WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Stay from San Francisco

We gathered a number of the greatest names in movie, podcasting, artwork, activism, music, and media for Patreon Meeting, a day of storytelling and performances. As a part of our stay occasion, we hosted a panel in San Francisco with native creators.

Our very personal Ursula Sage was in a position to chat with Kat Robichaud, creator of Misfit Cabaret, a rock opera selection present, Cynthia Lin, a ukulele performer and instructor, Jessica McCabe, a psychological well being advocate who creates ADHD-friendly instruments, and Henry Gilbert, producer, podcaster, and co-host of the “Speaking Simpsons” and “What A Cartoon” podcasts. Right here’s what we realized:

On being unbiased: On the 4:30 mark, Jessica says, “It is a massive factor for me. Due to Patreon, I don’t should be a slave to model offers. I can do the content material I wish to do. I can help my neighborhood in the best way I really feel I can greatest help them with out having to fret about the best way I’m going to generate income that month.”

On how independence requires fixed self-evaluation: On the 7:12 mark, Cynthia Lin says, “You’re compelled to outline your individual path. And I’ve actually realized to daily consider if the following step I’m taking is on the trail I need. You even have to judge that so much. ‘What’s the primary factor that I can concentrate on that’s nonetheless going to make me completely satisfied and make my viewers completely satisfied and permit me to maintain making a residing with out feeling like now I’ve a job?’ The difficult a part of independence is that you need to be careful for your self much more.”

On navigating the artistic freedom: On the 9:51 mark, Henry Gilbert says, “We have now to step again and be taught that simply because we wish to do that particular and distinctive to us subject, we have to take heed to what our viewers is saying too and what they need from us. It’s a relentless negotiation to maintain up with what they need and what we wish on the similar time.”

On balancing content material creation with model offers: On the 11:20 mark Jessica McCabe shares, “I’m at all times desirous about how I can serve my neighborhood in relation to any enterprise resolution. Is that this cash going to permit me to serve my neighborhood higher? What sort of affect is it going to have.”

On resisting complacency and the significance of parameters: On the 23:30 mark, Kat Robichaud talks about guidelines she set for herself when she began Misfit Cabaret. “I stated to myself for each model new Misfit Cabaret that you simply write, you need to write two model new songs that coincide with the theme of the present. And I’ve saved to that. It units a deadline, a purpose, and likewise parameters, which is actually enjoyable.”

On the significance of the creator and fan connection: On the 39:33 mark, Cynthia Lin says, “The creator/fan relationship proper now could be extra direct than it’s ever been and that’s wonderful. It’s additionally a variety of work. There are individuals on Instagram and YouTube who reply to each single remark and in the event you get pleasure from partaking that manner, you must do it, but when it’s not genuine to who you might be, I believe individuals can see that.”