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Whats your take on Patreon (and services like it), have you ever considered one or been told to make one?

personally I think its cool that if you have a game community that wants to support you or just people that like your work in general that can support you a little for your work. and Ive been told I should make one but I dont see the point for my own case personally.

Im only asking on here cause I just want more opinions from other Developers

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  • 3
    I think it's a very important place/concept, it alows for small teams/single people that aren't companies get funding for sometimes genius ideas without selling them
  • 1
    @SoldierOfCode yeah, I feel like it’s usually a good alternative for side cash and receiving support
  • 0
    @aldkjdjs I didn’t realized people hated on it, what are the complaints?
  • 1
    The owner makes good music
  • 1
    @Bubbles it also give a pretty good idea on two very important factor, how many people want it(amount of donations), and how *much* people want it(avarage donation amount)

    Which no other form of funding can give you with such accuracy.
  • 0
    @SoldierOfCode yeah that’s a good point, with that knowledge you could build more confidence over time
  • 2
    @Bubbles Or not waste time, sweat and blood on a shitty idea
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  • 2
    @aldkjdjs Patreon is for people not sexy enough for OnlyFans (the internet told me)
  • 1
    @aldkjdjs I see

    @Jilano I mean that’s a way to put it
  • 2
    @Bubbles Is it... Is it a good way? Would you be willing to pay me €3/month for it?
  • 1
    @Jilano uh what’s that in $
  • 2
    @Bubbles I don't know how much value the dollar lost recently, but probably around $3.5ish

    Do keep in mind that we include taxes in our prices ;)
  • 0
    @Jilano alright lmao, yeah I’m not the best with currency conversion
  • 2
    I have one.
    3$ a month currently, will probably go to 13$ by next month if everything goes as expected.
    I only dislike the fee they take, other than that, no complaints.
  • 0
    @PrivateGER does your work have a following?
  • 2
    @Bubbles Yeah, the Patreon is for a Discord Bot that's currently in 38k servers.
  • 0
    @PrivateGER holy shit good job, if you don’t mind me asking.. what is the bot you developed?
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    @Bubbles Essentially, it's an anime art searching bot, but focused on sites like r34 and stuff. You know what I mean.
    I originally only intended it for a personal server and and it suddenly blew up after I added it to a list.
  • 0
    @PrivateGER oh damn that’s cool. Ive made one but I wanted to rewrite it/maybe make it public if anyone wanted to try it in other servers I’m in.

    Do you host it somewhere?
  • 2
    @Bubbles Yeah, I have a public "community" server.
    https://discord.gg/XQqc5pj
  • 0
    @PrivateGER very interesting
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    I'm considering one at some point.

    I support one person on it, and I think they get around 50% of what you donate after all the deductions are taken into account. (Eg. they have to pay on it too !)

    As a rough guide I notice you can have thousands of followers on Youtube, but that only translates into about 1 Patreon per 4,000 to 5,000 followers.

    And then, that one averages out at perhaps $10 ($5 after deductions..)

    I've seen what I consider great ideas, but they haven't got much support. (Why is that ?)

    So what is the secret to something that is going to get the punters paying..
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    @Nanos It depends entirely what plan you choose on Patreon, the cut they take frok me is 8% fixed for the "Pro" default plan.
    Payment processing fees are 5% + 0.10$ for anything below 3$, everything above is 2.9% + 0.30$.
    VAT and other stuff is simply slapped onto the bill of the supporter and not covered by the page owner.
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    @PrivateGER

    Person I support I give $10, they only see just under $4 in their pocket after all taxes/etc. paid.
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