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Fanvue Vs Patreon: What is the difference Between The Two?

What is the difference between Fanvue Vs Patreon?

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The rise of content-hosting and sharing platforms is increasing rapidly. Since 2013, there have been more and more content-hosting platforms emerging, surging after the pandemic.

In this article, we will talk about two platforms: Patreon and Fanvue! How did the two begin, how do they work, and what are some of the differences between them?

So, without further ado, here’s all about Fanvue and Patreon:

What is Patreon?

Patreon was founded in 2013 as a secondary source of income for content creators worldwide who were already creating content on YouTube, running a podcast, or writing for a show. It was a way to help them make a stable secondary income while working on their main projects.

Patreon follows a monthly-subscription model whereby followers can subscribe to the content creators’ portfolio for a certain fee and get access to whatever they put on their account. Some of the most popular genres on Patreon include gaming, education, business, writing, and art.

What is Fanvue?

Fanvue is a social media subscription platform for creators. Like Onlyfans, Fanvue is open to all types of creators. Adult content creators make a big chuck of creators on Fanvue or other subscription platforms.

In comparison to Patreon, Fanvue is one of the best platforms.

Following are some of the pros of being a creator on Fanvue:

  • A verification process is in place to help protect creators and fans from any possible illegal activity.
  • Live chat customer support.
  • You can get paid in less than 30 minutes from Fanvue. Compared to other platforms like Patreon, it takes days to get paid.
  • Fanvue charges a 15% commission on the first 12 months, but it gives you all the possible ways to make money.

You can only make money on Patreon through subscriptions and tips. Still, on Fanvue, you can make money by selling subscriptions, getting tips on your content and in messages, selling your videos or pictures on a pay-per-view basis, and getting custom requests from your fans.

What is the difference between Fanvue and Patreon?

The most striking difference between the two platforms is that Patreon does not allow adult and NSFW content to be shared or consumed through the website. However, it does allow semi-nudity and nudity, as long as it is not explicit. The specific rules and policies regarding this are also mentioned on the website.

On the other hand, Fanvue is all about NSFW and adult content. Think of it like Onlyfans, but in its emerging phase.

Following is a simple list of difference between Fanvue and Patreon:

  • Patreon has different commission rates for different packages. If you need more features, you have to pay more in commission. Patreon commission charges vary from 5% to 12%. In the case of Fanvue, they have a fixed commission of 15% for the first 12 months, which is later downgraded to 20% on every transaction between you and your fans.
  • Fanvue is open for all types of creators will; Patreon doesn’t allow adult content creators.
  • Fanvue is a way better platform; you can have more data and control over your data. You can build a sustainable business around your content on Fanvue compared to Patreon.
  • It is hard to get organic followers or hard to get any followers at all on Patreon if you don’t have a big social media while on Fanvue, they have a discovery option for you as well, as you can promote it easily on a platform like Twitter and Reddit to get more subscribers.

Making money through Patreon Vs Fanvue

Both the platforms follow the same primary money-making method: monthly subscriptions from users! This fee goes to the content creator after some cuts, or “platform fee,” from the platform.

However, Fanvue stands out between the two because it allows other secondary, albeit small, methods of making money for the content creators, such as tipping. They can also engage individual subscribers through exclusive content or messages, for which they have to pay an additional amount.

Due to these added modes of income, Fanvue is a more desirable and durable option for content creators, which also helps sustain Fanvue as a “primary” stream of making income.

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  • What is Fanvue? How to make money on Fanvue?

Platform Usage of Patreon Vs Fanvue

Fanvue receives an edge between the two regarding platform usage and user-friendliness of the sites. Since Fanvue is relatively younger, it has learned a lot from the older platforms about digitizing and creating an intuitive and friendly interface for all.

In fact, Fanvue’s interface is pretty much like Instagram’s, intuitive and easy to follow and navigate. One can easily set the platform according to their wishes.

Patreon, because it has been on the internet since 2013, has an outdated interface that has not been adequately updated. It can be a bit awkward and a learning curve when it comes to registering an account on Patreon, but one can get comfortable with it after some time.

Getting Followers on Patreon Vs Fanvue

Since Fanvue works the same way as Instagram, it also has a recommendation algorithm. This works in largely the same way as YouTube’s or Netflix’s, where the algorithm automatically recommends a similar video or film when you watch a certain kind of video.

In that way, Fanvue is a great platform for content creators to market themselves and get “discovered.” This helps in not only retaining current subscribers but steadily receiving newer users as well. This also helps boost the content creators’ motivation and results in more content from them.

Furthermore, Fanvue also has what it calls “a channel promo video.” This is an introduction video to the kind of content you can expect from a certain content creator. Instinctively, this video does not hide behind the subscription paywall but is a way for content creators to market themselves on the platform to gain subscribers.

On the other hand, Patreon does not have any such discoverability feature. In that light, it is most effective for those who already have a brand established elsewhere on the internet. It can rarely be useful to you if you are an emerging content creator looking to build an audience.

If you still do want to use Patreon, you will have to put that marketing and advertising strategy into work on other social media platforms such as Instagram or Twitter. That way, you can direct your followers to become your paid subscribers on Patreon!

Payouts through Patreon Vs Fanvue

Depending on the membership plan you choose and the benefits you want from your Patreon membership, the platform charges a fee of anywhere between 5% to 12% of the income generated by your account. Fanvue, however, charges a flat 20% platform fee from all income generated by the content creator.

Payouts happen on the 1st of every month on Patreon, and content creators are encouraged to withdraw by the 5th of that month. The processing takes around 7 to 10 days. On the other hand, Fanvue payouts depend upon each subscription received from a user. If you have a new user subscription, the fee will remain in Fanvue for a week until it is disbursed to your account, from which you can choose to withdraw whenever you like, provided that you have a minimum of $20 in your account.

PS: The Difference between Patreon Vs Fanvue:

Now that we have listed the many differences between the two platforms, you may be able to decide which one you think is right for you safely. The answer’s black and white when it comes to creating NSFW and adult content: Fanvue is the way to go!

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