Are you up to speed on the recent censorship drama surrounding Patreon? If not, I would suggest that you familiarize yourself with the matter. It seems like there is a push to ban non-left opinions and content creators from the platform and it has received a lot of backlash.
This appeared on my radar, as I have been toying for a while with the idea of writing on Patreon. Instead of attempting to write a full book, I’d write individual chapters on a week by week basis and (hopefully) score enough subscribers to make it worthwhile.
Sadly, my writing is very non-PC. In this case, Patreon is out the window. However, a lot of Patreon users leaving Patreon in protest over recent censorship concerns, have started to set up shop on SubscribeStar.com.
SubscribeStar is a new-ish competitor to Patreon and new is good. New means a level playing field as far as competitiveness is concerned. As a bonus, several top Youtubers are giving SubscribeStar.com lots of free PR at the moment.
Of course, profits on platforms like SubscribeStar flow first and foremost to video and audio creators. However, I’m going to sign up and see how well SubscribeStar could allow me to syndicate my creative writing in 2019. If you are a writer or anyone looking to establish a new Youtube creator, you might want to do the same. Plus, it’s free!
Edit: More info on the Patreon debacle and some interesting parallels between how certain freelance platforms and Patreon approach banning users: