And unlike social networks like Facebook and Instagram, Patreon explicitly allows nudity, which is one of the most obvious reasons for its popularity among erotic models.
Patreon’s Community Guidelines state: “Patreon is not for pornography, but some of the world’s most beautiful and historically significant art often depicts nudity and sexual expression.
Operating the Patreon account is her full-time job.
Michelle is just one of dozens of women who use Patreon to sell nude photos, videos, and other prizes to willing — and paying — fans.
For $5 a month, Stephanie Michelle will let you follow her private Snapchat account.
She promises you’ll see her hanging out with friends in Los Angeles, making goofy faces at the camera, or just loafing around watching anime.
But while the mini-economy appears to be thriving on Patreon, the women interviewed for this story shared the same concerns: that there’s a ceiling to how much money you can actually make, that internet platforms are fussy and unpredictable, and that there’s a finite amount of energy you can give to fans paying for your attention.
Launched in May 2013, Patreon is a relatively new entry in the crowdfunding universe.“I didn’t think anyone would be interested,” she says.“[But] in my first week I made over a thousand dollars.” Now, in a good month, with her current supporters, Michelle says she can make ,000.She makes most of her money — and spends most of her paid hours — as an erotic dancer.Zamora first joined Patreon last fall, after realizing that her Etsy shop, where she sells clothing and erotic prints, wasn’t bringing in enough money to keep her afloat.She had been using her own website and a Pay Pal account to monetize the web series, but, she says, Pay Pal banned her for nudity in 2015. Without a payment plan, she was forced quit the show for about two years, before relaunching it this past winter on Patreon.