Patreon Guides

The 18 Best Patreon Rewards Video Creators Can Offer
At the time of this writing, there are more than 2,000 video creators making more than $1,000 each per month on Patreon. So which rewards…
June 22, 2018Olivia Seitz
6 Membership Based Business Models You Can Use On Patreon Today
If you’ve looked at what other creators are doing on Patreon, it can be daunting to see how many different ways they leverage their…
June 14, 2018Olivia Seitz
Five new features to help you better connect with your patrons
Not to be dramatic or anything, but Patreon exists to make your life as a creator better. Specifically, we’re building the best tools for…
May 02, 2018Christine Donaldson
5 Patreon Reward Ideas You Can Offer Your Fans Today
Over the last few months, we’ve published story after story on the Patreon blog about creators who earn a full-time living by offering…
March 29, 2018Olivia Seitz
750+ Supporters: The Bitcoin Pub Built a Successful Business by Treating Patreon like a Product
John and Peter Saddington are engineers, educators, brothers, and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. They’re also the founders of the Bitcoin Pub…
March 23, 2018Olivia Seitz
From Financial Distress to Monthly Income: Jack Lowe’s Journey as an Independent Creator
Photography. Lifeboats. The Sea. From those three words scribbled on a paper came the journey of a lifetime for Jack Lowe . Between the UK…
February 28, 2018Olivia Seitz
Patreon Lens: How 5 Creators Are Giving Patrons Behind the Scenes Access to Their Work and Life
Here’s something we’ve found in our years working with creators: Our most successful creators consistently provide awesome content for their…
February 27, 2018Olivia Seitz
The Comic Artist Who Walked Away from DreamWorks
Working for a big animation studio like DreamWorks should be a dream come true. But for Ava’s Demon  creator Michelle Czajkowski, reality…
February 15, 2018Olivia Seitz
Introducing, Lens: A New Way to Bring Patrons Behind The Scenes
Every creator has a behind the scenes. Behind each song, novel, video, comic, or painting lies a magical and creative journey. Patrons love…
February 02, 2018Johnny Winston
5 Steps to Predictable, Monthly Income for Any Creator with an Audience
"If I could quit my job and have more time, I could make this a full-time business." "Is creating this volume of content worth it for the…
January 31, 2018Olivia Seitz
10+ Tools to Use in Tandem with Patreon
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…
November 29, 2016Kati Holland
Get Your First Patrons With These Email Templates for Your Friends and Family
Starting a Patreon page can be one of the most exciting parts of your creative career. You’ve honed your craft, built an audience, and are…
October 31, 2016Ellie MacBride
Take Two: How to Relaunch Your Patreon Page
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…
September 08, 2016Ellie MacBride
Eight Patreon Reward Ideas for Writers
Blogging? Writing the next best novel? Finishing your long-awaited short story? Whatever you’re working on, there are SO many ways to reward…
August 30, 2016Christine Donaldson
How Nataly Dawn Increased Her Patronage From $1.5k to $6k in 30 Days
One month ago, singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn was free from a label with an unreleased homemade album in it’s final stages, almost in the…
August 19, 2016Taryn Arnold
How to Get the Most Out of Your Patreon Dashboard
Ahh, the Patreon dashboard; your one-stop shop for all analytics related to your page, posts and general performance on Patreon. Our data…
August 12, 2016Taryn Arnold
Four Things You Probably Forgot to Do While Completing Your Patreon Page
Maybe you’ve just finished building your page on Patreon, have been here awhile or are just getting started. Whatever stage of the Patreon…
August 02, 2016Ellie MacBride
Everything You Need to Know About Creating Rewards on Patreon
Rewarding your patrons is a great way to show your fans how much they mean to you, as well as incentivize potential patrons to become your…
June 29, 2016Ellie MacBride
How Flight Chops Uses Data to Run His Business
Have you ever wondered how other creators are using data to inform the content they create, the engagement of their their audience, and…
May 11, 2016Maura Church
Should Your Patreon Page Be Monthly or Per-Creation?
You’ve decided to join Patreon, and we couldn’t be more excited to have you! When setting up your page, you may be confused about the…
April 19, 2016Maura Church
The Ultimate Guide to Building and Launching Your Patreon Page
AKA, the A-Z guide to starting strong on Patreon. I’ll keep this short and sweet, so you can get going with crafting your Patreon page to…
March 22, 2016Taryn Arnold
Go For Launch: Your Patreon Pre-Launch Checklist
Have you ever tried to put your shoes on before your pants in the morning? Or gotten to the front of the grocery store checkout line before…
February 16, 2016Ellie MacBride
The Best Way To Get Featured On Patreon
A conversation I have a few times a week; I’m sure you can relate to our fictitious friend, Lauren: Dear Patreon, Hi there! I’m Lauren and I…
January 06, 2016Taryn Arnold
5 Data-Backed Tips to Be Successful On Patreon Your First Month
You’ve prepped your page, told your fans, and pressed the big shiny launch button… so now what? You’ve launched on Patreon! That’s super…
December 16, 2015Maura Church
Everything You Need To Make The Perfect Patreon Intro Video
You’ve got stacked rewards, exciting goals and loads of content, but your intro creator video is, well… not anything to write home about…
December 14, 2015Taryn Arnold
Setting Up Shop: Tips for Building a Successful Patreon Creator Page
So you clicked that big green “convert to creator profile” button and have officially become a creator on Patreon. Yessss! We’re so stoked…
November 17, 2015Ellie MacBride

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