Hi! I’m new here, and I thought I’d use this opportunity to ask more seasoned Patreon-ers (Patreonites?) for some advice.
Backstory: I create fine art and art videos.
Currently I have the levels set as such, per month:
$1: Access to exclusive sketches and videos
$5: Physical art reward, usually a sticker or sketch from my sketchbook
$10: A slightly nicer, more polished piece of art (ACEO, watercolor sketch, a digital print, etc.)
$20: Custom refined sketch/loose watercolor painting
$50: Custom small refined painting
So, most of these tiers offer a physical reward. I do have a $50 Patron who says he doesn’t want a reward, just to support, which is GREAT. But I have plenty of others awaiting their shipments in the mail.
What I’m wondering is, do you guys think this is perhaps… too generous? Should I maybe cut back the physical rewards to the $10 and up tiers? I do eventually want Patreon to be a large portion of my income as a career artist, and I think eventually the amount of custom stuff and mailing might get overwhelming after a while.
What types of intangible rewards can I do instead?
I’m thinking: video credits mention, high-res downloads of pieces… it’s hard to sell anything less than a physical reward as anything but a downgrade.
If anyone else has been in positions like this, I’d love to hear what you did.