aBIZinaBOX – Patreon Premium Content
aBIZinaBOX – Patreon Premium Content – we work incredibly hard in our efforts to bring cutting edge information on accounting, tax, and regulatory compliance information to the legal commercial cannabis industry in California. This post is going to introduce exciting new features and premium content on our platform. We have decided to deliver interactive digital content on a monthly subscription basis using the Patreon platform.
We have developed relationships to attorneys, policy analysts, and leadership with the regulatory [“CDFA-CalCannabis“, “CDPH-MCSB“, and “BCC“] and tax agency [“CDTFA“] which value for both our ability to assist with the process, and provide the best information to our clients and the industry.
Our technical content appears on our website and we have a searchable Post Index, Twitter, our Facebook page, and Linkedin. We are regular contributors of content [not self-promotion] to the Facebook Groups – East Bay Canna Community, San Diego NORML, Sacramento NORML, California NORML and SF Cannabis Community.
We write a monthly column for Cannabis Law Report titled “According To Zoot”, and you can view our Blog Repository. Our content appears on Green Market Report, we are regular contributors to MG Cannabis Retailer and we have relationships we numerous other cannabis industry news outlets. You can learn more about our involvement in the accounting profession here.
aBIZinaBOX – Patreon Premium Content
While we seek to protect the identities of our clients, they do include recognizable leaders in the California cannabis industry – Cheryl Schuman, Cannabis Big Data and SHDC Growers Cooperative Association.
We have completed the initial deployment of a Patreon, a platform which permits us to deliver a premium subscription platform that provides access to our premium content, a Reddit community and chatroom for interactive exchanges between members, and for some members have direct access to ask short questions directly to members of our team at a substantially reduced cost compared to becoming a client. [There are types of questions that can’t be properly addressed in this type of forum, and we welcome the individuals and businesses with those situations to become a client of our firm.]
Our intention has always been different from most other firms that provide services we do…we published 300 posts last year at an average length of 1,700 words. Our posts have never been advertising or self-promotion…they have been substantive content, and we are committed to supporting the cannabis industry in California. Our view is that if you like what we give away…the services you pay for should be even better.
We are introducing a three-tier structure at $25, $100 and $500 per month…with month-to-month recurring billing. We are still in the process of working out all of the details of the features of each tier. You can read about the details on our Patreon page.
The Patreon platform is being used by several cannabis industry sites including Green Market Report and Tom Angell’s site – Marijuana Moment. Our deployment of the Patreon platform is a bit different than theirs as they deliver magazine and newsletter type content. We have added a restricted subreddit on Reddit.com with an integrated chat room capability and the ability to directly interface with our professionals.
We would greatly appreciate our friends, partners and well…every stakeholder in the legal California commercial cannabis industry checking us out. You join through the button or links on our pages.
For anyone who is interested in how the integration was built:
Patreon connects directly with WordPress.
Reddit has integration with OAuth2 that connects to Patreon.
Perhaps the most important item is the Patron Pro Plugin with features that include
Have your users unlock content by paying & subscribing
Many different content locking types
Show customizable banners, widgets, buttons
You can even lock only parts of your posts