good things to say about him . Thatโ€™s how you know heโ€™s a good and honest guy

  83. I’m a lawyer myself and just the thought that Stephen quit this job to peruse his ultime dream makes him a true bad ass! I’m so jealous of you and proud of you!

  84. just donated. your videos had shed a lot of light into the lives of people I never thought of. It’s so great to see different voices and perspectives in all parts of the world. good luck! keep making videos!

  85. If u want to create better content then how come u never covered stories from Taiwan other than the bubble tea founder this past year they were first to get rid of the virus

  86. I’m v happy you guys are back at your feet. I’ll always support you and your team and this amazing channel that sheds light into things that people don’t want to hear. Thank you for all your hard work! I hope you continue thriving!

  87. to transform Asian Boss into a sustainable business, it would be wiser to find reliable companies that also share that vision of spreading the truth. I’m sure many companies would want to back your project. While donation definitely can be a source of income, it would be too inconsistent and most viewers just can’t financially help.

  88. So important! As I have only happened upon a few of your videos beforehand, now I want to explore more of your channel and follow it, because your message seems so relevant and I have been feeling like I’m opening my eyes more, learning to care about things important.

  89. Steve and Kai, Iโ€™ve been a follower of you guys for a while. Iโ€™m a Chinese-Canadian currently based in China. May I ask, are there any potential opportunities with you guys?

  90. I’m so happy that I’ve come across such an authentic and genuine channel in this huge ocean of YouTube.. We are here to support you and support your cause and THANK YOU for creating this channel and bringing us stories from around Asia and shedding light on the lives of people whose stories go unoticed Or untold.. THANK YOU

  91. Was waiting to hear this from you – am so happy we kept you afloat for the year – hopefully you will be able to find more investors once vaccines are out and economy starts to recover. Maybe you can open up AB to volunteer or affiliate content creators who donโ€™t look to be paid but are happy to shoot content for you and access to your platform?

  92. We save ur ass…how many times u want to be save? Even though u donโ€™t deserve to be save! Ur so called saviour to the world canโ€™t convince me .Just go back to be lawyer ok!learn fast…I donโ€™t wan discourage you…..wht u did is noble but we need to face reality.

  93. I know that everyone who deeply appreciates your team’s tireless dedication is most grateful to have been able to step up and support all of you for what you bring to all of us. I am most grateful to know the quality of the community that supports and appreciates hearing truth and reason in this rather crazy period we are all going through. I applaud you for your courage to be straight forward, leveling with us on what you need to keep on doing what you love. It takes courage to do this and truth and courage are always felt, recognized and supported.

  94. Phew! This is such a relief. So glad you guys get to keep doing what you’re doing, and that you can plan on further expansion

    I appreciate what you’re saying about Patreon, and it’s okay if that’s not the route you wanna go. Perfectly valid decision. I would however like to reframe the way you characterised Patreon in your video

    I don’t think of Patreon as a donation platform. I think of it as a way for creators to directly sell their content to willing consumers (while also offering it to the public and adding value to the lives of those who can’t pay), and for consumers to decide for themselves on the value of the content relative to their ability to pay for it. And consumers who can afford it more also help subsidise the content for those who can’t

    Anyway, really happy to be able to follow you on your continuing journey, and I’ll certainly be checking out mogao

  95. Please know that I have full respect to you and Asian Boss team. I appreciate diversity in story telling, and your channel fits just this. Congratulations and my kind wishes will always be with Asian Boss.

  96. As a man with a dream to one day live in Japan one day, itโ€™s channels like this that make me feel even more exhilarated in moving to a different country and embracing the Asian culture all together. Ever since I was a little kid, Iโ€™ve always had a deep love for the Japanese culture and their way of life and when I get enough money, I would like to one day move there and live out the rest of my days in that beautiful country.

  97. Maybe they can do a Ko-Fi? Unlike Patreon you don’t need to do anything in return to your donors. Instead it can be more of a tipping jar that you see in shops for anyone out there in the giving mood or to show their appreciation to the channel and it’s workers.

  98. So glad Asian Boss has been saved, you’re doing such important work and wishing you the best in the future! Looking forward to seeing more content from you all.

  99. Honestly I think sponsorships don’t hurt. I know this is a serious channel but still must of the viewers understand what sponsorships mean and it’s a reliable way to earn money when demonetized
    Maybe only show the sponsorships on Videos where you talk directly with us if you care about the context of the video

  100. I’m very happy for you guys and everyone. Sad to hear many people had to leave. But the fact that the channel is saved I’m sure one day this channel will return to as it was. Your videos were always interesting and educational in a fun way. I can’t hope to see more video from Asian boss.

  101. How can I help to keep Asian Boss running? I love your show. I will donate on a monthly basis. Please keep up the great, amazing work all of you are doing. Your content bridges the gap of different cultures. It opens a window to provide knowledge of different cultures and provides wisdom to humanity. Thank you.๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿ–คLet’s do this!!!

  102. Continue with your Go fund me. There still might be people who would like to donate and those donations can still help you. So glad you guys reached your target.

  103. I suggest that you need to produce “Asian Boss” merchandise line such as hoodies that you’re wearing, hat or cap and many more that can continuously give you source of fund for the longer terms. As a fan of Asian Boss’s content, I am willing to spend on the merch you guys selling.

  104. Woohooo, so glad Asian Boss is saved! ๐ŸŽ‰ Every little bit counts and we are more than happy to contribute to your vision and bridge cultural gaps. Merch & podcasts or patreon for video bts, bloopers, staff interviews etc are hopefully something you’ll consider too!

  105. Glad to see things keep going, i would really like to see a video on how u guys ended up in a tough spot considering the size of your channels. Would make a great case study on monetization and how its not always about the amount of subs

  106. Drives me crazy how the Kardashians can blow up or Irrelevant YouTubers can blow up and become millionaires but the Channels that really matter and bring awareness are struggling and yet doing their best

  107. Im really happy that this channel is staying. This channel is my go to for when I need to watch something on youtube.

    I do think that one way you could diversify your income revenue would be merch because I want some of your hoodies to wear. Also, I feel like sponsorships will help bring more revenue. Keep up the good work !! this channel is amazing and I hope to see more stuff in the future !!

  108. Yess!! I’m so happy!๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Can’t imagine YouTube without Asian Boss in which people can understand Asian communities and cultures as well as what really happens in Asian countries. I hope you guys can reach out to more communities from every corner of Asia. Good job guys!! Keep shining!๐Ÿ’•โœจโœจ

  109. a Asian Boss podcast or Asian Boss merch would be a nice way to make income, it’s a 50/50 chance to succeed tho but if it did it will make a income that would sustain good condition to the company, hoping for good success for Asian Boss in the future

  110. I think it may be good to keep considering patreon, at least for a while. Many youtubers use it, but not because theyโ€™re a charity. If you guys just make it clear that youโ€™re not a charity but still offer the option for dedicated fans to help out through patreon, that could work well.

    And, although it isnโ€™t the most sophisticated option, one of the patreon perks could be merch. Teeshirts. Mugs. I donโ€™t think there would be a loss of dignity in that at all, and it may help keep you guys afloat in the future.

  111. I’m so glad you guys are still here! Your content has opened my eyes to the lives of people whom I never thought about before as I went about my daily life. Love all the work you guys do!

  112. Yay I’m so happy we saved this channel! It’s a blessing to a lot of people who don’t have access to a physical look into Asia and Asian cultural. So don’t thank us, thank YOU Asian Bossโค

  113. I am so very happy you will continue!!! I’m going onto mogao. Asian Boss is a vehicle that informs us all on the realities of life. I love the idea of hearing stories from all over the world. Let’s go for it!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š

  114. I really like your personality and style. It’s just my guess but I think some suggestions people made wasn’t just about money or to make it like some charity(. It kind of like hey Asian boss. would you like to go grab coffee or lunch is on me today. call it weird and no its not a bribe, but sometimes if its my first time dining with someone or someone I know. I’ll buy. its just a friendly gesture.

  115. I very much appreciate one of your words “we can share the lights to every corner of the world.” This is a kind of enthusiasm and passion which everyone needs at this point because we need to have this such a strong compassion to healing our broken hearts. With the resurgence of Covid~19, people have their vulnerable hearts broken. Hope more and more peope like you can mend the rift and move towards as ones.

  116. I love this channel , Iโ€™ve learned a lot about Asian culture and also I like listening to the Japanese videos since Iโ€™m learning the language

  117. If asian boss can cover all the injustices occurring around the world, that’d be awesome. Im definitely interested in everything thats going around the world.

  118. I have a story to tell you not only blow your mind but everyone on the planet. It may sound crazy its all true. So if you choose to talk to me or not its coming brace yourselves.

  119. Posted on Mogao.
    Was unable to post my email for people to contact me but apparently I can’t do that on the YouTube comments section either.
    Mogao is still under construction and there are still lots of glitches.

  120. Yes please report like this as often as it is possible for you and your crew! Thank for sending out
    Integrity driven truth.Your kindness and hope is inspiring.

  121. To start, I’d say to start selling T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts and other items with the Asian Boss name. It’s something I’d like to buy.

  122. Please make a podcast kind of like a documentary narrative and insert some interview/answers. Idk if that makes sense but I really enjoyed that type of format on some of your videos

  123. Hi. Great news. I would be interested in explore cross cultural responses to special needs. How different countries and cultures respond to children and adults who have a range of learning needs. How does each country respond to inclusion in schools and the community.

  124. IDEAS FOR A PATREON

    Have exclusives just for the Patreon like BTS/deleted scenes from your videos, blooper compliation videos of some of the funnier bloopers from that month, interviews with the staff, a tour of the various offices, an ad/sponsor free rss feed of an Asian Boss podcast, patreon only newsletter, etc. Another big thing would be early access for videos you post to the channel. Even being able to view new videos a day early before they premiere for the public would be a good incentive for people.

    Also a good source of revenue if you do it right is a merch line! So long as the quality is good, people will definitely buy merch to support you. Someone in the comments mentioned “Stay Curious” merch which is a really good idea. You could do that along with regular “Asian Boss” branded merch. “Stay Curious” is short & simple. yet catchy. Having it on t-shirts, hoodies, mugs & stickers just to start would give you an extra source of revenue & allow people to support you without it being a charity.

  125. So happy that Asian Boss is saved! I think that this should totally be like a weekly thing. Really keeping up this amazing line of communication and updates is so so important! Best wishes to Asian Boss and may they keep growing and bringing us amazing content!

  126. You guys gave us a lot of interesting content that gave us a lot of knowledge of things that we didn’t even knew or wasn’t broadcasted in the mainstream media. You deserved it!๐Ÿ˜Š

  127. signed up on mogao! thank you for all that you do, i’m able to learn so much because you and your team work so hard for this vision. i truly admire your determination. i’ll do my best to support asian boss in the ways i can. thank you for hanging in there and welcome back!

  128. Make more episodes on southeast asias, make episodes about Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and talk about racism that is going on between themselves for example. Make episodes on Malaysia too thanks in advance.

  129. I’m so so glad to know this! ๐Ÿ˜ญ I’m so thankful to everyone who helped save this channel, I love ya’ll ๐Ÿ’• Stay Curious merch when? ๐Ÿ˜†

  130. I’m glad this channel can to keep continue becouse japan and south korea are my two favorite countries in the world and i love to keep being informed and what is going and the culture there hopefully one day i can visit them , big up from algeria ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

  131. Thats is one of the best news I received in the 1st day of lunar new year (our country new year alongside with 2021). Thank you for our community and wish Asian Boss all the good things.
    Love from Vietnam.

  132. You do know you can set up Patreon to do a “Per Completed Video” so it’s not a monthly thing, correct? You’re not getting a hand out if you’re producing important content – a product – for your customer (us). It’s too hard to play the Youtube game when the expectations of Youtube expect creators to publish a video almost every day. Youtube Algorithm just sucks.

    If you’re still feeling icky about Patreon there are alternatives that exist. You can also propose specific production projects using Kickstarter. Or you can also do simpler forms like starting a behind the scenes production podcast of Asian Boss and talk about that there and have the Podcast be a pay what you want thing to access.

    A (somewhat) similar company Complexly runs a lot of different projects with different models of funding – I recommend spending some time getting yourself acquainted of how they have been able to create impressive high quality content with an education angle.

    Other things – There’s also Merchandising options to help generate funds and I’m sure plenty of people would love (sustainably and ethically made) shirts and coffee cups.

    Don’t turn away good people who want Asian Boss to succeed. Let us help.

  133. I think it would be very thoughtful of you to engage your audience into your business decision as some of people here have make great ideas, focus on 10 lists and have your audience votes for it. We notice your social media presence is very week as well. Please have a team dedicated to it and monetize from ads on youtube more. People donate out of their heart to help you growth so it’s only right to let them see your progress and know that money did not go to waste.

  134. Maybe make a patreon where you can put extended content commentary from the interviwers or bts of interviews. Steady income from fans while also spreading more knowledge while staying true to AB core motto.

  135. I would like an idea of doing interviews online…
    But finding or recruiting the participants is the hard part…
    Cause it has to have the asian boss vibe where there is no bias and itโ€™s just random recruitments ๐Ÿ˜Š

  136. hillarious how you admit social media is dividing humanity yet ask to join social media . doesn,t that feel odd to you ?? so what is it backwards or forwards ? because don’t pretend to wanna go fowards by asking me to go backwards . that is just too obvious .

  137. I think that you could do things like upload the full length interviews and do early uploads of the content from here if you were going to make a patreon. Also merch wouldnโ€™t be a bad idea

  138. I came to rely on Asian Boss for the most accurate, detailed information re: COVID-19, trying to end anti-Asian racism and more. I’m so glad you’re still here and I would happily join a Patreon for more detailed videos and more. I have joined Mogao, but I need to learn how to engage in it more.

  139. Its a shame that so many AB Videos get demonetised. Just for talking about “the real stuff”. That alone indicates how rigged this whole Youtube system is.

  140. I find your channel to be very informative and educational, seeing others peoples perspectives is refreshing, glad you will still be here, Iโ€™ll keep watching and sharing ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  141. Why do you restrict yourself by not wanting to accept donations? I mean, “normal” magazines also have a price and I pay for them each time.

    You can literally just see us as “investors” instead of “donators”? What is charity if not investment ? And this is not even “out of pity” but “out of wanting your interviews/Infos”

    Don’t undermine your value, please.

    I’m so glad we as a community were able to help. :)!

  142. I am not sure what was needed for a channel to be “saved” on a free platform, but I am glad it is around. with 2.9 million subscribers, I would think Youtube would pay for you to be here.
    I would consider getting a Roku channel and have advertising on that.

  143. Is my personal wish that Asian Boss becomes or branch into a daily news media one day. We need a news media we can trust and clearly lay out the facts even if takes longer to find the truth.

  144. Hope you are able to find sustainable business model. I’m rooting for you. As a Korean immigrant who came to USA at 9 years old I can tell you that your channel relates to me very closely.

  145. So glad to hear this. Y’all’s channel is unique and your videos are inspiring. And Stephen, your optimism is infectious ๐Ÿ˜† Hope to see Asian Boss through 2021 and beyond! ๐Ÿ’™

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