Let’s address some frequently asked questions regarding my Subscribe Page. My Subscribe Page launched a few weeks ago as an alternative to Patreon! For as little as $3 per month, you get supporter-exclusive content. But if you still have questions, I hope this page helps.
“Why build your own page? Why not use Ko-fi or Patreon?”
I’ve written this before in other posts and in emails. But I’ll say it again here. Patreon has, and continues to have, a lot of issues going on behind the scenes (like finding out they let go of their security team. Which – YIKES). In the past, that’s why I moved away from Patreon and towards Ko-fi.
However, Ko-fi is starting to not like the latest pages of my webcomic, The Legend of Jamie Roberts. Because how dare I depict male nipples and incorporate the F-word into my product listings?
To be honest, both of these platforms are starting to feel limiting. If I want to make the comics I want to draw and that you want to read, we have to find an alternative ourselves. That’s why I built the Subscribe Page.
“Do I have to make an account?”
Nope! Stripe processes the payments. All it needs is a name, email, address (if you’re getting things mailed to you), and a payment method. That’s it! No account needed.
“I want to Subscribe. Do I pay for one month at a time, or pay for the number of months I want to Subscribe?”
The system is set up so that when you purchase a subscription, you’re charged for your first month on checkout. After that, the subscription recharges based on your sign-up date. (e.g. if you Subscribe on the 1st, you buy for one month, and you get charged again on the 1st of the following month).
“Do you have a trial available?”
I do, actually! You can get a 1-month trial via this shop listing on Ko-fi. Alternatively, there’s also a 6-month offering if that tickles your fancy.
“Can I buy a Subscription for a year so I’m only charged once?”
As of right now, there’s only one way to Subscribe for a year. And that is to back one of my crowdfunding campaigns, like on KickStarter, Crowdfundr, or Ko-Fi. Subscriptions are available during campaigns as an add-on reward. Shorter subscription windows are available as a shop listing (see the answer above).
“My financial situation has changed. How do I cancel my Subscribe plan?”
UPDATE 10/27/22 – There is now a link for you to manage your subscription!
If all else fails, there should be a link on your email receipt with the option to cancel your subscription. If you can’t find it, reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can cancel it for you. No questions asked.
“I want to get on the Pin Club. What are your pins made of? Enamel?”
Pins for the Pin Club are acrylic. However, an Enamel Pin Club may come at a later date, depending on how successful the Subscribe page is.
“Will you list your zines or pins in your Ko-Fi shop?”
Zines and Pins for the Zine and Pin Clubs are Subscriber exclusive. Which means they won’t be available in my Ko-Fi shop. If I have extra pins after sending them to Subscribers, they will be listed as limited-time rewards on crowdfunding campaigns like KickStarter or Crowdfundr.
Still have questions? Leave a comment and let me know. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
That’s all for now. Thank you for reading!
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