I Created a Patreon Account With a Twist
Recently, I’ve been thinking of ways to earn more money through my writing as it has been five years and I've only been able to earn around $1000 so far.
So, today I created a Patreon account as I’ve read that some writers do make a bit of money from that.
But I’ve also been thinking of ways where not only make money for myself but I would be able to share my earnings with other writers without emptying my own pockets.
That’s when I had a lightbulb moment.
So, today I came up with an idea that I’m sure has been done before, where I would share my earnings with other writers by holding a competition each month for poetry on my Patreon account.
The tier costs $5 USD per month if you want to be part of and on the first week of each month you can post your own poetry — up to three poems that range from 50–300 words — and I will be choosing a winner on the 7th every month.
Not only will I pick you a winner but I will also share half of the earnings with them. I will send the earnings through PAYPAL only.
All the information is on my Patreon account if you'd like to have a look.
If I can achieve this I will be able to help other writers who may need a bit of extra cash as I once did and still do. And I’m unsure how much we will make as of yet because I’ve only made the account today. But for example, if we were to make up to $100 this month I will send the winner $50. How cool is that?
If this becomes popular enough eventually I’d love to create a short story competition as well. I’m hoping that we will earn enough to be able to pick more than only one winner a month also.
I cannot express how excited I am for this if it works out. I’m so passionate about helping other writers, so this would be awesome to make this dream come to life.
If you have any questions comment below.