Patreon Update: February 2018
Welcome to my Patreon Update for February 2018! This is the monthly report for my Patreon campaign and how it's been 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 January.
January 2018 Earnings
Starting out 2018, January was a pretty solid month. Earnings are down, but that's perfectly normal considering we're in post-holiday season. Below are some detailed earnings:
- Pledged: $3,381.00
- Service Fees: $411.59
- Processed: $2,969.41
Transitioning from December into January is always a tough one. Earnings typically see a decline and patrons usually cancel their pledge. As much as I hate to see this happen, it's actually normal — so I'm thankful for that, at least. However, all things considered, my Patreon campaign continues to perform very well. I believe this is primarily because of the patrons-only vlogs that I publish weekly. Combine those with the convenience of my Patreon website, and you've got yourself quite the exclusive club.
I'm telling you, exclusivity sells. Just take a look at the recently created Discord server that's locked down to patrons only. We currently have over 120 members. While technology seems to be the main topic of discussion at the moment, patrons on the Discord server are free to talk about whatever they want. If you are a patron and you don't have access to the server yet, view the instructions here.
Speaking of community, how do you feel about the possibility of introducing an exclusive Q&A system for patrons? I'm not sure how the execution would go about just yet, but I do like the idea of answering questions submitted by patrons in future videos. This could be a great way of giving patrons much deserved shout-outs and and additional exposure to my campaign. What do you think? If you can, please leave your ideas in the comments. I'm interested in making this happen.
$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:
Michael Eng | YouTube
2018 seems to be off to an amazing start. I'm excited to see where the rest of the year takes my campaign. Of course, as always, none of this would be made possible without your support. Thank you for being awesome!