Many creators and HangTime updates/recommendations have stated that more PATRON ONLY posts lead to more patrons.
Even if posts are patron-only, sometimes the content (for me, generally a new song to listen to or a new video to watch) becomes public later. I like to mention in the public share that patrons got it first, etc.
This said, I am still torn about public versus patron-only posts. I want my patrons to feel special, because they ARE, of course. But my patron community is SMALL as are my other followings…
Here are my numbers for perspective:
–Patreon: less than 20…again…still…after about four years)
–Spotify: 32 (released first singles last year)
Should I be making EVERYTHING public? I did that for a while (2 years? 3 years?) and only recently (1 year? 2 years?) closed it up to more patron-only stuff based on the two points in the preamble…
Asking for advice here, experiential evidence much-appreciated. If you take the time to interact on this post thank you in advance, and please include your audience numbers for perspective and how long you’ve been using the Patreon platform.