Did you know?
- 15.6M people have successfully supported >155,000 projects on Kickstarter to the tune of $4B.
- Over 2M fans directly support 100,000 creators of all sorts running direct membership businesses on Patreon?
- There are over 200,000 paid streamers on Twitch?
Over the last decade, there has been a sea change in the willingness of fans to directly support – through one time rewards, on-going subscriptions, or live tips – creators who entertain, educate and inspire. In 2019, over $1.5 billion will flow through platforms that enable fans to say ‘thanks, we support you and want you to keep it up’.
Why? Why are fans so eager to directly connect to and reward the creators they love? Because it feels good. Plain and simple. The act of giving – whether you’re walking past a guitarist in the subway and drop a buck in her case or tipping a local comedian who has the guts to get on stage – makes you happy.
The linked article – 5 Ways Giving Is Good for You – goes into more depth on why:
- Giving makes us feel happy.
- Giving is good for our health.
- Giving promotes cooperation and social connection.
- Giving evokes gratitude.
- Giving is contagious.
If you needed ANY OTHER REASON to support creators on Payge, we leave you with this quote:
Giving has also been linked to the release of oxytocin, a hormone (also released during sex and breast feeding) that induces feelings of warmth, euphoria, and connection to others.
Try it out. Here are some recently active comedians on Payge. Have a laugh, buy some LIFTS, and make yourself a bit happier.
And don’t be shy. Click through to their favorites to find even more joy.