Today we are very happy to launch Cheerful Ghost on Patreon! Patreon is a site for funding the things you love and we decided to use it to help you become a Member! Right now we have two funding levels on Patreon Supporter and Member. The premium Member level gets you a full Cheerful Ghost Membership (site title, comment colors & bling).

I encourage you to watch our Patreon pitch video, head over to the site and back us today! We consider this an important step in the future of the site and moving forward we plan on lots of new Member features that should be pretty fun. Plus, it's awesome to support the things you love and we really appreciate it!

https://www.patreon.com/cheerfulghost

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 06/25/2018 at 07:26pm

I'm the first Patreon!

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/25/2018 at 08:58pm

You’re awesome Greg, thanks!

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 06/25/2018 at 09:08pm

I just hope I'm not the only one. LOL I kind of don't like Patreon, because I don't really like paying monthly for stuff. But, CheerfulGhost is cheap. I figured I can spare $5 a month. I like this site and want to help support it and keep it going.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/25/2018 at 11:13pm

Thanks Greg. So you'd prefer to pay yearly then?

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 06/25/2018 at 11:51pm

Well I don't really have a problem with $5/month. There have been other things I wanted to do on Patreon, but they get expensive. I felt overwhelmed w/ how many companies want your monthly dollars. But, as I said, I don't have a problem with giving $5/month to Cheerful Ghost. Yearly was cheaper ($50/year vs $60), but it's ok.

What's w/ the comment colors bonus? I don't know how to do that.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Member wrote on 06/26/2018 at 01:14am

Shut up and take my money!

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/26/2018 at 01:54am

Greg, you already have the comment color bonus. Look at the badge and the yellowish bar on the left

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 06/26/2018 at 02:06am

oic

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/26/2018 at 02:43am

> There have been other things I wanted to do on Patreon, but they get expensive. I felt overwhelmed w/ how many companies want your monthly dollars.

Totally, I think you should make sure you have that balance right. Now that it's easy to self fund, lots of companies do it so you have to select the most important stuff.

> Yearly was cheaper ($50/year vs $60), but it's ok.

It was and I think I might bring that back. Patreon is the more popular support option right now so we decided to move to that for our first phase. The reason why we're not using the old system is because the amount of work it took to support Amazon Payments with all the changes they made over time just didn't seem worth it to me. So for people that like the monthly support option, Patreon is a great choice and i'm thinking about how to do a yearly Membership for people that want that. Since it would be all at once it should be cheaper too.

I'd also like to get a one time donation option too so people can just choose to give us $5 if they want.

Again, all stuff we had before Amazon changed it's whole payments system.

We're still trying to get everything right so drop any other comments you had our way!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/26/2018 at 02:46am

> Shut up and take my money!

SUCCESS! smile

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 06/30/2018 at 04:21am

Looks like a couple of peeps in this post need to join up (Jon & Travis)! LOL I'm sure Will_Ball would join me in convincing you this is a good deal. :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/30/2018 at 04:45am

> Looks like a couple of peeps in this post need to join up (Jon & Travis)!

Heh. I pay the site hosting + everything else and Travis covers the Podcast hosting bill. The Patreon is trying to defray that a bit, so if I funded it i'd basically just be redirecting my money back to CG with some fees deducted. smile

As I said earlier, I didn't expect to get a flood of people but it's setting the ground work for funding so I can focus on the next set of things we are doing. Which is pretty cool and a bit secret... for now smile

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 06/30/2018 at 05:39am

Nice, yeah I didn't really think of all of the costs and who pays for what.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/30/2018 at 02:30pm

+1

GregoPeck   Member wrote on 07/02/2018 at 08:56pm

Secret = Terraria server LOL

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/02/2018 at 11:45pm

Mmmmmm. No but it's sort of in that spirit.

Sort of.

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