patreon coin exchange guide
May 1, 2018: Recently I raised my commission prices, so I've drastically raised my coin exchange prices to match. These are still around 15% or so cheaper than my regular commissions, so you will save in the long run, though it will take longer to save up for larger, more complex images. As my Patreon grew more popular, I realized my original coin exchange rates and commission prices were much too low, and I got a bit swamped. I completely understand if those of you who have pledged to my coin tiers for a while now cease pledging to them because of these changes, there will be no hard feelings. But this change is necessary going forward so that I can continue to output commissions at a reasonable rate.
Why are you switching to a currency system?
I feel this may give people who can't usually afford my commissions a chance at getting custom art! It's much easier to pledge $10 or $25 a month than it is to pay $85+ up-front for art for some people, and this method gets you cheaper commissions in the long run (around 15% off). Not to mention, you get all my other rewards on top of it! Voting in polls, suggestions, art bundles, high res files. You don't just get commission credit, you get the whole package.
Who needs to keep track of my Comcoins?
You do. I will keep track of everyone's gain and spending, and we'll match up those numbers when you want to exchange coins for art. I have no trouble being the one keeping tabs, so you are free to ask me at any time what your coin total is, but please do your best to keep track of how many coins you have too.
When can I exchange Comcoins for artwork?
Between the 1st and 10th of the month. I will post a reminder between the 1st and the 5th of the month to let everyone know they need to put in an exchange request before the 10th. Please be aware that coin commissions are not always finished month-of, and may take a bit to complete.
When will I get my Comcoins?
When you pledge to the appropriate tier, and every time a payment resolves thereafter. In other words, when you pay, then the 1st of every month after that.
So Comcoins are worth $5, do I get one for every $5 I pledge?
No. I couldn’t keep track of a system like that, so I have to reduce it to two tiers. I may add more in the future once I see how tracking goes, though! You can only collect coins when subscribed to the Epic or Legendary tiers.