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Let’s face it. Most of us hate our jobs. Even if we’re making a pretty good living, the majority of us would rather be doing something else instead of working.
But what if you could get paid for doing whatever it is you’re most passionate about and interested in? Wouldn’t it be great to turn your hobby into a full-time, sustainable income? Most people dream of this very scenario, but few ever live to see it happen.
Well, guess what? You won’t be one of those people after reading this special report that reveals one of the easiest ways to make money online, even if you have absolutely no experience and have been stuck in digital limbo for months, or even years.
But, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me quickly explain what this is really all about.
You’ve probably heard the term “starving artist” before, right? It became a popular term because artists have historically had a very hard time making a decent living. Their work is rarely appreciated (often times, until after their death)—and even then, more often than not, it’s simply overlooked. It’s the same for most musicians, actors, writers, etc. They just can’t make a decent living unless they happen to hit the big time. And we all know how rare that is.
Luckily, a powerful, new system has come along that can make that dream come true easier than you might imagine.
The basic idea is simple. You do whatever it is you do—draw, paint, sing, write, film videos, make music… you can turn just about anything into a surefire moneymaker! People can then pledge money to help you live your dream and fulfill your aspirations.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Why would people pay you to do whatever it is you love to do? What do they get out of it?
Some people pledge because they appreciate you and want to be supportive. Others do it because they are a big fan of your idea, industry and/or your work, and want to have a direct line of contact with you. And some do it because they want the rewards offered.
The bottom line is that people WILL pay you to follow your dreams, if you offer them something of value—even if that value is just getting to watch you do what you love!
Are you starting to get excited? Good! Then, let’s begin.
What Can I Do On Patreon?
Right about now, you are probably wondering what you could do that people would be interested in watching and supporting you for. But the fact is, just about anything you are passionate about, and good at, could be translated into a Patreon page!
Do you like playing video games? People could sign up to support your Twitch stream, or your YouTube channel where they could watch you play games, review new releases, or give tips and walk-through strategies on various gameplay.
Or, perhaps you really enjoy cooking. You could film yourself working on interesting, healthy or low carb dishes, and post those recipes for your patrons.
Or you might be good and drawing, sketching, crafts, or painting. You could post your artwork, as well as things like tutorials and resources that you personally use to create your art.
Maybe you have some sort of obscure (as in not hugely mainstream) hobby that you think no one else would share, but that makes it even more likely that people would want to support you, because they might have a hard time finding that type of content elsewhere!
It might be something like:
Model building (cars, ships, planes, etc.)
Crafting (woodworking, knitting, crochet, sewing, etc.)
Outdoor activities (hiking, camping, fishing, cycling, boating, etc.)
Art (drawing, painting, digital art, 3D, sketching, etc.)
Entertaining (acting, comedy, making music, singing, etc.)
Basically, anything where you can teach people something, or entertain people will work well for Patreon! Chances are, you are already into something that will work just fine on the platform. All you have to do is translate that hobby into a medium that works online, such as writing, photos, or videos!
Building Your Page
The first thing you need to do to start participating on Patreon is to create an account and build your page.
Creating an account is very simple. It shouldn’t take you more than a few minutes. Even if you choose to create a video for your page, it shouldn’t take more than a day.
Head on over to:
Click Log In at the top right of the page, and then look for “New to Patreon? Sign Up” underneath the LOG IN button. Click that link.
It will ask you for some very basic information. Just fill out the form and sign up, or you can use Facebook to make the process a little easier if you prefer.
Next, you have to set up your profile. This will only take a few minutes, plus a little more time to create a video to showcase what you offer your patrons. You don’t have to create a video, but it’s a very good idea to do so because it does help increase conversions.
Let’s look at the different options that are available, and what you need to do to set up each one.
Per Month vs. Per Thing
One of the first things you need to decide is whether you’re going to charge “per month” or “per thing”. Most people charge per month, and patrons seem to prefer that setup because they know exactly how much they will be charged, and when it will happen.
Patreon even specifically states in their documentation that 80% of creators are on the “per month” plan.
Their golden rule is that if you are releasing 4+ pieces of content per month to your patrons that you should choose the monthly option. The “per thing” option is best if you post content sporadically and don’t want the pressure of releasing content on a regular basis.
Your creator photo is an important way to connect with your audience. It should either be a great representation of your own personality, or a great representation of your talent.
If you are mostly known for your personality, such as if you’re a comedian, actor, teacher, or if you have a YouTube channel or social media channel that showcases you as a person, you will probably just want to use a really great photo of yourself.
But if you are known more for your talent, such as if you are an artist, writer, filmmaker, or other area where people see your work a lot more than they see you personally, you might want to use your talent to create your photo. You could draw yourself in caricature,
Your cover photo is another spot to showcase what you have to offer. Make sure it shows off your best work and represents exactly what your Patreon is about.
For example, put some delicious looking pictures of food you’ve made if you have a cooking channel, or your best art pieces if you’re an artist. If you’re an entertainer, just put some pictures of you into a collage!
Your cover photo should ideally be 1600x400, as that is the largest size it will be displayed at.
Your description should not be some robotic, programmed response that you think people will want to hear. Your personality should shine through. After all, many people sign up to support you as much as they do your work!
In your description, you should do two main things:
Describe who you are and what you do
Tell people exactly why they should sign up to support you, and what they will receive if they do
Try to approach the writing of your description from the viewpoint of a visitor. Make sure you let people know how much value they will receive if they sign up to support you, but do it in a way that doesn’t make it seem like you’re greedy. You’re just a passionate creator who wants to be able to spend their time creating, right?