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· @ausbitbank · (edited)
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I made a patreon page / more reasons to love steem
# I just made a <a href="https://www.patreon.com/ausbitbank">patreon page</a>


I was motivated after some particularly <a href="https://steemit.com/patreon/@ausbitbank/supporting-content-creators-via-patreon-using-steemit-earnings-service-idea#@ausbitbank/re-whatamidoing-re-ausbitbank-re-whatamidoing-re-ausbitbank-supporting-content-creators-via-patreon-using-steemit-earnings-service-idea-20170516t010359384z">wise words</a> from new steemian @whatamidoing resonated with me :

![](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQ5YPbpgFzMcDjSrQDhDDHqVppcujxiQhqLCSqrPsamjg/image.png)

I don't want to push it much, but I've made <a href="https://www.patreon.com/ausbitbank">the patreon page</a> and I'll be trying to polish things and add more info soon.

I have some ideas for perks that could effectively provide a way to trade paypal for steem, but I need to explore the ethical issues to find the best way to do it without unwittingly supporting bad content/actors. *More on that later*

### Along the way I got another reminder of why I love steem.

**Everything else feels invasive, overpriced and slow.**

### Take the Patreon payout options for example :

$3 per transfer, or 2% via 3rd parties with heaps of complaints   ? 
![](https://steemitimages.com/DQmNZyokBFBL2cSoYJ7f4TxqFuZds2uMxdtWodHZekkpkAw/image.png)
<br />And to recieve anything I have to fill out a "W-8BEN" USA tax form
![](https://steemitimages.com/DQmT3Tqs1vy3ewBTeFigQeoEmkTD1DiE4uW26d9JnVwmxAd/image.png)
![](https://steemitimages.com/DQmc3DwXrmKyMbx5ckShAHME4Kd3g58MPn8VrrEVMKNCjSM/image.png)

Which insisted on collecting heaps of info I hate sharing.

![](https://steemitimages.com/DQmccogoATnmQthkUZiygR3e3VGVi3j6cdyAKR646uZg2L3/image.png)


One of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the world expects you to jump through these hoops and pay these fees to maybe get a payment once a month (*if its allowed by the IRS*).

Or you could join steemit without sharing any of that info, zero fees and get unlimited payments cleared in SECONDS with NO GATEKEEPERS.

### Reason 14791 google trends look like this :

<img src="https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmPQ74gFBYsqFtokLCHDqxdXjzsrxSG9byddDAXQcw6KzY/image.png">

**Relevant Posts** : 
- <a href="https://steemit.com/patreon/@whatamidoing/share-your-patreon-page">Share your Patreon page</a>
- <a href="https://steemit.com/steemit/@bacchist/could-steemit-supplant-patreon">Could Steemit supplant Patreon?</a>
- <a href="https://steemit.com/googletrends/@ausbitbank/now-trending-taxation-is-theft">Now Trending: Taxation is Theft</a>
- <a href="https://anon.steem.network/">anonsteem</a> (register steem accounts anonymously)

**Reminder** : <a href="https://twitter.com/bobbyclee/status/864155469899644928">Vote for Steem on BTCC</a> (round 2)

<center><a href="https://steemit.com/@ausbitbank"><img src="https://img1.steemit.com/0x0/https://www.steemimg.com/images/2016/09/21/ausbitbank4275c.png"></a><br /><strong>Lets connect !</strong><br /><a href="https://steemit.com/@ausbitbank">steemit</a> / <a href="https://twitter.com/ausbitbank">twitter</a> / <a href="http://gab.ai/ausbitbank">gab.ai</a> / <a href="https://keybase.io/ausbitbank">keybase</a> / <a href="https://steemit.chat/direct/ausbitbank">steemit.chat</a> / <a href="https://www.patreon.com/ausbitbank">**patreon**</a><br /><strong>I also made :</strong><br /><a href="https://steemviz.com">steemviz</a> / <a href="https://steemvids.com">steemvids</a> / <a href="https://steemcap.com">steemcap</a> / <a href="https://steemit.com/@steemleak">steemleak</a> / <a href="https://steemit.com/steemviz/@ausbitbank/my-steem-creations-so-far-minor-steemviz-update">more tools</a> / <a href="https://steemit.com/steemit/@ausbitbank/my-steemit-journey-so-far-post-index-tool-preview">post index</a></center>
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@goldmatters ·
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yet another reason STEEMIT platform is superior to others. Im excited for continued growth :)
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### ![bobbyclee](https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/662461711689977856/6eHZObYx_normal.jpg) **[Bobby Lee](https://twitter.com/@bobbyclee/status/864155469899644928)** tweeted @ 15 May 2017 - 16:28 UTC

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@hanshotfirst · (edited)
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Thank you for doing this post. I don't  know much about paetron so i checked this out. Thank you for confirming that I am in the right place! Steemit is so much better suited for me. I really don't want to share that personal info. I'm sure paetron is great for many people but I prefer the lack of hassles I have here.
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@aggroed ·
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@shayne ·
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The man himself on parteon. Going to resteem this one. 

I love your work
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@whatamidoing ·
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Damn!  I forgot to give you the invite link, they would have given me a big bonus since I'm sure you are gonna have a lot of patrons.  Oh Well.  I feel like you have already single handedly elevated my posting power here at steemit haha, Thanks :-D
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@whatamidoing · (edited)
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I don't offer any perks in trying to stay as close to the ideal of a gift economy as possible, but you might be able to come up with some perk ideas that integrate with steemit in interesting ways.
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@katharsisdrill ·
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Another thing I don't like about Patreon is that you can not support others from a wallet without pulling out the money and putting them in again - of course with fee. There are people I support on Patreon that it would be smart if I could just transfer the money from my own account to theirs without having to pay toll to PayPal.

I have also joined the more idealistic and very cheap Liberapay - opensource, possibility to donate of your own income without paying any fees, and finances voluntarily by simply having a Libera-account on Liberapay.

It is the same as Patreon, but much cheaper!

https://en.liberapay.com/Katharsisdrill
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@ausbitbank ·
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Damn didn't realise you couldn't just pass on your earnings to others, I already support a few people and it would've been nice to avoid the round trip with paypal :o/

Liberapay looks interesting, hadn't seen these guys before thanks for the heads up!
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@nspart ·
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Not a fan of Patreon. The take a cut and give you nothing but a platform. They don't even have a directory (at least when I was on there). Didn't work for me so I closed mine.

But good luck!
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