Few days ago, I received a newsletter from Patreon, informing me that they finally added the ability to charge the patrons up-front. At the moment, I'm thinking about switching to this kind of model in order to get rid of Patrons who pick the pledge, grab the content and cancel the pledge before they get charged at the ed of the month.
The change would have absolutely no effect on my existing patrons, who would be charged at the end of the month just like always. So the only difference would be for new patrons who would be charged at the time of their pledge.
The problem is that if a creator decides to change from the standard monthly payment method to up-front, the change is permanent and can't be changed back.
Opinions on this matter are welcome