Patreon is an excellent platform for producers who wish to advertise their products directly to fans and consumers, such as musicians who exclusively supply unique content to paying subscribers. However, the platform has historically been a poor fit for producers who primarily generate video content, making it difficult to deliver exclusives to their fans.
Patreon is essentially a platform where anybody can create their page and share content with others. In addition, the platform has a subscription option that allows patrons to be charged a certain sum each month. This, in turn, aids the creator’s financial assistance to share their work with others.
Despite having various features, such as the ability to contribute photographs and text postings, Patreon isn’t very beneficial for video artists. Many Patreon producers use YouTube as their primary video outlet, uploading private content shared via direct links inside Patreon.
According to Patreon CEO Jack Conte, this will change in the future. Conte recently disclosed to TheVerge that Patreon is working on its video hosting “solution” for producers on the platform. Patrons will be able to watch material directly on the creator’s page with the new capability, including a native video player.
Unfortunately, he didn’t provide any other information regarding future video support, such as when the firm plans to introduce it. Regardless, this is fantastic news for Patreon creators and, given the expanding number of rivals, an essential step for the firm.
In recent years, several other subscription-based platforms have emerged, although they frequently target authors directly. For example, Substack, Ghost, and Revue all allow authors to monetise their work. Patreon, on the other hand, aspires to make its platform ideal for many types of content, including podcasters, artists, and authors.