The minimum pledge is $1. Per page seems better because pledgers can set a monthly cap anyways, so it basically leaves the choice up to them how they want to do it. I guess monthly might be better for the bigger creators because it gives them a reliable income, and they can set stretch goals to reward pledgers.chainmailbikini wrote:I'm trying to get in on this Patreon thing (I have no illusions of making money hand over fist here, but any little bit would help). So I checked out the patreons of three different comickers so far, one small, one big, and one modest. All of them were using a monthly pledge, but I feel like a small per page pledge (would 5 cents a page be too much?) might be better suited for my site since it's entirely possible I might go more than a month without producing a new page and I'd hate to charge people for nothing (Not that I -intend- to do that anymore, but shit happens).
I'll look into Patreon more later, but from what I've seen so far, commissions and special requests are typically in a $25+ tier and don't happen until payment's received. So, you could use Patreon for commissions, and you can set a tier limit so you can't get overwhelmed with requests. And people can use their credit cards to pledge, so it might be less of a hassle for people who haven't bothered to set up a PayPal account yet. As far as incentives go, some of the less obvious I've seen so far are providing a PDF download for the comic, and adding pledgers into the comic as background characters.chainmailbikini wrote:For the patreon, I was thinking of doing a drawing as a reward for my first tier, an ink for second tier, and a color piece for third, but then I realized that someone could just sign up, pay once, then discontinue their patronage, cheating me of 24 dollars or more that I would have got for a commission piece. But, I don't know, maybe I'd just have to take my chances on that. It's not like I have a lot else to offer prospective patrons at the moment.
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