The NoRights Podcast: S4E9 – Patreon

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This week Ben and Ian are joined again by Frank to discuss Patreon. But first, Ian brings us this week’s headlines.

LAPD Caught on Video Shooting Unarmed Homeless Man to Death While Holding Him Facedown. Quadriplegic Woman Flies Fighter Jet WITH HER MIND?! Robotic glove puts rehabilitation into the hands of stroke patients. Rambus on-chip camera will lead to finer gesture recognition. Publishizer Is A Crowdfunding Solution That Connects Authors With Publishers.

Ben also has some headlines for us this week.

YoYo Games is Acquired by Playtech plc. Source 2 will be free; won’t ask for royalties. Unity 5. Harmony Game SDK. Introducing open revenue sharing.

Also, in related news that didn’t make it on the show, Corona SDK is now Free + Mac/Win Desktop Apps + GDC.

Moving on to the main topic, Ben tells us about Patreon, the site where users can subscribe to content creators to help support them. He asks if it’s a better idea to list the different things you make and go monthly or to specialize and have one campaign per skill. He shows us examples of people running successful campaigns like Zach Weinersmith of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, of podcasts like Surviving Creativity, of a couple episodes of Webcomics Weekly where two of the hosts are convincing a third to launch a campaign. He also shares the Creator’s Toolbox for the official suggestions on using the site.

Finally, all three hunker down for a round of political trivia. Who will emerge victorious this week? Tune in to find out!

Don’t forget you can check out the video version of this episode here: