Is anyone reading your Patreon posts?
December 24, 2019 · 2 minutes to read
Are you posting things on Patreon to your supporters? Sean Howard says that only 0.76% of his supporters are reading any of the bonus content they’re posting. Patreon have said the figures don’t include mobile traffic - but don’t appear to have clarified how much more traffic that would be.
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