Trying to start a community is no easy task, especially if one wants to create a a paywall; which is an arrogant enough idea as it is.
None the less, here we are …
Paid membership is an opportunity for the community support the education and aspirations of those in our community.
After Culture Clap is stabilized, we will work to support others.
With this longer-term outlook in mind, we have divided the membership flow into two primary inlets, Patreon and Gumroad.
These pathway takes into the account the fees associated with each platform.
Patreon is ideal for donations between $1-5 USD as the price charged for processing benefits the community.
For any amount above $5, Gumroad, with the market price of 2.9%+$.30 benefits the community most.
It is the most widely used platform of it’s kind beyond the use of cashapps.
As stated above, it is also ideal for financial processing costs for donations between $1-5 dollars.
For those wishing to have immediate access; at present, it also provides immediate membership on the Discord Server.
The only catch is, you gotta make an account.
There was a fair row over Patreon recently changing it’s pay scale.
We were fortunate to have gotten in before this took place, and so retain the prior pricing structure.
None the less, Gumroad was a product put forth as an alternative. So I checked it out, and started to like it.
They do not require a membership in order to maintain a subscription.
There are a variety of products and mechanisms that can be used to facilitate the sale of digital goods and services!! And it is fairly easy to use.
Gumroad is also expanding their API access.
Presently I do not pay the monthly charge of $10 per month for the reduced processing fee; as soon as there are enough memberships to offset this cost, I will.