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Merch for Membership: A Headache-free Solution for Offering Merch to Your Patrons

With Patreon’s Merch for Membership, just upload your design and let us take care of the packing, tracking, shipping, and delivery. To learn more about getting high-quality merch to your biggest fans, read on.

September 08, 2020

The Try Guys Try Patreon’s Merch for Membership

Since the beginning of the year, the Try Guys got a huge bump in patron revenue — Want to learn how they did it? Read on.

September 08, 2020

Create on Your Terms with Your Community

The best way to fund the creative class is to build a global network, on creator-friendly terms, where exclusive content and community can grow and develop. And we're doing just that.

September 01, 2020Jack Conte

How Creating Your Own Opportunities Builds Diversity and Representation in Journalism

The days of only knowing a reporter through a byline are over. Read on to learn how journalists and readers are working together to change the face of journalism.

August 31, 2020Lior Phillips

German Singer-Songwriter Mogli Embraces Vulnerability to Connect with Fans

The artist shares how owning her career means honesty and transparency through her art and building a candid connection to her fans.

August 26, 2020Lior Phillips

3 keys to Success with Annual Membership

Annual Membership is here! To learn how to offer your patrons 365 days of membership, read on.

August 18, 2020Brian McFarland

The True Value of Digital Media Is Building a Community Among Readers

Cherie Hu shares how journalists can create success on Patreon by seeing readers as primary customers, treating value as a conversation, and building trust at the heart of her business.

August 10, 2020Cherie Hu

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 ($).

August 05, 2020

Leesa Renee Hall Is Examining Unconscious Bias, One Question at a Time

Writer and anti-bias facilitator Leesa Renee Hall has the writing prompts that we all need right now.

August 04, 2020

Don’t blame 2020: musician Rhiannon Giddens thinks the current crisis goes deeper than the pandemic

Read on to learn why Grammy award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens believes the music industry’s problems started way before COVID-19.

July 24, 2020

The Free Black Women’s Library is Curating Cultural Consciousness

Founder OlaRonke Akinmowo sees a future where sharing and reading are at the center of eradicating internalized stereotypes.

July 13, 2020Candace McDuffie

How to track and improve your patron retention

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.

June 26, 2020Brian McFarland

Red Flags and How to Spot Them

Spotting a fraudulent pledge from a patron isn't easy. If you have suspicions about a pledge you received, here are some warning signs to keep in mind.

June 25, 2020

This 50-page guide has everything you need to start a fiction podcast

From casting to marketing and everything in between, this how-to guide by the podcast company Multitude is a must read for those starting a fiction podcast

June 16, 2020

Creativity Against Hate: Important Anti-Racism Resources from Patreon Creators

These Patreon creators are leading the way towards an anti-racist society. We hope this list inspires you to join them.

June 15, 2020

Part 8: Marketing & Release | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

You've finished producing your podcast — now it's time to find your audience. For tips on your podcast into the ears of your listeners, read on.

June 09, 2020

Fighting for Justice

When a creative voice - or any voice - is silenced by police brutality, we have to fight back against racial inequality. We have to take action. We have a responsibility to our creators and employees to fight for, and with them, against injustice.

June 03, 2020Jack Conte

Have Your Party Here: How Rhythm Section is Expanding their Mentorship and Music Movement Online

We spoke with founder Bradley Zero Phillip to learn how the independent, multifaceted musical organization is expanding their global music movement.

June 02, 2020

Part 7: Post-Production | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Hiring a good sound designer can dramatically increase the quality of your fiction podcast. To get your podcast sounding just right, here are some tips for working with these audio wizards.

May 28, 2020

Here’s How to Quickly Launch a No-Frills Membership on Patreon

While we think it’s a good idea to be thoughtful about your membership, it’s totally possible to launch quickly on Patreon. We put together some tips to cut out the extras and launch with limited assembly required.

May 27, 2020Angela Raiford

Part 6: Production Logistics | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

A fiction podcast is only as good as its sound effects. Read on for tips from the podcast company Multitude on how to capture inexpensive and quality sound for your podcast.

May 19, 2020

Tips for Running Your Membership During an Economic Downturn

How does the economic downturn affect you as a creator? Do you need to do something different? How do you survive, or thrive, in the midst of an economic recession? CEO Jack Conte shares his answers.

May 13, 2020Jack Conte

Part 5: Working with Voice Actors | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Actors! They’re just like us, except they’re really good at expressing their feelings. Here are some tips from the podcast production company Multitude on how to best work with actors when recording a fiction podcast.

May 12, 2020

Inspiring and empowering you to “make it your own”

Now more than ever, it's important for you to have the best membership tools and features. Here's what we've been up to over the last six months so you can make Patreon your own.

May 11, 2020

André Allen Anjos aka RAC is Remixing Nostalgia with the Present Moment

With fans who are used to gathering digitally, and a pension for the present moment, musician and record producer RAC is releasing his latest album and building community with Patreon.

May 08, 2020Caitlin White

Watch: A Day in the Life of a Creator in Quarantine

In this video Jack Conte asks three YouTube stars to film a typical day under quarantine to get a glimpse of how they are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 07, 2020

Part 4: Paperwork | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Producing a fiction podcast requires a whole lot of planning. Read on for scheduling tips from the podcast studio Multitude to help you keep your audio production on track.

May 05, 2020

Part 3: Casting | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

To produce a fiction podcast, you need a cast of talented voice actors. But what's the best way to go about casting? Read on for tips from the podcast production company, Multitude.

April 28, 2020

Part 2: Assembling the Team | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Starting a podcast requires a solid team. To get tips on putting together a squad for that podcast you're planning, read on.

April 22, 2020

We Asked Musicians How They’re Handling The New Normal

Now more than ever, musicians are tapping into Patreon as a resource to stay connected to fans and move forward with their careers, here’s how.

April 21, 2020Caitlin White

Tips on Live-streaming From Singer-songwriter, Megan Slankard

Looking for advice on how to set up and monetize your live-stream? San Francisco based musician, Megan Slankard, has got you covered.

April 16, 2020

Part 1: Idea & Script Development | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast

Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Silver from Multitude, a podcast collective and production studio, are writing a weekly series about creating fiction podcasts, from ideation and scriptwriting to marketing and promotion, and everything in between.

April 15, 2020

So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast: A How-To Series by Multitude

Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Silver from Multitude, a podcast collective and production studio, are writing a weekly series about creating fiction podcasts, from ideation and scriptwriting to marketing and promotion, and everything in between.

April 14, 2020

Keep Cooking, Keep Connecting, and Keep the Pilot Light On with #RestaurantsRedefined

What if restaurants, chefs, and creators of culinary arts could leverage membership? Restaurateur and chef Tyler Florence is joining Patreon to redefine restaurants and build a new revenue stream.

April 09, 2020Kate Holt

Understanding the CARES Act: Relief, Resources, Laws, and Loans for Creators

Feel overwhelmed by the new CARES Act? In this post Patreon's Public Policy Manager and Director of Global Tax break down what creators need to know.

April 03, 2020Weston Dombroski and Michael Mincieli

4 Simple Tips to Turn More Fans Into Patrons

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

March 31, 2020Cassidy Cavanah

A Letter From Patreon's Head of Podcasts

Some word's from Patreon's Head of Podcasts on how podcasters can navigate the new normal of a wholly digital presence due to COVID-19.

March 30, 2020Janet Lee

10 Tips for Creativity During a Global Pandemic

To help boost your creative spirits during the coronavirus pandemic, we’re sharing 10 inspiring ideas from Patreon Co-Founder and CEO, Jack Conte.

March 27, 2020

How Venues and Local Businesses use Patreon to Keep Going During the Pandemic

Patreon is a place for creators, but we are also a home for places of creativity. That’s why we want to help local businesses like music venues, studios, clubs, and restaurants thrive during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 26, 2020

In This With You | Our Response to COVID-19

Patreon is here for you as your reliable foundation, to be the community you can count on, and a source of stability. We are committed to taking care of the platform that delivers your income. Here's what we're doing to help you during this tough time.

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 and the Creative Economy: Takeaways from Patreon’s Data Science Team

In short, COVID-19 brought on one of the strongest influxes of memberships that we’ve ever seen. And the message from the data is clear: membership works.

March 25, 2020Maura Church

The Creative System Is Broken — Together Let’s Put Creativity over Everything

The creative economy is broken. Here's what we can do to fix it.

March 24, 2020

Resources for Fans and Creators During the Pandemic

We've pulled together resources for fans looking to support creatives and artists looking for ways to garner support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

March 19, 2020Caitlin White

Let's Support Musicians Right Now With a Weird Virtual Music Festival

We're making playlists on Spotify and YouTube to raise awareness about the devastating effect Coronavirus is having on musicians.

March 19, 2020

A Letter From Patreon's Head of Music

Some words from Patreon's Head of Music about the devastating impact Coronavirus is having on musicians and their teams.

March 18, 2020Joe Barham

Watch our Weird Stream-a-thon with Amanda Palmer, Open Mike Eagle, and more

Didn't have a chance to watch our Weird Stream-a-thon live stream show? Watch our benefit for creators impacted by COVID-19 here.

March 17, 2020

Interview with Hella Black Podcast

Delency Parham and Blake Simons are the creators and hosts of the Hella Black Podcast.

February 28, 2020

Creativity Has No Borders

To better support our global community, Patreon is expanding to create more opportunities for all creators to have direct relationships with fans anywhere in the world, starting with Europe in 2020..

February 11, 2020

How Judith Holofernes Made The Move From Platinum Pop Star to Indie Creator

When Judith left her band Wir sind Helden, she was burnt out and ready for a change. Now the independent musician, writer, and podcaster is charting her own path on Patreon.

February 10, 2020

Independence is key to Berlin Food Stories' unbiased restaurant reviews

Readers love Berlin Food Stories for its unbiased take on where to eat in Germany's capital. Read on to learn why independence is so important its founder, Per Meurling (and to his hungry audience).

February 10, 2020Caitlin White

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