So, I’ve started a new Patreon page and I need some help in determining rewards.
For those of you who do not know, Patreon is a crowdfunding site that, rather than focus on one lump sum for a project like Kickstarter, helps creatives get ongoing support for their fanbase on a regular basis. The whole system is fueled by monthly micropayments that start at $1. If I were to not produce any strips in a month, I would not receive any support from my patrons, however if I were to produce 20 strips in a month, someone providing $1 would be providing $20, UNLESS they set a monthly limit, which they can do.
It encourages creatives to produce more and gives fans an opportunity to get more of what they like from creatives by providing direct incentives. I would use any support given to help get Abel Boddy back up to 3-5 strips a week and get my upcoming superhero project Hard Corps Action Force off the ground. Like any good crowdfunding, patrons also get rewards, which is what I need help with.
1) If you are one someone who uses Patreon, what sort of rewards have you seen provided by creators that you thought were worth it? Or have you thought of anything that you haven’t seen patrons offering that you think would be good idea?
2) If you are someone who doesn’t use Patreon, is there something that a creator could offer that would make it worth it to you?
I’d like to put up 2-3 patron-only updates a week and I was considering the standard original artwork/customized sketches and sneak peeks into current and upcoming storylines and pre-production work as well as a weekly video journal and discounts on future books. I’m going to be doing a second draft on the campaign details (with a new video) and would like to include the new rewards.
Is there something else you think I should consider?