Nine Patreon Mistakes that are Costing You Money

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By Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett, Brad Guigar, and Dave Kellett. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett discuss mistakes that comic creators are making on Patron that are costing them money. Today's show is brought to you by Wacom, the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One!

Questions asked and topics covered...

  • Stop saying "Support me on Patreon!"
  • People want things for their money — stop talking about what's in it for YOU, and start talking about what's in it for the BACKERS.
  • Get rid of your $1 tier
  • The $2 level is a Support tier. Don't give away rewards at this level
  • Too many tiers
  • Too much CHATTER in your tiers
  • Don't offer Physical rewards
  • Social media messaging — frequent, consistent and significant
  • Inconsistent delivery — Want a monthly pledge? Then you need to offer a monthly reward.
  • Successful Patreon strategies that work
  • How to UNpublish a Patreon tier
  • Encouraging a young cartoonist

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Brad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.

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