Patreon has set up a new payment model that's supposed to make artists' lives easier, but could discourage small-time patrons from making pledges. Typically used by creators who create less than 4 works per month, this option allows creators to get paid whenever they create content, eliminating the pressure that comes with keeping a monthly schedule. But it's also regressive: patrons who currently give artists $1 or $2 a month, especially if they're pledging to multiple campaigns, will see higher proportional fees than those making one large monthly donation.
What makes the experience unique is that you - the creator - can finally keep doing what you do best, and know it will be appreciated by people not just once, but every next time you release something new. Patreon also provides a platform for artists and craftspeople to build relationships with and provide exclusive content to their subscribers—or patrons,” as the site calls them.
According to Graphtreon , a site that tracks Patreon statistics, Harris had nearly 9,000 paying patrons at the end of November when he had the fourth-largest podcast account and the 11th-largest account overall. But Patreon provides pages on their own website within their own brand identity for these creators, stores their digital media, promotes them through their search interface etc.
If Patreon can provide the crowdfunding infrastructure to support the Support Colossal Collectibles livelihoods of future artists like dril, there may yet be hope for our fallen species. Patreon's audience may be artists and creative people, but anyone can use Patreon as a subscription service.
Patreon recently announced that they expect to pay out half a billion dollars to creators in 2019. They'll almost certainly have links to their Patreon page on their website, YouTube video descriptions, social media pages, or similar. Patreon's about page said creator's incomes doubled annually.” Their blog has story after story after story of their users making thousands a month.