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Bonsoir tout le monde,
Vous avez pu le constater, le développement de diaspora* stagne ces derniers temps. Cela est principalement dû à un manque de temps de la part de l'équipe "core" derrière diaspora*.
C'est pour ca qu'il y a quelques temps, j'avais posé la question "Êtes-vous prêt à donner un peu d'argent pour aider le développement de diaspora* ?" (message que je n'ai malheureusement jamais pris le temps de traduire en francais, désolé !). Il expliquait que potentiellement, une donation mensuelle permettrait de dégager du temps à un des mainteneurs pour mieux faire tourner le projet.
Bonne nouvelle ! @Dennis Schubert s'est lancé et a mis en place un patreon où vous pouvez donner mensuellement pour lui permettre de travailler sur diaspora* !
Donc, si vous voulez que diaspora* avance plus vite, vous savez ce qu'il vous reste à faire ;)
#diaspora #diaspora-dev #patreon #contribute
He made a very nice 2D weapon collection, which I have turned into #3D models with #Blender. He collaborated with me a bit and provided me with the HD files for the reference. I have now released the models ( #CC0, #publicdomain as well ):
Feel free to unleash your creativity and consider supporting Cethiel on his patreon, he's constantly posting beautiful, very valuable #freeculture art!
Patreon couldn’t survive charging all creators just a 5 percent rake on the monthly subscriptions they earn from fans while building commerce tools like CRMs and merchandise to try to stay ahead of…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19432758
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#HackerNews #but #creators #cut #grandfathers #its #old #patreon #revenue #ups
Patreon couldn’t survive charging all creators just a 5 percent rake on the monthly subscriptions they earn from fans while building commerce tools like CRMs and merchandise to try to stay ahead of Twitch, YouTube and Google. But it also didn’t want to screw all its loyal early creators.
So today, Patreon is overhauling its pricing. Any creator can still get a 5 percent rate, but just for a Lite version without bonus tools or different fan tiers. All of Patreon’s extra features will now be in the Pro plan, with an 8 percent rate, but with existing creators grandfathered in at 5 percent. And the new Premium enterprise plan for 12 percent (9 percent for existing creators) will offer full-service merchandise sales, multi-user team accounts and dedicated customer support.
If you want the lower grandfathered rates, you’ll need to join Patreon in the next few weeks before the new rates go into effect in early May.
“With this change, Patreon is a long-term independent company that doesn’t need anyone else. That’s the move we’re making here,” says Patreon’s SVP of Product, Wyatt Jenkins. More sustainable pricing means creators won’t have to fear Patreon selling out in desperation to someone like Facebook that might neglect or exploit them.
Instead, Patreon CEO Jack Conte tells me he wants to balance powerful features with right-sized pricing for different creator types to become the platform-agnostic home for subscription patronage when tech giants are each trying to build their own. “To have a different membership for each distribution platform, that’s not going to work. You need a single place for the bottom of your distribution funnel,” Conte explains.
Balancing rates and resources
Patreon now has 3 million fans paying 100,000 creators more than half a billion dollars per year, and it will cross $1 billion in payouts in 2019 after six years in business. But Patreon was starving on its 5 percent rate, which some venture capitalists tell me is why they passed on its funding rounds totaling $105 million led by Thrive Capital and Index. Now it might make enough to keep the lights on, retain ownership and maybe even earn a profit one day.
Jenkins tells me Patreon spent a year talking to more than 1,000 creators to figure out how to re-price its offering. “People don’t like change. But I think in terms of change, we’re going to be able to invest in the different products in different ways. We can put a lot of horsepower into membership,” he explains. The company didn’t want to screw up like when it changed its payment processing rates a year ago, leading to creator backlash and some exodus. “We unilaterally did something that impacted creators’ patrons. That was the real landmine we stepped on.”
Patreon’s new rates
What Patreon discovered was some creators, especially individuals and hobbyists, didn’t care for bells and whistles. They wanted cheap and easy recurring payments so they can focus on their art, so Patreon made the 5 percent Lite plan that strips out the extra features but keeps the old rate.
More serious videographers, illustrators, comedians and pundits wanted to offer different price tiers for different levels of exclusive content. They need analytics, special offers, integrations with other productivity and commerce apps and priority customer support when things break. That’s what creators will get for 8 percent, unless they’re grandfathered in at 5 percent.
But Patreon also found there were whole media organizations with 50 employees built atop its patronage platform. They needed to be able to share accounts and get immediate support when necessary. Meanwhile, tons of creators see merchandise as a powerful way to lure in fans who want signed photos, stickers and other swag each month. “Eighty-five percent of our creators tell us we need merchandise. ‘We spend our days in the post office licking stamps. You can get great negotiation leverage since you have scale, so why aren’t you helping us with this?’ We can’t build that on 5 percent,” Jenkins tells me. They’ll all pay the 12 percent Premium plan price unless grandfathered in at 9 percent. Patreon will, in return, process, pack and ship all their merchandise.
Read a deep dive of Patreon on Extra Crunch
Patreon is also changing its payment processing fees to make sure it doesn’t overpenalize smaller contributions, like creators’ popular $1 per month tiers. Now all transactions over $3 incur a 2.9 percent plus $0.30 fee similar to Stripe’s industry standard, while microtransactions under $3 cost 5 percent plus $0.10. Existing creators get the old rates, and people paying via PayPal from outside the U.S. get hit with an extra 1 percent fee.
The battle for fan subscriptions
Surprisingly, one of Patreon’s most popular creators told me they actually felt bad about being grandfathered in at a lower price, because why should they get special treatment compared to other artists who just might not be as tech savvy. That said, they weren’t going to voluntarily pay a higher rate. “I guess I’m not surprised,” Conte responds. “I’ve found that creators are really humble and selfless, always thinking about other people. I can imagine them saying ‘What about these people? Why am I paying less than them?”
If Patreon can power through the rate change without breaking momentum, it could have a bright future. It’s started a patronage trend, but leaked documents show Facebook plans to charge creators up to 30 percent like YouTube already does, and Twitch charges an astronomical 50 percent. But with far more restrictions on content and far more distrust accrued after years of forsaking creators and tense negotiations, Patreon’s neutral platform with the cheapest rate could remain the fan subscription leader at a time when ad revenue shares are proving inadequate to support turning one’s passion into their profession.
Patreon co-founder and CEO Jack Conte
When TechCrunch broke the news that Facebook planned to charge up to 30 percent, Conte said, “Honestly, it was relieving but really disappointing in some way. I think competition is good. I hope there are many membership products. I hope they’re successful and [give creators a choice]. Right now, it’s not a choice. Facebook’s product is not usable. The folks that have used Facebook’s product have turned it off. From a competitor standpoint, it confirmed my thought that Facebook doesn’t understand creators.”
That’s also why he hopes that one day the tech giants might just integrate Patreon rather than compete, and they could each get a cut of subscription revenue.
Looking forward, he says the toughest challenge for Patreon will be building three different products for three distinct types of creators without the infinite wallets of its rivals. “I think Patreon will be raising for a long time,” Conte says. That will fund Patreon’s plans for eventual international operations, where 40 percent of patrons and 75 percent of creators live. Right now Patreon is offered only in English and supports U.S. dollars. But if it can spin up local languages, currencies and payment processors, Patreon could be where creators around the world go to share with their biggest fans.
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Wandering Beekeeper Patreon Update 2019-03-16
Patrons at the $1 Curious Onlooker and higher levels just got the fourth sample character, Juniper, the Fire Paladin, for review and comment. Want to know more about this new game world and mechanic I'm developing? Click the link! https://www.patreon.com/wanderingbeekeeper #ttrpg #rpg #patreon
I'd like to create a service similar to Patreon, I know how to do the technical side but not so sure about financial side: how do I charge users to send the funds to other type of users (creators), while subtracting a small percent? How does it need to be set up from the POV of financial compliance? Can it be reported as "payment to support Creator xyz" without a specific product? Does the company need to register as a bank or something similar to a bank? Financial services company? Where can I find some relevant resources, and how can I narrow down my research so that I don't have to read everything about all types of financial services but only more or less relevant info? (located in the US).
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19316728
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#HackerNews #ask #create #how #patreon #service #similar
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Unterstütze Sibel Schick
Sie macht sehr schöne #Videos und braucht #Geld.
Hier das hervorragende Video "Kein Ayran für #Nazis"
"Unterstütze meine #Arbeit mit einer dauerhaften Spende!
Ich bin eine freie #Autorin. Über meine #Website, meinen Twitteraccount und YouTube-Kanal stelle ich Inhalte zur Verfügung, zu denen alle kostenlosen Zugang haben. In meinen Texten, Kommentaren, Kurztexten, Blogbeiträgen und Videos geht es um gesellschaftliche Themen aus einer antirassistischen und feministischen Perspektive. Mein Ziel ist marginalisierte #Menschen zu empowern.
Auch wenn meine Videos, Blogbeiträge und Kurztexte kostenlos abrufbar sind, kostet die Herstellung dieser Zeit und Geld. Für die #Produktion brauche ich unter anderem ein gutes #Handy, eine #Videokamera, unterschiedliche #Mikros für verschiedene Zwecke, #Tageslichtlampen und anderes Zubehör sowie #Stativ etc., für die bezahlt werden muss. Zudem fange ich dieses Jahr (2019) endlich an, ein #Buch zu schreiben. Da diese eine zeitintensive Arbeit ist, wird es mir nicht gelingen währenddessen Vollzeit zu arbeiten.
Falls du etwas übrig hast und Lust, mich und meine Arbeit dauerhaft zu unterstützen, würde ich mich sehr freuen! Ich werde regelmäßig Informationen herausschicken und dich auf dem Laufenden halten.
Meine Arbeit kannst du dir über den folgenden Link anschauen: sibelschick.net"
Und hier der #Patreon - Link mit coolen Beispielvideos: https://www.patreon.com/sibel
#texte #blogging #patreon #taz
#Patreon needs restructuring due to continous growth
Under the company's current business model, 90 percent of funds are paid directly to content creators. Patreon takes 5 percent, and the remaining 5 percent covers transaction fees.
Patreon CEO Jack Conte said in an interview with CNBC that the platform will soon be facing the challenge of maintaining a profitable model as the company continues its growth.
Until now, Patreon almost appeared like a counterpoint to capitalism's essential requirement of vital profitmaking; it was a simple platform to gather donations to make a living. Now, this model could be damaged severely because it cannot go on like this anymore. At least, this is how I understood the article in full, or maybe I just didn't get it. I'm not someone who uses Patreon in any way, neither as a donator, nor as an artist or freelancer who relies on donations.
The company also revised its content policy in 2017 to eliminate the site's use for the exchange of adult-themed photos, videos and content.
#Patreon #Donation #ArtisticLifestyle #Freelance #News #Economy #Economics #Digital #Digitalisation #Lifestyle
Via @Thomas Mertens
Remineralize the Earth Launches Fundraising Campaign on Patreon
Remineralization utilizes finely ground rock dust and sea-based minerals to restore soils and forests, produce higher yields and more nutritious food, and store carbon in soils to stabilize the climate.
Through our education and outreach, projects, research, and advocacy, Remineralize the Earth facilitates a worldwide movement that brings together gardeners and farmers, scientists and policymakers and the public to create better soils, better food, and a better planet.
Soil is apolitical. Whether you’re liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, urban or rural, ride in the bicycle lane or drive a pickup truck, the wellbeing of the Earth matters to everyone. Soil remineralization is simple, intuitively learned, and applicable at the community level. What is required is the planet’s most abundant resource. Rocks! We can move from an era of economics based on scarcity to one of abundance through the power of rock dust.
Remineralization enables farmers to produce higher yields and more nutritious food, supports resilient forests that remove excess atmospheric carbon dioxide. Perhaps most importantly, it offers a “beyond organic” regenerative alternative to chemical fertilizers and pesticides. We can eliminate nitrogen runoff, protect waterways and de-acidify the oceans.
Since the mid-1990s, Remineralize the Earth has facilitated a worldwide network dedicated to remineralizing soils. We are pioneers of regenerative agriculture — a movement that is growing. We need your help to ensure that we can continue our crucial mission into 2019 and beyond.
#environment #soil #remineralization #organic #food #food-growing #regenerative #alternative #farming #agriculture #activism #advocacy #grassroots #movement #Patreon #RemineralizeTheEarth
#Liberapay is a libre alternative to Patreon. It lets you donate a regular amount of money to your favourite project every week, month or year.
The official website is at:
You can follow them on here at:
The Liberapay site itself is paid for by donations made to it through Liberapay.
#AlternativesAtoZ #Donations #Patreon #Funding
Jordan Peterson, a Canadian professor who has built a reputation for fighting ‘political correctness’ and ‘cultural Marxism,’ and the Libertarian comedian and pundit Dave Rubin announced Monday that they would launch an alternative to the crowdfunding website Patreon after the removal of several high-profile right-wing users of the service.
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I'm Orion Scribner, and I'm best known for my #Comic about #Otherkin, "Theri There." I make a lot of other written resources and illustrations, too, but not currently full-time. Lately, most of my time goes toward the job where I make my living instead, and which I otherwise don't discuss here. Here are a couple drawings I've done of myself, picture me as either. One of them is a #Dragon #Furry.
I've been on Mastodon since 2016. I regularly post at @frameacloud, but I may also post from @frameacloud, so please follow me at both, and send me an introduction. In 2018, I'm working on leaving the social media sites that I think are bad for people, which I had too many of anyway, and becoming more active on only a few sites that I think are good for people. Expect the below list to get shorter soon, but my handle is also frameacloud on:
#Tapas, a #WebComic site where you can read Theri There and other comics I've made: https://tapas.io/frameacloud
#Dreamwidth, a social journaling site, which has some of my writings: https://frameacloud.dreamwidth.org
#Tumblr, a microblogging site, which has a lot of my art: http://frameacloud.tumblr.com
#Patreon, an art patronage site: http://patreon.com/frameacloud
#Kofi, a tip-jar site: https://ko-fi.com/frameacloud
I have a personal site where I've put my nonfiction books I wrote, for the community to read for free, at https://www.frameacloud.com
#MastoArt #CreativeToots #ArtToot #Artist
https://dragon.style/media/FYkH-ZEx6yNNzf6D14w https://dragon.style/media/V6fIGyvM-mex3GnVrGA https://dragon.style/media/JUAoWkUkwwCyzEPYUyo