Starting the month off right with your Patreon backers
I’m a firm believer in basing a Patreon campaign on exclusive content, and then over-delivering. I try to post for my backers as often as possible — and as early as possible. Here’s a great way to do just that.
At the beginning of the month, I like to throw as many posts at my Patreon backers as I can. This is a great way to welcome new members and remind older backers why they enjoy participating in my Patreon. Remember, some of these folks may have forgotten they had subscribed, and now they’re evaluating whether to continue now that they see the withdrawal from their account!
A quick and easy way for me to do this is to offer them an impressive array of rewards at the beginning of the month. This includes…
- Desktop backgrounds (with the new month’s calendar)
- Backgrounds for mobile devices
- Printable calendars
I choose a piece of art from the previous month’s offerings for the image. This might be a commission, a single-panel cartoon, or an attractive panel from a comic.
I’ve gathered some screen sizes and aspect ratios from popular mobile devices and desktop monitors. I include a printable version at letter size as well as A4 for my European backers. And backers are always welcome to suggest a new size.
There are about 30 different sizes. The entire thing takes about forty-five minutes to complete.
Plus — BONUS — since they’re based on popular monitor ratios, four of these will work perfectly as Zoom backgrounds for many of your backers.
This really depends on your laptop and the webcam it uses. Most built-in webcams in modern laptops are either 720p or 1080p, which means they have a 16:9 aspect ratio. 16:9 images include those of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels. Some webcams have (or can be set to) a 4:3 aspect ratio, which includes images of 1024 x 768 pixels and 1280 x 1024 pixels.