Patreon Update: May 2017

Welcome to my Patreon Update for May 2017. This is the monthly report for my Patreon campaign and how it's performing, as well as my chance to thank everyone for their ongoing support. Let's get started with last month's earnings. Below you can see my transparency report regarding all the pledges that were received and processed for April.

April 2017 Earnings

Numbers are slightly down, but that's nothing new considering what time of the year it is. Regardless, I continue to be quite happy with how things are going. Just check out these earnings:

  • Pledged: $3,517.00
  • Service Fees: $404.63
  • Processed: $3,112.37
Pledge amounts shown for the current month are not final.

Pledge amounts shown for the current month are not final.

Updates

It may be a slow time of the year for growth, but that doesn't mean my Patreon campaign is doing poorly. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Despite the slight drop in overall earnings, I continue to make patrons' pledges more than worth it. With a new exclusive vlog released every Friday, as well as the opportunity to present patrons' links in the Patrons Showcase, my rewards continue to help keep things consistent.

I've also updated this website with a nice little change. When reading the Patreon Updates, you can now quickly access any of the ten latest exclusive vlogs via the sidebar. This is a great shortcut (and reminder) if you've missed a vlog or two and you're looking to catch up. Simply click the thumbnail of your choice and you'll be taken to the corresponding vlog on Patreon.

And speaking of vlogs, how does early access to "Seaside Heights 2017" sound? Yeah, I realize July isn't exactly here yet, but at least it's something to look forward to. Just like with any of my other holiday/vacation videos, patrons will get first dibs.

$25+ Pledge Promotions

Every month I promote websites and/or services ran by those who are kind enough to pledge within the $25+ tier. Please take a moment to review anything below that you may find interesting:

Callum Coyne's Instagram
http://instagram.com/coyyne

Two Lakes Design | Web Development & Design
http://twolakesdesign.com

Joel Shaw: Web Developer | Graphic Designer
http://whoisjoelshaw.com

Michael Eng's YouTube Channel
http://youtube.com/mikeeng16

Monthly $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

For this month's $25 Amazon gift card giveaway, I would like to congratulate Tim Freundel for winning May's drawing! You'll be hearing from me shortly.

Conclusion

Another month, another update. As always, I'm incredibly thankful for what Patreon is allowing me to do. If you're curious about using crowdfunding in your workflow, I encourage you to check out the all-new Di Franco University. It features a plethora of content that you are sure to find useful.

Patreon Update: April 2017

Welcome to my Patreon Update for April 2017. This is the monthly report for my Patreon campaign and how it's performing, as well as my chance to thank everyone for their ongoing support.

Let's get started with last month's earnings. Below you can see my transparency report regarding all the pledges that were received and processed for March.

March 2017 Earnings

Going into March, much like advertising revenue, month-to-month earnings are slightly down. However, this can be viewed as perfectly normal, so I don't think it's a call for concern just yet.

  • Pledged: $3,626.00
  • Service Fees: $417.33
  • Processed: $3,208.67

Pledge amounts shown for the current month are not final.

Updates

Month-to-month earnings may be on a slight decline at the moment, but I don't see this turning into a serious concern at any point in the near future. Post-holidays numbers are typically low within the first few months. And besides, if you compare numbers to this time last year, you'll see that my Patreon campaign continues to perform quite well. It's generating $1,000+ in overall increased pledges.

In an effort to keep my campaign feeling new, I refreshed its website recently with a few interesting tweaks. The first noticeable difference is an all-new homepage, which I think does a nice job at explaining what my Patreon campaign is all about and how it can benefit new patrons — including a sneak peek at rewards that can be claimed when pledging.

Another thing that you may have noticed immediately is the addition of testimonials from actual patrons. A few of these testimonials can be seen on the new homepage, but the entire collection resides on its own Testimonials page. I would like to extend a huge thank-you to those who took the time to make this possible. If you're interested in submitting your own testimonial, you can do so here. Your support is appreciated!

And finally, the website in general is cleaner and easier to navigate. This especially applies to the Patrons Showcase, which is quickly filling up with $10+ patrons. As additional patrons join the showcase, I will be sure to accommodate space and be sure they receive their promised exposure. Every click counts, right?

$25+ Pledge Promotions

Every month I promote websites and/or services ran by those who are kind enough to pledge within the $25+ tier. Please take a moment to review anything below that you may find interesting:

SeekWiz | A Location Sharing Platform
 http://sigmapeiron.com/home#seekwiz-main

Callum Coyne's Instagram
http://instagram.com/coyyne

Two Lakes Design | Web Development & Design
http://twolakesdesign.com

Joel Shaw: Web Developer | Graphic Designer
http://whoisjoelshaw.com

Michael Eng's YouTube Channel
http://youtube.com/mikeeng16

Dela Cruz Family of 4 | YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/UC73V...

 

Monthly $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

For this month's $25 Amazon gift card giveaway, I would like to congratulate Rup Sarkar for winning April's drawing! You'll be hearing from me shortly.

Conclusion

And just like that, another Patreon Update comes to a close. If anyone has ideas on how I can continue to improve my Patreon campaign, please do not hesitate to comment below or email me. Every bit of feedback helps!

Patreon Update: March 2017

Welcome to my Patreon Update for March 2017. This is the monthly report for my Patreon campaign and how it's performing, as well as my chance to thank everyone for their ongoing support.

Let's get started with last month's earnings. Below you can see my transparency report regarding all the pledges that were received and processed for February.

February 2017 Earnings

While there was a slight drop in overall earnings since last time, February was still an amazing month for my Patreon campaign. Take a look at the numbers:

  • Pledged: $3,650.00
  • Service Fees: $421.97
  • Processed: $3,228.03

Pledge amounts shown for the current month are not final.

Updates

The beginning of a new year is always a rough time for content creators, and it's no different for those with a Patreon campaign. While a month-to-month decrease after the holidays is perfectly normal, I am still very pleased with how well my campaign continues to perform. Bringing in just over $3,200 after fees, I can proudly say that Patreon consistently generates more income than I receive on YouTube. Factor in how that compares to traditional advertising revenue and you will quickly realize how truly significant Patreon is as a platform.

So, what's been going on since last month? Quite a lot, actually.

March 3rd saw the release of the 100th patrons-only vlog, which can be viewed here. While I didn't put together a montage like I normally would, I did manage to do something even better. Alongside the vlog's release, I debuted an entirely new website — one that is solely dedicated to my Patreon campaign and all the content it currently offers. From the exclusive vlogs to the all-new Patrons Showcase, I think patrons will like what they see.

Creating the website also makes discovering my content much easier than it previously was. Rather than having to rely on Patreon.com, patrons can now freely look around on the new website and find anything that grabs their interest. This is especially useful with the Exclusive Vlogs page, which is conveniently broken down by year of release. Easy, right?

This new website is something I am very proud of. The idea is simple, but I believe the execution could be huge. It's going to be interesting to see what kind of impact it has on my campaign's performance. And of course, this is only the beginning. I am looking forward to rolling out new content and features over time.

$25+ Pledge Promotions

Every month I promote websites and/or services ran by those who are kind enough to pledge within the $25+ tier. Please take a moment to review anything below that you may find interesting:

SeekWiz | A Location Sharing Platform
 http://sigmapeiron.com/home#seekwiz-main

Callum Coyne's Instagram
http://instagram.com/coyyne

Two Lakes Design | Web Development & Design
http://twolakesdesign.com

Joel Shaw: Web Developer | Graphic Designer
http://whoisjoelshaw.com

Michael Eng's YouTube Channel
http://youtube.com/mikeeng16

Dela Cruz Family of 4 | YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/UC73V...

 

Monthly $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

For this month's $25 Amazon gift card giveaway, I would like to congratulate Saurabh for winning March's drawing! You'll be hearing from me shortly.

Conclusion

That's it! Another Patreon Update is in the books. Please know that your support is always appreciated. It never goes unnoticed!

Patreon Update: February 2017

Welcome to my Patreon Update for February 2017. This is the monthly report for my Patreon campaign and how it's performing, as well as my chance to thank everyone for their ongoing support.

As always, let's get started with last month's earnings. Below you can see my transparency report regarding all the pledges that were received and processed for January.

January 2017 Earnings

Jumping into 2017, January was another incredible month for my Patreon campaign. Take a look at the latest numbers:

  • Pledged: $3,760.00
  • Service Fees: $427.33
  • Processed: $3,332.67

Pledge amounts shown for the current month are not final.

Updates

Considering the holiday season wrapped up not too long ago, earnings are actually looking really good. There is typically a steep drop-off at the beginning of the year, but my campaign's performance remains strong — which makes me quite happy! It gives me faith moving forward, especially given the plans that I have in mind for the coming months.

Remember the Patreon website project I briefly mentioned in my "2017: Year of Community" post? Well, I'm excited to announce that its progress is underway! I'm not exactly ready to share details yet, but the website should be completed within just a couple weeks. What better way to commemorate the release of my 100th patrons-only vlog?

In other news, have you checked out the Patrons Showcase? It's a new Patreon perk that I introduced alongside the redesign of my personal website. Patrons who pledge at least $10/month can use this list to promote any link of their choice. Consider it affordable advertising.

But that's not all. Patrons can expect additional forms of exposure with the introduction of my Patreon website. Creating this website is going to significantly expand my options in regards to what I can do with my campaign, as well as the benefits that patrons can take advantage of. Needless to say, I'm excited.

Stay tuned for plenty more updates in the coming days.

$25+ Pledge Promotions

Every month I promote websites and/or services ran by those who are kind enough to pledge within the $25+ tier. Please take a moment to review anything below that you may find interesting:

SeekWiz | A Location Sharing Platform
 http://sigmapeiron.com/home#seekwiz-main

Callum Coyne's Instagram
http://instagram.com/coyyne

Joel Shaw: Web Developer | Graphic Designer
http://whoisjoelshaw.com

Michael Eng's YouTube Channel
http://youtube.com/mikeeng16

Dela Cruz Family of 4 | YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/UC73V...

 

Monthly $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

For this month's $25 Amazon gift card giveaway, I would like to congratulate Josh Read for winning February's drawing! You'll be hearing from me shortly.

Conclusion

With the beginning of this year already off to a great start, I can only imagine what's coming throughout the next few months. So, with that said, let's continue to make 2017 a huge success. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Patreon Update: January 2017

Welcome to my Patreon Update for January 2017. This is my monthly report of how my Patreon campaign is performing, as well as my chance to thank everyone for their ongoing support.

As always, let's get started with last month's earnings. Below you can see my transparency report regarding all the pledges that were received and processed for December.

December 2016 Earnings

Wrapping up 2016, December was an incredible month for my Patreon campaign. Just take a look at these numbers:

  • Pledged: $3,834.00
  • Service Fees: $444.01
  • Processed: $3,389.99

Pledge amounts shown for the current month are not final.

Updates

Simply put, 2016 was an incredibly productive year for my personal brand. This especially applies to my Patreon campaign, which saw its best year yet. Patrons pledged over $31,500 throughout the last 12 months, and my campaign was an increase in nearly 500 new patrons. If you're interested in learning more, check out my detailed post here on Di Franco University.

Now going into 2017, let's get the obvious out of the way. My campaign is going to see a drop in overall performance. Actually, it's already seeing its annual decline. This is perfectly normal, as a good majority of new patrons seem to only stick around for early access to my holiday videos. And that's fine. If pledging $5 for one month was worth it, then I've done my job.

However, with that said, it's my goal to persuade patrons to stick around for as long as possible. I am hoping to achieve this with the introduction of a brand new website that will be rolling out later this year  — one that is accessible only to patrons with active pledges. This new website will make it easier to find the exclusive vlogs, sign up for the closed Facebook group, and so much more.

I still have a few things to figure out in regards to working with Patreon's API, but do know that it's happening. It's just going to take a little while to make everything right. After all, building this website is one of my primary goals for 2017, so I want to make sure everything goes according to plan.

Aside from working on the new website, my Patreon campaign will continue to feel the same for a little while — which isn't necessarily a bad thing. As of this writing, patrons already have access to over 90 exclusive vlogs to enjoy, as well as daily posts in the Facebook group. And finally, there are the numerous opportunities to take advantage of in promoting your work to the community, depending on which rewards you decide to explore.

$25+ Pledge Promotions

Every month I promote websites and/or services ran by those who are kind enough to pledge within the $25+ tier. Please take a moment to review anything below that you may find interesting:

SeekWiz | A Location Sharing Platform
 http://sigmapeiron.com/home#seekwiz-main

Callum Coyne's Instagram
http://instagram.com/coyyne

Joel Shaw: Web Developer | Graphic Designer
http://whoisjoelshaw.com

Michael Eng's YouTube Channel
http://youtube.com/mikeeng16

 

Monthly $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

For this month's $25 Amazon gift card giveaway, I would like to congratulate Stampy MinecraftMan for winning January's drawing! You'll be hearing from me shortly.

Conclusion

As always, I'm honored to have my patrons by my side. 2017 is going to be a great year ahead. I can't wait to see what kinds of opportunities come my way.