Patreon U

Welcome to Patreon U
Welcome to Patreon U — our new creator university. If you’re a creator on Patreon (or thinking about becoming one), you have come to the…
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Using Analytics to Track and Improve Your Page
We know there’s a ton of data over on your Patreon dashboard. It can be intimidating, but setting data-backed goals will bring you more…
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Use Featured Tags to Highlight Special Work
You can feature tags on both the Overview and Post tab of your Patreon creator page to highlight the work you’re most proud of. Featured…
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Understanding and Using your Patreon Analytics Dashboard to Increase Performance
Your Patreon dashboard contains a plethora of data and insights -- it’s your one-stop shop for all analytics related to your page, posts…
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Use Patreon Lens to Connect with Your Patrons
Patreon Lens is a content sharing feature in the Patreon mobile app and web experience that serves as the easiest way to give your patrons…
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Use Livestreaming to Engage and Delight Your Patrons
Livestreaming is an awesome way to engage with your fans in real-time, as well as a super easy way to provide your patrons with something of…
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Use the Early Access Feature to Reward Select Patrons
When we surveyed creators about the feature they want most on Patreon, a whopping 37% chose Early Access. While some creators have managed…
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Special Offer Campaigns and Challenges Keep Energy and Engagement Up
After you’ve launched on Patreon and you’re looking to promote your creative business, it can sometimes be daunting to keep your energy up…
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Shipping Physical Benefits and Limiting Quantity
Not everything is digital, and some of the coolest benefits offered by creators are physical. When creating benefits on Patreon, you can…
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Send Private Messages to your Patrons and Get to Know Your Biggest Fans
As a creator, you can send private messages directly to any of your patrons. This is a great way to distribute benefits, send personal…
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Reward and Connect with Your Patrons with Patreon’s Native Posting Feature
With Patreon's native posting tool, you’re able to easily share your work by posting it directly to your creator page. Whether you want to…
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Promotion Tips
Creating art itself can be a full-time job. Therefore, to prevent your marketing efforts from falling by the wayside, here are five…
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Promoting Yourself on Social Media
Love it or hate it, social media is an awesome promotional tool for creative people these days. In fact, about 40% of the traffic that comes…
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Polling Your Patrons
When you go to create a new post, you’ll see an option to create a poll. You can choose to make your poll public or for patrons only. Polls…
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Patron relationship manager
The Patron Relationship Manager is the best way to explore and develop your relationships with your patrons. Similar to a CRM (Customer…
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Patron Manager
In the Patron Manager , you’ll find a list of all of your monthly payouts (if you are a “per creation” creator, you will see a list of all…
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Integrating with Discord
Patreon’s integration with Discord makes it possible for you to reward your patrons with special roles in your Discord server. Here’s how to…
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How to Get Featured on Patreon
Here’s hard truth #1: There isn’t a simple way to get featured right now. No amount of emailing or tweeting at us will put you in line for a…
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How Patron Exit Surveys Can Help You Grow
It can definitely be hard to see patrons go, but if we were the kind of people who looked for silver linings (and we are), we’d say that the…
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Getting Started with Patreon’s Platform Integrations
In Patreon’s App Directory , you’ll find integrations that will make it easy for you to run membership not only on Patreon but across the…
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Develop Relationships with the Community Tab
Have you noticed your Patreon page has three main tabs? When people land on your page, they can click on Overview, Posts, and Community tabs…
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Custom RSS feeds for Podcasters
You can host your patrons-only podcast with Patreon; your Patreon page includes an option for an RSS feed that is available only to patrons…
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Building Your Fanbase
Ahhh, fans. Those magical beings who love your work and want to engage with you on your artistic journey. ❗ Important: Remember that you and…
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How to Sell Your Page in Your About Section
The About  section of your Patreon page is one of the most important parts of your page,  as it gives potential patrons an idea of what to…
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What Happens When You Launch on Patreon?
Congratulations on launching your Patreon page! After you’ve hit the launch button, you’re probably wondering what’s next? Launching your…
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Tiers and Benefits Best Practices
The Value Exchange In order to set your tiers and benefits up for success, it’s important to understand how the value exchange works with…
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What is a Thank You Page and Why Does it Matter?
Once a fan becomes your patron, they'll be redirected to your Thank You Page, a super customizable page that allows you to shower your new…
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Talking About Patreon
As a creator on Patreon, you will often be asked to explain what Patreon is to your community of fans, potential patrons, and the occasional…
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Successful Business Models and Letting Your Fans Pay You
We hear creators say “I hate asking my fans for money” a lot. We get it; your fans are used to engaging with you in a “free” manner and now…
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Setting up Your Payment Preferences
Another crucial element to getting started is making sure you can get paid! We offer multiple payout methods to get the money from your…
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Sending and Receiving Messages After Launch
Hooray! Your Patreon page is launched and you are ready to start growing that membership business. Congrats! One quick resource we want you…
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Profile Picture Best Practices
Your profile photo (or avatar) is a great place to show the world the person behind your page. While some creators choose to keep the…
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Taxes Overview
Our biggest goal here at Patreon is to set the creative class up for sustainable success. Part of that means being as transparent as…
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Patreon Logos and Marketing Assets for Creators to Use
As you work on promoting your Patreon page and integrating it with other sites you use, you'll likely come across instances where you'll…
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Online Courses, Services and Tools for Creators
The Patreon team is always thinking of ways to help you grow your creative business, and one way to do that is through expanding your…
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Meet Some Successful Creators
Have you heard about how Peter Hollens went from a cappella nerd to Internet stardom ? Maybe you’ve heard how Ann Kullberg’s team tuned…
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Making Your First Post
After you click "launch" and before your big promotional launch, it's a good idea to add a few posts to your page so that potential patrons…
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Making an Intro Video that Converts
In marketing, video is one of the highest ways to convert viewers into buyers, and including video in a landing page can increase conversion…
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Launch Day Checklist
Launching your Patreon page and kicking off your membership business is one of our favorite topics. We’re always asking successful creators…
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How to Choose Goals that Matter to You
Setting milestone goals not only shows your patrons what you will do with the money you make on Patreon, but they will help you stay on…
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Groups for Creators to Join - Coming Soon!
We know awesome people and you are awesome people. We want to introduce all of you, because you have awesome stories and amazing insights to…
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Getting Fans Excited Before You Launch
Whether you've completely finished building out your page or have simply started laying the groundwork, now is a great time to tell your…
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Getting Started with Goals
Milestone goals are funding and engagement checkpoints that will help keep you motivated and give you something to work towards. They're…
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Financial Resources for Creators
Being a creator and running a successful creative business requires time and commitment — those are givens. There can also be a steep…
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Figuring Out How Much You Might Make on Patreon
There are two types of currency on Patreon: financial earnings and community. Whether you are here because you want to achieve financial…
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Events for Creators
We love getting creators together. Heck, we love getting together with creators. This year alone we’ve hosted great events such as Patreon…
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Deciding Whether or Not Your Work is Adult Content
Patreon is a place where many types of artists can express themselves. At the same time, we need to ensure that the browsing experience is…
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Designing a Cover Photo for Your Page
Along with a profile photo, you can also add a cover photo/banner image to the top of your creator page. If you use sites like Facebook and…
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Deciding Whether You’d Like to Charge Monthly or “Per Creation”
One of the hottest topics among creators as they set up their Patreon pages is how, exactly, to charge patrons. Here at Patreon U, we’re…
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Customizing Your Patreon URL
To help make it easy for fans to find your Patreon page, we give you the option of creating a custom URL. This way, potential patrons can…
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