About Patreon Fee Changes
 
As I'm sure a lot of you have heard, Patreon is planning on moving the transaction fee to be on the patron's end instead of on our end. We think this is a horrible idea- our patrons who are already generously donating money to us shouldn't have to pay additionally to cover stuff like that. It just seems right to us that it would come out of our end. In addition, this will be particularly problematic for our $1 patrons as they would be charged $1.38 per video instead of just $1. In a month where we upload 3 videos, this could amount to an extra $1.14.

We could solve this by switching to a system where you pledge a set amount per month, but we never liked this idea because we want to be paid for our actual work. We don't want our patrons to be charged in a month where we don't even upload anything.

Now Patreon hasn't actually implemented the fee changes yet, and they are receiving significant backlash from the community, so it is possible that they will reverse their plans. If they do continue on with the new fee system however, we understand if some of you want to adjust or remove your pledge. If you want more information about the whole thing here is a good video explaining the proposed changes and matches our thoughts about why they are bad: https://youtu.be/ou6ZbLxsSVI

If the fee changes go into effect, we'll make another announcement letting everyone know, just in case Patreon doesn't have their own way of notifying patrons.

Thanks for all of your support,

-Michael and Bryan

Tier Benefits
Early Access
$1 or more per video 147 patrons
  • A simple "thank you" for supporting us
  • Access to the Patron's-only feed where we will post extended cuts of our videos, bonus content, and other updates on our exploration activities. We will post our videos here as soon as they are completed, instead of following our regular YouTube schedule.
  • Access to our Discord server with a special Patreon channel.
Includes Discord rewards
Stickers
$2 or more per video 74 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • You will receive a standard "The Proper People" sticker
Includes Discord rewards
Monthly Photo Print Raffle
$5 or more per video 39 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • At the beginning of every month (after patrons are charged for the previous month), we will randomly select one patron at this level or above and send them a print of one of our photographs. You can choose any photograph on our print store, and also if you would like it to be personalized or not. (Note: Personalized prints will take longer to receive than non-personalized ones)
Includes Discord rewards
T-Shirt
$10 or more per video 96 patrons
  • All previous rewards
  • You receive a standard "The Proper People" t-shirt
  • You will receive a special thank you in the credits of each video for as long as you continue to support us at this level
Includes Discord rewards
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