I have been working on ways to improve what I am offering to you guys for a while now. Today I am announcing the first step on that journey, the launch of my patreon page. The page is not live yet as I want to get some feedback from you guys on the rewards to ensure that the page gives you what you want!
What is patreon
Patreon is a platform that allows you to support content creators directly.
Why am I launching a Patreon page?
I am launching a Patreon page because it allows me to offer a wide variety of extra content to you guys. My life had a pretty big change recently as my daughter was born just over three weeks ago. The patreon page and any support received will help me allocate more of my time to content creation and to expand my offering.
I view my patreon page as a platform to provide a higher level of service than my blog currently does. Everything that is free remains free, and you can expect much more of the same when Battle for Azeroth launches, including a new version of my spreadsheet. Patrons will get access to various rewards and services that I am not currently offering. I am going to dive into my current plans for the reward structure below.
What will the money go to?
As you will no doubt have noticed I have not been streaming since my daughter was born. I have not planned out in detail what I will spend the money on, but I have several ideas and which I realize and in what order will depend on what you guys are most interested in as well as how the launch goes. Some of the things your support might help me do include:
- Streaming more often
- Imrpoving the quality of my stream (Webcam, custom graphics etc.)
- Launching a podcast
- Learning video-editing and launching a youtube channel
Outline for a reward structure
Patreon allows me to have a tiered set of rewards depending on your contributions. Currently I am planning to have three levels and they will be tiered as below. Please let me know if you think the structure can be improved, or if there’s some service you would be particularly interested that is not on the list.
- 1 USD per month: Special Discord role, Access to Patron Only discord channel and forums, 3-day early access to all blog posts
- 3 USD per month: As above plus access to my Premium TSM settings package (my full setup with instructions to set it up), plus one question for a monthly Q&A post where I will answer your questions in depth
- 5 USD per month: As above plus a one hour 1-on-1 gold making coaching session
Depending on the support and your feedback this is obviously going to be subject to change.
Below we will go a bit into how i envision some of the rewards mentioned above.
Patron only forum
The idea for my patron only forum is to create a level for high level gold making discussion. For basic gold making advice and discussions the woweconomy subreddit is already way better than anything I can build and I don’t see any point in competing with it. I envision this as a place where we can hone our TSM settings to eke out that extra 2% in profit margin and get into higher level discussions on the major strategies.
Premium TSM package
I have been publishing most of my TSM settings since I launched the blog almost 1.5 years ago. This will continue into BfA. My premium package will include the only group I have not shared which is my Battle pet flipping operations. This is not a product I have finished yet, but the idea is to include all my TSM settings along a well designed PDF that takes you through the setup process and the basic rationale behind my operations.
Monthly Q&A post
The monthly Q&A post is a way for me to go deeper into specific issues or challenges that face you guys. This will allow me to spend a decent amount of time looking into and giving valuable context-dependent answer.
For the coaching session I am planning a structure where we go through your current setup in terms of characters and professions. I will then help you setup the most important groups and find the best markets for your realm. Together we will also look into automating as much as the process as possible by customizing my TSM settings where appropriate as well as finding a good daily gold making routine for you to follow.
What do YOU think?
Please let me know in the comments what you think about the proposed rewards. Is there anything YOU want to see from me?
I am doing this so I can give you guys more of what you want. Gold making is my passion and helping you guys reach your in game gold goals and dreams has been amazing so far!
With the patreon page I hope to get even more of you to the level where you can comfortably pay your sub with gold and buy anything you want with gold!