Explicit Podcasts Cost More in Fees?
I’ve been wanting to talk about explicit podcasts. I saw a post on a Facebook Group:
This is a sample of it
Now Patreon says they have transferred processing pledges for their “adult” creators overseas, where there will be an extra processing fee. Patreon already takes a substantial cut of our earnings, credit card companies take a cut, and now we will get hit (again!) with processing fees.
My account is NOW FROZEN AGAIN. I cannot access my funds from last month, and no new pledges can be made. I am losing potential income, especially since so many more people have been made aware of my podcast after my traveling adventures.
While I was at Burning Man and without access to my email, Patreon’s “Trust and Safety” team sent me warnings about “nudity or *implied* nudity” in my publicly available Patreon posts. IMPLIED nudity?!!!! IMPLIED NUDITY. I’m really not sure what they were referring to.
When they didn’t hear back from me (again, because I was at Burning Man and offline), they “temporarily suspended” my account. This was 12 days ago. 11 days ago I began the laborious process of making all of my posts – containing anything that a prudish company might delineate as “sensitive” – patrons-only. I also wrote 11 days ago to the “Trust and Safety” person who contacted me, Hunter, asking him to please reinstate my account.
As of today, I have received no response. I’ve reached out through email twice now, and through the website once. There is no customer service number that I am aware of.
I want all of us “adult” creators to be served well by our patronage service. Since that’s not happening, I suggest that we take our business elsewhere. BUT WHERE?
Thus far, my earnings from Patreon only cover 1/3rd of my editor’s fee each month, but: they cover 1/3rd of my editor’s fee, and that is meaningful to me.
And then There is Cum Town
I randomly came across the Cum Town podcast. I might like the show if I was a 22-year-old male. I reviewed it on my Podcast Rodeo show. It wasn’t horrible. I’m not a prude, but it seemed a bit too loose and unorganized for me. One of their subscribers left a comment on the post
Yep. They have (as of 9/2018) 8463 patrons and making $37,970 a month (or $455,640 a year).
What floors me about this, is their listing in Apple podcasts points to the wrong site. Their website is www.cum.town.com and their Apple listing has it pointing to http://shoutengine.com/CumTown/ which makes me scratch my head (as they could be doing so much more).