Administrative stuff: How do the payments on Patreon work?

I’ve had a few people write to me worried about how Patreon is charging them, so I thought I should post this here to explain how I think it works…You pay the moment you pledge to the blog to get access the day you pledge rather than waiting until the 1st of the next month. It doesn’t matter when in the month you decide to pledge – on the 1st or the 31st – you would get charged for the entire pledge for that entire month. Patreon doesn’t give us the ability to do pro-rated months: It’s all or nothing.

If you subscribed on December 28th, you were charged on the 28th for the month of December and were eligible for all the things a $10 subscriber gets, like the e-zine, access to the feed and the new blog, the posts to ask questions or to suggest a duplication, and so on. (If you were a $1, $3, or $5 subscriber, it works the same way.)

Then January 1st arrives and another payment for $10 is taken out for the month of January. It may seem like you were charged twice within a few days, but the first payment was for the month of December, the second for the month of January.

I hope this explanation helps! Please let me know if you have more questions!