I joined this community yesterday and I’ve been truly impressed to see so many of your varied successes with this platform. My journey on patreon has been maybe a slightly unique one: I’ve run an artistic community through patreon, discord, and youtube for the last year, and the makeup of my supporters there is split between fully-supportive, caring, attentive, altruistic patrons (in the truest sense of the word) and community members who want to access my community’s free content for free (all fine and well).
Now, with the release of a new album, I have created a second patreon, one that is to support my own creating (it’s now or never, leaning fully into paying bills and finding support as a creator - I lost all other work due to covid), and I’m really intrigued by how many of you talk about your supporters as just being there to support, no incentive needed. How do you appeal to that crowd? Is there a secret?
All I’ve ever wanted, and I’m sure so many of you can relate to this, is security and compassion through alleviating financial burden. I make, I live and breathe, because I feel I owe it to the world, and to find altruistic supporters is an incomparable validation of purpose.
So, I wonder: how do I do it?