Business & Strategy

City Secrets Vol. 1: Desperate Literature Madrid

City Secrets Vol. 1: Desperate Literature Madrid

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Building and maintaining your community is at the core of everything we do at Patreon. In our new series, City Secrets, we traverse the globe to meet creators who excel at doing just that: providing space, time, and resources to their local community and, with their support, build something new that transcends these local efforts. […]

19 Patreon Rewards for Podcasters to Offer Their Fans

19 Patreon Rewards for Podcasters to Offer Their Fans

Olivia Seitz

Have you ever wanted to know what top podcasters do to incentivise and reward their loyal fans? This article pulls together 19 of the most lucrative rewards that podcasters can offer through a membership-based business model.

Six Ways to Promote Your Patreon Special Offer to Patrons and Fans

Six Ways to Promote Your Patreon Special Offer to Patrons and Fans

Kate Holt

We share 6 great examples of how to promote a Special Offer on Patreon for increased fan engagement.

YouTuber and licensed therapist Kati Morton on how to care for your mental and emotional health as a content creator

YouTuber and licensed therapist Kati Morton on how to care for your mental and emotional health as a content creator

Olivia Seitz

Not sure how to deal with online trolls or negative comments in general? Kati Morton shares her tips as both a licensed therapist and online content creator.

Rewards, Community, and Communication: How These Three Creators Use the Patreon Discord Integration

Rewards, Community, and Communication: How These Three Creators Use the Patreon Discord Integration

Olivia Seitz

Learn how World Anvil, Kitten Academy, and Printable Heroes all use the Patreon Discord integration to foster community and dole out rewards to their supporters.

Making a Creative Marketing Plan That Works

Making a Creative Marketing Plan That Works

Zaedryn Rook

It’s tough to promote your own work as a creator! You know you’re supposed to “market” and “self-promote,” but how? Here are some simple, foundational marketing ideas for creatives.

Growth Checklist: Are You Doing These Things for Financial and Audience Growth?

Growth Checklist: Are You Doing These Things for Financial and Audience Growth?

Nicole Ortiz

Interested in growing your audience and finances? Here are a few tips you won’t want to miss out on.

Artist Turns Authentic Exclusivity Into Special Offer Success

Artist Turns Authentic Exclusivity Into Special Offer Success

Kate Holt

Marshall Short of PrintableHeros explains how he utilises special offers to offer exclusive benefits to his patrons on Patreon.

Special Offer Success That’s Out of This World

Special Offer Success That’s Out of This World

Kate Holt

Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter shares how Patreon's Special Offer feature helped his community and earnings grow.

5 Steps to Predictable, Monthly Income for Any Creator with an Audience

5 Steps to Predictable, Monthly Income for Any Creator with an Audience

Olivia Seitz

Every creator wrestles with monetisation, from the ‘when’ to the ‘how.’ In this article, we introduce you to the membership model—an effective, field-tested way for independent creators like you to drive predictable revenue for your creative work.

7 Ways to Talk to Your Audience About Patreon

7 Ways to Talk to Your Audience About Patreon

Zaedryn Rook

What can you share about your Patreon membership program without feeling like you're constantly asking for support, or even begging? Here are seven ideas.

Membership 101 | The 15 Best Practices To Launch and Grow Your Patreon Program [Video!]

Membership 101 | The 15 Best Practices To Launch and Grow Your Patreon Program [Video!]

Kate Holt

New to running a membership program? No problem. We've gathered the top 15 things you need to know about membership programs to help set you up for success.

How Danny O’Dwyer is Using Membership to Run his Video Production Business

How Danny O’Dwyer is Using Membership to Run his Video Production Business

Christine Donaldson

In 2016, video producer Danny O'Dwyer lead his fans to Patreon, announcing that membership would allow his videos to remain ad-free. Within hours of launching, he was one of Patreon’s highest earning creators.

How Award-Winning Photographer Anne Geddes is Taking Back Her Creative Career

How Award-Winning Photographer Anne Geddes is Taking Back Her Creative Career

Amanda Derrick

The internet turned Anne Geddes photography career upside down but now she’s using it to return to her creative work

How to move your audience to a new platform

How to move your audience to a new platform

Ellie MacBride

If you’re in the process of moving your audience to a new platform or want to prepare yourself for the likely moment when you will need to, read on.

7 Tips for Staying Connected With Your Growing Fanbase

7 Tips for Staying Connected With Your Growing Fanbase

Kati Holland

How to stay connected to fans as your fanbase increases exponentially? Here are some useful tips to stay engaged with fans as your popularity grows.

Should I Start a Podcast Too?

Should I Start a Podcast Too?

Taryn Arnold

Thinking about starting a podcast? Consider the pros and cons of podcasting.

Try These 6 (Data-Backed!) Experiments to Grow Your Creative Business

Try These 6 (Data-Backed!) Experiments to Grow Your Creative Business

Katherine Hosmer

What kind of experiments can you run to gain and keep patrons? Check out these six ways to turn your Patreon page into a science lab.

10 Tips from Patreon Creators on Building Financial Independence

10 Tips from Patreon Creators on Building Financial Independence

Amanda Derrick

Wondering how to attain financial independence through your creative work? Read or watch the advice from two creators who have tips and guidance to help you get closer to the consistent and lasting financial stability you seek,

30 Creators Share Their Secrets To Success

30 Creators Share Their Secrets To Success

Taryn Arnold

Looking for guidance to life as a successful creator? These tips and tricks from fellow creators will set you down the right path.

4 Free and Unique Tools to Engage With Your Audience

4 Free and Unique Tools to Engage With Your Audience

Ellie MacBride

No matter what you are creating, audience engagement is so important. Here are 6 great audience engagement tools you may not have heard of.

10+ Tools to Use in Tandem with Patreon

10+ Tools to Use in Tandem with Patreon

Kati Holland

From project management, to email management, to merchandise development, and so much more, here are over 10 top online tools to help you manage every aspect of your creative project.