I’d be curious whether Patreon creators would value/use a way to privately/securely find other Patreon creators by location who may be willing to host you for a few days during your next trip? Also curious whether you would be willing to host other creators?
I am curious about this (and mainly respond because I fear you might not get that many responses at all, this community seems to be a tad “thin”): What, in your receiption, differentiates a “patreon creator” from any other unknown person that is (more or less) creative? For example: What, from your point of view, is the difference between a patreon creator and a YT creator? Aside from the obvious: The different platform.
Reason why I am asking this is: I expect patreon creators to be roughly about the same cut as “not Patreon creators”, with great girls and guys among them, a huge part of people I don’t really need to meet and a few nutheads that can ruin ones day in a blink of an eye. We have had people sleeping at our place, we had people caming on our horse pasture - but it’s always been people that we considered “likeable” (trying to avoid the term “we liked” ).
I fully get that there is a modern hype about semi-anonymous “place sharing”, which I find cool, but I don’t really get why there should be a specific “patreon creator tag” to that possibility.
If I need to stay some place and don’t find BnB, hotel or other means, I will definitely first ask people I know, probably those who make me go places In my (personal, subjective, unfair) perspective I don’t really have a chance of getting to know Patreon creators well enough to even want to ask around here. Which is where I am probably very wrong, but I am willing to learn (even at my age )
P.S. not linking to German websites this time, so my post doesn’t get flagged as spam (insider joke)
I wouldn’t. When I signed up for Couchsurfing 10 years ago, at a time where I travelled constantly, I realized that I really don’t want to be staying with strangers, even if they’re verified lovely people. This is no different: I neither want to stay with, nor host, people I don’t know, even if they’re Patreon creators. Being on Patreon is no guarantee of being a good host or guest.
Thanks for your response.
What, from your point of view, is the difference between a patreon creator and a YT creator?
The fact that everyone has gone through the struggle to make something, and put together copy, a video, etc and generate community support. Most people are artists, musicians – and thus likely have something in common from a mindset/life values perspective. What if you had to be generating at least $500 / month? Would that change anything in terms of how much “trust” you’d place in other creators?
Maybe being a Patreon creator isn’t enough to be “trusted”. I’m open to that being the case too.
If you really think about it, everyone in the world is a “couchsurfer”. Most people just look to friends, family, and trusted connections rather than go to a website like Couchsurfing to find strangers to stay with / host.
thanks for your response! It’s probably my somewhat broken English, I really don’t fully understand the gist of your comment, though:
You say “most people are artists …” - I hold highest doubts about that being true. Or did you mean “most people on patreon are artists”? That may very well be correct. But having “something in common from a mindset …” because they are artists - that I don’t understand. If “most people are artists”, exactly this feature somehow doesn’t really separate them, right? It would be the few non-artists that have something in common, based no your description.
What if you had to be generating at least $500 / month? Would that change anything in terms of how much “trust” you’d place in other creators?
This one I don’t understand either, to be honest. What does a patreon-income have to do with “trust” in people? I know some people who do very well on their creative skills (outside Patreon, completely) that I would trust my dogs’ lifes to - and others, same “feature”, who I don’t even want to talk to by drumming on their backheads. Money/income - in my experience - does not make any difference in terms of “likability” or “trustability” or whatever.
I really don’t want to ruin your thread, so maybe it’s best if I just shut up … I don’t mean any offense, I hope I don’t come across too German here, I was really trying to understand your angle on this.
If you really think about it, everyone in the world is a “couchsurfer”.
… no, absolutely and most definitely not That’s very, very far from my reality for sure (in my world there are infants, old people, disabled people, people who don’t want to connect to people, people who insist in a certain style or comfort when travelling, people who want to WORK when travelling …)
Have you ever stayed with your parents, a sibling, cousin, uncle, grand parent, or best friend? That’s a form of “couchsurfing” (collectively, home stays account for 30-40%+ of all travel “stays”)
While I think everyone likes the idea of cheap accommodations, I would value privacy in my living space above everything. For that reason alone, I don’t think I would ever try couchsurfing. That’s a personal opinion, of course, but I need my alone time to recharge the social batteries.
Something to locate other creators to meet up and discuss the craft while you’re in town, however, sounds very interesting. I like meeting new people and talking ad nauseam, I just don’t want to stay with them.
This thought is pretty much why I’m against it. I’ve been that friend/family member & been the host in that situation & it’s never ended well. The world is too diverse behind closed doors that I think it brings up too many hiccups