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
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:
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.
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.