It’s tough being a creator, whether it is videos on YouTube or awesome photography, trying to make a living while developing art is not the most lucrative proposition. The advent of social media platforms has helped many people and photographers find new streams of income they would have never had before, and some services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo provide that necessary boost to a nascent project looking to grow. But services like Patreon serve an even more integral purpose for some creators, providing literally the lifeblood of an operation and the framework with which to build up a community of enthusiastic patrons. These patrons are people who love what a creator does, so much so they are willing to pay a monthly subscription to support its continuation. In other words, these are a creators most valuable asset.