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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. […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Five Ways to Grow Your Fan Base

Five Ways to Grow Your Fan Base

Sarah Spencer

If you're looking for new ways to grow your Patreon fan base, you have come to the right place. Here are five great ways to grow your audience as a creator.

Selling is Loving: 12 Heart-Driven Steps to Gain New Patrons

Selling is Loving: 12 Heart-Driven Steps to Gain New Patrons

Muriel Vega

Author Ksenia Anske shares how selling with love has helped her gain new patrons.