This is a past Patreon post that I wanted to archive. I shared some thoughts on how I wanted Patreon to work and now I've put together a different approach to it. You can have a look at the Patreon page as it is now here:
I want to improve the use of Patreon
I'd like to improve the use of Patreon. I've mentioned this earlier, but I'd like to come up with a system that allows me to bring more value to those of you who want to support me like this.
Things that I'm thinking about:
I've wanted to have a 1 Tier Page, but I'm realizing that it may be important to make a separate tier for those of you who have pledged over $5, or even $10. I'm thinking of ways I can do that.
Up until now I've been very strict on the thought of not wanting Patreon to act as a money wall. I've come to realize that because you can pay for rewards you wouldn't get else-wise does not mean that people won't have a way to contact me. It's just about how it's done, with the right intent. I will still want to reply to a lot of the comments on YouTube, even when I see I'm on the limit of what I can possibly manage at this point in time. And people who come to the livestreams are able to chat and I find fun in talking to people there.
I know that the Patreon page can be used as a crowd-funding page, but I want to make it so that it brings the people who support something more back. I need to specify the goal of what the Patreon pageis supposed to accomplish, other than to cover my software-expenses. I believe that can be secondary. And so that's why I've been thinking about all this.
Thanks for reading,
Economy student at NHH and content creator on YouTube. I am currently learning Japanese. I am a big fan of Gary Vaynerchuk, Jordan B. Peterson and Pokémon.