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How Patron Exit Surveys Can Help You Grow

How Patron Exit Surveys Can Help You Grow

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Though it is sad to see a patron go, utilising exit survey data will provide valuable information to help you get to know your audience better.

How to track and improve your patron retention

How to track and improve your patron retention

Brian McFarland

Patron retention is a fancy way of asking, how long do your patrons tend to stick around for? To learn more about why you should know this phrase, and why tracking it is so important for the health of your membership, read on.

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: TikTok

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: TikTok

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The #KnowYourGrowth: Summer of Social Media workshop was a 4-workshop series that provided a deep dive into today’s biggest social media platforms: Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok. As a follow-up to that series, we’ve created these Social Media 101 guides for each platform to help you grow your brand and expand online.  What is TikTok? […]

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: Instagram

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: Instagram

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The #KnowYourGrowth: Summer of Social Media workshop was a 4-workshop series that provided a deep dive into today’s biggest social media platforms: Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok. As a follow-up to that series, we’ve created these Social Media 101 guides for each platform to help you grow your brand and expand online.  What is Instagram? […]

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: Twitter

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: Twitter

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The #KnowYourGrowth: Summer of Social Media workshop was a 4-part workshop series that provided a deep dive into today’s biggest social media platforms: Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok. As a follow-up to that series, we’ve created these Social Media 101 guides for each platform to help you grow your brand and expand online.  What is […]

Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress

Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress

Daisy Barringer

Have you ever experienced creator burnout? Here are five things you can do to manage your stress and get back on track.

16 Patreon Rewards for Illustrators To Offer Patrons

16 Patreon Rewards for Illustrators To Offer Patrons

Olivia Seitz

Are you an illustrator looking for reward ideas to offer your fans? This article compiles some of the most lucrative and popular rewards for illustrators to offer on Patreon.

Figuring Out How Much You Might Make on Patreon

Figuring Out How Much You Might Make on Patreon

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Trying to figure out what your Patreon earnings will be? You've come to the right place. Here are some formulas to help you figure it all out.

The Top 10 Rewards Patreon Musicians Offer Their Fans

The Top 10 Rewards Patreon Musicians Offer Their Fans

Nicole Ortiz

Fun and unique rewards that can help creators engage with and connect to their loyal fanbase.

The 18 Best Patreon Benefits Video Creators Can Offer

The 18 Best Patreon Benefits Video Creators Can Offer

Olivia Seitz

Over 2,000 video creators make more than $1,000/mo each on Patreon. We dive into the best Patreon benefits those video creators offer so you can learn from their success.

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.

4 Simple Tips to Turn More Fans Into Patrons

4 Simple Tips to Turn More Fans Into Patrons

Cassidy Cavanah

Want to get more patrons? Read this guide to get simple tips on improving your Patreon promotional plan.

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Side Hustle Creator

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Side Hustle Creator

Zaedryn Rook

Is your creative work your side hustle? If so, learn how to find balance, make a schedule, and build a creative life that works for you.

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Part-Time Creator

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Part-Time Creator

Jasmine Williams

How do you balance your creative work with all the other aspects of your life, including a 9-5? Our creative community gave us a little insight into how they manage their time.

What to offer with your Special Offer

What to offer with your Special Offer

Matt St. John

Want to launch a Special Offer but not sure what to offer? Read on to see what other creators are offering their patrons.

Video: How to Use Special Offers to Boost Your Launch on Patreon

Video: How to Use Special Offers to Boost Your Launch on Patreon

Ursula Shekufendeh

Special offers are an effective way to gain more traction for your Patreon page launch. Not sure where to start? We have you covered.

Kati Morton’s Top 13 Ways to Identify and Deal with Creator Burnout

Kati Morton’s Top 13 Ways to Identify and Deal with Creator Burnout

Muriel Vega

Burnout doesn’t look the same on everyone. Patreon creator Kati Morton explains what it is and how to deal.

How to Find a Work-Life Balance as a Full-Time Creator

How to Find a Work-Life Balance as a Full-Time Creator

Katherine Hosmer

Wondering how to live a full life while also working full-time as a creator? We’ve checked in with three different Patreon creators to hear how they make it work.

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.

How To Measure Success as a Creative Business Person

How To Measure Success as a Creative Business Person

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There are many ways to track and measure success as a creator. We outline some valuable metrics, both financial and otherwise.

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Creator

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Creator

Erica Campbell

How do you balance your creative work with all the other aspects of your life? Our creative community gave us a little insight into how they manage their time.

Getting Started with Goals

Getting Started with Goals

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Milestone goals are funding and engagement checkpoints that will help keep you motivated and give you something to work towards. They’re also a great way to get potential patrons excited about becoming a patron!

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.

How to Sell Your Page in Your About Section

How to Sell Your Page in Your About Section

Patreon

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 expect when they join your Patreon community.

Making an Intro Video that Converts

Making an Intro Video that Converts

Patreon

Your Patreon intro video is a very important part of your page! Video is one of the highest ways to convert viewers into buyers, and including video in a landing page can increase conversion by up to 80%.

Tiers and Benefits Best Practices

Tiers and Benefits Best Practices

Patreon

Offering tiers and benefits provides patrons with something of value in exchange for their ongoing payment. Set yourself up for success with these best practices.

Talking About Patreon

Talking About Patreon

Patreon

Not sure how to talk about Patreon to your friends, fans, and the occasional Lyft driver? This article has got you covered.

What Creators Did to Get More Patrons (and More ££) in 3 Months

What Creators Did to Get More Patrons (and More ££) in 3 Months

Patreon

How to get more patrons on Patreon? We interviewed creators who made it happen. Here are their top tips for breaking free from a financial plateau.

Launch Day Checklist

Launch Day Checklist

Patreon

Hooray for Launch Day! Here are 12 ways to make your Patreon launch successful. From messaging, to social media, and more.

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

Christine Donaldson

We recently launched our Special Offer feature and are loving seeing creators' success with it! To help you get the most out of Special Offers, we put together a list of Patreon Special Offer best practices.

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.

Super Busy Singer is Still Busy, Still Seeing Results with Special Offers

Super Busy Singer is Still Busy, Still Seeing Results with Special Offers

Zaedryn Rook

Rebecca Loebe thought she was too busy to offer something special, but he found special offers easier than she expected.

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.

Send Private Messages to your Patrons and Get to Know Your Biggest Fans

Send Private Messages to your Patrons and Get to Know Your Biggest Fans

Patreon

Want to send private messages directly to your Patreon patrons? We have you covered.

5 Patreon Reward Ideas You Can Offer Your Fans Today

5 Patreon Reward Ideas You Can Offer Your Fans Today

Olivia Seitz

Every full-time creator faces a critical question: What rewards and benefits should I offer my fans in exchange for monthly, monetary support?

6  Business Models to Use On Patreon Today

6 Business Models to Use On Patreon Today

Olivia Seitz

Want to succeed on Patreon? This article dives into what types of business models are currently being used by successful creators. Read the full article to learn more!

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 2: Creator Page Updates, and more!

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 2: Creator Page Updates, and more!

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Last month we kicked off some product improvements with two goals in mind: helping you get more patrons, and making sure the patrons you have are happy and sticking with your membership. Today we're back with updates and tips to help you grow your Patreon.

20+ Patreon Features & Integrations That Make Life as a Creator So Much Easier

20+ Patreon Features & Integrations That Make Life as a Creator So Much Easier

Olivia Seitz

We believe in doing things the easy way and saving time when possible, so here’s a list of features and integrations with Patreon that make life as a creator easier. You'll soon be on your way to better communication with and between fans.

Making Your First Post

Making Your First Post

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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 can get an idea of what to expect from you when they become your patron.

You’re Worth It: Attach Value to Your Work Sooner Rather Than Later

You’re Worth It: Attach Value to Your Work Sooner Rather Than Later

Muriel Vega

A vital step in your creative career is asking for your fans to support your work. You deserve it! Here are a few creators who did it successfully.

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.

Successful Business Models and Letting Your Fans Pay You

Successful Business Models and Letting Your Fans Pay You

Patreon

To be successful on Patreon, you need to tell your audience that you are committed to making awesome things your fans love AND will pay to have you keep it up. Here are 3 business models for success on the Patreon platform.

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.

Deciding Whether You’d Like to Charge Monthly or “Per Creation”

Deciding Whether You’d Like to Charge Monthly or “Per Creation”

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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 asking successful creators how they do it, and look forward to sharing that insight with you soon.

How Illustrator Fran Meneses Went from Unemployed to Full-Time Artist (and How You Can, Too)

How Illustrator Fran Meneses Went from Unemployed to Full-Time Artist (and How You Can, Too)

Kati Holland

Self-taught illustrator Fran Meneses, aka Frannerd, shares her tips for turning a side-hustle into a full-time business.

Use the Early Access Feature to Reward Select Patrons

Use the Early Access Feature to Reward Select Patrons

Patreon

When we surveyed creators about the feature they want most on Patreon, a whopping 37% chose Early Access. Our new Early Access feature makes it easier than ever for you to reward your patrons with no extra content.

Polling Your Patrons

Polling Your Patrons

Patreon

When you go to create a new post on your Patreon page, you’ll see an option to create a poll. You can choose to make your poll public or for patrons only.

Use Livestreaming to Engage and Delight Your Patrons

Use Livestreaming to Engage and Delight Your Patrons

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Livestreaming is a great way to connect with your Patreon audience in a real-time and personal way. Our tips on getting started with Crowdcast.

Painter Lioba Brueckner on quitting her day job to focus on art full time

Painter Lioba Brueckner on quitting her day job to focus on art full time

Muriel Vega

After studying painting at an art academy in Germany, surrealist painter Lioba Brueckner didn't feel prepared for a career as an artist. To find out how she went from having a day job to being a full-time painter, read on.