With the new #Patreon payment structure, *patrons* pay a fee on top of their pledge, as well as patreon taking a (now smaller) cut from the creator's balance.
I made a little spreadsheet to help me work out what the heck was going on in actual numbers.
So if I'm supported by 50 $1 pledges, I get $47.50, but supporters pay nearly $70.
@twitter I guess their logic is that the supporter gets charged for their processing fees on the way in, and then Patreon also have to work to pay out the cash, so creators pay a 5% fee to have their money given to them. But... why is that not a flat rate? Surely making it a proportion of the payout is very not cool?
@cassolotl ew -- that's really messed up
@cassolotl It's trim but has utility. Certainly not the high gloss site that Patreon is.
Ko-Fi looks intersetying and I am seeing more of it here but...
I'm not a creator in that sort of sense. I have published links to Patreon/Librepay but nobody has subscribed yet.
This is why I really like liberapay .
I can give a weekly/monthly/annually amount but I have a wallet on their site to pull all my donation so that the fee are clearly exposed and limited.
Plus this is not a company making money out of it, thus dropping the cost even further.
However, there is no way to reward contributor for their support.