Since 2013, Patreon has helped fans all over the world financially back content creators, from visual artists to video makers, podcasters to writers. A couple of years ago, I first learned about Patreon, and today I back creators on there.
Patreon is similar to Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, except that instead of pledging one time, you support a creator on an ongoing basis. Creators worldwide are making a living, or at least getting extra income, thanks to people who support them on Patreon for as low as $1 per month.
Now, folks can support me too.
Why am I on Patreon? I want to push my creative self. I want to write and release more fiction and non-fiction that entertains and helps more people. And I want to engage more people creatively, and let them see into my creative world.
After months of research, prep, drafting, revision, feedback, tweaking, more feedback, and more tweaking, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, I released my own page on Patreon.
The same day, I got my first patron. Shout-out to Sallie D. of San Jose, CA, USA, for being the first to back my work!
I hope you’ll consider backing my work. In return, you’ll get some pretty sweet rewards—and you’ll get to see behind the scenes of my writing life.
Honestly, at the very least, watch the amazing intro video that my wife Jodie made me. I still tear up when I watch it. It is so, so cool.
P.S.: Please also share my Patreon page with people you think would be interested in my work.