I had considered setting up a Patreon account, but there are some serious complications in regards to doing that. The most important complication is me being disabled. Having a Patreon account runs the risk of losing my disability benefits. Said benefits keep me alive (Medicare and SSDI) and losing that assistance would be disastrous. If I miss one dosage of my seizure medicate I have uncontrollable seizures that will eventually result in death. Yes, epilepsy is deadly. My seizure medication is nearly $700, but with Medicare I pay only $3.
As for why I’d set up a Patreon account? To get a little extra financial assistance so I can create without being in such a tight pinch financially. Quilting, painting, making jewelry, all of these activities are very therapeutic. Without them I would go mad.
Recently Ko-Fi came out with Ko-Fi Gold. I get a extra benefits, like posting updates, messages, pictures, videos, etc. It’s fantastic. Oh, and only $6/month. Ko-Fi also takes exactly nothing from any donations you receive there. Patreon takes a hefty cut as do a few other sites with similar functions. I’ve set up a tier system as well! If you’re interested in checking out the options that come with Ko-Fi Gold check it out here: https://ko-fi.com/gold?a=A348NIY If you opt in for Ko-Fi Gold you’ll receive 10% off your subscription with that link.
Here’s my Ko-Fi page: http://ko-fi.com/chaosfay I also have a button on the right side of my blog that will direct you to my page.
As for what I have set up there here’s what you’ll see:
“$5/month (one joyful moment): you’ll receive a postcard!
(all rewards listed below are available after three months of supporting me)
$10/month (two joyful moments): you’ll receive a postcard AND will be able to choose what mini thing you like: coaster, mug rug, or a single place mat.
$15/month (three joyful moments): you’ll receive a postcard and after three months choose to receive a set of coasters or three mug rugs or a four piece place mat set (set sells at $40 starting price).
$25/month (five joyful moments): you’ll receive a postcard and after three months choose between any of the above or receive a mini quilt (typically 30 x 30 inches, starting price is $100)
$75/month (15 joyful moments): you’ll receive a postcard and after three months choose between any of the above or receive a lap quilt (typically 50 x 50 inches, starting price is $250)
For clarification, you’ll be choosing items I have already made unless you wish to commission me.
To donate higher than what the $5 listed you just need to click the up button. You can make it a one-time donation or monthly. If you wish to receive something from me as stated above you must make it monthly and leave a message for me (you can choose to make it private or public) telling me what you’d like. Public donations are easier to keep track of in regards to who is donating how much, but if you want to keep it private state your name and email address in the message so I can set up a reference sheet.
If you want to commission me and would rather pay me via Ko-Fi than PayPal let me know BEFORE you send any money. We’ll need to work out details and figure out the price of what you want. It’ll be 50% up-front so I can purchase supplies, and the other 50% when it’s finished. For more details contact me.
If you’d like to purchase something I’ve already made and don’t want to go through Etsy please contact me.
In short, you’ll be one of my patrons and will receive rewards after three months. This will help me pay my bills, purchase materials, etc. Please consider being one of my Ko-Fi patrons: http://ko-fi.com/chaosfay