I’ve been a ‘per creation’ creator for many years and it is now financially impossible for me to shift to a per month pledge system.
Every month we get new rogue patrons who join, consume our 400+ Patron only posts then leave without paying. People have said this is “just a cost of doing business” but that is not acceptable and there is more that can be done!
A simple fix for this would be to allow the “charge up front” feature to also work for ‘per creation’ creators. After all, once a new patron joins, they are accessing content that is behind a pay wall, so why not charge them for it?
Their first pledge can be towards the next paid post so they are not paying more. And if they then become financially committed they are more likely to remain on the platform for the remainder of the month which give us more time to share new posts with them and show them the value of being part of the Patreon community.
I feel that not enough is being done to protect creators here.