Reaching Our First Patreon Goal - The Doug Neill Show - Episode #32

Reaching Our First Patreon Goal

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The story of getting to our first 25 Patrons, and how it took much longer than I expected.

The Doug Neill Show: Episode #32

Recorded on August 6th, 2019

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  • 0:33 – Celebrating hitting our first goal on Patreon: 25 supporters! Thank you so much!!!
  • 1:17 – I have a confession to make: I thought we’d get here a lot sooner. Let’s talk about expectations.
  • 2:17 – Backing up to the beginning of this year, why I chose to start this show, and why I’m using Patreon to help support it.
  • 4:22 – How the launch of the show went.
  • 6:20 – The first lesson I learned from this process: you’ve got to give folks time to get to know the thing that you’re making. During that time you’ve got to keep making and sharing things.
  • 8:20 – The value of freshness, and how your latest work is what can lead folks to your archive.
  • 10:01 – The second thing I learned from this process: you’ve got to give yourself time to figure out the right value exchange – the resources that you’re creating and charging for.
  • 11:43 – Outlining the Patreon tiers that currently feel like a good fit.
  • 14:56 – A more recent adjustment to this show: adding a video component! (See below.)
  • 17:15 – The cross-pollination of multiple projects.
  • 18:20 – Recap of the importance of giving time to find the right value exchange.
  • 19:14 – Identifying the next two Patreon goals that we’re now working toward!
  • 21:44 – Wrapping it up for this week.

The Video Version

I recently launched a YouTube channel for the show! Hope you enjoy it.

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