December 12th, 2017
Today we are releasing a software update for PodPledge! This update includes several new additions that we're very excited about. Most of these things were suggested by media makers who have been setting up new projects of their own. So, if you have a question or suggestion, let us know so we can consider it for a future software update!
Today's update includes the following neat new items:
More Options For Funding Goals
Projects can now be set to have multiple types of funding goals. A project can either be working towards a grand total (this was the previous option), or towards a monthly goal (new), or even no funding goal at all (new). The selected Funding Goal will automatically be displayed on the project's webpage.
Project owners can control how a project's earnings is displayed on its webpage. The project page can now display either the total raised (this was the previous option), its estimated monthly revenue (new), or even both (new). The next item has more information about this...
Accepting Recurring And One-Time Payments
There's been some confusion about whether projects can accept recurring subscription payments. Yes, you can! And to help communicate this to your supporters, we've added more options for project owners to control how their project's earnings and funding target are displayed throughout the website. Here's an example of some of the ways a campaign's funding information could be displayed on their project's home page.
If you would like your supporters to have the option of chipping in to pay the payment processing fees associated with their pledges, we added the ability for to add a "Tip Jar" to your project's pledge page. This provides your supporters with the option to add this extra amount to their pledges. And if you don't want to use it, the Tip Jar can also be turned off, which will remove from that project's pledge page.
Early Access Content For Supporters
Early access can be a great way to allow your supporters to preview videos or podcast episodes before they go public.
Project updates that are posted on the project's webpage now support "early release" options. If you want your supporters who have earned certain Incentive rewards to receive early access to a project update, you can now do this. You can also optionally specify a date on which the website update will be unlocked and become accessible to everyone who views the page.
Similarly, project update emails now support "staggered delivery". This allows the email to be delivered to certain supporters right now, and then to all your other supporters on a later date.
An example of pre-releasing a website update and email to just those supporters who have earned specific Incentives:
The following items are also included in this update:
PodPledge Update: Edit Yourself
January 16th, 2018
New Feature: Reward Your Most Loyal Supporters
December 21st, 2017
Super Duper PodPledge Software Update
December 12th, 2017
New Feature: Tip Jar
December 8th, 2017
New Options for Project Milestones
December 1st, 2016
Pair Of Dice Paradise launches Season 4
November 28th, 2016
New Pledge-Tracking Reports
March 10th, 2016
New Feature: Comment on Project Updates
March 8th, 2016
New Feature: Supplemental Pledges
February 24th, 2016
Rolling Dice & Taking Names launches PodPledge campaign!
February 9th, 2016
Messaging System Launched!
January 20th, 2016
Project Milestones Now Available
January 19th, 2016
January 15th, 2016
New Email Feature
December 17th, 2015
New Account Features
December 16th, 2015
New Charts! (That sounded more exciting in my head.)
December 14th, 2015
Lessons From A Cartoon Aardvark
November 24th, 2015
3 Types of YouTube Comments, and How to Deal With Them
November 17th, 2015
Better Editing Through Time Travel
November 10th, 2015
November 6th, 2015
New Achievements Unlocked!
November 4th, 2015
Are You First, Best, or Different?
November 3rd, 2015
What Podcasters Can Learn From Donald Trump
October 27th, 2015
Better Vlogging Through Passion
October 20th, 2015
Track How Effective Your Project Updates Are
October 9th, 2015
October 7th, 2015
Project Continuity: Introduction
October 1st, 2015
Incentives: Examples & Tips
September 30th, 2015
Introduction to Project Incentives
September 29th, 2015
Pair Of Dice Paradise Launches PodPledge Fundraiser
September 28th, 2015
Introduction To PodPledge Crowdfunding
September 23rd, 2015