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Whether you're a fan of an indie artist or a creator looking to make a bit of dough, it's time to find out more about the sites that can help you support the work you love (or get supported for doing the work you love). Sure, you could buy a band's shirt, or a piece of art from your favourite water-colourist, but if you want to do your part to help your favourite starving artist fill their coffers so they can continue to create more of the stuff they love, you can use these sites to provide a more steady and secure stream of income. Every little bit helps, after all.

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Artist funding platform Patreon is making some changes to the way it deals with patron pledges and it's already costing both creators and their supporters more than they'd like. The change to Patreon's transaction fees will guarantee creators receive 95 per cent of the amount committed by patrons to their creative work. Unfortunately, that also means patrons will be charged more for their pledges -- and as a result, some patrons are reducing or cancelling their pledges.

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We've all got something to offer, and many toy with the idea of starting a blog, or YouTube channel, or podcast, but never really get started. Patreon won't help with the initial intimidation (perhaps the opposite), but it does answer the rather important question of "Will this be worth my time?"