There's a whole lot of work that comes with a Patreon, like balancing your short term and long term goals. It's a lot of commitment, so it really depends on how hard you push for it, and what you have to offer to your fans. Although there are other factors like your personal story, that might push more people to support you. Research, preparation, and maybe getting in contact with successful Patreon owners might be a few good first steps if you do end up doing it.
It's hard, but it's a good transition from doing commissions to doing your own creative works. Hope that helps!
I've been trying to help support myself and family. But with the company I work with on the verge of collapsing, it isn't becoming easy. I will still do commissions, but I will need more stable support. A patreon would be able to help sustain and support my family. The fundraiser for my sister did help, but thanks to school I might not be as ready or available to be that busy again. The money will be shared with my family, since they are also in need of finanical support. You're feedback is appreciated.