Making your first post

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After you click “launch” and before your big promotional launch, it’s a good idea to add a few posts to your page so that potential patrons can get an idea of what to expect from you when they become your patron. This also gives you some practice with using the posting tool before you start getting patrons.

Here are a couple ideas for your first posts:

Poll your patrons for reward ideas: When you’re just starting out, it can be hard to figure out what exactly your fans want to see and what sort of rewards they’d be willing to put money towards each month. So why not ask them? Polls are a super simple way to put your assumptions aside and quickly find out what your patrons really want.

Give a sneak peek into your next project: What projects will you be working on in tandem with your Patreon page? Sharing a few behind-the-scenes photos or rough notes about your upcoming projects is a great first post when you want to get patrons as excited about your upcoming work as you are.

Create a “patron-only” post: Creating a “patron-only” post before you have any patrons may sound like a silly idea but is actually a great way to entice potential patrons into joining your community. When fans land on your Patreon page, they will see that the post is “locked” and can only unlock it by becoming your patron.

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