|Posted on April 16, 2015 at 8:15 AM|
I had been on Patreon for nine months with only three patrons (my mother, my sister, and a friend from college). Then I discovered a way to begin to grow my patronage and build relationships with other artists, musicians, and creators at the same time.
The concept is simple: Search for other people on Patreon who have a small patron count (in other words, most of them) and who are doing cool stuff that you like. Contact them via Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube and offer to do a pledge-for-pledge exchange.
Watch the video for my insights into this process. I am definitely getting encouraging results, and learning a lot about Patreon and other creators along the way. I went from 3 to 16 patrons in two weeks, and I met my first milestone goal, which was to reach $25 per creation.
Watch on YouTube
Patreon is a web platform that allows musicians, artists, and other creative people to receive monetary support from patrons on an item-by-item basis rather than having one large fundraising goal. I look forward to sharing more insights on building a Patreon page as time goes on.
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