Examples of successful creators asking for Support (₹ $£)

We have built ScrollStack to enable everyone – writers, poets, podcasters, video makers, journalists and others – to be able to fund their work through direct payments from fans.

For creators around the world, few platforms offer flexibility in the frequency and type of work. For those in India there are even greater limitations – US platforms either don’t support or offer a terrible payments experience for India users.  More importantly, language support is minimal. 

This post is a summary of some of the successful practices by creators around the world on converting their followers into paying supporters. 

  1. Category: Television and movie star

CREATOR: ISSA RAE

Issa Rae is a successful actor from the US with a hit show called Insecure on HBO, and has starred in multiple movies.

WHERE SHE ASKS FOR SUPPORT:

https://www.patreon.com/issarae

The pitch:

“My most popular web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl was a HUGE success because of you. I will always and forever be grateful to those who contributed to, watched and shared our series. Because of you, we were one of the first web series of color to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Because of you, we are proud to give writers, directors and producers of color an opportunity to have their work seen by thousands of people through our monthly showcase, #ShortFilmSundays.

Because of you, we've been able to connect hundreds of creators and supporters with movers and shakers of color who are making strides in the entertainment industry with our “A Sip…” event. Past guests include, Melina Matsoukas, Kenya Barris, Lena Waithe and Ava DuVernay”

Today, HOORAE continues to need your support. Our growing audience has allowed us to share the love with other talented creators and bring you exclusive behind the scenes content from Hoorae Digital, Raedio and Color Creative. 

Pricing: Whether you make a monthly contribution of $100 or $1, your pledge is appreciated.

  1. Category: Financial journalist 

CREATOR: VIVEK KAUL

Vivek Kaul is a renowned financial journalist and author from India. He has written bestseller books on various topics, and he contributes regularly to India's premier newspapers. He is also a prolific content creator on his website, giving his fans all the more reasons to support him.

WHERE VIVEK ASKS FOR SUPPORT:

https://vivekkaul.com/gift/

SAMPLE TWEET:

https://twitter.com/kaul_vivek/status/1382924483124596736

THE PITCH: 

Many of you have read my writing across newspapers, magazines and websites for close to 18 years now.  Unfortunately, that model of the media, where writers like me wrote and media houses paid, has more or less totally unravelled.

But then one’s got to keep writing to cut through the clutter. This website is my effort to keep writing and it needs your support. 

You could do that by showing your appreciation by giving a gift — the equivalent of buying me a cup of coffee or even a nice lunch. You have options in both Rupees and Dollars.

Please note that this is not a subscription. The writing on this website is free for everyone

  1. Category: Comics/Graphic Art 

CREATOR: EXTRA ORDINARY COMICS

They are a weekly slice-of-life webcomic. They post comics every Wednesday night (New Zealand time) as well as doodles and drawings throughout the week. 

WHERE THEY ASK FOR SUPPORT:

https://www.patreon.com/exocomics

THE PITCH: 

As ya probably already know, exocomics is a weekly slice-of-life webcomic. I post comics every Wednesday night (New Zealand time) as well as doodles and drawings throughout the week. 

Exocomics will always be free for people to read, but if you would like to support what I do by contributing via Patreon, that would be great! Having supporters means that I can spend more time making comics and drawings, as well as focussing on some other comics projects that I'm hoping to bring to life.

4. Category: Podcast

CREATOR: 81 ALL OUT PODCAST

81 All Out Podcast is run by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan, a veteran cricket journalist, editor, and writer based in the US.

WHERE THEY ASK FOR SUPPORT:

https://ko-fi.com/81allout

The pitch

The plan was to start a podcast to recreate cricketing discussions outside a tea-shop. We felt serious cricket outlets often take themselves too seriously while the irreverent observers don't take cricket seriously enough. We wanted to find a middle ground, and we are thankful for your continued feedback.

We would love to provide more varied content, and also be in a position to create and produce audio features. We hope to carry more quality writing on our website, and eventually turn it into a venue for memorable cricket writing. The game is awash with stories. We would love to explore them in depth.

Over the last two-and-a-half years, this endeavour has run purely on passion. Now we are ready to take an upward step. We thought of approaching advertisers. We contemplated bringing on a sponsor. We considered various other options.

But none of those ideas inspired as much confidence as you.

You understand how much the game means to us. We hope you can support us each month to help us reach the next level. 

We look forward to you joining us in this journey.

5. Category: YouTuber 

CREATOR: DHRUV RATHEE

Dhruv is a very popular YouTube creator in India. He creates videos about current affairs and has a huge following across social media platforms.

WHERE THEY ASK FOR SUPPORT:

https://www.patreon.com/dhruvrathee

THE PITCH:

I raise awareness among people on social, political and environmental issues facing India, wishing to incite critical thinking and educate the masses through youtube videos. In the broader sense, my videos generally focus on concise and simplified breakdown of complex issues, buried news in Indian mainstream media, educative lessons on scientific thinking, financial basics and other general topics to enlighten people on the importance of liberty, freedom, democracy, humanity etc. You will also learn about how you can contribute to solving the biggest problems like overpopulation, corruption and climate change to make the world a better place.  

Patreon is a huge opportunity for us to turn our 7 lakh group into something big if each of us contributes a little bit. I wish to use this platform to get in touch with intellectual, critical thinkers among you, whom I can regularly share and discuss thoughts and opinions on various issues in the country. A healthy discussion which gives a chance to massively improve the quality of the content in videos. Which is why I will share often share video scripts as an exclusive reward here in exchange for your contribution, apart from other rewards like Gold Whats app group membership.

My long term goal is to be able to fully sustain myself through Patreon contributions and establish it as my full time income source. Such an achievement will be groundbreaking in the history of Indian media. Till now, all media houses have basically survived on corporate sponsorships and indirect government support. This has resulted in unethical, immoral and even dangerous compromises. This is why, our success will set the tone for future of independent media in India. 

I would suggest donating an amount which you are comfortable in paying monthly. One time donations are a nice gesture, but in the long term unfortunately, they are not a reliable and consistent source of income. Please contact me on if you are interested in a one time donation. 

"Zindagi jeene ke do hi tarike hote hai ... ek jo ho raha hai hone do, bardaasht karte jao ... ya phir zimmedari uthao usse badalneki"

Be a part of the change by joining above! :)

6. Category: Blogger

CREATOR: SHARLEEN JONYNT

Sharleen is passionate about a US tv show called The Bachelor and blogs about it covering the details that others might miss.

WHERE THEY ASK FOR SUPPORT:

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sharleen

THE PITCH: 

I've been recapping The Bachelor on my blog for free for over 6 years. If you've enjoyed reading my observations, you can now keep them (and our community!) thriving by buying me a coffee. 💛

7. CategoryVideo/YouTuber

CREATOR: CHANTALTV

ChantalTV is a Paris based Fashion Producer & Bobbi's Mom 

WHERE THEY ASK FOR SUPPORT:

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chantaltv

THE PITCH

I Livestream every day on YouTubeHappsTwitter and Facebook to update you on our Paris situation and to share some happy thoughts with all of you around the world.

I started to do day trips outside of Paris again and I'm using a lot of extra equipment and software these days to get my streams into the world so every coffee donated goes towards giving you a better experience.

Thank you so much to all my supporters that donated coffees already, Merci Beaucoup ❤️🙏🏼