Meet Amanda Lee, a voice actress and vocalist known for her English adaptations and covers of anime and video-game songs.  Location: Florida Patreon Page: www.Patreon.com/LeeandLie   Q+A with Amanda Lee Patreon: Describe, in your own words, what it is that you create. Amanda Lee: I am most known for my English covers and adaptations of anime and video-game songs! Though I am currently working on an original EP, and hope to do more original work in the future!   How did you get your start as a creator? AL: I started uploading YouTube videos in 2006 just for for fun! YouTube was brand new and my friends and I loved covering songs just as a hobby - and while they’ve stopped creating, I…

Since the launch of live streaming on social media more than two years ago with early players Meerkat and Periscope, creators have been given the opportunity not just to post video and pictures to engage their audiences but to connect with their fans in real time. With the widespread adoption of Facebook Live — and Twitter’s latest announcement that they’ve entered the 360 degree live streaming game with Periscope — going live has gone from an extra feature to almost a necessity when it comes to creating a strategy for fan engagement.

Meet Zach Weinersmith, a multi-talented illustrator, writer, and comedy show producer!  Location: Houston, Texas Patreon Page: www.patreon.com/ZachWeinersmith   Q+A with Zach Weinersmith   Patreon: Describe, in your own words, what it is that you create. Zach Weinersmith: I draw a comic strip called Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. In addition, I occasionally write books, and I produce a science comedy show called BAHFest.   How did you get your start as a creator? ZW: I was working a soul-crushing job in the film business, and one day I decided I just wanted out. I started doing comics as a way to move in that direction, and pretty soon I was able to go full time.   What did it take to end up where…

Finally, ”starving” and “artist” no longer need to be joined at the hip. Patreon is, hands down, the best place for creators to get paid. In 2016 alone, we celebrated thousands of artists and creators who earned *life-changing income. It’s (insert expletive) awesome that 35 of those creators earned more than $150,000 each on Patreon, including science nerds, sailboat captains, and serial procrastinators. They span every creative category on the internet — podcasts, music, videos, illustration, and more, and every single one of them makes the world a little bit better with their work.   Damn. That. Is. Awesome. Creators are getting paid. Art is being made. The world of making things, following your passion, and crafting the career you…

Whether your fans hang out in a Facebook group, fan forum, chat room, or are scattered across several corners of the internet, you will likely encounter a time when you need to introduce them to a new platform. This is a really exciting time of change, and putting a thoughtful plan behind your rollout will ensure a smooth transition for both you and your fans. The last thing you want is for your audience to successfully offboard from an old platform and fail to make it to the new one. If you’re currently going through the process of moving your audience or want to prepare yourself for the likely moment when you will need to, read on. Get fans excited Before you…

Meet "The Attack": a live streaming network featuring a variety of shows produced by Kevin Pereira and his team at Attack Media, covering topics like gaming, tech, pop/geek culture, WTF randomness, foods, memes, and getting real.  Members: Alex Corea, Kevin Pereira, Erin Steeby, Yaniv Fituci, Carlos Rivera, Corrado Caretto, Jeremy Hache, Jake Strouckel, and so many more! Location: Los Angeles, CA Patreon Page: www.patreon.com/theattack   Q+A with The Attack   Patreon: Describe, in your own words, what it is that you create: Jake Strouckel, Marketing Director: We’re an active production group, making video whatnots and podcast joy, across a wide range of interests and styles. And we’re crazy enough to do it live. Things might get weird, but that’s what’s fun. Our shows get crazier when they…

#1: What the Hell just happened?

Just kidding. But not really, because I could spend this entire article working that one out with you. If you’ve spent 5 minutes on Twitter in the last year, you’ve probably scrolled past a few “go away, 2016” tweets. I think it’s safe to say that 2016 will go down as one of the least-loved years in the 21st century for far too many reasons.

If you’re like me, you’re more than ready to wake up on New Years Day and take the deepest breath you’ve had in 365 days. No, the year can’t be undone, but the welcoming of 2017 can be a chance to let the past be the past, and to welcome a clean slate.

Meet Nate Maingard, a traveling singer-songwriter and modern day Troubadour.  Location: South Africa Patreon Page: www.Patreon.com/NateMaingard   Q+A with Nate Maingard   Patreon: Describe what it is that you create! Nate Maingard: I write songs, sing, play guitar and ukulele, and make weekly youtube videos (among other things). I share songs and stories to inspire open hearts or, as one reviewer put it: “Maingard writes love songs for rebels and protest songs for lovers.”   How did you get your start as a creator? NM: Lyrics!!! Growing up listening to the singer-songwriters of the 60’s and 70’s thanks to my Mama and Papa, I was always entirely mesmerised by the stories in the lyrics. So many layers of meaning, from the most mundane to…

So you’ve got your own podcast.

You’ve invested in the right equipment, spent hours planning/recording/editing episodes, and even mastered the art of interviewing guests. Finally, you’ve captured the hearts (and ears!) of loyal listeners, who are completely and utterly hooked.

Close