THIS IS KEY!
We are so easily (potentially) distracted by the lure of money, or the next best way to add another income stream. BUT each possibility comes with a cost. You have to follow the model that works best to potentiate success on Patreon.
Just like Medium, you need to know why you want to write on this platform. What is your desired outcome. Is it income only, building an audience, promoting / selling a service, product, or your mailing list, or do you simply love to write and get feedback?
Nate Miller, kudos to you for going full-in to see if it would work for you. This “mis-take” allows you to make a choice going forward that may better serve your needs!