I’ve been extremely thankful for Patreon allowing me to be able to make videos and make a very modest living off of it. It’s never been a huge amount but it has been just enough that I can get by with that as well as commission work on the side.
However, over the course of the past few months, I’ve been losing patrons, including several generous ones, but haven’t been gaining much. I went from $389 this time last year to $281, not by any massive exodus but just small drops from people whose financial situation doesn’t allow them to support it anymore.
I’ve looked at some Patreon growth/success stories and I’ve considered a few things, but a lot of the advice I seem seems specific towards certain kinds of content (artist, musicians, streamers), but I haven’t seen anything that is useful for my kind of content (video creation). I know slumps are natural, especially this time of year, but this whole year has been sort of a slump and it seems that “waiting it out” just isn’t working.
What are some things that worked for you when your Patreon is in a slump?