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Product updates: Navigation, Insights, and more

Product updates: Navigation, Insights, and more

Here’s everything we’ve cooked up to make managing your membership and navigating your dashboard as intuitive as possible.

Test, learn, repeat: upcoming experiments to help you get more patrons

Test, learn, repeat: upcoming experiments to help you get more patrons

Exploring ways to help creators gain, and keep, more patrons

How to actually reach your community through email

How to actually reach your community through email

Here, we’ll explore our Mailchimp integration’s main features, best practices on how you can use it, and how it fuels the virtuous marketing cycle.

Q2 policy updates: public advocacy, content moderation, and more

Q2 policy updates: public advocacy, content moderation, and more

Hear about this quarter’s policy developments and how you can share your feedback with our team.

Good vibes only: how to build a better team culture

Good vibes only: how to build a better team culture

Here are some tips for creators looking to build a warm and welcoming team culture.

Introducing a redesigned Patreon

Introducing a redesigned Patreon

Next week, you’ll see a significant upgrade to your Patreon experience.

From dashboards to autosave: check out what’s new on Patreon

From dashboards to autosave: check out what’s new on Patreon

This month, we have a handful of new features we don’t want you to miss.

Yes, independent creators can get health insurance. Here’s how.

Yes, independent creators can get health insurance. Here’s how.

Your physical and mental well-being often takes a backseat to your business. But it doesn’t have to.

It’s ok to ask for help: a creator’s guide to using freelancers

It’s ok to ask for help: a creator’s guide to using freelancers

We spoke with Fiverr’s Trisha Diamond, Travis Vengroff, and Kaitlin Statz, creators of Fool & Scholar Productions, to get some advice on outsourcing.

Meet the Mobile Team | Rishi Mody

Meet the Mobile Team | Rishi Mody

Meet Rishi, our newest Staff Software Engineer, whose end-to-end product experience adds to Patreon’s phenomenal engineering roster.

3 ways we’re working to better support trans creators

3 ways we’re working to better support trans creators

On March 31st, International Transgender Day of Visibility, we invited three trans creators and community activists to share their thoughts on trans visibility in the creator economy. Thank you again to Miss Peppermint, Diamond Stylz, and Kayley Whalen for sharing your time and insights with us. The current and ongoing waves of discrimination – from […]

Meet the Mobile Team | Pedro Veloso

Meet the Mobile Team | Pedro Veloso

We sat down with Android engineer Pedro Veloso to learn what excites him most about his role.

Meet the Mobile Team | Yifan Peng

Meet the Mobile Team | Yifan Peng

Having spent almost a decade at Meta/Instagram, Yifan brings a breadth and depth of experience to Patreon as we look to ship best-in-class mobile products.

Meet the Mobile Team | Mark Davis

Meet the Mobile Team | Mark Davis

Mark joins Patreon as one of the latest Staff Software Engineers focusing on mobile iOS applications. We sat down with him to learn more about him and see how his first 45 days were going.

How to manage your creative projects

How to manage your creative projects

We dive into how to be a great project manager, the tools you need to stay on top of your tasks, and a simple formula for running a successful project.

Meet Shannon, our Director of Mobile Engineering

Meet Shannon, our Director of Mobile Engineering

Shannon and the entire team are diving in to create a world-class mobile experience built to best serve creators, so they can showcase what they do best.

Is it time to start scaling yourself?

Is it time to start scaling yourself?

If the day-to-day management of your business is eating into the time you need to do your creative work, it’s time to think about scaling yourself.

Meet Atish, our new Head of Growth Engineering

Meet Atish, our new Head of Growth Engineering

Before joining us as the Head of Growth Engineering, Atish held notable roles at Apple, Twitter, and Google. Get to know more about his experience, team, and thoughts on the creator economy.

Q1 2022 Creator Policy Engagement Program wrap-up

Q1 2022 Creator Policy Engagement Program wrap-up

Last month, we proposed new updates for the first quarter of 2022. Thanks to your feedback, we refined, improved, and finalized those policy proposals.

Nick Myers, former Facebook lead, joins Patreon as the new Head of Design

Nick Myers, former Facebook lead, joins Patreon as the new Head of Design

Welcome Nick Myers, our new Head of Design. Nick brings over two decades of experience leading design for companies like Facebook and Fitbit.

Budgeting basics for creators

Budgeting basics for creators

A thoughtful budget that’s tailored to your specific goals and creative priorities can help you weather the ups and downs of cash flow, achieve financial independence, grow your business, and make the most of your work.

On the removal of Come Back Alive

On the removal of Come Back Alive

This morning, Patreon suspended a Ukrainian organization’s page from our site called “Come Back Alive” because it violated our policies. The website of the organization says they use contributions to finance and train military personnel. Specifically, they claim to use funds they received for the following: “funds were used for… more than 1,500 tablets with […]

What you can (and can’t) write off as a creator

What you can (and can’t) write off as a creator

If you want to get a better grasp on tax deductions for independent creators and creative businesses, we hope these FAQs can help.

5 ways to structure your creative business

5 ways to structure your creative business

To help you think through what’s right for you, we’ve put together some info on common business structures creators use in the U.S.

Patreon welcomes former WME talent agent Avi Gandhi as Head of Creator Partnerships

Patreon welcomes former WME talent agent Avi Gandhi as Head of Creator Partnerships

With years of experience in the creator space, he’ll guide the team as they focus on helping creators build sustainable membership businesses with Patreon.

An update on creator policy: Q1 2022

An update on creator policy: Q1 2022

As part of our Creator Policy Engagement Program, we’re sharing the policy initiatives and updates we’re exploring this quarter.

How Patreon policy evolved in 2021

How Patreon policy evolved in 2021

Let’s reflect on last year’s policy progress, which was shaped in large part by creator feedback.

What a proposed copyright change could mean for creators

What a proposed copyright change could mean for creators

We’ve submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office about how a new rule might impact the things creators make and do with their communities.

Patreon Head of Policy: What would the Internet look like without Section 230?

Patreon Head of Policy: What would the Internet look like without Section 230?

Patreon’s Global Head of Policy, Laurent Crenshaw, explains what the Internet would look like without Section 230.

Make your downtime work for you

Make your downtime work for you

Whether you want to use your downtime to take care of yourself or your business, make the most of lulls with these strategies.

7 tips for creators to reach beyond your network

7 tips for creators to reach beyond your network

From TikTok to Twitter and more, creators share tips and tricks to engage and expand your community.

#OwnYourFinancialWellbeing: How to set up your business for long-term success

#OwnYourFinancialWellbeing: How to set up your business for long-term success

Check out this recap of Patreon’s #OwnYourGrowth workshop series , where we explored actionable ways for creators to scale their creative businesses.

Numbers for the Whole Company: Unpacking the value of Machine Learning for the broader organization

Numbers for the Whole Company: Unpacking the value of Machine Learning for the broader organization

Andre Bach walks you through how you can translate your machine learning performance metrics into tangible insights your coworkers can appreciate.

Patreon Sent the British Parliament a Letter About the Draft Online Safety Bill

Patreon Sent the British Parliament a Letter About the Draft Online Safety Bill

In our submission, we explain why we believe the bill must more clearly define and provide certainty about what kinds of speech it intends to regulate.

Thoughts on improving patron billing

Thoughts on improving patron billing

Join us as we dive into ongoing explorations of patron billing, how creator feedback is shaping a potential solution, and how we plan to test it.

Keeping Young Creators Safe on Patreon

Keeping Young Creators Safe on Patreon

Here are some resources we’ve put together to help solidify exactly how we’re advocating for young creatives on Patreon.

Meet the people behind the product: John Edstrom 

Meet the people behind the product: John Edstrom 

Meet John, the Director of Engineering for our Platform and Creator teams.

How one tech creator designed a tool suite through community-funded support

How one tech creator designed a tool suite through community-funded support

Tech creator Patrick Wardle leveraged his community support on Patreon to take his tool suite, Objective-See, from an aspirational passion project to a sustainable business.

Meet the people behind the product: Betsy Kao

Meet the people behind the product: Betsy Kao

Meet Betsy, a senior software engineer on our Engineering team in San Francisco.

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: TikTok

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: TikTok

With its endless feed, short-form videos, and powerful algorithm, TikTok has quickly become a place where anyone can pick up their phone and get creative. Learn how to make your videos stand out here.

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: Instagram

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: Instagram

Instagram is the go-to social media app for capturing and showcasing the highlights of your life in all its glamor through (filtered) pictures, videos, and stories. Here's how to use the platform to help your brand stand out.

Meet the people behind the product: Sandeep Rajan

Meet the people behind the product: Sandeep Rajan

Meet Sandeep, a leader on our Product team in New York.

Creator Policy Engagement Program Update: Q4 2021

Creator Policy Engagement Program Update: Q4 2021

Patreon's Policy team heard from hundreds of creators who weighed in on two important policy areas we're focused on right now. Learn more about how we're using that feedback to inform our policies.

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: YouTube

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: YouTube

Hundreds of hours of content are added to YouTube every day, so how can your channel find its audience? Here are our top tips for finding success on the platform.

Meet the people behind the product: Product Designer, Gabe Valdivia

Meet the people behind the product: Product Designer, Gabe Valdivia

Meet Gabe Valdivia, a Staff Designer on our Product team in New York.

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: Twitter

#KnowYourGrowth Social Media 101: Twitter

Twitter is always the first place you see the news trending worldwide, so how can you put the chattiest place on the internet to work for you? Here are our top tips.

Meet the people behind the product: Payments Engineer, Fiona Manzella

Meet the people behind the product: Payments Engineer, Fiona Manzella

Meet Fiona, a Software Engineer on our Payments Engineering team in San Francisco.

Fall 2021 Creator Policy Engagement Update

Fall 2021 Creator Policy Engagement Update

The Patreon Policy Team is back for the next round of our quarterly Creator Policy Engagement Program to discuss two important, timely policy areas we’re exploring right now.

Patreon Welcomes Former Googler, Utkarsh Srivastava, as Senior VP of Engineering

Patreon Welcomes Former Googler, Utkarsh Srivastava, as Senior VP of Engineering

Get to know our new Senior VP of Engineering who joins Patreon with over a decade of experience building consumer communications products at both Twitter and Google.

Aggiornamento della policy per i creator – terzo trimestre 2021

Aggiornamento della policy per i creator – terzo trimestre 2021

Il prossimo ciclo di CPEP è alle porte e siamo entusiasti del tuo contributo sugli aggiornamenti delle policy proposte per il trimestre.

2021 Q3 Creator Policy Update

2021 Q3 Creator Policy Update

The next round of CPEP is upon us, and we are excited for your input on this quarter’s proposed policy updates.