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Here Are Some Alternate Ways To Sponsor Me If Patreon Is Acting Up For You
Patreon has been famously having some issues with declined patron payments, which is frustratingly showing up as a loss of $1,266 for me this month.
If your Patreon payments aren’t going through, or if you’d like to become a patron of my weird little crowd-funded operation here, I’ve put together a list of the different routes through which people can support me besides Patreon, along with the various advantages and disadvantages of each.
(Also if you can’t support my work financially, sharing my stuff around and bringing energy and enthusiasm to things I publish goes a long long way to help here too.)
Send to PayPal here
Pros — It’s an easy way to send a one-off payment.
Cons — Although they are not as eye-watering as Patreon, the fees are quite high. PayPal also sometimes likes to pull the plug on people for committing wrongthink.
Subscribe to Substack here
Pros — The fees are about the same as PayPal and offers us some stability in paying bills, as it is a consistent monthly sum that we can count on.
Cons — We can’t set it to pay-as-you-feel pricing; there are only a few different price points to choose from.
Direct bank deposit
Pros — The fees are very low. You can set up a scheduled payment in your bank app that you are completely in control of.
Cons — For anyone outside Australia it can be a bit fiddly to work out how to send money overseas.
Acc 416 618 218
International: SWIFT code/SWIFT BIC Address: SGBLAU2S
Routing Number: 021 000 021
Bitcoin address: bc1qymgnd40jpx5wj6492gnqgdjkyr2gcpkvfgefla
Pros — The fees are very low, lower even than a direct deposit.
Cons — It can be a steep learning curve if you don’t already use crypto.
Other Cryptos Accepted
Ethereum address: 0xC0D085df9c21B775932A022AeCf5f8d2AeB029F3
Bitcoin Cash address: qraw0zyvk5pd9nyfcrctz7fxmtpfds5n8gc9jr2hu9
PO Box 378
Mentone, VIC 3194
To purchase ebooks and PDFs go to Gumroad for whatever-you-reckon’s-a-fair-thing pricing; if you don’t like the other payment methods you can just order a PDF for however much you like.
For our print books, start here
For paintings, go here
For merch and painting prints, go here
If you prefer to try Patreon, the link is here
Pros — Patreon is a monthly subscription that we can budget our lives around.
Cons — Apart from the previously mentioned issues, the fees are very high. Approximately 10 percent of each payment goes to bank fees and Patreon’s own fees.