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.
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.
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? […]
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? […]
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 […]
Have you ever experienced creator burnout? Here are five things you can do to manage your stress and get back on track.
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.
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.
Fun and unique rewards that can help creators engage with and connect to their loyal fanbase.
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.
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.
Want to get more patrons? Read this guide to get simple tips on improving your Patreon promotional plan.
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 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.
Want to launch a Special Offer but not sure what to offer? Read on to see what other creators are offering their patrons.
Special offers are an effective way to gain more traction for your Patreon page launch. Not sure where to start? We have you covered.
Burnout doesn’t look the same on everyone. Patreon creator Kati Morton explains what it is and how to deal.
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.
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.
There are many ways to track and measure success as a creator. We outline some valuable metrics, both financial and otherwise.
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.
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!
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.
Interested in growing your audience and finances? Here are a few tips you won’t want to miss out on.
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.
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%.
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.
Not sure how to talk about Patreon to your friends, fans, and the occasional Lyft driver? This article has got you covered.
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.
Hooray for Launch Day! Here are 12 ways to make your Patreon launch successful. From messaging, to social media, and more.
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.
Marshall Short of PrintableHeros explains how he utilises special offers to offer exclusive benefits to his patrons on Patreon.
Rebecca Loebe thought she was too busy to offer something special, but he found special offers easier than she expected.
Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter shares how Patreon's Special Offer feature helped his community and earnings grow.
Growing your membership globally with new currencies: Euros (€), British Pounds (£) and U.S. Dollars ($)
Read on to learn how to let your patrons pledge in Euros (€), British Pounds (£) or U.S. Dollars ($).
Want to send private messages directly to your Patreon patrons? We have you covered.
Every full-time creator faces a critical question: What rewards and benefits should I offer my fans in exchange for monthly, monetary support?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Self-taught illustrator Fran Meneses, aka Frannerd, shares her tips for turning a side-hustle into a full-time business.
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.
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.
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.
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.