While a great education can help set you up on a trajectory for success after graduation, some of the most important skills you'll learn in life are rarely taught in the classroom. Below are ten valuable skills you likely didn't learn in school and how to quickly put them in action in everything you do. Patreon is the best way for creators to earn ongoing sustainable income from their fans! Perseverance It probably doesn’t come as a shock that less than 10% of people follow through with their New Year's Resolutions; keeping the promises we make to ourselves and others is tough! We are wired to seek pleasure and avoid pain, so when things don’t seem to go our way, we tend to freeze…

Using Social Media To Promote Your Work Without Being Cheesy | On the Patreon Blog

Content is king, and social media is the world’s gateway to great content. For creative business owners, social media should be a necessary part of your business plan. Sharing targeted, original content on social media is the best way to share your work with more people and gain new faithful fans. But what if you aren’t exactly fluent in the ways of social media? Or maybe you use Facebook in your personal life, but have no idea how the heck to make it work for your business? Here are 9 quick tips for what to post on social media, without sounding like a total cheeseball:   1. Share in-progress sneak peeks of your latest work This is the easiest thing…

Meet Dijon, an innovative storyteller who captures the heart and originality of everyday people. Dijon frames his project, called Souls of Society, this way: “There are so many stories of violence and disconnection in mainstream media that SOULS, being an uplifting, positive space, aims to resonate deeper with people.”

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So you built a sleek Patreon page, launched it out into the world and then... nothing. Or maybe you took a much-needed break and are ready to dive back in. Whatever the case, relaunching your page can be a necessary step in breathing new life into your creative career. Not only does it signal the start of something new, it’s also a great promotional tactic for creating buzz within your community. Not sure how to go about successfully re-launching your page? Here’s how to bring that page out of the depths of despair and into the hands of potential patrons all over the world. Reflect on what went wrong Postmortem isn’t just a morbid word businesses use; it’s the important final…


It’s no secret: podcasting is huge. According to Edison Research, more than one in five Americans listen to a podcast every month, and weekly listeners download an average of five episodes per week. Many self-starting and creative professionals identify their podcast as one of the highest drivers of their success.


We are in a revolution. There has never been a better time to be a creative professional.

Multi-million dollar production studios and vast distribution networks of industry insiders are no longer required to build an audience and monetize hard work. Technology is making it easier than ever for individuals to execute on their own creative, artistic, and business ideas.