Thanks to @email@example.com I now have a link to Patreon's new fee structure.
Apparently every pledge is now gonna get service fees tacked on top, instead of coming out of my cut: 2.9%+35¢ extra for every patron.
The big question for me is how they calculate this for pay-per-thing creators like me. If I make eight things a month, is a $1 patron going to pay
($1+2.9%+.35)*8 things = $11.032
($1*8 things)+2.9%+.35 = 8.582 ?
Their page on this sure does make it sound like it's the first, which... I dunno, it feels like they're nickel-and-diming everyone here? Maybe that 2.9%+35¢ fee should be calculated on the sum total of ALL of the pledges you're paying this month instead of applied to every single pledge separately?
We shall see, I suppose. And I will probably hear about this second-hand since they couldn't be bothered to send me any email about this.
Patreon is definitely hitting per-thing creators hard.
@anthracite My cynical thought: There's something about $1 pledges that they don't want/like. It's not enough to just disable them, but they definitely want them gone...so they wrap it up like they're giving creators more money! How gracious of them!
Or they just want more money, realized most people pledge a dollar, and decided to stick their arm a little deeper.
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