Kreativ Font

is creating Free fonts and mini-reviews about commercial fonts

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Hello,

Here's why we're starting a Patreon account ... 

Our Situation

We are Andrei, Iulia and Andra (me, my wife and my sister). We started Kreativ Font in September 2012 mainly to learn more on typography, create fonts and also to learn the latest web technologies used on web ...  

Now it's 2017. Kreativ Font has had a great start and we've developed some good traffic. In the last three years, we've released free fonts and we've written over 2000 mini-reviews for commercial and free fonts and we improved a lot the user experience on the website.

We need to make Kreativ Font self-sustaining for this to work. From the first day we decided we don't want to use Ads. Ads are annoying and hurt the user experience, and we can come up with a better way to do it.

So far, we have only one method:

- Selling affiliated fonts. This has definitely helped, but it doesn't even get us half of the way to self-sustainability. Not to mention that earnings generated using this method are fluctuating a lot and about half of them goes into the website expenses.

The way Patreon works is a reader can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to the cause.

What We'll Use the Money For

We set a goal of $5,000/month. That money plus the affiliated income will be enough to keep Kreativ Font going, indefinitely and ads free.

Here are our costs:

  • Hosting plus cloud services. We need a robust enough hosting plan to support the highest spikes in traffic we ever get so we don't crash during those moments and ruin everyone's happiness. 
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website, so there are always new site features that we want to add to better serve our readers. We don't have impressive programming skills, so sometimes we need to pay for scripts or a programmer to do the harder stuff.
  • The team (my, my wife and sister). We all have day jobs, but with this amount we can think of at least part time working for the website, instead of just a 4-5 hours a week.
  • Creating new free fonts with better tools than we currently have.

That's really it. With those pieces covered, Kreativ Font can keep going forever.

If we can somehow surpass the $5,000/month goal, we'll use additional funds to start expanding. There are a bunch of other projects we'd love to do (apps, fonts, videos, tutorials etc.). But for now, we just want to keep things going.

Thanks for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader!

- Andrei, Iulia and Andra
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Any amount donated will be rewarded with:
- links to All Kreativ Font Free Fonts and the rights for commercial use
Goals
$0 of $5,000 per month
Any funding we raise on Patreon is hugely helpful, but this is the goal that would allow us to keep Kreativ Font going, ad free, for a long time. See the text on the right for more details.
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Hello,

Here's why we're starting a Patreon account ... 

Our Situation

We are Andrei, Iulia and Andra (me, my wife and my sister). We started Kreativ Font in September 2012 mainly to learn more on typography, create fonts and also to learn the latest web technologies used on web ...  

Now it's 2017. Kreativ Font has had a great start and we've developed some good traffic. In the last three years, we've released free fonts and we've written over 2000 mini-reviews for commercial and free fonts and we improved a lot the user experience on the website.

We need to make Kreativ Font self-sustaining for this to work. From the first day we decided we don't want to use Ads. Ads are annoying and hurt the user experience, and we can come up with a better way to do it.

So far, we have only one method:

- Selling affiliated fonts. This has definitely helped, but it doesn't even get us half of the way to self-sustainability. Not to mention that earnings generated using this method are fluctuating a lot and about half of them goes into the website expenses.

The way Patreon works is a reader can donate whatever they want per month and the donation is recurring each month after that. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to the cause.

What We'll Use the Money For

We set a goal of $5,000/month. That money plus the affiliated income will be enough to keep Kreativ Font going, indefinitely and ads free.

Here are our costs:

  • Hosting plus cloud services. We need a robust enough hosting plan to support the highest spikes in traffic we ever get so we don't crash during those moments and ruin everyone's happiness. 
  • Ongoing web development. It's a website, so there are always new site features that we want to add to better serve our readers. We don't have impressive programming skills, so sometimes we need to pay for scripts or a programmer to do the harder stuff.
  • The team (my, my wife and sister). We all have day jobs, but with this amount we can think of at least part time working for the website, instead of just a 4-5 hours a week.
  • Creating new free fonts with better tools than we currently have.

That's really it. With those pieces covered, Kreativ Font can keep going forever.

If we can somehow surpass the $5,000/month goal, we'll use additional funds to start expanding. There are a bunch of other projects we'd love to do (apps, fonts, videos, tutorials etc.). But for now, we just want to keep things going.

Thanks for any support you can offer if you decide to, and thanks for being a reader!

- Andrei, Iulia and Andra

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Any amount donated will be rewarded with:
- links to All Kreativ Font Free Fonts and the rights for commercial use