Page Four: Reward/Reward your patrons (Part 2)
Say thank you/Thank you message/Thank you video
This is optional, but it’s a great idea to fill it in. It’s another opportunity to show your personality and creativity, and to make a connection with your new patron. This doesn’t need to be long, but should be heartfelt. People appreciate being appreciated…and fans also like to feel like they’re part of something unique. This is a great place to include extra goodies (links to more of your creations) that they didn’t realize that they were getting.
Do you need a Thank You Video? There’s no right answer to this, I think. If you’re great in front of a camera and you love making videos, then yes! If you’re not, and you found making the main Patreon video arduous, then I wouldn’t worry about it. That said, definitely write a nice thank you note, and offer your new patron some nice surprise goodies.
Congrats! This ends the main part of setting up your page. The last thing that you’ll want to do to setup your profile is to upload a profile picture. To do this, mouse over the gray circle in the top right corner of the page, then click on “Settings.” Upload a photo or logo and position it so that it looks good in the circular profile frame. This is the image that will appear at the top of your page, as well as next to your name anywhere it might pop up on the site (in search results, etc.).
This is also where you can:
- Put in your location
- Put in information about yourself
- Choose a personalized URL
- Put in links to your Twitter, Facebook, and/or YouTube pages
- Change your email address, password, email settings, and privacy settings
- Setup Facebook Connect
- Setup 2Factor Authentication
Click the “Save All Profile Changes” button, and you’re all set! Click on the circle at the top right corner of the screen (it should no longer be gray, instead it should be your profile picture or logo) and choose “Profile.”
You can now double-check that everything in your account looks right and make any changes that you need to. If you want, ask friends and family that you trust for their thoughts before you go live. Once you’re ready to go live, you’ll click the green “Launch” button at the top of the profile page.
Looking for inspiration? Check out these examples of great Patreon pages!