Patreon Review

Patreon crowdsources funds from your fans through a subscription model. Could it be a good fit for your business?

    Jason Vissers
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Jason Vissers

Jason Vissers

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
Jason Vissers has been researching, analyzing, and writing about small business software and finance since 2015. His financial expertise has been cited in numerous publications, including The Ladders. Jason graduated with a Political Science degree from San Diego State University in 2001.
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    Daniel

    Organization Name: NCOSE

    There’s children being filmed and photographed sexually on this website and their moderation staff isn’t doing anything about it.

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    • Organization Name: NCOSE

    This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

    Katherine Espinosa-Brown

    Hi, I am wondering if you know of one person that has been able to contact Pateron by phone. My son has repeatedly asked for them to contact him to verify the amount he brings in each month. No response.
    I would think that Patreon would want to help verify a positive outcome. Any ideas?

      This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Katherine,

      We really don’t know how many people have or haven’t been able to reach Patreon. It’s just not something we monitor, but your concern is totally valid, and it does seem to be a common problem. We’ve rounded up some various contact methods that we were able to track down, so hopefully, we’ve got something here that your son hasn’t yet tried:

      Patreon Contact Us Page
      Patreon Support
      Submit A Request
      Patreon Help Desk Contacts
      Patreon Support On Twitter
      How To Contact Patreon Support YouTube Video

      We sure hope something here is helpful in making contact with Patreon! Please let us know & good luck!

        This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

        Mary Ann

        Organization Name: American English with Mary Ann

        I’m thinking about setting up part of my business through Patreon. This review has been very helpful and has convinced me that Patreon is right for me.

        Thanks!

        Mary Ann Ryan

        • Organization Name: American English with Mary Ann

        This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

        Justin Weiner

        Why didn’t you post my comment?
        It was written clearly and a rather shocking example of how Patreon screwed me needlessly.

        That you didn’t print it suggests you’re working for Patreon

        jw

          This comment refers to an earlier version of this review and may be outdated.

          Jessica Dinsmore

          Hi Justin,

          Thanks for the follow-up. Sorry about that! I can’t find a comment under the same contact info you’ve provided here. Was a different name or email address used? It is possible that it was not approved if it didn’t meet our comment guidelines.

          Negative User Review (aka Complaint) Rules
          Definition: Any type of complaint against a specific vendor is considered a negative review.

          Rules: We understand that some folks will not want to publicly display their contact information if they’re posting a negative review. If full-disclosure is provided (full-name, organization name, and/or website) we will gladly publish the review immediately. However, if the user prefers to stay anonymous a valid company email address must be provided so we can privately verify them ourselves.

          *Note: If you prefer to stay anonymous your contact information will never be disclosed to the vendor.

          We definitely do not work for Patreon, so if you’d like to resubmit we’ll get you approved ASAP as long as it meets the guidelines. Thanks!

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            Molly

            Patreon makes money off from other people’s hard work. Furthermore, forget it if you actually have an issue with their site. They will literally never do anything to help.Their website stopped letting me bold fonts several months ago. Complained about it in their forum. It has yet to be fixed. Oh, but we have x update, and y update. WHY CAN I NO LONGER BOLD?! WHERE HAS ALL OF MY FORMATTING GONE, PATREON?! Why is it gone now?!

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              kim dolan

              How do I stop your services… I don’t use them and I am being billed $20 every month on my paypal account????

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                Theresa

                Organization Name: Home

                Take it off as that service’s payment method. I had to go into my PayPal account and remove payment method and/or remove all my cards so they could no longer gain access to my PayPal account. Hope this helps. Happy New Year!

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                • Organization Name: Home

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                Steve

                I found Patreon recently, and intend to use it to fund my project. But the User Guide, Search function, and support are woefully inadequate.

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                  Dean

                  I get many emails each day from patrion. I do not want any of them, but so far I have not been able to stop them from coming. Please, please remove my email address from your list.

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                    Jessica Dinsmore

                    Dean,
                    Unfortunately, I think you might have gotten a hold of the wrong customer service. We are Merchant Maverick, a comparison site that reviews and rates credit card processors, POS software companies, shopping carts, mobile payments services, and small business software. We also write informative articles about the industry as a whole. The goal is to educate you about the industry and the companies involved so you can make an informed decision. I’d suggest contacting Patreon directly, if you haven’t already. Best of luck!

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