9 thoughts on “An Important Message to All Patreon Supporters

  1. Angry,
    Your transparency about the Patreon fees is greatly appreciated. It is unfortunate that Patreon is switching things up midstream and passing the buck on to Patrons but There Ain’t No Such Thing as A Free Lunch. Someone has to pay and they decided it’s us. As long as this is in support of passing better tools on to creators and raising the overall experience for both sides of the market I’m for it. I’d be curious to see how much of the windfall goes into creators’ pockets.

  2. I’m glad for how transparent you made this. I will reduce my pledging (but not to your content, I just upped it last week because I’m very pleased) simply because I have many small pledges and they now all cost me extra.

    It was a really bad decision on Patreon’s part to make each and every pledge at least 35 cents more expensive, because I have many small pledged running that I will now reduce because I don’t care about rewards, but I can’t just simply add another 5-10 dollars to my already sizable Patreon bill nilly-willy.

  3. PS – pledges below 1$ seem no longer possible… when did that start? I did that for people who charge per item and delivered a lot… Now I have pledges I can’t change really, or have to seriously rethink how I enter them.

    I mean, what good is it if someone has a 1$ per item pledge when most people will set a max of 1 or 2 per month? I cannot give an incentive for making more unless I spend like crazy. Talk about rapidly diminishing returns on more work.

    • It also looks like Patreon won’t let you edit pledges in less than $1 increments. I’m advising any of my Patrons who don’t want to make a change to not touch anything.

  4. Angry- You are currently the only person I support on Patreon, so I thank you for letting us all know this. I also just signed up last month, so it would have been a WTH moment next month when it suddenly jumped up.

    Glad to be your Victim

  5. I thought the whole point of Patreon as middle-man was to make many micro-pledges more feasible, by billing the patron one lump sum for all their pledges and similarly sending one lump sum to each patree, thus getting the financial institution bulk discount on all those fiddly bits of money. Do patrons see a separate charge on their credit card statement for each and every pledge they make?

    Good on you for taking your own steps to address this. Changing subscription fees while hiding behind the “you can always cancel!” argument leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

  6. OH HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

    AND HERE I WAS WORRYING IT IS SOMETHING SERIOUS!

    LOL MY FRIEND MY GOVERNMENT ALREADY TAKES AN EXTRA $1,08 FOR EVER $4 I DONATE. I will survive that $0,46
    Thanks for the heads-up though, I appreciate your concern.
    *cleans tears of severe laughter from eyes

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