Ask Leo! Patron FAQ

First, thank you for even considering supporting Ask Leo! as a patron. It’s my honor to serve, and I’m humbled by your support. (Here’s my Page of Gratitude acknowledging current patrons.)

Important: I’m moving away from Patreon.com, and providing the services directly myself. The FAQ below will be updated to reflect progress.

Here are some common questions that have come up…

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Getting Started

How do I become a patron?

Visit the Patronage Section of The Ask Leo! Store and subscribe to your desired level of patronage on either a monthly or yearly basis.

Why can’t I login to the members.askleo.com site?

As long as your pledge is at the “Bronze” level, ($5/month or more, as outlined on the Ask Leo! Patreon page), you should get access. This is a manual process at this time it may take a day or two. If you’ve received the email indicating you have an account, and you’re still having problems, check out the additional FAQs below.

Why can’t I login to askleo.com?

If you purchased your patronage subscription in The Ask Leo! Store, you should be able to login to askleo.com using the My Account link at the top of the page and the account credentials you created as part of your purchase.

If you used Patreon.com then it may take a day or two for us to get the askleo.com and members.askleo.com logins set up. If you haven’t heard from us within two days, just drop us a line.

Accounts and logging in

Can I use my Patreon account to log in to members.askleo.com members site?

PatreonUnfortunately, no — Patreon and members.askleo.com are two separate things.

  • Patreon handles money. You create your Patreon account if you become a patron on Patreon.com.
  • members.askleo.com is where you get the rewards associated with your level of patronage. We create your membership account by hand within a day or two of your signing up to be a patron. If you’ve previously purchased and registered an Ask Leo! book, you may already have an account at members.askleo.com, in which case we will add your patronage rewards – again, by hand, within a couple of days.

While Patreon has some support for sending you your benefits, I’ve found that it’s lacking in many respects. The solution I’ve chosen is to give you an account on members.askleo.com, so I can give you as much value as possible.

The plan is to move all subscription and payments to The Ask Leo! Store, so as to avoid needing Patreon, but we’re not there yet. You are welcome to do this yourself by:

Can I use my askleo.com account to login to members.askleo.com?

Unfortunately, no — askleo.com and members.askleo.com are two separate things.

  • askleo.com hosts The Ask Leo! Store and most askleo content. Your account here enables the Ad-Free Ask Leo! experience.
  • members.askleo.com is where you get the rewards associated with your level of patronage. We create your membership account by hand within a day or two of your signing up to be a patron. If you’ve previously purchased and registered an Ask Leo! book, you may already have an account at members.askleo.com, in which case we will add your patronage rewards – again, by hand, within a couple of days.

The plan is to move all the content from members.askleo.com to askleo.com itself, so as to avoid needing both, but we’re not there yet.

I subscribe to the newsletter. Am I a member?

No. The newsletter is free and has never required or offered any kind of membership access other than just getting the newsletter itself. (Thanks for subscribing, though!)

I’m a patron, but I can’t log in to members.askleo.com. What do I do?

Creating your members.askleo.com account when you become a patron is a manual process. We try to do it quickly, but we’re only human. If it’s been more than two days since you became a patron, email patrons<at>askleo.com and we’ll fix it.

I can log in to members.askleo.com, but I can’t access the rewards I’m entitled to.

Send us an email (to patrons<at>askleo.com) and we’ll fix it.

I registered a book in the past, and I just became a patron. Do I need yet another account?

You only need an askleo.com account or Patreon account to make the payments, and a single members.askleo.com account to get the book bonuses and patron rewards. As long as you use the same email address, we should notice and add your patronage benefits to your existing members.askleo.com account. If not, just send us an email (to patrons<at>askleo.com) and we’ll fix it.

I still can’t log in to members.askleo.com.

Send us an email (to patrons<at>askleo.com) with all the details, and we’ll fix it.

Payment options

Can I pay with Paypal? Credit Cards?

The Ask Leo! Store uses Stripe to process most major credit cards, and also takes Paypal. Take your pick.

Can I pay annually instead of every month?

Patronage levels available via The Ask Leo! Store offer both monthly and yearly options.

 

How else can I support you?

I appreciate your patronage because it gives me an ongoing way to provide you value.

Next, I would simply have you purchase a book from The Ask Leo! Store. Purchasing a downloadable PDF directly from me maximizes your impact on my bottom line, and also gets you something tangible in return. That last part makes me feel better about taking your money. 🙂 You’ll also automatically get Ad-Free Ask Leo! for a year.

If all you want to do is throw money at me – well, I won’t stop you. Buy Leo A Latte and Buy Leo A Beer are both ways you can do exactly that. Thank you. 🙂 (And again, Ad-Free for a year will be yours as well.)

If that’s still too complicated, here’s a Paypal link that is all and only about sending me money: https://paypal.me/askleo.  Again, thank you. 🙂

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Want to be really bleeding edge? Here’s a BitCoin address:1ML8UwgrKVAjEHpescSm1kvi4GuWevGsq5

How do I change or cancel my pledge?

If you purchased from The Ask Leo! Store, just login to your account here on askleo.com and on the My Account page just click on the appropriate link in the left-hand column.

If you use Patreon, I have a step by step how-to right here: How Do I Change or Delete my Patreon Subscription?

Thanks, as always, for your support and patronage!

Leo