Hello patrons! If you have been around a while, you probably know that I recently restructured the reward tiers. Now that it's been a few months, I've decided that I'm not completely happy with it. Although it's made it easier on my end, I think it took away some of the benefits from you, the patrons, and created a lot less incentive for new pledges.
But I think I've come up with a solution! I think this new plan will both make it easier for me to fulfill rewards, while also making it more fun for you.
LIFETIME PLEDGE REWARDS
Starting this month, I'm going to provide rewards not only based on the monthly tiers, but for the total dollar amount over the lifetime of your pledge as well. This means that patrons will receive bonus items over time, rewarding you for the longer you pledge month after month.
Here is the Lifetime Pledge Rewards structure:
- $100 - 5x7 original sketch (one character, pencil, limited color)
- $250 - 5x7 digital commission (one character, full background)
- $500 - 8.5x11 digital commission (1-2 characters, full background)
- $1000 - 8.5x11 original sketch (1-2 characters, full ink and paint)
After $1000, the cycle will start all over again (so at $1100 you get another 5x7 sketch, at $1250 another 5x7 digital commission, etc.).
I'm excited for this! I have always wanted to recognize my biggest and longest supporters, and I think this will be a great way to do so. Some of you have been with me since the beginning and are already close to that $1000 lifetime pledge mark!
FOR CURRENT PATRONS
I am going to start the lifetime rewards "cycle" beginning with the pledges charged on September 1. Everyone who has reached one of these milestones will receive a the reward corresponding to how much they've pledged so far, and will receive future rewards once they've reached them. I will send you a message to notify you and get any needed info.
REWARD TIER UPDATES
FYI, I've added back a $25 reward tier featuring the custom sketch card.
All other reward tiers have been slightly refreshed and rearranged, but you should only see minor changes. None of your current rewards have been taken away.
And I'll also note that you are welcome to pledge any amount you want, not just the reward tier amounts. If you wanted to, say, pledge higher to get to the lifetime reward milestones faster, you can enter a custom amount.
And note #2, since the lifetime rewards are based on dollar amounts instead of tiers, feel free to switch between tiers or edit your pledge at any time. You'll still receive the lifetime reward once you've reached the milestone.
Any questions? Feedback? Let me know! Thanks so much as always.