Review S2Member

Probably the most well-known in the free membership plugin space is s2member. (www.s2member.com) This is the plugin that I use and is my go to when I need to membership protect something. And honestly, what I'll be moving my site that's currently using paid...

Review: Paid Memberships Pro

One of the options you may want to think about instead of a Patreon, especially since they changed their pricing structure, is to have a membership program on your website. With a membership program, your subscribers (patrons) will pay you a certain amount of money...

Should you even worry with micropayments?

One of the selling points of Ko-Fi, Patreon, and other sites is that it allows you to leverage the power of small payments, such as $1-2 in order to garner more support. The goal is that the more people you can get to support you at a smaller level, the bigger your...

Do I have to stay on topic? (Patreon Content)

When it comes to creating content for anything, your blog, your Patreon, you may wonder if you need to stay on topic or theme. What if inspiration strikes and you really want to write about something? Should you? Will it hurt? While topics and themes help your readers...

Patreon Vs. Membership Programs

There are actually more options than you think for having a sustainable funding model, especially if you have your own self-hosted WordPress website. For those who may be unfamiliar, Patreon is a site where you can offer benefits to people who support you at certain...

Content Planning In The School Supply Aisle

When you think about how to plan the content for your Patreon, or even just a blog, everyone has their own method. Some, like me, prefer spreadsheets. Others use a calendar, whether that's a wall calendar with a white board or just a printed out calendar that they...

When Your Patreon Grows Stagnant

While it's a wonderful thing to get new supporters to your Patreon each month, and obviously that's a goal that all of us have (and one of the reasons why I built this site), your Patreon can grow stagnant. Subscriber growth will slow, sometimes stop all together....

What Is the Purpose of Sustainable Funding?

As an author you have enough to do with writing and editing and marketing. You may be wondering why starting something else like a Ko-Fi or a Patreon. After all, if you go the Patreon route, then you'll have to create content, hope that the reader will respond to it,...

What is the difference between Patreon and Ko-Fi?

As you look at various author profiles, you might be wondering what's the difference between Patreon and Ko-Fi. Some authors have one or the other. Some authors, like myself, have both. So what's the difference? Think if Patreon like a membership program. You set up...

Planning Your Content

One of the biggest things I hear from authors about starting a Patreon or even a blog is that they don't know what to provide. They have nothing to write. Now that sounds silly coming from people who sell books consisting solely of what they've written, but I...