Why I'm Leaving Patreon
As many of you know or have seen, Buddha Doodles has been going through some changes of late. This is a normal thing that happens from time to time, as many of you may remember that I started publishing my cartoons on other platforms in 2011 and adapted with the changes in social media over the last eight years.
Change is also hard and sometimes confusing, both for me and also I know for some of you too. So firstly thank you for bearing with me, for hopefully understanding or seeking to understand and also for your continued support and love.
Patreon started as a small, grassroots platform. I joined them when they first started back in 2014. And even though I only really started to focus and promote my Patreon last year, their business model has dramatically changed. They are now a large company with investors and interests that no longer align with my values.
Their intellectual property licensing agreement states:
By posting content to Patreon you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, perform, publicly display or prepare derivative works of your content.
Patreon's terms and conditions are no longer tolerable for me and the Buddha Doodles brand, however I still very much need your continued support in order to keep making Buddha Doodles.
My Patreon page will officially shut down on April 5th. Since you paid will still receive your April rewards.
You my supporters have been my most loyal and giving fans and I hope you will all understand that to protect myself and my rights I wish to move the subscription OFF Patreon and onto my own personal website where I will be hosting my very own Buddha Doodles Membership Service, where you can gain access to the same exclusive rewards that you enjoyed here on Patreon, plus MORE.
The first membership service that I am offering is the “Unicorn Doodle Superhero!"
If you sign up today for the Unicorn Doodle Superhero package, your membership will begin on May 1st, 2019. Therefore, it will expire on May 1st, 2020.
Unicorn Doodle Superheroes will receive:
- A special Buddha Doodles postcard featuring new Art, sent to you in the post each month
- A monthly digital desktop calendar for your computer
- A monthly coloring page to download and print out
- Special Discount codes or promotions during the year
This reward tier was offered at $10/month on Patreon. I am now also offering it for a special yearly subscription of $99.00 (That’s $20 off)
And that’s not all!
These two extra rewards are only for those on the 'Unicorn Doodle Superhero' $99 annual Subscription:
- A unique Birthday e-Card sent to you digitally each year
- And an exclusive Holiday celebration Buddha Doodles card sent to you in the post each year!
Become a Unicorn Super Doodle Hero today!
I understand that paying for annual membership upfront isn’t possible for everyone. You can still support Buddha Doodles by pledging per month for the cost of buying Zed a tea or Ooty some lunch!
Buy Zed Tea ($5/month)
You will receive:
The Monthly Buddha Doodles Desktop Calendar.
A Buddha Doodles coloring page to download & print once a month.
A seasonal coupon for 15% off your purchase from my online shop at www.BuddhaDoodles.com.
10% off original Buddha Doodles paintings sold at BuddhaDoodles.com
Buy Ooty Lunch ($10/month)
You will receive:
- A collectible Buddha Doodles postcard sent to you in the mail every month (yes, snail mail!)
- The Monthly Buddha Doodles Desktop Calendar.
- A Buddha Doodles coloring page to download & print once a month.
- A seasonal coupon for 15% off your purchase from my online shop at www.BuddhaDoodles.com.
Lastly as my Patreon pledgers you are the first invited to sign up and there is a Bespoke Commemorative thank you card that won't be repeated for the first 100 who sign-up for any of the three new membership tiers.
I have been creating and freely distributing Buddha Doodles since 2011. In order for me to make it sustainable for me to keep making new cartoons, I need your help.
Every penny counts.
Thank you for all of your support!