In short, Patreon is like a tipping jar. Pledge any amount OR based on what is included in the pledge tiers. Payment is at the first of the month. Receive content based on your chosen pledge tier (if any) within the first week after being charged. Cancel anytime. Not interested in rewards? There's an option for that too!
Those who pledge during the month, remember that rewards are sent out at the beginning of NEXT month. Access to the Activity Feed is available immediately, however!
And below, the long version! With payment example!
Here is a quick clip on pledging to someone
>> HOW IT WORKS <<
Short version: Patreon is like a tipping jar. Pledge any amount OR based on what is included in the pledge tiers. Payment is at the first of the month. Receive content based on your chosen pledge tier (if any) within the first week after being charged.
Long version: Patreon, I think, can best be described as a 'tipping jar' for your favorite artists, whether it be musicians, digital artists, crafters or whatever else. If you're anything like me, you'd love to be able to support your favorite artists so they can do more of what they love. So you can see more of what YOU love. Everyone knows the term 'starving artist' and Patreon is a great step in making them a little less starving.
But Patreon isn't only about supporting your favorite artists! It's also so that the artists can give back to their fans and supporters. As an artist, it's an amazing feeling to see support from the people who love your work and in turn, I want to give back to you!
As for the technical part of it, Patreon allows you to 'pledge' money to your favorite artists to an amount you can specify. It's up to you how much you pledge to your favorite artist! If you want to pledge $1, that's wonderful! Best of all, there is no commitment and you can cancel anytime!
>> PLEDGE TIERS <<
Pledge 'tiers' are minimum amounts to pledge in order to get content! In other words, for my tiers, if you pledge $1/month, you will get content from Pledge Tier 1, $5/month for Tier 2, $10/month for Tier 3 and $15/month for Tier 4! All tiers have fantastic content which you can see on my main Patreon page.
>> PAYMENTS <<
You are charged at the beginning of every month. Once you have been charged, rewards will be sent out within the week (typically not long after payment has been received (up to 72 hours after being charged)). And don't worry about being overcharged, you can set a maximum limit to pay out per month. Especially useful if you are supporting multiple artists. Not only that, you can cancel at anytime!
********Those who pledge during the month, remember that rewards are sent out at the beginning of NEXT month. Access to the Activity Feed is available immediately, however!********
>> PAYMENT EXAMPLE <<
1. I will post artwork and previews of rewards during the month of December.
2. You pledge tier 1 anytime during the month of December ($1).
3. You are then charged $1 at the beginning of January.
4. Receive all December's rewards during the first week of January (up to 72 hours after being charged).
>>> COPYRIGHT <<<
I very much appreciate any pledge amounts from my supporters! However, all content is still copyright to me and I still own all of the art. All content is for PERSONAL use only and cannot be edited, cropped, claimed as your own, reproduced, etc. Thank you very much for your respect!
>>> QUESTIONS? <<<
Have questions about Patreon and how it all works? Please, feel free to leave a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!