The Creative Life Podcast: Episode Twenty-Nine
Patreon is an ongoing crowdfunding platform. It helps fans and supporters support their creative favourites while offering those artists a stable and user-friendly platform on which to facilitate this model of earning money while engaging with a fan base. A lot of artists are doing very well on it and there are other people – such as myself – who might have gone through the initial setup stage and then go ‘okay, now what?’ If the patrons aren’t coming like you’d hoped, you might be asking yourself, ‘Have I done something wrong?’ ‘Do I need to make some messaging tweaks?’ ‘Am I not offering the right rewards?’ ‘Am I not promoting the fact that I’m here enough?’ and many other questions like that. I decided to ask other artists to give some advice and insight as to their experience and I think there is a terrific amount to be learned here!
This Episode’s Featured Guests:
Claire Connelly – is on Patreon here.
Ginger Gorman – is on Patreon here.
Eloise Grills – is on Patreon here.
Jemimah Halbert from Underground Writers – is on Patreon here.
Sharmini Kumar from 24 Carrot Productions – is on Patreon here.
Louise Omer – is on Patreon here.
And I’m on Patreon here.
This episode wouldn’t have been possible without my guests and I’d like to offer my thanks to them all once again. I received some terrific insights and wisdom and know I still need to do a lot to maximise my presence/impact; it’s definitely not a ‘set and forget’ model, that’s for sure!
If you enjoyed the episode, please like and share it around. I suppose what I’d like non-artists to take away from it is that support, even if it is a tiny amount, really makes a difference. Not only in terms of monetary compensation but it’s also a confidence boost.
Let me know your thoughts!