So you want to run a webcomic…
You’ve got your ideas in writing and your strips all drawn out now “all” you have to do is post them, simple right?
Sure it is!
Until there’s a hiccup in your WordPress install and you can’t figure out what it’s doing and the wiki is full of language you’re unfamiliar with and the forums are overflowing with scrambled piles of information that might be right if you knew how to phrase the question you needed to ask and now it’s doing some kind of magic and did you just do something that ends up ordering an air strike on a foreign country*!?!
Don’t even get me started on the updates.
If you’re like me and can’t afford a lot of help but don’t want to be the jerk who is perpetually mooching free tech support, you should talk to my friend JJ. He is a top-drawer web wizard with over a decade of experience, he’s been a huge help to me on this comic and Promises Promises and he’s set up a tech support reward tier on his Patreon page. So for ten bucks a month**, you’ll have access to someone who can answer your questions and point you in the right directions. He’s even offering a discount on bigger jobs for patrons. Personally, I think it’s worth it just to have as insurance for update glitches, but he’s a gold mine of information for anyone who’s getting started or just needs an answer to that one question.
*Probably not, but I never really know.
**Patreon is a subscription service but there’s no lock-in, you can cancel any time you want.