Don't know if many people know about the fabulous things going on at Patreon www.patreon.com. It's a place where artists and creators (everything from comics to cakes) can support themselves through their patrons. You basically subscribe to anyone who catches your eye - pledges range from $1 per month to $100 a week (or more) and artists upload creations for the enjoyment of their patrons - some exclusive to Patrons.
Depending on where your interests lay - some artists offer NSFW art and comics - others offer tutorials and How-to's - Google hangouts, Skype sessions - commissions, daily sketches or getting the comic page a day early. Artists are really imaginative about how to gain and gather patrons.
You'll find some really popular webcomics on there - like Questionable content www.patreon.com/jephjacques
Some of DA's most amazing artists - www.patreon.com/reiq www.patreon.com/tsuaii www.patreon.com/sakimichan are doing really well for themselves and finally able to support themselves, and their art via social media.
Also a special mention to www.patreon.com/NeiRuffino who has only just joined so her subs are on the low side One of the best comic colorists in the business IMHO and now working on cover art and her own comics. Please head there and give her some love, if you are able.
BTW look out for updates on Granted as we are hoping to start our own Patreon page in the next month or two.
Also, a note on Patreon's search facility - IT SUCKS GREEN MONKEY BALLS - use google - search Patreon and the artist/comic/musician's name rather than trying to get Patreon search to find them for you This is especially true of any adult content artists - Lots of brilliant Hentai Foundry artists are on there but finding them is like trying to find a grain of salt on a salty sandy beach...