Ever since launching my Patreon campaign in June 2014, it has gradually grown into something much bigger. And whenever something becomes bigger, it tends to outgrow its original place of origin — hence the introduction of this website. To get an idea of what to expect out of this site, let's get into details.
What is Patreon?
Patreon is a crowdsourcing platform that allows creators like myself to earn a trusted source of revenue generated by the community. In exchange for creating content delivered via Patreon, supporters have the option of receiving exclusive rewards. These rewards can vary depending on the pledge tier they choose. Patreon has quite literally been a life-changer for me, and I could not be more grateful for everything it has allowed me to accomplish.
As my Patreon campaign continued to grow, the question I kept asking myself became more apparent — does it deserve its own website? To put simply, yes. Patreon.com has treated me well since the beginning, but something needed to change. With all the exclusive content I offer nowadays, building a website that is dedicated to my campaign was the smart thing to do. It's allowed me to display my Patreon-only content is a manner that is much more organized than previously.
Once a month I post what I like to call Patreon Updates. These are transparency reports that detail my generated earnings with Patreon, including service fees and the final amounts. Publishing the Patreon Updates is also my chance to update everyone on my campaign's progress. This usually involves detailing new rewards that are on the horizon, possible new features that I am thinking about introducing, and much more.
I am very proud to say that there are now 150+ exclusive vlogs available for patrons to enjoy. Also referred to as the patrons-only vlogs, these are feature-length videos that document my personal life throughout the week. Consider it a behind-the-scenes look at what I do in regards to work, as well as a sneak peek at what's to come with my content. Thanks to this very website, the patrons-only vlogs are neatly organized in a grid-like layout and organized by year of release.
As the newest addition to my Patreon campaign, the Patrons Showcase is a page 100% dedicated to patrons who contribute within the $10+ pledge tier. This page enables patrons to promote any link of their choice, which includes a brief description and a thumbnail image related to their link. I strongly believe in giving back to those who support me, so I look at this as a great opportunity in providing fellow creators with some much deserved attention.
Powered by Google Hangouts, patrons gather monthly in a 10-person video call and talk about anything they choose. Topics often relate to technology, building an online brand, and just life in general. Of course, these talks are always accompanied by lots of drinks and snacks to help keep the night going into the early hours of the following morning. If you're interested in joining the fun, all you need to do is become a patron!
Still have questions?
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