Patreon Vs Kickstarter
“I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else.”
I think this sums up my art process to a tee…
A friend had suggested I try GoFundMe, and when he described what he was thinking, Kickstarter had come toÂ mind; further discussion with other people leads me to believe his suggestion was more in line with Patreon.
Now the question is: Which do I want to do?
I think both would be appropriate, however the word of mouth portion… ::weak smile::Â Getting the word out will be challenging, as I have such small social media presence.Â Â Using Kickstarter to fund a modest inventory for Etsy would be very nice, and maybe focus on my drawings for a while.
The monthly model for content on Patreon worries me because I’ve been feeling burnt out for quite some time now. I can chargeÂ with everyÂ update, but then I’m not certain what pricing model to offer. Monthly seems so much more straightforward.Â This on top of the summer, which will be as challenging as last one.
What does the night worker do when the kids are out of school? She becomes a zombie. O.o
I still want to make jewelry, but I always preferred to work with traditional art, so now to balance both. Maybe that will lead to more frequent updates ::laughs:: I try to avoid mentioning it, but I’m often tired, and it slows down my work, and then I struggle with what to post… If I can eke out a routine then perhaps I’ll be more productive.
So, now it’s time to scribble pen to paper. The last two weeks I made a solid plan for Kickstarter (modest run of 5 drawings spread over 100 prints), but I need to work on getting the word out ahead of time, whichever I choose. The way I tentatively see it, Patreon would be nicer (no overhead; I have a ton of art supplies!)Â and it will flow nicely into Kickstarter, because then I’d have ‘fans’ interested in buying my art. On the other hand, a small production run of prints would potentiallyÂ need few backers. (I’d have to sell 40% of 100 cards in some combination, but the neat thing is that it’s possibly as few as 8 people…)
Regardless, it literally means it’s time to go back to the drawing board. ::laughs::