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...

What Do I Post On My Patreon?

Content creation is probably one of the toughest aspects about being a blogger. And when you have a service like Patreon, that's considered a blog too. After all, you post content for the public or just for your patrons to read. While free or Patreon-only stories are...

Some Hashtags You Can Use

We want to help you promote your Patreon/Ko-Fi or other link even if you don't have a free listing with us. Therefore, we'll be using #authorpatron to help promote your work, especially on Twitter. Whenever you post a link to your Patreon, Ko-Fi or other crowdfunding...

How can Author Patron help crafting authors?

An author who also produces and sells handcrafted items through an Etsy or eBay store might wonder if Author Patron really is for them. Can it help them? I mean we talk a lot about crowdfunding and sustainable funding models. Where do stores like eBay or Etsy fit into...

What Author Patron Does For Authors?

In the previous blog, I talked about how Author Patron helps readers. Today I want to talk about how Author Patron helps authors. Our goal is to connect authors with readers who want to support them. Authors receive a free listing for their Patreon link and so much...