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Posted: September 17, 2016 in: Leo's blog
Shortlink: https://askleo.com/23461
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20 comments on “What Is Patreon?”

  1. Windows 10 APP Store quit working, I have read this is a on going thing with Win 10. I have gone to Microsoft web site, other searches on how to fix this, no success. Do you know any way to fix the Store?

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  2. I’d be interested in knowing the numbers side of the issue. How much does it cost to use Patreon? How does that compare to revenue from website ads?

    On the housekeeping side, the link in the transcript “So, as always, here’s a link to this article on askleo.com: askleo.com/23461/” doesn’t seem to work.

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    • Patreon versus ads is apples and oranges. Ads just pay me money depending on the number of clicks – how much varies on the ad, the market for advertising and a number of other factors. Patreon takes 5% off the top, plus credit card fees.

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  3. I don’t have the disposable income to donate, however I did disable ad-block for your domain. I know it’s not much but the least I can do is give you the ad revenue for my visit.

    Thanks Leo! and keep up the good work. I always enjoy your articles.

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  4. Some of the sites I visit request donations via credit card, PayPal, etc. I have, on occasion, made donations via PayPal.
    Is there some advantage to Patreon over that method?

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  5. perturbed about crowdfunding i can explain it like this- if you stop by a small convenience store and the ratty man standing outside asks you for some change then he is a crowdfund!

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  6. Not true on many levels. Crowd funding is usually about people who are providing very innovative solutions to problems. And what if the guy had a story… like a homeless vet? Would he then be something?

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  7. Question – I’m now a Patron (Patreon?) — only $2/mth — and would like to save your daily tips. Do I need to send these (daily) to myself in an email, or can I always access them at your website/s (URL?) directly? Is there a full index system so I can look up tips on a particular subject (or even just a list in date order) for tips that I’ve paid for up to that date? Thanks — RJ.

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    • You can save the emails that you’ll be getting if you like, and all the tips are archived on the members site, which you’ll have access to as long as you’re a patron.

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  8. I contribute £2 each month, but the UK Bank charges me £1 each time, so I am debited £ 2.97
    Can I pay annually, say $ 24 ?

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