Thanks to @firstname.lastname@example.org I now have a link to Patreon's new fee structure. Show more
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.
Finally, for those pondering Kickstarter's new d.rip service:
1. it's invite-only for now and they sure didn't invite me despite a history of three successful campaigns, two of which were staff picks, if you're around my level of obscurity then you probably won't get an invite any time soon either
2. their website says absolutely nothing about the fees - we can ASSUME that they will be pretty low, since Kickstarter is a Public Benefit Corp who makes most of its $ off of people using KS as a pre-order site for electronic gizmos, but we can't be sure of anything
anyway I guess I should save a link to this thread somewhere so I don't have to redo all the Patreon fee calculations if and when I *do* get a chance to set up with d.rip...