Over the weekend, I was really chuffed to reach my first goal on Patreon. In just a few weeks, too. A real feel-good moment.
A couple of Patrons have emailed me since to say that they have received a notification from Patreon with the good news. They wanted to congratulate me but also to let me know that they thought it sounded a bit too ‘finite’.
The subject and opening line reads:
Jack Lowe reached their goal of $1,000!
Thank you! Your pledge helped Jack Lowe reach their goal:
I think they’re right. It sounds like I’ve done what I set out to do and that’s that. One Patron joked, “Can I stop paying now?”
He was only joking, of course, but it was the first thing he thought nevertheless.
Is there any way the wording of this could be altered, to be more open-ended and motivational? Perhaps reminding Patrons that this a work in progress and that there might be more than one goal on a Creator’s page?
As it happens, the wording of my goal ends with:
Thank you for your pledges so far…keep 'em coming!
So, if people read on (which they often don’t), they’ll come to that. But perhaps Patreon could think of saying something similar and/or something like:
Spread the word and help XXXX increase their income/Patrons…
Just a thought. What say you?