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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.

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

#OwnYourFinacialWellbeing: 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.

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.

MacG’s journey from top 40 radio to the top of South Africa’s podcast charts

MacG’s journey from top 40 radio to the top of South Africa’s podcast charts

When Macgyver Mukwevho launched his podcast in 2018, he had no idea that two years later, he'd be interviewing celebrities and helping generations of South Africans stay entertained through a global lockdown.

Here’s your chance to win the ultimate podcasting studio!

Here’s your chance to win the ultimate podcasting studio!

Enter to win a podcasting studio upgrade worth almost $2,000!

How Patrick Hinds turned his true crime obsession into a career

How Patrick Hinds turned his true crime obsession into a career

Learn how two true crime-obsessed comedians turned their passion into one of the most popular podcasts on Patreon.

Back to the Future & Back Again with Rose Eveleth

Back to the Future & Back Again with Rose Eveleth

Rose is the "Head Futurologist" of her podcast network, Flash Forward Presents, where she talks about issues like immunity and voting rights, and helps us understand what our future as a human race might look like.

Naked or not naked? — Patreon’s approach to nudity and adult content

Naked or not naked? — Patreon’s approach to nudity and adult content

Our mission is to give creators the freedom to make whatever they want, however they want – adult creators included. In order to empower this creativity while fostering a safe and welcoming environment for our community, we have to limit certain content that’s publicly available (meaning visible to non-patrons) on creator pages.  What do we […]

Building the future of the creator economy one policy at a time

Building the future of the creator economy one policy at a time

Laurent Crenshaw has been fighting the good fight as a policy professional for over a decade, and in August 2020 he made the move to Patreon so he could be part of the engine that’s powering the new creator economy.

Kickstart Guide for Launching a Podcast on Patreon

Kickstart Guide for Launching a Podcast on Patreon

We rounded up our top tips on quickly and effectively launching a podcast on Patreon. From building your page to choosing and pricing your tiers, we've got advice from our team and top podcasters to ensure a successful launch.

The Art of the (Re)Launch

The Art of the (Re)Launch

Whenever you’re launching a new project, you always have to think about the rollout. The days, weeks, and even months leading up to a big reveal are crucial for getting people excited about, and familiar with, what you’ve got coming. The same goes for relaunching. We’ve seen it a million times. Remember when Dunkin’ Donuts […]

5 Patreon Podcasters Breaking the Mold

5 Patreon Podcasters Breaking the Mold

These five Patreon podcasters are getting creative with their untraditional show formats and patron benefits.

Meet These Top Patreon Podcasters

Meet These Top Patreon Podcasters

Here on Patreon, we’re lucky to have the best of the best creating podcasts about everything from Canadian politics to fantasy football. We’re talking about industry leaders who are changing the future of the medium and inspiring others to do the same. They’re showing the creative community that there’s always room to do something different, […]

After Being Censored on Instagram, Feminist Activists Are Turning to Patreon

After Being Censored on Instagram, Feminist Activists Are Turning to Patreon

After taking Facebook to court, several members of this activist group critical of the social network’s moderation policy have opted for Patreon, which they feel is a freer and safer space to express themselves.

S Corps: The Best Business Structure You’ve Never Heard Of

S Corps: The Best Business Structure You’ve Never Heard Of

You may have heard the saying “small businesses are the backbone of America,” and while it’s a nice sentiment, it’s really all talk. In fact, Bethany Swartwood cringes every time she hears a politician utter those words. “If that was true,” she says, “they wouldn’t make it so hard for the self-employed to exist.” Bethany […]

Tiffany Stevenson joins Patreon as Chief People Officer

Tiffany Stevenson joins Patreon as Chief People Officer

We’re thrilled to announce that Tiffany Stevenson is joining Patreon as Chief People Officer overseeing our global HR practice.

Carla Lalli Music Is Creating a Community From the Comfort of Her Kitchen

Carla Lalli Music Is Creating a Community From the Comfort of Her Kitchen

After leaving Bon Appetit video, Carla Lalli Music moved to Patreon to create something that felt as authentic to herself as it would to her community: Carla’s Cooking Show.

Announcing Our New Creator Policy Engagement Program

Announcing Our New Creator Policy Engagement Program

We’re excited to announce a new Creator Policy Engagement Program to ensure Patreon’s policies are clear, easy to understand, and developed with transparency and inclusivity.

#KnowYourGrowth – Social Media Marketing 101

#KnowYourGrowth – Social Media Marketing 101

Patreon's Stephan Brown shares strategies on building your social media brand and promoting your Patreon page on Instagram, Youtube, and TikTok.

The Second Renaissance is Here

The Second Renaissance is Here

To kick our mission into high gear, we’ve raised a Series F funding round of $155M at a $4B valuation. This is proof of the incredible power and potential of creators, and of building this new economy.

A Man, A Van, and the Latest Releases: How Pretty Much It Made 2020 Work

A Man, A Van, and the Latest Releases: How Pretty Much It Made 2020 Work

When COVID-19 came along and confined Eric to his van — yes, he lives in a van — he could no longer make the comedic commentary tracks his long-time listeners know and love. So he did what so many creators had to do: he took a chance.

You Are More Than the Numbers

You Are More Than the Numbers

Views, likes, watch time, patrons, income... Patreon creator Leesa Renée Hall helps you understand the numbers without obsessing over them.

Part Talent Scout, Part Industry Insider, Part Creator Advocate, All Patreon

Part Talent Scout, Part Industry Insider, Part Creator Advocate, All Patreon

On the surface, Tom McNeill's job on the Creator Partnerships team at Patreon sounds very, very cool, and that’s because it is.

How to Set and Hit Your Creative Goals With Jack Conte

How to Set and Hit Your Creative Goals With Jack Conte

A look at how Jack Conte and his band Pomplamoose plan their vision for each year. From goals to tactical plans, this step-by-step guide will help you set your creative business up for a successful year.

15 Patreon Artists You Should Know About

15 Patreon Artists You Should Know About

Want to learn something? Need a laugh? Or do you just feel like taking a trip to a strange new world full of magical, musical frogs? These Patreon artists have you covered.

From 0 To 18,000 Patrons In A Year: Doing Things Media Knows How To Get Noticed

From 0 To 18,000 Patrons In A Year: Doing Things Media Knows How To Get Noticed

A conversation with Doing Things Media, the team that helped creator All Gas No Brakes reach 18,000 patrons in a year and become one of Patreon's top creators.

Behind the Mic – How Patreon Has Built a Home for Independent Podcasters

Behind the Mic – How Patreon Has Built a Home for Independent Podcasters

Patreon has built a one-of-a-kind platform for podcasters that puts creativity, creators, and community first.

An Update to Patreon’s Policies on COVID-19-Related Medical Misinformation

An Update to Patreon’s Policies on COVID-19-Related Medical Misinformation

Patreon is updating its community guidelines to address content spreading misinformation on COVID-19.

Joe Budden Connects Directly With His Community on Patreon

Joe Budden Connects Directly With His Community on Patreon

On September 23, 2020, popular podcast host Joe Budden aired his last episode of The Joe Budden Podcast on Spotify with the vision of building a new home on his own terms. While contemplating his next move, he met with Jack, and the connection was instantaneous. We’re pleased to announce that Patreon is the new […]

We Screwed up and We’re Sorry: More Context on the Billing Section of Our Recent Product Update

We Screwed up and We’re Sorry: More Context on the Billing Section of Our Recent Product Update

We’re here to say we’re sorry. Sometimes, intent doesn’t match up with impact, and our recent blog post, which was meant to keep you informed about future product updates, didn’t land well–specifically the part about how and when patrons are billed. Join an “Ask Me Anything” with our CEO Jack Conte and members of Patreon’s […]

2020 Year-in-Review, and a Peek Into 2021

2020 Year-in-Review, and a Peek Into 2021

[UPDATE] With this blog post, our intention was to give you an early look at future product updates but we ended up causing confusion and frustration. We’re sorry about this, and you can read our response here. 2020 was challenging to say the least. Everyone has had to adapt to new ways of living and […]

Julian Gutman, Instagram Product Leader, to Join Patreon as CPO

Julian Gutman, Instagram Product Leader, to Join Patreon as CPO

We’re excited to announce that Julian Gutman will be joining Patreon in Q1 as Chief Product Officer where he’ll be leading our Product and Engineering organizations. Julian is currently Head of Product for the Home experience of Instagram, where he is responsible for the Instagram Feed, Stories, Ranking, Video, Profile and Interactions. As we embark […]