This is something I learned the hard way, but I think it’s really helpful advice and I wanted to share it.
Never have tiers below $5. Less Patrons at higher tiers is much better than more Patrons with lower tiers. Not only those sub-5 tiers never add up to any meaningful amount, it literally devalues people’s perception of your work. Price yourself higher and people will believe you’re worth more, it’s really that simple.
Your first 3 tiers are, in practice, your ONLY tiers. Most people only see your first 3 tiers and will NEVER click the “see more tiers button”. So make sure that your first 3 tiers are the ones you ACTUALLY want people to choose. Personally I do $5, $20 and $250, but I added 3 more at insane amounts like $1000, $25000 and $10000. Almost no one ever bites, but I do have one $1000 supporter and it’s 1/3 of my revenue right now.
So yeah, that’s about it! It makes me really sad whenever I see people with $1, $2 & $5 tiers on their page because I know it will never amount to anything, so priec yourself carefully!
And this is my Patreon if you’re interested . I create crazy projects using futuristic technology and it brings about $3k a month from 105 Patrons. Not bad for an account 10 months old!