Patreon Screws The Pooch … (and Some Alternatives)

… and  it ain’t pretty.

This is from The Verge

This Gizmodo’s take on it.

Do an interwebz search on ‘Patreon’ and you’ll see what I mean.

This will have varying effects, which I’m not going to get into, for content creators and the people who support them, suffice it to say that if you’re using this model as an income stream it might be time to investigate other possibilities.

In my sojourn I came across a few of those alternatives. I want to be clear here though, I haven’t gone into any depth with any of them, but have provided links in case you want to. Just click on the name and the link should take you to their home pages.

Ko-fi

Flattr

Wildspark

Tipeee

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15 comments on “Patreon Screws The Pooch … (and Some Alternatives)

  1. jenanita01 says:

    When I heard about this, I thought it sounded like a great idea. I have since tried to understand the machinations, but had to back out and retreat. Far too complicated, with alarm bells going off all over the place…

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  2. This makes me pleased that I have no interest in monetising my blog

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  3. Glad I never started using Patreon. 🙂

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    • Widdershins says:

      They’re just like every other company that started out providing a service, then got Big Money to invest and now have to pay the piper by screwing over the very people who sustained their original business model.

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  4. Running Elk says:

    Wow. That isn’t a small change to T&Cs… that is a massive gouge… 😮

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  5. I had no idea Patreon or anything like this existed. I’ll be exploring the other sites you listed. With its new policy, Patreon almost seems like it wants to go out of business.

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  6. tradeswomn says:

    Thanks for this. It’s all new to me too. Do you use one of these sites?

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    • Widdershins says:

      Hi there. 😀
      No, but I had plans to use Paetron when I got my book (first of many) out there. Now, it’s nice to know there are many alternatives. 🙂

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