In the name of de-cluttering my Patreon welcome page at www.patreon.com/annabethsings, I have moved my FAQ’s to this blog post. I created a video with the basics, and the questions below answer actual questions I’ve answered since then.
What is Patreon?
This page from the creator of Patreon himself should answer this question:
Is Patreon a social platform that I have to keep up with?
Nope! The community aspect is totally optional. The main feature is I can send songs and other content straight to your inbox.
Will you keep my credit card info?
Patreon handles the billing side. I don't see your card info at all. You can easily cancel or adjust your pledge at any time.
How many times will I be charged per month?
I recently set the payment to monthly, so you’ll be charged once when you sign up, for access to the back-catalogu, as well as on the 1st of the month going forward, for access to future songs!
What if I want to support more than the highest tier or don't want a reward?
Well, that's totally generous. You can simply write in whatever amount pleases you during the check out process. And I will do a happy-cry dance either way.
If you sign up using your Facebook account credentials with them, they will collect information about your use of Patreon. If you’d rather opt out, simply sign up with your email address. If your email address is google, I believe you’re already sharing everything with them, so enjoy the free services they offer in exchange for your data! :) :(
I don’t like to put my credit card info on websites. Is there an alternative?
If you are comfortable using PayPal, simply make sure you’ve added a credit card to your PayPal account and you can skip giving Patreon your payment info. Paypal is secure and encrypted, and offers a Purchase Protection service that can cover you if there’s damages. Paypal may be safer than using a credit card or check, because your information is stored in a “vault” offline.
If you're diligent about keeping your PayPal password different than other financial account passwords, and you avoid clicking on any email or web links that don't seem authentic (ask PayPal if you're unsure), your chances of having a safe and enjoyable user experience on the platform are solid.
What if I’m not tech-savvy enough to sign up?
I can sign you up over the phone very easily, and you’ll get content in your email inbox. Simple! Just email me at the email address below and we’ll set up a time to chat!
What if I prefer to give a one-time or annual amount? What if I’d like to pay with check?
That’s understandable! While you won’t enjoy the real-time, email-inbox, connected user experience, you can send me a one-time payment via paypal by clicking here. Or you can email me at the email address below to get my address to send a check.
Still have questions?
Shoot an email to email@example.com and I'd be so happy to answer your questions and/or walk you through the sign-up process. :)