Popping in with my 2 cents.
Yeah some folks prefer subs, some folks prefer one offs and all manner of in betweens. I know lots of folks who just dont trust patreon and even though they’d like to support, they dont want patreon or they don’t want to put name address and credit card info
onto the site.
It’s super important to not have all your eggs in one basket as is as a creator imo and it reaches mire of your audience.
So for example I have patreon for my super fans who want regular and custom content. Folks who want to be more involved in the day to day. It brings in my primary income.
Then I also have a ko-fi for small scale events or specials and a general tip jar. (Sometimes my patrons even use it to tip me.)
I also use print on demand sites (upload and forget) to host merch and prints and such which can make a good little backup of income sometimes. (I really recommend redbubble I teepublic but it also depends on your craft and audience.)
I have an etsy which, after uploading I just watch for order emails. Outside of occasionally trying a different marketing approach, I really dont have to pay attention to it outside of paying the occasional bill, shipping something and marking something off
as done, which all comes to me with links in my email so it’s easy to monitor.
Then i also offer commissions, web and design work outside of those, as needed.
And it’s all fairly manageable even though it sounds like a lot. It takes a little habit building but I do everything to make it as easy on me as possible while not solely relying on one platform so that other folks can support me in their own way as well.
Dunno if that helps anyone but figured I’d pitch in my experience in this area.