Patreon is a great way for content creators to get paid for their work. YouTubers, illustrators, comic artists and musicians all around the world use Patreon to let people subscribe to get their exclusive content. But did you know that Patreun can charge up to 9% comission? Unleash from Patreon with PayForm and take back the control from your content. In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to use PayForm as one of the best Patreon alternatives available.
PayForm is one of the best Patreon alternatives available.
In this step by step tutorial, you will learn how to set-up a monthly subscription program for your content, similar to Patreon but where you will retain the complete creative control. It’s easy to get started!
Step 1 – Create a Payment Form
This is the easy step. Just head up to PayForm and create your first payment form in minutes. You will need to connect PayForm to a Stripe account. if you don’t have a Stripe account, create one in seconds in the same step. Stripe is one of the leading credit card processors and you don’t need a dedicated merchant account to use it. Actually, if you have a Patreon account before May 2015, you may already have a Stripe account.
Step 2 – Allow people to patronize you
In PayForm you have two options to customize your payment form. One is to create a preset list of plans or tiers. For example, for $5/mo you will have access to X, for $10/mo you will have access to Y and so on. You can also activate the option of a free donation field, where your donors will be able to select how much they want to give month by month. Your donors’ credit cards are charged automatically, just like in Patreon.
Step 3 – Create a mailing list for your donors
Now it’s time to create a mailing list of your donors. With our Zapier integration, it’s easy to connect PayForm to Mailchimp to create a mailing list exclusive for your donors. Build a list for all your donors, or separate the lists depending on how much each one donates. Each time you create new content, just upload it to the mailing list. This way, your donors will receive your content automatically. Easy right?