I have been using Patreon going on just over a month now. What I have learned so far is something I should have guessed from the start. Patreon is only successful if you already have a large following. I have a small to moderate following at the moment. It is nowhere near the amount of readers I need to make my Patreon page a success. So, if you are thinking of starting a Patreon page you should probably focus on gaining readership before launching it. I think by starting my page this early in the webcomic's life cycle I may have really hurt any chances of utilizing Patreon to its fullest.