Seriously thinking of jumping the Patreon ship.
With recent changes, I’ve had a couple of people jump. But had another good supporter query my decision for sticking with it. He wants me to get as much as possible and unhappy Patreon is getting more…
He’s done the maths for me.
I am uk based, and my original reason for joining was digital delivery. Eu vatmoss is horrible. Even if you are below tax threshold if you have a digital exchange for product or service (I get money…you get a digital download) you have to look after Nill balance returns, knowing where money is being paid from for each individual country… nightmare. Patreon solved it as they were third party system.
As the my year with Patreon has progressed I’ve refined my offering, as I’ve discovered why supporters support me. In the end…it’s because they want to. In fact most of them tell me that the product is nice (they support me because if my calling, not to get stuff).
So I’ve been able to get to the point that actually, I can make stuff and give it away to everyone for free, and they will still support me.
And because They are simply supporting me and I make stuff which is available anywhere, there is no vatmoss worries. There is tax of course, but that’s dealt with elsewhere
So…I’m setting up my own subscription site through WordPress and third party plugins. It will take me a week to figure out, but far easier.
Sorry Patreon…it was good, honest, but you’re too rich for my blood. And just a little more effort on my part and I will be better off on my own.