Hi Patreon team!
All of us, creators, even those who are not English speakers (as me!) speaks more or less english:
We need to know a little about the language, to dare to open our channel in an English-speaking platform
But our patrons don’t, they don’t speak English in an essential and uniform way.
At least in my case where the contents of my channel are in Spanish, my patrons are Spanish speakers who face a payment platform in English, with no few doubts, and translator in hand, to access their desired content in Spanish …
I bring my patrons to my Patreon channel through the publicity that I self-make or make other patrons in various networks
But the fact that the platform is in English, means that in many cases, in which the patrons either have no knowledge of the language, or have no network management, they directly prefer not to take risks and keep the other free options that I offer (publications in social networks, blog and forums): So they don’t sign up … and not because they can’t afford a payment of 5 or 10 usd … but because they don’t dare to do it on a platform that doesn’t speak their language and asks for your card number
Then … there are the risky who try … and stop at some step: they do not understand something … and they ask me (I have to do almost tutorials): this is an almost bureaucratic work and it takes time to other more interesting tasks.
Avoidable if the platform were at least translatable (and no, it is not entirely: the texts are translated by the translator, the buttons are not )… Sometimes,hey get, buy some others they remain, lost in a limbo … but without signing up)
Of course, there are those who get it without a problem …
But I think many patrons and not a few creators are lost for this issue.
I think that Patreon would earn much more being multilingual, and non-English-speaking creators would be very grateful (apart from that you would extend much more as a company in countries of other languages …)
Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, German, Russian … if Patreon wants to grow up, he will have to learn languages!
thanks for take my proposal in conssideration. Hugs!