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I so do not have time to talk about this in any depth right now but I think success on has way more to do with what you do outside of Patreon than how you configure your rewards.

The steps go:
1) do the work
2) give people a reason to support you in it
3) ensure they know you exist
4) make it easy for them to give you money

Patreon is step 4).

For me step 2) involves putting my work online for free, and step 3) is mostly demo recordings, which I have been v v lax about recently.

· SubwayTooter · 2 · 9 · 18

There are lots of other ways to do step 2), of course. That's probably the thing that it's hard for someone else to help you with.

@artsyhonker I fail consistently at 3. I suppose there are people that are more fringe than I am making things work, but I constantly suffer from imposter syndrome and know how to tell myself I am an idiot. This stops me talking about what I do. I have always been marginal, but in this, I marginalise myself, even here.

@krozruch I write choral music and out it online for free under CC-BY-SA, so I know the feeling of working in a small niche and doing your own thing. I know some other composers using CC licenses, but very few trying to crowdfund it, and I'm not sure I know *any* other choral composers doing what I do.

That brings a certain amount of freedom, but also means I have no pre-existing blueprints.

@artsyhonker I have come across you on here before and must take more of a look into what you do.

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