Nothing is better for Authors and writers than gaining the support of their readers. Whether that in liking posts, reading their books, writing reviews, critiquing their work and more.
Let’s talk about another platform that you could be utilizing to support your favorite writer, author or creative entrepreneur. Yep, I’m talking about Patreon! I’ve noticed that quite a few artists and creatives have begun to use Patreon for various reasons:
As with blogs, social media and websites Patreon connects with them all to offer another platform to communicate with fans, readers and audiences from all over.
- Not only do they provide a way to keep readers up to date with posts, it also allows you to create additional content for those that become a patreon of your page.
- Connect your website and social media sites to provide more ways to find you and what you are posting.
- One thing that I love about this site it the fact that you can provide an Intro Video, giving your readers, fans and audiences a face and personality to go along with the person they are supporting.
- There is the ability to provide additional information with adding graphics and video into your posts.
Community is an important part of any creatives repertoire. With Patreon you can build a community with others just as amazing as you!
- Like, comment, follow and support others like-minded creatives who love the same things as you
- Or ones who don’t! Inspiration comes from everywhere
- Communicate with creatives in your field such as graphic designers, cover artists, marketers and more!
- There is no limit when you are surrounded by others who are working toward a similar goal.
Patreon, like many other sites allow you to connect to your other sites for better conversion rates and communication.
- Link your website (and don’t forget to add that on your posts along with your author page)
- Link your social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Twitch for gamers)
- Don’t forget you can add links in any of your posts!
Man, did I forget to mention the rewards… and more.
- If you visit most patreon pages, the right hand side is a column of rewards for becoming a patreon member. You could receive anything from Patreon Only posts to free goodies and more!
- Also, if you are an Author, you can offer a reward section for early releases or sneak peeks of your work!
- There are many things to provide as rewards
- Sneak peeks
- Short stories
- Author Merchandise/Swag
- And more!