Kayla Lords (she/her) shares her experiences growing the Loving BDSM community through Patreon including which features she used and how she used them. She also shares tips and best practices as a NSFW creator on the platform.
It can be a struggle to find the sweet spot of enough patrons to make a difference in your income while also offering the right benefits/perks to entice people to pledge. I don’t have all the answers, but in this episode, I share what I’ve learned over the years about using Patreon.
The past several weeks have been a complete whirlwind — I blame the holidays. My primary focus is keeping my head above water, planning for 2020, and getting things done before my two week hiatus from all things blog/podcast/video. Even though we’re looking at November’s income here, I’m already excited for December because some promising things have been happening — that I hope will carry on into the new year. But first, let’s look at November 2019! November 2019 Income November income is primarily based on work completed in October. I bill clients on the last day of every month,...
As adult content creators, we’re constantly shadowbanned, kicked off platforms, and told our content isn’t welcome. Censorship is wrong and needs to be fought at all levels. But there are also realities of using non-adult (aka vanilla) platforms when you create adult content.
Patreon is a popular option for creators to increase their income for the content they make. Even with the TOS changes, sex bloggers, creators, and educators still use it. But as with everything else, it’s not easy to do, and there are things to consider before you begin.
My plan had been to add Patreon to the ongoing “How to Make Money” series as a viable option for most sex writers and creators to build an income from your work. I’ve used and loved Patreon for a long time, and although I disliked their stance on not allowing NSFW creators to show up on search, at least they gave us a space to earn money doing what we love. When PayPal threatened to shut them down for working with us in 2015, I received plenty of communication and what felt like genuine empathy from Patreon. Now…things have changed....