Patreon is a real easy way for creators to get things out to their fans. I am using Patreon as a way to distribute all the bonus content I am going to create for VooDooRadio. For as low as $5 per month you will receive bonus audio and videos as well as extended shows, secret shows, early access to all that I am creating, and as we meet our goals we will add more stuff.
These goals may change as time goes on, but here are our current goals with the money per month we gather from all patrons.
- $20 - Once we hit this goal, we will do a new song or bit a week. I will also do a short (no more than 20 min) show twice a month just for patrons.
- $30 - At this mark, the bonus shows will get longer (up to 1 hour) and will be released at still twice a month for all patrons.
- $60 - Once we achieve this goal, we will add one more show just for patrons. That makes it three per month!
- $160 - Once we achieve this goal, we will begin live shows which will be released in podcast and video form just like the pre-recorded videos (immediate release for patrons, three days later for public)
- $5000 - This goal may be a pipe dream, but if I ever reach this goal I will quite my day job and do VooDooRadio as a daily show including all the bonus material for patrons.
What is Patreon?
Glad you asked, here is a little help from the site themselves:
Patreon is a way to get paid for creating the things you’re already creating (webcomics, videos, songs, whatevs). Fans pledge a few bucks per month OR per thing you release, and then you get paid every month, or every time you release something new (whether it’s on SoundCloud, YouTube, your own website, or anywhere).
Patreon is a way to pay your favorite creators for making the stuff you love. Instead ofliterally throwing money at your screen (trust us, that doesn’t work), you can now pledge a few bucks per thing that a creator makes. For example, if you pledge $2 per video, and the creator releases 3 videos in February, then your card gets charged a total of $6 that month. This means the creator gets paid regularly (every time she releases something new), and you become a bonafide, real-life patron of the arts. That’s right. Imagine you, in a long frilly white wig, painted on a 10-foot canvas on the wall of a Victorian mansion. And imagine your favorite creators making a living doing what they do best… because of you.