Patreon Update: December 2015

Welcome to my Patreon Update for December 2015. This is my monthly report of how my Patreon campaign is performing, as well as my chance to thank everyone for their ongoing support.

As always, let's get started with last month's earnings. Below you can see my transparency report regarding all the pledges that were received and processed for November.

November 2015 Earnings

Transitioning from October into November brought a nice increase in overall pledges. For those keeping track, below are the latest numbers:

  • Pledged: $2,288.50
  • Processed: $2,017.58
  • Service Fees: $260.92

Updates

This month’s Patreon Update is solely focused on my holiday videos and the impact that they've had on my Patreon campaign. What can I say? I'm very happy with how things are going.

Patrons Enjoy More Options

Introducing a temporary $2 pledge tier is probably the best thing I've done with my Patreon campaign since announcing patrons-only vlogs early in the year. The perk of watching my holiday videos ahead of public schedule has proven to be quite valuable, bringing in nearly 20 new patrons.

Not only that, but many patrons decided to pass on the option of pledging $2 and instead opted in for the $5 pledge tier. This is very interesting to me, as I believe it says a lot about today's video content and what it's worth to specific individuals.

While the $2 pledge tier is no longer an option, it's definitely something I want to explore again in the future — perhaps before next holiday season. Any ideas? Leave a comment below.

Christmas is Right Around the Corner

As promised, all $2+ patrons will have early access to this year's Christmas videos. I will make it a priority of mine to publish "Christmas 2015" as soon as possible. Christmas Day is on a Friday, so I am aiming for as early as Sunday.

Of course, spending time with the family comes first — so we'll see what happens.

$25+ Pledge Promotions

Every month I promote websites and/or services ran by those who are kind enough to pledge within the $25+ tier. Please take a moment to review anything below that you may find interesting:

Joel Shaw: Web Developer | Graphic Designer
http://whoisjoelshaw.com

Eli's Twitter
http://twitter.com/eli_b_ny

Pancho Joshi's YouTube Channel
http://youtube.com/alturnatx

If your pledge is $25+ and you are not featured above, please contact me right away.

Monthly $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Continuing with my monthly $25 Amazon gift card giveaway, I would like to congratulate Joey Balinski for winning December's drawing! You will be hearing from me shortly.

Conclusion

Wrapping up this month's Patreon Update, I want to take a minute and thank everyone for making all of this possible. I realize I say thank-you all the time, but you honestly have had such a positive impact on my career as a content creator, and I could not be more grateful.

2015 may be quickly coming to a close, but I can say with confidence that 2016 will be one of my best years to date. I have some major changes in mind that I want to put into effect. But before then, let's enjoy the holidays.

Happy holidays, everyone!

David Di Franco

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