It looks like maybe they keep it private at least initially it only provide the link to their patrons. Is this correct? Or are there other options a posting the actual video for your patronage to get to it before the general public. You are correct, private links are how most creators do video uploads right now.
Who is really benefiting from the crowdfunding site for artists?
Building a Community on Patreon
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Getting Started With Patreon
Last January, I was broke. I lived in a car, and that month I had to choose between paying my cell phone bill or buying food. Two years before that I was a freelance photographer in Chicago, but walked away from that life to travel around the country. My travels had given me a collection of stories and photos I was proud of, and more than 9, people were following me on Instagram. Patreon is basically a payments processor designed like a social network. Then you set goals, which are actions tied to monetary benchmarks, such as being able to quit your job in order to pursue your creative passion full time. I wrote my bio and added a short story about a sunset, a mountain, and the bandits who hid out there a century ago.
Over , creators use Patreon to run their creative businesses. The crowdfunding platform has quickly become the go-to hub for video publishers and creators looking to connect with viewers directly. Several YouTube video publishers have promoted their Patreon memberships in recent years. Patreon allows publishers to receive funding directly from their fans, or patrons, repeatedly. It has allowed video publishers to create alternate monetization models outside of traditional YouTube or social media advertising. According to Patreon, it provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, with ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers, or patrons. While Patreon does have a reputation for attracting artists, its terms allow brands and companies to create accounts. Successful creators on Patreon can include anyone who can provide a service.