Help Me Introduce Patreon to Eraudica

May 11, 2017 59 comments

I’ve discovered a new option that may solve a couple of problems my non-erotic audio fans and potential members face, and I need your help in making it work.

I realize - from noticing this myself when trying to visit my own site - that in many places, websites with ’adult’ content are completely blocked. Many universities and public wi-fi hotspots just ban this kind of thing outright, and in the UK, ISPs are increasingly requiring opt-ins for any adult site, even in your own home. So if you’re trying to listen to my Sweet Nothings, or my Let’s Go For a Walk series - in other words, nothing sexual - you may still be prevented from doing so because my site is considered ’adult’.

And then there’s the issue of trying to join an adult site - a lot of banks and credit card companies are constantly defrauded by people using stolen credit cards to try to access adult sites. So they are, understandably, a little trigger-happy when it comes to denying to process the charges. And in some cases, people are hesitant to have evidence of their having joined an adult site show up on their credit card bill, for various reasons.

I understand all this, and sympathize. So I’m always looking for ways to make this process ”cleaner”, if you will. (You know I hate being called ”dirty” :P )

I think I’ve hit upon a way to solve both of these problems. I’ve launched a Patreon page that will accomplish two things:

  • It will feature all my non-erotic audios - Sweet Nothings, Let’s Go For a Walk, Eve’s Guide, Under the Covers with Eve, poems, short stories, cuddly audios, etc. I will still post of all them on Eraudica as well - but this way, these non-erotic, SFW audios will be hosted on a site that won’t get banned. So if you have any issue accessing my non-erotic content on Eraudica, you will now be able to find them on my Patreon page. They will all be free, as they are now, however:

  • I have included an option to pay $1 for basic support with no extra rewards, or $2 a month for all the free content plus two extra Sweet Nothings audios a month, and here’s why: if I get enough ’patrons’ and update regularly, Patreon will give me the option of integrating their platform with Eraudica as a way of paying for a membership to the site.

    In other words, I will be able to offer a membership tier of $7 a month on Patreon, and it will automatically give you access to my Eraudica Exclusives. You will be able to sign in with your Patreon credentials without having to use a separate password. Patreon will bill you, (and that will be what shows up on your credit card statement). This is a is a 'pay up front' option that Patreon offers to certain creators, so you won't get access until your card/Paypal etc is charged, but in that sense it works exactly like most online checkout services do.

So If you have any hesitation about working with an adult site payment processor, this may put your mind at ease. This will also be a good option for people who don't have a credit card, since you can pay by Paypal or Stripe using your bank account.

I’m excited about this development because I welcome anything that removes the typical stigma of ’porn’ or ’adult’ from the business end of what I do. I want to be able to offer my members clear cut, straightforward and transparent choices that they never have to worry about. And I don’t want potential members to face the discomfort of being turned down by their own bank if they choose to join my site. So for both types of listeners - those who enjoy the non-erotic content, and those who want to join Eraudica, I think this could be a great solution.

If you’d like to support me in this, and help me reach the goal of being able to offer Patreon as a payment option, please visit my Patreon page and become a patron.

You can find a FAQ about payments via Patreon here, or feel free to ask me any questions.

Thank you guys - I love you all! 💋

P.S. I've also discovered that Patreon will allow me to post photos with nudity, so if I can get this going I will include a membership tier for that as well. It will be like my Onlyfans.com page, only you'll see the content (photos and videos) directly on Patreon.


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  • FlareStorm on 2017-05-30 14:56:47 (UTC)

    Good idea and some nice incentives. I'll chip in when I get paid in a week.

    However, I would much rather just come over and pay you up front in cash. And hey, as long as I'm there we could spend some time together. :P wink

  • LeaDavenport1968 on 2017-05-15 23:44:16 (UTC)

    Hey Eve, the Patreon link goes through but all I get is a blank page. Hit the reload button and it goes again but it always comes up a blank page. Odd. Lea.

    • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-15 23:59:37 (UTC) (edited)

      Hi Lea, if I may, one suggestion if you are seeing a blank page is to refresh/clear your browser cache. This page has step-by-step instructions on doing that for several browsers. I hope it works for you.

      • LeaDavenport1968 on 2017-05-16 05:51:49 (UTC)

        Hey, CharlieRomeoLima, I think I know how to do this! I'm on it right now, thank you and I'll report back a.s.a.p! Lea.

        • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-17 20:18:25 (UTC)

          Hello again Lea, did clearing out your cache and/or temporary Internet files help you link to Eve's Patreon page?

          • A Eve on 2017-05-18 10:47:58 (UTC)

            Thank you so much for helping out Charlie! Big kiss for you 💋

            • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-18 15:30:18 (UTC)

              You're welcome, Eve. :)

          • LeaDavenport1968 on 2017-05-18 10:14:03 (UTC)

            CharlieRomeoLima, Lady Eve, Onigirl, success!! I am now the 12th Patron to Eve's Garden! Thank you all so much for your help and concern! CharlieRomeoLima, you are a star, what a mine of useful info you are! I'm almost sure you're help got me to where I needed to be, that is helping our Good Lady Eve continue her vital work! I really do see it that way, afterall what better a World can we be in than one where through improving relationships we can all, male and female, communicate better? Cheers, Lea.

            • A Eve on 2017-05-18 10:47:35 (UTC)

              Thank you so much Lea, thanks for hanging in there!

          • Onigirli on 2017-05-18 04:30:53 (UTC)

            What did you do to him, Charlie? FESS UP, fess up right fucking now.

            • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-18 11:21:41 (UTC)

              Good day Onigirli. This is his caretaker... :P

              • LeaDavenport1968 on 2017-05-18 19:23:56 (UTC)

                Indeed, CharlieRomeoLima,worked a treat! I would never have realized that clearing the cache would help, no grasp of tech stuff like that! Then there's the ASMR advice too, if ever I can return a favour then just shout out mate! Although saying that it sounds like you've pretty much got most angles on things! Cheers CharlieRomeoLima, s true gent! Lea.

            • A Eve on 2017-05-18 10:48:08 (UTC)

              He helped!

        • Onigirli on 2017-05-16 19:19:22 (UTC)

          L-Lea? It's been a while since you embarked on your cache-refreshing journey. Did you make it back in one piece? I'm getting anxious worrying that your reply will begin with "This is Lea's caretaker, I look after him now..."

          Please respond and put our minds back to ease.

          • LeaDavenport1968 on 2017-05-18 05:53:05 (UTC)

            Hey fellas, I'm back! Close one though, bet you were thinking I'd become an X File and Mulder and Scully were now on the case! Good news and bad. Thanks to CharlieRomeoLima for all his very useful help, I've been able to reach Eve's Garden page on Patreon. Full site of text with some graphics appears. The audios themselves have full description and Eve's very inspiring testimonial but a blue wheel is spinning like crazy in each audio and none will play. To the right, near top of page the big red button "become a Patron" appears but does nothing when I hit it! I assume this is the one I need to successfully pledge, ahhh, so near,yet so far! I've been going through CharlieRomeoLima's links manically to see if I've missed anything! Even though I'm not tech minded all his help should do it! Fear not, I will succeed! As Eve says, I need to be patient! Thank you so much for all your help, you guys are really great! Lea.

            • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-18 11:20:09 (UTC) (edited)

              Check if your browser requires a special plugin to play .mp3 files, or you can try a different browser entirely and see if everything loads. You may also want to use your antivirus program and scan for any malware on your system; that worked for someone on /r/patreon. Other than that...you could try accessing Patreon through its mobile app. Good luck to you!

              UPDATE: After posting this reply I saw that you're in! Awesome!

            • A Eve on 2017-05-18 10:48:43 (UTC)

              Wow, I can't believe you had so much trouble with that. Thanks for sticking with it, I really appreciate it!

              • LeaDavenport1968 on 2017-05-19 07:33:24 (UTC)

                Not at all Eve, once I get determined to crack something that's bothering me then I usually stick at it like a bloodhound! Finally I'm pleased to be able to do a little something to help out so just keep on being you Eve!Together we got there! Lea♥.

  • leytod on 2017-05-13 05:04:01 (UTC)

    Pledged!

    • A Eve on 2017-05-13 19:16:52 (UTC)

      Thank you so much! 💋

  • Murtaugh83 on 2017-05-12 22:37:37 (UTC) (edited)

    Hi Eve,

    Spotify, and Patreon are great platforms for your content. Your message is one that needs to be heard by both men and women. It educates, uplifts and does so without being patronizing or mean. Any means of bringing your work to a broader audience is a step in the right direction. She Who Dares, Wins.

    • A Eve on 2017-05-13 19:17:16 (UTC)

      Thank you so much, I really appreciate your encouragement 💋

    • LeaDavenport1968 on 2017-05-13 03:11:21 (UTC)

      Wholeheartedly agree Murtagh, so right! Well put! Lea.

      • Murtaugh83 on 2017-05-13 19:21:49 (UTC)

        Thank You

  • Weezy on 2017-05-12 19:25:07 (UTC)

    One question what happened to your YouTube account and why you're not posting non sexual audios on your YouTube Keep going I love you so much 🙏

    • A Eve on 2017-05-12 19:46:43 (UTC)

      It's still there, I post videos to it every Sunday Eve's Youtube

  • Georgio36 on 2017-05-12 02:49:28 (UTC)

    That's awesome about your patron Eve. I wish you tons of success & there's nothing wrong with multiple options to join your site. One way i find that's easier for me is buying a gift card from gamestop or Wal-Mart with the amount you intend to pay for your membership & go to the Amazon website link on your page here & send you the egift card. It's worked for me before, plus no one knows im a member of your site but you & me. Also it works because i don't like credit cards & i find gift cards to be safer. So there's a way for everyone as long as we get to hear your voice its all good 😊.

    • A Eve on 2017-05-12 12:57:11 (UTC)

      Absolutely, I just want to give people lots of options. Any way you choose to support me humbles me, and I'll always appreciate it 💋

  • billymacorbuddy on 2017-05-11 21:58:29 (UTC)

    I'm already there. Actually, I wouldn't mind being able to switch over to Patreon for billing. Not that I've ever had problems with the way things are now, but Patreon is a little bit more familiar. So of course, I hope this works out. Not to mention we can help Eve get a weird looking microphone with ears. That alone is pretty cool!

    • A Eve on 2017-05-12 12:56:17 (UTC)

      haha thanks so much Billy!

    • LeaDavenport1968 on 2017-05-12 07:10:36 (UTC)

      Billy,how many sign ups for Eve to get the mic with ears? CharlieRomeoLima maybe you can enlighten me ASMRs? So pardon my igorance but is this Audio Sensory, help fill in the blanks please!! Naturally if I can help our Lady Eve I shall but the link here doesn't fully connect.I'll keep trying! Lea.

      • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-12 10:44:17 (UTC)

        Good morning Lea!

        ASMR is the acronym for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It might be a little different for each person, but it is generally described as a pleasurable tingling sensation felt between or just behind the ears, and can spread to other parts of the body. I'd seen it described as a 'head orgasm' but at least for me it's not intense enough for that to be a suitable analogy.

        You can either search ASMR here on Eraudica or go onto YouTube and watch a selection of videos from different artists. Most ASMRtists are female, but in my experience sex is not a factor in non-erotic ASMR; you can get tingles from a man's voice too. They all feature different triggers beyond their voice, sounds like tapping nails on a hard surface, the crackle of packaging, or turning pages in a book, and not everything may induce ASMR for you. I also want to stress that if you cannot experience it, there is NOTHING AT ALL wrong with you!

        A final word. If you do find something that triggers the ASMR for you, don't listen to it repeatedly. Doing so can over time cause you to become 'immune' to that trigger. If that happens, just listen to other sounds and it might come back again later.

        I make no claims to authority on this; this is just my knowledge of ASMR based on six years experience of the ASMR community, but I hope my little primer answers some of your questions.

        Have a great day!

        • LeaDavenport1968 on 2017-05-12 22:49:34 (UTC)

          Hey CharlieRomeoLima, where on earth did you pick up that knowledge! That's some deep insight, never heard of anything like that before, thank you mate! I have felt some light tingling sensations in toes or fingers during some recordings here but couldn't have put a name to it til now, very pleasant too I might add. That sounds like a lot in pledges for Patreon to give Eve a helping hand but I'll try and add to the GT if the link allows, thanks too to billy! Lea.

          • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-13 00:57:35 (UTC)

            Well, I first encountered the phenomenon as a kid watching The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross on PBS. His voice was the most relaxing I'd ever heard and when he would mix paints with his knife on that plastic palette of his, I'd always get the tingles! Episodes are posted on YouTube so you can hear for yourself what I mean. :)

            • billymacorbuddy on 2017-05-13 11:32:57 (UTC)

              I did always like the sound of the brush against the canvas. Or when he'd scrape the blade to make the mountains. Hm...Eve, you don't happen to dabble in happy little trees do you? :P

              • A Eve on 2017-05-13 13:51:21 (UTC) (edited)

                Oh god I love Bob. He's my hero. I read that he first permed his hair like that in order to save money on haircuts, even though he hated it. Then when he became famous he had to keep that iconic hair. Talk about a chia guy!

                But I do love him - I loved the way he would slap his housepainter's brush against the easel :P

                I did a bit of watercolours for a time - wanna see my first painting?

                • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-13 14:35:48 (UTC) (edited)

                  I learned he used to be a real firebrand master sergeant during his military service. So different from the mellow man we know and love! Even as a kid I picked up on his unique brand of positivity, and I also tried imitating his brushwork in tempera and later acrylic in art class. Didn't work so well because the water-based paint dried too damn fast! :P

                  Remember, "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents."

                  P.S. I'd love to see your first painting too, if you don't mind showing! I hung onto one of my high school acrylics done in my crude imitation of his style. I could show it someday if I ever get my hands on a camera.

                  • A Eve on 2017-05-13 19:16:14 (UTC)

                    Can you take a photo with your laptop camera?

                    Here's my Early Primitive Sucky :P

                    • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-13 20:02:34 (UTC) (edited)

                      Wow, thank you so much for sharing this! On sites like DeviantArt, I'm blown away by some of the staggeringly high degrees of technical skill on display there, but honestly I prefer to subscribe to the notion that art is more about the meaning it conveys to the viewer, the communication. I think the elegant simplicity of your watercolour eloquently conveys messages of springtime beauty, serenity, and affection. I like it a lot Eve! :)

                      My laptop's gone kaput I'm afraid, but I promise I'll find a way to show you my painting.

                      • A Eve on 2017-05-14 18:54:22 (UTC)

                        aww, thank you! 💋

                • billymacorbuddy on 2017-05-13 14:10:50 (UTC)

                  Haha, yes, he had a mature chia hairdo.

                  lol, he beats the brush against the easel and says "...just beat the devil out of it." Twitch.tv actually plays Bob Ross episodes 24/7. Every time he does the brush thing chat spams "RIP Devil!" The memes that have developed on his channel are kind of cute.

                  And, YES! I would love to see your first painting!

                  • A Eve on 2017-05-13 19:15:12 (UTC)

                    it's really pretty bad but I'm not heartbroken at not being a good artist. It's relaxing, like Bob says :)

                    • billymacorbuddy on 2017-05-13 19:41:02 (UTC)

                      Haha, the little birdie on the right is absolutely adorable. I like it and I don't care what the critics say. Talk about being a bad artist. You know how Art is supposed to be an easy A in high school? You're talking to the guy who got a C in it. :P

                      • A Eve on 2017-05-14 18:54:44 (UTC)

                        haha it wasn't easy to do well in art class, don't be too hard on yourself :)

                  • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-13 15:08:34 (UTC)

                    Thanks for the mention of Twitch.tv, Billy. I still remember not too long ago his estate used to be very active in taking down any Bob Ross uploaded to YouTube, but now his episodes are easy to find. Thanks to the Internet, I also got to see an episode where his son Steve would paint. :)

            • LeaDavenport1968 on 2017-05-13 03:34:44 (UTC)

              Well I never, Bob Ross eh, amazing! I will look up the links too, cheers mate! Learning so much from here! Eves Patreon link still not quite linking properly for me but I'll persevere! Lea.

              • A Eve on 2017-05-13 13:52:52 (UTC) (edited)

                This link doesn't work for you?

                Patreon

        • A Eve on 2017-05-12 12:56:02 (UTC)

          great explanation, Charlie!

      • billymacorbuddy on 2017-05-12 10:13:18 (UTC)

        $300 in pledges per month.

        • A Eve on 2017-05-12 12:55:38 (UTC)

          They wanted me to put something down, so I went with that. Hopefully I can get it before then (or if I never get that far)

    • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-11 22:19:14 (UTC)

      I've just joined up! Yes indeed, that 3Dio mic is pretty neat, and something powerful for the tingles. I've already seen (and heard) it in action on the videos of a few dedicated YouTube ASMRtists.

      • A Eve on 2017-05-12 12:55:09 (UTC)

        It looks pretty awesome, I haven't been able to justify the cost, so I figured I'd throw it out there as a "hey you never know, maybe one day" sort of thing :P

  • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-11 21:34:15 (UTC)

    I hope that that censorship creep doesn't cross the pond and infect our ISPs.

    Brilliant idea, Eve. Thank you for this brief; I wish our governments were as transparent and respectful as you. I'm already a member here but I can see that this will be very beneficial for you and potential members if you can pull it off, so I am willing to extend my support for this Patreon initiative.

    • A Eve on 2017-05-12 12:54:28 (UTC)

      Thank you so much Charlie! I really appreciate all your support, you're amazing! 💋

      • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-05-12 19:55:36 (UTC)

        Right back at ya, Eve!

  • Cashmeowsawhowbowdah on 2017-05-11 14:58:14 (UTC)

    Clever girl...

    • A Eve on 2017-05-12 12:53:43 (UTC)

      are you calling me a velociprator? o_O

      • Cashmeowsawhowbowdah on 2017-05-15 14:17:56 (UTC)

        Well, no. You don't strike me as a reptile :P But... Come to think of it, that would make an interesting role play. Trapped in the park, hearing dinosaur calls in the background, you could really run with that ;)

        • A Eve on 2017-05-17 19:40:39 (UTC)

          haha bam - new kink!