Patreon Benefits

Patreon Benefits For Authors and Writers

Nothing is better for Authors and writers than gaining the support of their readers. Whether that is 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:

Communication ~

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 ~

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.

Linking ~

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!

Patreon Extras ~

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
    • ARC
    • Short stories
    • Author Merchandise/Swag
    • Coupons/Discounts
    • And more!

If you are thinking of starting a Patreon page (or supporting a journeying author) check out Patreon or My Patreon page to find out more.

What Inspires Me to Write…

One of the questions most, if not all authors get is, “What inspires you to write or What is your inspiration for writing?”

I would assume that question has a multitude of answers and I am no exception. So without further ado, here are my reasons as to my inspiration for writing.

In the words of my brother -in -law, “Famary” is very important to me and is one of my inspirations for writing. Thank you Jerome! My children encourage me with nearly every word. They are hilarious, loving, and goof-balls. I love every minute with them. So why are they an inspiration? They are my life’s blood. Without them I would be nothing. Looking at them every day reminds me why I write and encourages me to become better. Not only is it a way to show my children dedication, determination, courage, passion, and a love for what I do. That is exactly why I write, I love to do it.

 

Through my work and what I do, I can inspire others to do the same or even something different. It doesn’t matter if you like to write, you can do anything. I should know. As a young girl I was terrified to talk to people or put myself out there in any fashion. I remember one time long ago, I was about 10 at the time. My family and I were eating at McDonalds and I wanted more catsup for my fries. This was before they put the pumps in to serve yourself, so I was forced to go to the counter and ask for the packets. I was so terrified I didn’t even want to ask for something that they so readily give to their customers. Since then I have achieved a better handle over my fright and have accomplished so much. I hope that my words whether in my blog, books, or anything else encourage others to chase their dreams and goals.

 

Reading and writing have been a passion of mine since I was a young girl. It was a way to escape everyday life with five sisters and read about the things I loved. Eventually that love turned into a passion to write what I wanted to read. There is nothing more satisfying that writing a great story for others to enjoy.

 

The journey is one of the most gratifying things to come from writing. Not only the journey of your characters as they traverse the paths and obstacles you place in front of them, but also your journey as a writer. The experience of becoming an author and writer is one I wouldn’t change for the world. There may be some down days, but the good days massively out way them. I could not be happier to spend my days on the journey I have chosen.

 

What better way to be inspired is by your readers. Saying ‘Thank You’ to your readers will create a desire to continue providing awesome content, stories, and more. Your readers will be there for you and are what drives your business to the next story, level, course, or post. Keep them in mind as you continue your journey. 

 

 

What Inspires You…?

What inspires you to keep going with your journey? Your dreams? And to accomplish your goals?

9 Ways to Say ‘Thank You’ for Free

I wanted to take a minute today to talk about how we can say ‘Thank you’ to our readers for free or for a minimal amount of money.

We as authors appreciate our readers. Let’s face it, if we didn’t have readers we would not be authors. So, here are some ways to say tell our readers that we appreciate them in our journey to become the best authors we can be.

Thank you

Acknowledgement Page:

To show your appreciation to your readers, add them to your acknowledgement page in your book. Either by name (if you have a few readers that have encouraged you or provided feedback recently) or as a whole.

Social Media Shout Out:

Give them a Shout out on your social media profiles with tags so they can see how much you appreciate them and wouldn’t be where you are without them.

Offer Special Deal:

What better way to say ‘Thank you’ than to give those readers a special deal on your books, product, or whatever! They will love it!!

Throw a Thank You Party:

Throw a ‘Thank You’ party and invite your readers to join for the festivities. Partner with vendors who will offer free samples/makeovers/or whatever to make the event even more special for them. You could also perform a book signing while at the party. Give out your ‘John Hancock’ as a special gift!

Present a Personal Note:

Want to create a more personal ‘Thank you’? Give them a personal note from you to them. Send it in the mail and imagine their surprise when receiving something special from you!

Digital Thank You Cards:

Looking for something a little easier, but still personal? Create and send a digital ‘Thank you’ where you can edit the recipient and hit send.

Create a Youtube Video:

Say thank you to your readers in person. Well, sort of. Create a ‘Thank you’ video to your readers and post it to Youtube, then link it to your social media for all your readers to view.

Teach Them Something New:

Go the extra mile and create content or product that will teach them something new about you, your niche, or industry. You may just encourage another author to take the next step in their career! What could be more rewarding?

Giveaways and Freebies:

Offer something for free to your readers that they will find useful, helpful, or just something fun!

Bonus:

Just tell them ‘Thank You’!

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post!

Have some other ways to tell your readers ‘Thank You’? Share them below! I would love to learn more ways to tell my readers ‘Thank You’.