Patreon Update: September 2016
Welcome to my Patreon Update for September 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 August.
August 2016 Earnings
My latest earnings report, thankfully, has seen a slight increase. This is in response to some positive changes that I've recently made in regards to my video content. Below are some numbers:
- Pledged: $2,183.00
- Service Fees: $245.16
- Processed: $1,937.84
Last month's Patreon Update was certainly rough. The introduction of daily vlogs, while fun for thousands of my viewers, ended up having a serious impact on the performance of my Patreon campaign. Taking away exclusive vlogs for one month and shifting most of my focus toward putting out videos daily was a lesson worth learning. It actually taught me something I already knew to be true... People enjoy exclusivity. I even mentioned that in this post on Di Franco University.
Moving forward, and now that September is here (who's excited for Christmas?), I have once again returned to my traditional routine of video content. This includes releasing an exclusive vlog every Friday, each typically ranging 45–60 minutes in length. And you know what? I'm already seeing a positive effect. Despite what the chart may show above, my amount in pledges has increased by about $100 in just two weeks.
One thing I am taking away from the daily vlogs is how useful end cards can be. Before August, I never really took advantage of them. But now that I've seen the effect they can have, all my future videos will have an end card that will be used to promote my Patreon campaign. After all, every pledge counts, right? This is especially true with the holidays quickly approaching. I'll talk about that in further detail next month.
So, I suppose all I have to say is... Welcome back! If you ended up re-pledging once the exclusive vlogs made their return, just know that I appreciate your support. And if you never went anywhere to begin with, the same amount of appreciation applies. As always, you can check out all 70+ exclusive vlogs right here on my Patreon feed.
$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
SeekWiz | A Location Sharing Platform
Michael Eng's YouTube Channel
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 Kyle Moreland for winning September's drawing! You will be hearing from me shortly.
If you ask me, the future is once again looking bright. I'm excited to see where my Patreon campaign goes from here, especially now that things are back on track. As always, your support is much appreciated.