Hey everyone! I’m Andrew, a three-time Patreon creator (MuggleCast, #Millennial, and a smaller project called Hype AM).
I currently run a website called Hypable, which is a daily news/feature website on the world of fandom, but I’m more passionate about Patreon. It’s an amazing way for creators to earn a living or making side income by doing more of what they love.
I’m also very business-minded, and recently I’ve been thinking about creating a small consultation business to help creators on YouTube, podcasters like myself, etc successfully launch a Patreon.
The goal would be to help creators figure out what their listeners/viewers would want out of supporting them, helping them build and launch the Patreon, and helping them continue to promote it. I’m also tentatively interested in helping them run their Patreon (shipping out rewards, for example) and advising them on managing the money side of it (taxes, etc).
I wanted to gauge interest here… Are you or anyone you know tentatively interested in such a service? It could either be a one-time fee or a longer contract. The goal would be to make fees for consulting a small percentage of what they’d be earning. Is this an idea that you think might have legs?
Hope I’m not stepping out of line here by putting this in the creator community. My purpose is to only see if this type of service is of interest to creators, or if I’m wrong in thinking people would be interested in it. I know Patreon doesn’t advise on dealing with taxes, and it can be a bit of a challenge to get the whole business up and running. It can also be daunting planning and building a Patreon when you don’t know if it’ll be successful or not, so I thought there could be an opportunity to do consulting work for creators.
Thanks for any feedback you may offer!