Over the weekend, something momentous happened. I woke up on Sunday morning to discover Raging Swan’s Patreon campaign had hit its next milestone!
This is epic. We started our Patreon campaign with the express purpose of paying our freelancers a better—and eventually decent—word rate. The economics of 3PP are notoriously difficult. When we started the campaign, we were paying the industry standard—1 cent a word—because we couldn’t afford to pay any more.
Now, however, our heroic Patrons have pushed us over our next milestone and I’m absolutely delighted to announce we’ll now be paying 11 cents a word! That means, in a little under two years, with the help of 150 or so heroic patrons we’ve eleven-tupled (that might not be a real world) our pay rate.
I’m beyond chuffed and proud. Thank you to everyone who has supported our Patreon campaign. You’ve done something amazing.
Onwards, to the next milestone!