Anyone had experience with Patreon?

Discussion in 'Internet and Technology' started by cheat_master30, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. cheat_master30

    cheat_master30 Moderator

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    For making money online, like for a YouTube channel or fan project?

    And if so, how was it? Do you usually get a decent amount of patrons from this? Can you actually earn a decent living through it, like in the range of a few thousand a month?

    Cause I've been looking down the Patreon pages for some sites I visit (and YouTubers I subscribe to), and most of those don't seem to make more than a few hundred at the high end. So they're obviously either working full time on the side or getting a massive amount of money on YouTube/through ads to make up for it.

    So anyone have experience here?
     
  2. Drastic

    Drastic Habitué

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    The amount of emails they send you upon registration is super annoying.

    But if you want some donations, gotta deal with it.
     
  3. Digital Phoenix

    Digital Phoenix Coffee Ninja

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    Not personally, but quite a few YouTubers and streamers I watch use it rather successfully.
     
  4. LeadCrow

    LeadCrow Apocalypse Admin

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    You need a pre-existing roster of dedicaced supporters (like staff, contributors, fans...), which could probably already get leveraged without Patreon as a middleman. A large userbase doesnt suffice to increase conversions, but the system is handy for sponsorship of various levels.

    That said, I wonder how converting a forum-centric subscription/premium system with time-limited premium perks (months, 1 year...) to Patreon would work. The much lower starting point for contribution (1$/month) could help keep them renewed for much longer than 'hold on this is too expensive' +20$ subs.
     
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