- Making a paid post– billing your patrons
- The patron monthly limit
- The different ways you can post
paid post = when you make a post and choose “Charge patrons”
monthly limit = a billing max that patrons can set
back catalog = posts published before a patron joins
pending bill = a bill set to process the 1st of the upcoming month
Making a paid post– billing your patrons
- On the 1st of the following month: When you make a paid post, a pending bill is placed on patrons’ accounts. We process your patrons’ pending bills on the 1st of the following month. So if you make a paid post on June 1st, a pending bill is placed on active patrons’ accounts. These pending bills will be processed on July 1st. Once processed, the funds can be found on your .
- Immediately when a patron cancels their membership: When a patron cancels their membership with a per creation creator, we attempt to charge them for all pending bills on their account.
Patron monthly limit
- Head to your
- Set Membership type > Active patrons, and click the CSV button.
Posting as a per creation creator
Posts you can charge patrons for
Patrons Only paid post
Public paid Post
Patrons are billed with a pending bill and the post is publicly visible. So all of your patrons and non-patrons alike can view this post. We process pending bills on the 1st of the following month, or immediately when the Patron cancels their membership to you.
Patron Only unpaid Post
For specific Patrons unpaid Post
Public unpaid Post
- As per creation creator, you won’t be paid up front. When you make a paid post it does immediately put a pending bill on your patrons’ accounts, however, you’ll need to wait until the 1st of the next month, or if the patron cancels to receive their payment. It’s important to ask yourself if you’re okay with waiting until the 1st.
- You aren’t selling a “thing” to patrons. Your patrons have a membership with you which grants them access, per creation billing is simply how you bill them for that membership.
- You’re not guaranteed that every patron will be billed for every post. As we mentioned, patrons agree to pay a certain amount every month– we’re unable to exceed that limit
- Creators who publish quarterly work– think reviews, Zines, and anthologies.
- Creators who don’t post every month. If you don’t post content every month for patrons, it makes sense that you might not want to bill them every month. Per creation billing offers that flexibility.
To bill patrons for a given month, you’ll need to publish a paid post (click charge patrons when publishing).
- Tip: It’s helpful to add an amendment to your new post letting patrons know why they’re seeing that may appear as a “duplicate post.”
Instead of thinking of your paid posts as things that your patrons have “purchased” try to think about your paid posts as content you’ve created– and your patrons have membership that unlocks access to your content. Patrons value that content at different levels of support.