Hey yall, I wanted to share my experience this month creating an exclusive one month reward for a live class I’m teaching on Patreon. At $250 I was able to get 25 students to sign up for my 30-Day Instagram Challenge Course, blowing my expectations away.
You can read more about it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/21742838
I was inspired by Andy J Pizza who had a live 3 month class on Patreon and wanted to experiment with it! The key for me has been a promotion on social media and creating a scarcity for the class since it’s live and only available for a limited time.
For those of you out there that are providing educational content, doing a live stream course is a must. You just create a limited tier, go live once a week using an unlisted YouTube link, and attach any samples or slides when this class is over to the original live post on Patreon. I’ve also included integration with Discord so students could connect even after class to share links, artwork, and get feedback.
So far the feedback from the community has been really great and I’m kicking myself for not doing this sooner.
The only hiccup I experienced was that Patreon was down on the 1st, making it frustrating for users to sign up. Since I have Pay up front enabled I couldn’t get people to sign up before the class started on the 1st. I lost many potential students that day because of the website blackout but was still able to fill up the class with some extra marketing and social media tip freebies proving my value.
I will be doing more classes in the future on building a website for artists to attract clients and how to even start a Patreon to create a community around your work. This is just the beggining and I’m excited to see where it takes me.
Patreon, just try not to be broken on the 1st anymore ok?