I was surprised to find out that some of my favorites Crochet and Knit Designers are on Patreon too. I was seeing in their posts on social media talking about “patrons benefits” and I was so curious to find out what it’s all about.
I never focused too much on finding where to share my work to be as visible as it can be. My main focus was and still is to learn and create. I was reading a lot about Patreon lately and finally decided to create a page on their platform .
What is Patreon?
I know that maybe I am behind and maybe a lot of you are familiar with this, but for those of you who are as new as I am, I will tell you in this post a few things about Patreon and how it’s working.
Patreon is a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service. So, this is a subscription style payment and you as a fan pay your favorite creators a monthly amount in exchange for exclusive access, extra content or a closer look into their creative journey.
This is a win – win model and this is what I liked about it: Creators are getting a lot of support to be creative and fans know that their money goes directly towards creating more of what they love.
Each creator, or let’s just say crochet or knit designer choose the benefits that you will get in exchange of that monthly amount. You just have to choose if you are getting more or less and if those benefits suits you, you just have to became a “patron” and you will enjoy monthly the content that you love.
What are the benefits of being a patron for ByKaterina?
I have 2 subscription plans, or tiers how they are calling them:
- First is a 5 Euro/ Month plan and you will get:
- 20% Discount on all my written patterns
Monthly I will generate a discount coupon code and send it to you so you can get a 20% discount on all my patterns. For now, I just generated the code on Ravelry, and I already post it on Patreon, but in the next period I will do it on all my selling platforms, so you can purchase a pattern or more with this discount using the platform that you like the best.
- Free Podcast Episodes
This is something new for me, because I never did a podcast, but as an exclusive content for Patreon I will do a Monthly Podcast talking with you about my ongoing projects, what I am facing during designing process, talking about techniques and tips and tricks that will help you as a maker. And of course that we can talk about everything that you suggest or want to find out about me as a crochet and knit designer
- Ad – Free Video Tutorials
You might already know that I am trying to make a video tutorial for each design that can be found on my YouTube Channel. Being a patron you will get add – free video tutorials, so you won’t get disturbed by an add that you don’t care about while you are trying to make something.
- Behind the scenes content
Second Plan, is a 10 Euros/Month Plan and you will get all Benefits from first Plan plus a few more:
- Monthly Patterns for FREE
Monthly I am publishing between 2 and 4 patterns, depending on how much time I have, and you can get all of them for FREE. Each month I will generate a Coupon Code that you can use it to download the patterns in the current month for FREE. Each time I will publish a new pattern you will be notified and you will get the link from where you can download it. Again, this is now available only on Ravelry, but I will add other platforms as soon as possible.
- Fan requests
I want to make sure, that you will get the design you want, so you can request for a particular design, for which you will want a written pattern and I will do my best to bring your idea to life.
Your requests can be for future designs, videos, podcast ideas or anything you will want to learn or see.
- Live chat
If you have any questions about one designs or you are facing problems with the pattern or you have some doubts, let’s chat about it and in the end you will get to the expected result.
And this is what I had to say! Hope you will join me
Here is where you can find my Patreon Page .
I will really appreciate it if you decide to support me as a designer and I will do my best to give you as much and the best content I can. You can Become a Patron! here.