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PP16: 5 Ways Patreon Could Be Better

Instead of an interview, this week I’m talking about the main focus and purpose of the podcast, an interesting Patreon case study, and the top five ways Patreon could be improved.

Patreon Case Study: SMBC WebComic

Patreon did a case study on the Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal webcomic’s success. Hear Jack Conte talk about it here:

5 Ways Patreon Could Be Better

5. Do a case study on building Patreon support without a built-in audience.

Gaining financial support on Patreon is one thing when you have a built-in audience, but what about people who have grown their audience through Patreon?

4. More visible website/social media links.

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3. More visible, intuitive downloads and creation links.

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2. Automatically import RSS feeds.

Patreon allows users to automatically import any new YouTube videos to their Patreon page… what about other RSS feeds for webcomics and podcasts, etc?

1. ONE account for multiple projects.

Many creative people have multiple projects happening at the same time, myself included. Currently, in order to create a separate Patreon page for each project, you must also create a separate account for each project, instead of managing all the different projects pages from a single account.

Got anything you would add to this list? Let me know!

Connect with Chris

Patreon | @bovineright | Facebook | YouTube   BreakroomStudios.com | MadCowan.com

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PP15: Adam Bash is creating SAYER

Get to know Adam Bash, who is creating a sci-fi horror comedy podcast called SAYER.

About Adam Bash

Adam was introduced to podcasting in 2008 and co-hosted a gaming podcast called Fall Damage. After the birth of his first child, he took a break from podcasting for a while.

When he was ready to return to podcasting, Adam knew he would have to switch formats to something that would fit better into his life, so he switched from an off-the-cuff talk format podcast with multiple co-hosts to a scripted drama podcast, primarily featuring his own voice. This has allowed him to produce the podcast around his busy schedule while also giving him the ability to perfect the dialogue.

About SAYER

SAYER is a dark comedy sci-fi podcast set on Earth’s man-made second moon, Typhon.  The eponymous SAYER is a highly advanced, self-aware AI created to help acclimate residents to their new lives, and their new employment with Ærolith Dynamics.

SAYER incorporates influences from video games like Portal and first person shooters, classic radio shows like War of the Worlds with a hint of Welcome to Night Vale in order to bring a uniquely immersive experience.

Adam’s favorite episode so far: Episode 6 – A Dreamless Sleep

SAYER Patreon Page

Highlights from the SAYER Patreon Page:

  • Incentives include PDF copies of episode scripts, thank you messages from SAYER himself, a thank you in the SAYER prequel comic, and more!
  • Milestones include a SAYER prequel comic (REACHED!), and a “resident of the month” program, where a different Patron will be celebrated each month!

 

Favorite Quote

“Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.” – Tom Stoppard

Connect with Adam

Patreon | @theadambash | iamsayer.com

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PP03: James Kennison is creating Nobody’s Listening podcast

A conversation with James Kennison, who is creating a podcast about funny life stories; Nobody’s Listening. We even get him to play an impromptu recap song!

About James

James is a husband and father of two. He is a Children’s Pastor in-between pastorships and has been podcasting since 2006.

He says one of the secret reasons he likes being a Children’s Pastor is so that he doesn’t have to sit in “big church”!

Podcasting

James was first introduced to podcasting through a friend who had his own podcast. James found out what he could about podcasting and did his best to start off the right way and avoid the pitfalls of amateur podcasting.

Since launching Nobody’s Listening in 2006, James has created many other podcasts, most of which are available on NLCast.com.

Nobody’s Listening

James got the concept for Nobody’s Listening when he realized his brother was constantly calling him with a friend on the line so that James could confirm that some of their crazy stories were true. He decided it would save a lot of phone calls if they just started telling the stories on the podcast. This eventually lead to listener’s sending in their own stories as well, making it a place for people to share all their funny life stories.

Favorite episode so far: NLCast 210: Hot Doctor

James’ least favorite: “The JoJo the Clown Episode”
James learned that if you can’t do a good show, don’t do one. It’s better to skip a week than put out crap!

Fan favorites are often the ones from the early days of the show that helped form the podcast.

The NLCast Patreon Page

Highlights from James’ Patreon Page:

  • Stickers and guest host spots being raffled off to Patrons
  • Live streaming and equipment upgrades and milestone goals (both achieved!)

Favorite Quote

Connect with James

Patreon | @nlcast | Facebook
podcast.NLCast.com

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PP02: Ethan Nicolle is creating Bearmageddon

A conversation with Ethan Nicolle, who is creating Bearmageddon, a webcomic about mutant bears taking over the world!

During the interview, I make a failed reference to The Chris Farley Show. Here’s what I was talking about:

About Ethan

Ethan is a cartoonist and writer. His other projects include ChumbleSpuzz, VeggieTales in the Houseand, most famously, Axe Cop. Ethan is recently married, and says he finds being a husband and step-father much more fulfilling than the overnight success he has experienced.

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Ethan talks about his experience seeing Axe Cop go viral, his making the switch from print comics to web, and some of his early comic influences.

Bearmageddon

“A slacker zombie movie–with bears!”

Ethan originally created Axe Cop with his brother as a fun way to test the webcomic waters for his passion project, Bearmageddon.

Bearmageddon is an online graphic novel telling the story of a few friends and a mysterious outdoorsman fighting to survive in a world that has been overrun by bears!

Ethan’s favorite Bearmageddon moments so far:

Ethan’s Patreon Page

Highlights from the Bearmageddon Patreon page:

  • For every new milestone, Ethan sends out a PDF copy of past graphic novels to all his Patrons.
  • Incentives include custom wallpapers and an advanced PDF copy of the final Bearmageddon graphic novel.
  • Ethan opted to go with digital incentives to make the rewards as accessible as possible to Patrons.

Connect with Ethan

Patreon | @enicolle | Bearmageddon.com

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PP01: Chris Cowan is creating Patreon Podcast

I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself! I’m the host of Patreon Podcast, a podcast featuring conversations with Creators on Patreon.

About Chris

I’m a family man and podcaster. Some of my other podcasts include The Truth About Special Needs, a podcast about raising special needs kids, and Pop Mockers, a comedy pop culture podcast. I thrive on creativity and love connecting with other creative people!

Patreon Podcast

I started Patreon Podcast because I think Patreon is a great place for creative people to get together, find out what each other are doing and get support for their projects. Through Patreon Podcast, I hope to get to know some of these people a bit better, build community, and introduce their projects to a new audience.

My Patreon Page

There are a number of milestones and incentives available on my Patreon page, and I invite you to check that out if you’re interested.

Connect with Chris

Patreon | @patreonpod | Facebook | YouTube   BreakroomStudios.com | MadCowan.com

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