I am Amanda Palmer! ASK ME ANYTHING ABOUT PATREON, PATRONAGE and HOW IT WORKS NOWADAYS
WE'RE ALL DONE!!! THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL QUESTIONS, EVERYONE HELLO REDDIT….it’s amanda f**king palmer; musician, bestselling author, entrepreneur, mom, crowdfunder, lover, blogger, ukulele-slayer. ever since crushing it on kickstarter back in 2012 (more than 24,000 pre-ordered my record there) i’ve been trying to find the best way for a mid-level indie artist to make a living using the internet, and i’ve now been using patreon.com for two years. i now have about 11,000 people supporting and sustaining ALL my work from songs to webcasts to videos to documentaries. much like kickstarter (especially back in 2010 when i first used it) used to make people scratch their heads, patreon is still kinda confusing people (it is a LITTLE more complicated than kickstarter, but not by much) and i’ve always wanted to do a reddit to take questions, explain what i’ve learned so that ANYONE who’s been curious about supporting an artist on patreon can get some real-time clarity. i’m also really happy, as always, to teach other artists/creators/musicians the ropes. ASK ME ANYTHING!!! no question is too simple, and please try to keep it generally on topic to the patreon, the artistic process, how the system works, etc. i’m happy to answer questions like “when are you touring in mexico” elsewhere.
all the info about the book is at amandapalmer.net and my patreon is at https://www.patreon.com/amandapalmer