Polling via posts is a great way to get feedback from your patrons, and an opportunity for them to feel heard. Whether you need feedback on works in progress, are testing out new benefit ideas, or want to get patrons' votes on something; polls are a simple way to engage with your patron community in a meaningful way.
Viewing your poll results
As patrons vote on your poll, you’ll see a vote count on the right side of that poll option. The winning option will be highlighted in blue as the votes come in.
Download the results for a CSV list of who voted on which poll option(s). If you allowed patrons more than one response (vote) than you’ll see a “1” for each response they chose, and a “0” for options they did not choose.
Q: What if I want to have more than 20 poll options?
A: If you’d like to offer more than 20 poll options for your patrons, we recommend sending them a link to a 3rd party survey form. Creator’s have had success with Google forms, and Typeform.
Q: Can I set early access for a specific Tier, and then have it become available to a lower Tier?
A: Currently, the early access feature can only be set to release publicly after the early access time has passed.
Q: Can patrons see the results?
A: Yes. Patrons who have access to your poll will also be able to see the poll count as you see it when you view the post. That said, they cannot see the option to Download results, only you as the creator can see who voted for what.
Q: What’s included in the CSV list when I Download results?
A: When you download the results of your poll, you’ll see the following:
- Patrons’ profile names
- Patrons’ email addresses
- The date and time they selected the response
- 1 = a vote, and 2 = not a vote
Q: What should I poll my patrons for?
A: Here are some examples of how creators have used poll posts in the past:
- What I should draw next
- Choose my next character (Cosplay)
- What should I vlog about next?
- What song should I cover next?
- Help me make a playlist!
- Which benefit would you rather receive?
- Pick your T-shirt size! (Note that your Downloaded results will not include shipping addresses, for this, you can utilize a combination of a poll post, and your Relationship Manager.)
— get creative! Patrons love engaging with your work, and feeling heard.