Patreon are set to change how the service works, and they'll be adding a fee that is charged to the patrons. Here is what they had to say on their site: "With this update, creators will now take home exactly 95% of every pledge with no additional fees. In the past, a creator’s income on Patreon varied because of processing fees every month. They could lose anywhere from 7-15% of their earnings to these fees. This means creators actually took home a lower percentage of pledges than their patrons may have realized. A new service fee of 2.9% + $0.35 will be paid by patrons for each individual pledge starting on December 18th. This restructuring allows creators to take home a greater portion of their earnings, which is core to our mission of getting creators paid."