I’m requesting that patrons be able to choose to pledge per month or per creation and that this choice be clear to them.
I am a per-episode creator. No, I can’t go to per-month because one third of my income comes from patrons who prefer to pledge per-episode.
However many of my patrons who prefer per-month donations (and my reward structure is structured for per-month donations) are confused by Patreon’s system of limiting the times you pledge. I’ve explained to them multiple times that they have to check under their donation amount and put in “1” and many still don’t understand it.
What I’d like to see is a very clear system for these patrons. They put in their amount, they check if they want it “per month” or “per episode.” And then put in how many episodes they’d like to pledge for if they check “per episode.”
I would like the ability, as a creator, to decide if the “per month” or “per episode” option is automatically checked.
I think this change would significantly increase Patreon’s usability and clarity as well as add functionality and I’d appreciate it a great deal.