Caro Berry

Caro Berry

is creating Punk Paraphernalia, Witchy Wares and Zines.

24

patrons

$186

per month
Initially I wrote an in-depth introduction that offered both an overview of my life and explained why I want to use Patreon but if I'm honest even I would have been overwhelmed with the Great Wall of Text™.  So I'm keeping it simple for now and will share more of the "hows" and "whys" in posts for patrons.

I suspect you're curious to know what specifically you can expect from becoming a patron - perhaps you're already an email subscriber or social media follower and want to know how the content differs here - and if you're used to receiving all of my content for free (with the obvious exception of physical products) you're most definitely wondering what's the upside to paying for it.

Becoming a patron means becoming a member of a community.

This community acts as a hub for all content.  
There is no algorithm determining if you want to see something or not.  There is no restriction on the type of media shared.  If something is posted or shared anywhere else it will be available here, and almost certainly first, but beyond that this community presents an opportunity to expand the offering - after all, no one is interested in the same content being rehashed countless times.  The expansion includes that to which patrons are given exclusive access, as well as that which patrons request.

This community has exclusive access.  
Think downloadable digital items such as phone backgrounds, info-graphics and zines in PDF format; early access to new releases along with exclusive coupons for the store; the sharing of work in progress, as well as personal recipes and spells; and behind the scenes access to (among other things) the design process, how to manage self employment while chronically ill, how to balance anti-capitalist views with running a creative enterprise, and perhaps most importantly how to do all of the above with three cats who want to disrupt  e v e r y t h i n g*.  Ultimately this community has priority, but not only when receiving content.

This community can influence and inform content.  There is no point asking people to pay for something they don't want, let alone need, and equally there is no point in creating content and releasing products that don't benefit or interest anyone.  So what if you could choose the next patch or pin release, or request a particular discussion topic?  This community offers a direct feedback loop: patrons can ask questions about anything, are regularly polled to determine what content is created, and are encouraged to provide feedback on any- and everything else.

This community is accessible for $1 a month.  Everyone's financial position is different and someone's disposable income (or lack thereof) shouldn't prohibit access**.  I believe the content I create to be of high value, but I understand that not everyone can pay a high price. It's for this reason I have offered a variety of options ranging from $1 - 25 per month. 

To join simply select your chosen tier and sign up!  On the 1st of each month the corresponding amount will be debited from your account (Patreon gives a five-day window to make sure all charges are complete) and from the 5th onward all content unique to that month will be available. e.g. if you pledge $2 on August 20th your payment will be processed on September 1st.  From September 5th onward you gain access to the month's content, but prior to that (from August 20th) you have access to all patron-only posts to date.

See you on the other side!
Love and rage,
xo Caro  

* Disclaimer: I have no solid advice to share on this as it's something I have not yet mastered!

** Note that for tiers containing physical goods the minimum pledge ensures money is not lost - something that would defeat, at least in part, the point of this Patreon.
Tiers
Cyber Punk
$1 or more per month

Cyber Punks have access to the following Patron-only content:


♥  all posts (e.g. work in progress, personal recipes and spells)

♥  behind the scenes access
♥  polls to determine future content

♥  exclusive monthly download (e.g. phone background)

♥  5% off in store 


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $1 but if you are able and willing please do consider it!

Cyber Punk v 2.0
$3 or more per month

Cyber Punks (v 2.0) receive all of the aforementioned Patron-only content plus PDF copies of every zine helped to fund - your name will be listed in the back of every full size zine too!


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $3 but if you are able and willing please do consider it! 

Post Punk
$5 or more per month only 2 left

Post Punks receive all of the Cyber Punk (v 2.0) benefits plus 10% off in store and a quarterly package that includes a physical copy of every zine helped fund.


These packages are mailed out with standard international shipping at the end of each quarter - if you want tracking you must request this as an add-on (at a flat rate of $4 per quarter).


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $5 but if you are able and willing please do consider it!  

Post Punk v 2.0
$8 or more per month

Post Punks (v 2.0) receive all of the aforementioned Patron-only content plus 10% off in store and a quarterly package that includes:


♥  physical copies of every zine helped fund

♥  probably some cat hair from Klaus, Ruby and Bruce


These packages are mailed out with standard international shipping at the end of each quarter - if you want tracking you must request this as an add-on (at a flat rate of $4 per quarter).


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $8 but if you are able and willing please do consider it!  

Zine Punk
$12 or more per month only 31 left

Zine Punks receive all of the aforementioned Patron-only content plus 15% off in store and a monthly package that includes:


♥  physical copies of every zine helped fund

♥  additional items such as Patron-only buttons or stickers
♥  probably some cat hair from Klaus, Ruby and Bruce


These packages are mailed out with standard international shipping at the end of each month - if you want tracking you must request this as an add-on (at a flat rate of $4 per month).


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $12 but if you are able and willing please do consider it!  

Zine Punk Embroidered PatchSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Sign up to become a Zine Punk and receive an exclusive Zine Punk embroidered patch!
Hardcore Punk
$25 or more per month only 21 left

Hardcore Punks receive all of the aforementioned benefits plus 25% off in store and a quarterly package that includes additional punk paraphernalia and witchy wares. These items may include (but aren't limited to) the following:


♥   enamel pin(s)

♥   embroidered patch(es)
♥   buttons

♥   exclusive Patron-only postcards

♥   exclusive Patron-only stickers

♥   banner(s)


+ something that was personalised just for you (e.g. a letter or drawing) 


These packages are mailed out with tracked international shipping at the end of each quarter.


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $25 but if you are able and willing please do consider it! 

Zine Punk Embroidered PatchSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Sign up to become a Zine Punk and receive an exclusive Zine Punk embroidered patch!
Goals
$186 of $515 per month
In the spirit of radical transparency: if I hit this goal I will be able to pay my rent, for which I will be incredibly thankful!!!

Have an idea as to how I can thank you all? Let me know! I'm way off the goal, so I have some time to think about it, but I would most definitely like to offer something in return. 
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Initially I wrote an in-depth introduction that offered both an overview of my life and explained why I want to use Patreon but if I'm honest even I would have been overwhelmed with the Great Wall of Text™.  So I'm keeping it simple for now and will share more of the "hows" and "whys" in posts for patrons.

I suspect you're curious to know what specifically you can expect from becoming a patron - perhaps you're already an email subscriber or social media follower and want to know how the content differs here - and if you're used to receiving all of my content for free (with the obvious exception of physical products) you're most definitely wondering what's the upside to paying for it.

Becoming a patron means becoming a member of a community.

This community acts as a hub for all content.  
There is no algorithm determining if you want to see something or not.  There is no restriction on the type of media shared.  If something is posted or shared anywhere else it will be available here, and almost certainly first, but beyond that this community presents an opportunity to expand the offering - after all, no one is interested in the same content being rehashed countless times.  The expansion includes that to which patrons are given exclusive access, as well as that which patrons request.

This community has exclusive access.  
Think downloadable digital items such as phone backgrounds, info-graphics and zines in PDF format; early access to new releases along with exclusive coupons for the store; the sharing of work in progress, as well as personal recipes and spells; and behind the scenes access to (among other things) the design process, how to manage self employment while chronically ill, how to balance anti-capitalist views with running a creative enterprise, and perhaps most importantly how to do all of the above with three cats who want to disrupt  e v e r y t h i n g*.  Ultimately this community has priority, but not only when receiving content.

This community can influence and inform content.  There is no point asking people to pay for something they don't want, let alone need, and equally there is no point in creating content and releasing products that don't benefit or interest anyone.  So what if you could choose the next patch or pin release, or request a particular discussion topic?  This community offers a direct feedback loop: patrons can ask questions about anything, are regularly polled to determine what content is created, and are encouraged to provide feedback on any- and everything else.

This community is accessible for $1 a month.  Everyone's financial position is different and someone's disposable income (or lack thereof) shouldn't prohibit access**.  I believe the content I create to be of high value, but I understand that not everyone can pay a high price. It's for this reason I have offered a variety of options ranging from $1 - 25 per month. 

To join simply select your chosen tier and sign up!  On the 1st of each month the corresponding amount will be debited from your account (Patreon gives a five-day window to make sure all charges are complete) and from the 5th onward all content unique to that month will be available. e.g. if you pledge $2 on August 20th your payment will be processed on September 1st.  From September 5th onward you gain access to the month's content, but prior to that (from August 20th) you have access to all patron-only posts to date.

See you on the other side!
Love and rage,
xo Caro  

* Disclaimer: I have no solid advice to share on this as it's something I have not yet mastered!

** Note that for tiers containing physical goods the minimum pledge ensures money is not lost - something that would defeat, at least in part, the point of this Patreon.

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Caro Berry has a Special Offer until August 31st
Tiers
Cyber Punk
$1 or more per month

Cyber Punks have access to the following Patron-only content:


♥  all posts (e.g. work in progress, personal recipes and spells)

♥  behind the scenes access
♥  polls to determine future content

♥  exclusive monthly download (e.g. phone background)

♥  5% off in store 


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $1 but if you are able and willing please do consider it!

Cyber Punk v 2.0
$3 or more per month

Cyber Punks (v 2.0) receive all of the aforementioned Patron-only content plus PDF copies of every zine helped to fund - your name will be listed in the back of every full size zine too!


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $3 but if you are able and willing please do consider it! 

Post Punk
$5 or more per month only 2 left

Post Punks receive all of the Cyber Punk (v 2.0) benefits plus 10% off in store and a quarterly package that includes a physical copy of every zine helped fund.


These packages are mailed out with standard international shipping at the end of each quarter - if you want tracking you must request this as an add-on (at a flat rate of $4 per quarter).


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $5 but if you are able and willing please do consider it!  

Post Punk v 2.0
$8 or more per month

Post Punks (v 2.0) receive all of the aforementioned Patron-only content plus 10% off in store and a quarterly package that includes:


♥  physical copies of every zine helped fund

♥  probably some cat hair from Klaus, Ruby and Bruce


These packages are mailed out with standard international shipping at the end of each quarter - if you want tracking you must request this as an add-on (at a flat rate of $4 per quarter).


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $8 but if you are able and willing please do consider it!  

Zine Punk
$12 or more per month only 31 left

Zine Punks receive all of the aforementioned Patron-only content plus 15% off in store and a monthly package that includes:


♥  physical copies of every zine helped fund

♥  additional items such as Patron-only buttons or stickers
♥  probably some cat hair from Klaus, Ruby and Bruce


These packages are mailed out with standard international shipping at the end of each month - if you want tracking you must request this as an add-on (at a flat rate of $4 per month).


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $12 but if you are able and willing please do consider it!  

Zine Punk Embroidered PatchSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Sign up to become a Zine Punk and receive an exclusive Zine Punk embroidered patch!
Hardcore Punk
$25 or more per month only 21 left

Hardcore Punks receive all of the aforementioned benefits plus 25% off in store and a quarterly package that includes additional punk paraphernalia and witchy wares. These items may include (but aren't limited to) the following:


♥   enamel pin(s)

♥   embroidered patch(es)
♥   buttons

♥   exclusive Patron-only postcards

♥   exclusive Patron-only stickers

♥   banner(s)


+ something that was personalised just for you (e.g. a letter or drawing) 


These packages are mailed out with tracked international shipping at the end of each quarter.


You're encouraged to determine your own financial privilege and pledge accordingly - there's no obligation for anyone to pay more than the suggested amount of $25 but if you are able and willing please do consider it! 

Zine Punk Embroidered PatchSpecial Offer • 6 days left
Sign up to become a Zine Punk and receive an exclusive Zine Punk embroidered patch!