Earning patron donations is a fantastic milestone for any content creator, influencer, and business to reach. It highlights the popularity of you as a creator and voice within your niche and emphasizes the value you bring to your audience, subscribers, and market.Young people are becoming more willing to support their favorite creators on platforms such as YouTube, SupaPass, Patreon, OnlyFans, and sites such as Ko-Fi, with millions of creators signed up to these platforms and some of the top influencers, creators, and businesses earning millions every month through these subscription donation websites.
Patron donations are acquired by various means, but typically you are offering something exclusive or rewarding to your subscribers and donors to elicit support from your superfans and followers. To earn these donations, you need to highlight the benefits of your offering and how your donors can gain extra information, gifts, opportunities, or entertainment from your additional content given only to your community donors.
Here are some of SupaPass' top tips on what content you should offer to gain more patron donations - and how easy it is to provide this content and keep 100% of your donations through us!
Throughout the 10 years we've been working with creators, we've seen the most success through our creators offering exclusive content to their patron donors over and above their regularly accessible content.
This content can vary wildly depending on the types of content you create. Still, they all offer extra value alongside your content that may be accessible on other platforms such as YouTube, social media, or other content platforms.
Many podcasters may offer exclusive episodes to their patrons, such as Brodie Sharpe of The Run Smarter Podcast, who offers an exclusive podcast series for his patrons and donors to access. This is a great way to not only reward your patrons but bring in new patron donations through the fans of your regular podcast series.
Grammy award-winning artist Imogen Heap uses her SupaPass powered website and native mobile app to publish unreleased songs and demos exclusive to her patron donors and superfans. By providing content not available elsewhere online, Imogen offers immense value to her biggest fans (lovingly called Heapsters)!
Being a fan with access to being the first to watch or listen to a creator's latest content release can give your fans tremendous bragging rights. When I was young(er), I tried to be the first to comment 'FIRST' on my favorite YouTubers' videos, as did countless others.
I never was first to comment, but if I had been given access to my favorite content creators' videos before they released their content to the general public, I would have stood a fighting chance! This is a great way to offer immediate value to your patrons: by simply delaying your regular content schedule by a few days (or even just 24 hours) and publishing on an exclusive platform such as Patreon or your own SupaPass website and mobile app for early access.
Find a schedule for content creation that can work for you, your donors, and your public audience that does not negatively affect your typical work schedule and the amount of extra work you may need to do.
Every content creator typically films or records more content than they publish because most content is finely edited and cut down to reach the high standards of content creators.
However, this extra content you cut down can be entertaining and valuable to your superfans and patron donors. Typical visitors to your content channels and platforms may be intrigued if you offer an extended cut of your most popular content, and they may be willing to become a patron to view the extended cut you offer.
Try releasing an unedited or uncut version of your podcast episode, vlog, or commentary video, and see how your audience responds! You may be surprised at how much they enjoy the unedited version of your content if they are already fans of yours.
Fans of content creators love catching a glimpse into the daily life of creators as they make content. In addition to filming your scripted and typical content, try having an extra camera to record your process of creating, editing, and the filming of your content creation.
To earn your fans' patronage, you need to let them peek behind the curtain of your content and see the process, effort, and dedication that goes into your work. This is a fantastic way to form trust and friendship with your fans.
Simply dictating what your process is, how and why you do it, and laughing behind the scenes can legitimize the price to your patrons and validate their contribution to your work.
You'd be surprised at how willing your fans will be to offer their support to the creation of your art and content simply by asking for their aid and help.
Simply ending your video, podcast, or blog by asking your audience and community for their patronage and donations to help support your content production may be all you need! You may be surprised at how willing and cooperative your audience is in supporting you in your pursuit of being a successful content creator!
With your own SupaPass website and mobile apps, you can host all of your content in one place - your blogs, videos, courses, podcasts, and more - and monetize this content through subscription paywalls! These subscription paywalls will help you earn a reliable income stream through your content creation while having a powerful website and mobile app. With SupaPass, you may provide your audience with a platform to enjoy your content that has the 'look and feel' of Netflix and Spotify.
SupaPass’s technology allows you to curate your content into categories and collections, providing an easy-to-use user experience and interface that lets your audience seamlessly browse your exclusive content, behind-the-scenes videos, extended cuts, and have early access to your content before it is released elsewhere.
Best of all, you can get started for FREE using our free podcast website builder before you decide to begin monetizing your content or asking for funding or financial support from your audience.
Get started reliably earning money through your content today with SupaPass!
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