In my original business plan I had not considered using Patreon. As time has passed I have realized that a lot of authors use Patreon to help them with their business. The key is to offer fun things to your patrons.
I have since gotten really excited about the things I can offer patrons. I am also excited about how that can add fit into my business plan and success. It is a really great partnership if you can find the balance.
Do you use patreon as a patron or as someone creating something? Let me know about your experiences! Full disclosure I do support someone on Patreon! I support the Girls Next Level podcast. I really love it and support those wonderful ladies.