Patreon is Stepping Back on New Fees

Hey again Adventurers!

Last week I had a bit of a rant because Patreon had announced they were going to changing their fee structure to pass the fees on to patrons. I was against this as both a creator and a patron for many others. Well today, they have told us they will NOT be following through with this change. Here’s the email we received.

Dear creators,

From the bottom of our hearts, we’re truly sorry. Last week’s service fee announcement caused a tough week for you, your patrons, and your teams. We were trying to solve a problem for creators and, in turn, caused more problems for you and your patrons.

You’ve spoken loud and clear. We’re not going to rollout the changes to our payments system that we announced last week, and are currently assessing other options.

Our CEO & co-founder, Jack, explains more here:

READ JACK’S POST

Sincerely,
The Patreon Team

This doesn’t make me completely okay with what happened last week, but them stepping back was what I needed to continue staying on the service and not pursuing another option. I’m still hesitant about what they plan to do to solve the issues they attempted to solve now, but this is a first step in the right direction. Stepping back is a good change for small creators like this podcast.

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