Patreon Update: May 2016

Welcome to my Patreon Update for May 2016. 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 April.

April 2016 Earnings

Transitioning from March into April saw a nice increase in earnings. For those keeping track, below are the latest numbers:

  • Pledged: $2,519.00
  • Service Fees: $281.89
  • Processed: $2,237.11

Screenshot from my Patreon earnings report

Updates

Ah, April was definitely a good month for my Patreon campaign. It simply feels awesome to see support from the community getting larger and larger as time goes on. Of course, this cannot be said for every month, but my campaign has certainly seen a ton of growth since just one year ago.

Looking forward, I'm definitely interested in trying for $2,500 per month. I think this goal can be achieved, but only with the introduction of a new reward for patrons. How do you feel about enabling additional access to the patrons-only vlogs? I'm thinking for $2, new patrons will be able to watch the vlogs once a month, as opposed to four times a month — a reward that would continue to be exclusive to $5+ patrons.

Of course, I would like to hear your feedback before doing anything. I wouldn't want to decrease the value of pledging $5 every month. If you can, let me know what you think in the comments below. It's important to note that $2 patrons would only get access to the vlogs on the first week of each month, so please keep that in mind when providing your thoughts. And hey, if it doesn't work out, then I can scrap the idea.

Also! A significant announcement came out from Patreon the other day. Patreon has finally moved forward in implementing a feature that I've been wanting since creating my campaign two years ago. New patrons will now be instantly charged for their pledges, thus enabling creators like myself to be paid faster and more conveniently.

This is a huge update and definitely something that is very welcome. You can read about it in detail here.

$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

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

Monthly $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

For this month's $25 Amazon gift card giveaway, I would like to congratulate Lewis Gulliver for winning May's drawing! You will be hearing from me shortly.

Conclusion

And just like that, another Patreon Update has come and gone. But your support remains here and consistent, and I could not be more grateful. Thank you so much for everything.

Continue being awesome! It's what makes you unique.

David Di Franco

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