For a long time now I've been considering using crowdfunding to help to monetize the work that I do on my miniature videos. The problem with doing the videos is that they take a long time to do well and that has always been at odds with my paid painting work. The commission painting pays the bills and at the end of the day I have to keep that work flowing.
Originally I considered Kickstarter. It never seemed like a good fit. Then came Patreon - which is really made for what I do. The difference is that while Kickstarter is meant to fund a single thing, Patreon is geared more toward an ongoing project. You decide how much you want to donate (in my case, per video) and then let it go. Payments get made automatically.
I set it up as a "per video" payment even though it feels a bit odd to me. I mean, how do you know how many videos I'll make (I'm shooting for a goal of 4 paid videos per month - which is about my average over the past few years). The thing is, you can also cap your monthly donation, so even if you didn't know how many videos I plan to charge you for you don't really have to worry about it getting out of hand.
There are already a few patrons who have signed up. The generosity is kind of amazing. I hope that you'll also consider helping out if you have found my videos to be useful at all to you.