Back in mid-2016, I wanted to get involved in the autism community. The problem was that I didn’t know how I was going to do such a thing. I came across some autism Facebook pages and decided that I wanted to start my own! On October 1st 2016, Matthew’s Autism Journey was created! I remember when I first had 500 people follow my journey and how much it meant to me. Today, the page has grown to over 178,000 fans and the posts reach an average of 70K-100K people daily. The page has reached nearly 10 million people since its creation.
It doesn’t end with the Facebook Page though. I have now created this website, as well as an Instagram, both of which will begin to be regularly updated. I have MANY projects planned for the future as well. I would like to author a book eventually, although I am unsure exactly how I would start with this, and how I would attract the attention of a publisher. I would also like to create a Patreon in the future, as many content creators have, and provide exclusive content to my most loyal supporters.
As an autistic person, It has been exceptionally hard to find a job, so if I could somehow earn money from some of my content in the future it would be a huge help to me, do not worry though, Matthew’s Autism Journey social media accounts and blog will ALWAYS be 100% free. My idea of creating a Patreon for the future may just be to provide some extra exclusive content to those who are willing to support me.
It is not easy to be a content creator on the internet, it’s actually very very difficult. But I want to make a difference in the world and that will always be my main priority!
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All the best- Matthew