Being a patron is something to be proud of. That’s why we decided to build patrons a beautiful new profile to showcase the creators they support, their comments, and the posts they like. Starting today, all patrons have access to their new profiles, which have been redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. The new page includes shiny new creator cards that show off who patrons are supporting and how long they’ve been their patron. If you’re a patron, your profile is the perfect way to demonstrate that you are a true fan. If you’re a creator, your patrons’ profiles are the key to understanding your audience and their interests. With the new patron profiles, we hope you might learn something…

Gathered a community and a following by releasing your work for free? Here's how to start making an actual income. | Patreon Blog

You have been working hard. You’ve been building a catalog of work. You’re constantly creating and freely sharing the fruits of your labor along the way. Because you've been sharing your work for free, you've gathered a following. You have fans. You have subscribers. You have people that cannot wait to see what you make next. And that’s a really good thing. Just ask Peter Hollens. He has this to say about building community as a creator: “...engaging with people on social media, responding to every comment and message, and just being really genuine and honest! People want to follow and support artists who create something meaningful, who are real people. The age of the celebrity is passing. It’s all about…

At Patreon, we want to help every creator in the world achieve sustainable income.

That’s one big, exciting undertaking. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite tools to use in tandem with Patreon. From community management to merchandise fulfillment, these resources provide the perfect complement to your Patreon page.

When I got to PateCon—Patreon’s first annual conference for creators—I’d hit a wall in my career. My novel trilogy had just been rejected by publishers. Not because it wasn’t good, but because almost no one wanted to commit until all three volumes were finished. Which meant I’d just spent three years writing for free, and was looking at two more years of doing the same. I arrived at PatreCon feeling pretty helpless. The first night of the conference, we got a tour of Patreon headquarters. As soon as we started walking around, I felt better, though I couldn’t say exactly why. I just felt like I’d come to a safe space. My fellow creators were warm, funny, and whip-smart. Over…

Do Less Work and Get More Fans: The Magic of Recycling Old Content

There’s a common problem every creative entrepreneur runs into: creating consistent, high quality work, and getting people to see it. You may be struggling to stay on top of your content schedule due to any number of reasons: Lack of time to make new content Lack of ideas Lack of resources Inconsistent life schedule But you know that staying active online and creating new, engaging content allows people to discover your art. You know it’s also how your current fans feel closer to you. And you’re not wrong: Posting often and strategically will multiply engagement At the simplest level – the more content (pages, posts, tweets, shares, etc.) you put out there, the more opportunity someone has of finding you.…

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