Change to $1 donation tier
So this one is going to suck a bit, sorry.
I am going to be upping the $1 tier to $2 starting next month. Site fees take too much of a chunk otherwise.
So I have mentioned this in Discord before, and with the death of Patreon it seems like the time to make the change. But it deserves a note as to why I am doing it. Am I just a soulless sellout trying to fleece people for as much as I can? I hope not?
It basically comes down to the way that these sites charge fees. Both SubscribeStar and Gumroad (which I haven't announced yet), and Patreon for that matter, use a price + percentage system for their fees. This means I pay a per transaction amount of a donation.
For these sites that fee is 30c + 3% (3.5% for Gumroad and Patreon) per transaction. These sites also need to be transferred through a payment processor, Payoneer for SS, who take another cut, though theirs is usually flat % and since its one big transaction its not as bad.
The end result is that for a $1 SS subscription I end up with 64c paid out, over a third of it goes in transaction fees.
For a comparison:
$1 = 36c in fees
$5 = 60c in fees
Back when I first made the structure on Patreon it was just a flat fee, and I kept it out of a desire to avoid changing it on people. But this seems like the best chance I am going to get to have a relatively clean slate.
What if I am a $5 or $10 Subscriber?
There is no difference for these tiers. Nothing is changing content wise or schedule wise, this is simply an increase on the $1 tier to $2
You are a money hungry cunt I hate you, fuck you I'm out! (or I can't really afford that sorry)
I fully accept (and expect) that for some people this will be a bridge too far. To those of you who feel this way I thank you for any past subscription and do understand your position. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me? I feel this change has been on deck for a long time though (Patreon changed to this fee structure over a year ago).
The current structure will remain the same until the ~28th of the month. I will make another post to notify everyone and remind them it is happening. If you are done subscribing, I suggest using the opportunity to use website access (kawaiidetective.com) and the link in the Starchive post to get.
As always thanks for your support,