Dear Patreon team!!!
I would like to be able to have promotional codes to offer, for example, a month of free access (or 3 or 6 …) to the channel, to carry out promotional tasks on other platforms: I cannot sell the wonders of my channel and its functionalities if they cannot access them!
I think that, in the different crowdcadst in which I have attended throughout these two years of Patreon , one of the recurring themes is “how to get new patrons?” and the promotional codes, would be a FUNDAMENTAL tool to promote our Patreon channels in an effective way in the different social networks:
If I do a campaign on IG or FB in which it says “share my fabulous channel, and sign up for it …” it will never have as much impact as if I say "Do you want to gain a month of access to my great content and everything what do I offer you on my great Patreon channel ?, comment and share my publication ”
This works. It works because it attracts people, and it works because the winner, generally comments happy about the experience in his environment … and makes even more network … but you have to give some prize to encourage him … and what better prize than being able to truly show what we want to sell? Our Patreon channels!
I mean … I can send a topic, by email, to the winner of a contest … to show my work (I have done it) and you know? 90% of the time, far from assuming an inscription on Patreon, it involves an offer of “why don’t you sell it to me on your own?” or “why don’t you sell it on … (etsy, coursera, Fb …)” that could give me an income, yes … but it does NOT grow my patreon community … which is supposed to be what I’m looking for … and I have to refuse.
I understand that, if instead of showing my work, I show the platform, they have already seen it, they are inside … and it would only be to renew that subscription with their payment details if they wish to continue. I am almost sure that, yes, they would continue (I have people who carry a whopping 31 months with me … I consider it true fidelity ). But also, I consider that although my channel went up constantly until June 2019, after this has stopped and slowed down … I hit the ceiling of mi niche, and I can’t continue expanding and disseminating properly … as I don’t have the right tools.
We may want to do our job fabulously, but if you don’t give us tools we have a difficult task. So please consider this…
I know that I always ask for a lot of things (multilingual platform, always the first thing in my speech) but I consider that, with the right tools, we could grow much more … and without them, the temptation to migrate to where it exists is increasing… as per market demand. .
Thanks in advance, and good, and happy July … it is hot around here (Spain) thing that I hope will annihilate the coronavirus. Keep safe!.