UPDATED – 8 ways to support your favorite webcomic!
1. Vote on TopWebComics
(20% of traffic) Last month you helped launch Carbon Dating into the Top 100 on TopWebComics, which brought a big boost to traffic. Votes reset at the beginning of each month, and you can vote once each day!
2. Facebook is sneaky!
(10-12% of traffic) Did you know that they just automatically unsubscribed you from updates of pages you like? Yep, rumor is they dialed down the reach of pages to incentivize paid content. You can fix this by going to the Carbon Dating Facebook page and clicking on “Liked” and reselecting “Get Notifications”. Then you’ll get our updates, and your shares really help!
3. Submit comics to Reddit
(2-15% of traffic) This is one that I just don’t have time to do, but has the potential to REALLY boost to traffic. The keys are to come up with a catchy title, and submit to a relevant subreddit. My favorites are /r/skeptics, /r/comics, and /r/webcomics.
4. Tweet it out!
(5% of traffic) With the new changes in Facebook, I now like Twitter more. Tweet out a link, and feel free to tag @CarbonKyle so I can retweet it.
5. Favorite us on Readers
There is a pretty sweet new mobile webcomic reader out there called Comic Chameleon and they are only accepting one new comic per week- UPDATE: We’ve been added! Download the app and go take a look!
If you read primarily on a browser you can keep track of all your favorite comics on Comic Rocket!
6. Check out the new store
There isn’t a whole lot in the Carbon Dating Store yet, but we do have limited edition An Honest Liar posters and card decks, Placebo Band bracelets, and “Homeopathy is a Gateway Placebo” decals and magnets!
7. Pledge on Patreon
Patreon is a fantastic website that allows you to support independent artists with automated donations. Anybody donating at or above the $10/month level will recieve a free copy of the upcoming book. We’ve already reached our first goal of $200 per month, and are now back to publishing three comics each week! At our additional goals of $400, and $600 we will add another comic per week! We have a goal of $800 per month to cover artist expenses and full break even. Right now we are 1/16th of the way towards that goal and every dollar counts. Backers get to see a private Patreon feed, and join in on exclusive Google Hangouts!
8. Guest Art and Interviews
If you are a comic artist, I’d love to include your artwork on the site! Send me an email, coderedcartoonist (at) gmail (dot) com. I’m always happy to join podcasts for a talk about comics or science, such as my recent appearance on Prism Podcast.