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New Feature Alert: Boost Your Engagement and Earnings with Special Offers
Here at Patreon, we’re committed to helping you connect with your super fans and thrive in your creative career. One big goal we have (and…
Kate Holt
Special Offer Success That’s Out of This World
Meet Paul M. Sutter , Astrophysicist Three years in, Paul M. Sutter was feeling good about his Patreon page. An astrophysicist by trade…
Kate Holt
Artist Turns Authentic Exclusivity Into Special Offer Success
Meet Marshall Short, PrintableHeroes What started out as a hobby on Tumblr turned into a full-time job for Marshall Short, the creative…
Kate Holt
Super Busy Singer Finds Success with Special Offers
Meet Rebecca Loebe , Singer and Songwriter As a singer and songwriter, Rebecca Loebe uses her Patreon platform to offer early access to…
Kate Holt
How MCrider Uses Discourse to Facilitate an Active Community of 2,000+ Patrons
MCrider has more than 2,000 patrons who use his forum. Here, he shares how he uses the Patreon Discourse integration and which features he finds most useful for creators.
Olivia Seitz
Rewards, Community, and Communication: How These Three Creators Use the Patreon Discord Integration
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.
Olivia Seitz
Improvements to making posts on Patreon
We’re making major upgrades to the way you make posts on Patreon. It's now easier for you to control which patrons see your posts. We also…
Christine Donaldson
Patreon and Reddit team up to help you attract new patrons!
As a Patreon creator, you’re probably no stranger to engaging with your fans on a regular basis. But there’s one place in particular where…
Christine Donaldson
PatreContest: Apply Now for Free Attendance To PatreCon 2018
We're throwing a last-minute contest (a PatreContest) to give away a small number of tickets for PatreCon 2018 to creators who are eager for a chance to collaborate, learn, and grow.
Jane Kwett
20+ Patreon Features & Integrations That Make Life as a Creator So Much Easier
import CallToAction from 'components/CallToAction' As a creator, it's easy to feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day. Whether…
Olivia Seitz
What Creators Did to Get More Patrons (and More $$) in 3 Months
Here at Patreon we talk a lot about how we can help creators thrive. We know running a creative membership business is a lot of work, and we…
Patreon U Team
How To Measure Success as a Creative Business Person
At Patreon, we talk often about the tools we’re building to help your creative membership business thrive. Our goal is to streamline the…
Patreon U Team
14 Rewards for Software Developers to Fund Independent Projects
Are you a software developer looking to fund an independent development project? Read this list of top rewards for software developers to offer on Patreon for ideas.
Olivia Seitz
16 Patreon Rewards for Streamers to Offer Their Viewers
Want to supplement your Twitch income or monetize your stream? Read on to see top Patreon rewards for streamers to offer their audiences in exchange for monthly support.
Olivia Seitz
Patreon vs Kickstarter vs Indiegogo: Which Platform Is Best for You?
Patreon. Indiegogo. Kickstarter. In this article, we break down how each platform works, what tools they have to offer, and who can best succeed on each platform.
Olivia Seitz
How to Make Money as a Writer with 43-time Published Author Seanan McGuire
If you’ve ever wondered how to make money as a writer, Seanan McGuire is one of the best authors to ask. After all, she’s published 4…
Olivia Seitz
How to Build an Audience on Facebook: 9 Tips That Helped 'Autistic Not Weird' Gather 82,000 Followers on Facebook in Three Years
In 2009, Chris Bonnello learned that he was on the autism spectrum. At the time, he was working as a primary school teacher and did his best…
Olivia Seitz
Welcome to Patreon U
Welcome to Patreon U — our new creator university. If you’re a creator on Patreon (or thinking about becoming one), you have come to the…
Patreon U Team
How Vue.js Creator Evan You Earns $16k/mo on Patreon
You’d be hard-pressed to find a front-end developer in the US or China who hasn’t heard of Vue.js, an open-source, progressive JavaScript…
Olivia Seitz
Taylor Ray Holbrook Is Not Your Typical Country Musician — And He Doesn’t Want To Be
An electric red suburban cuts through Colorado’s wilderness, windows down, blaring a distinct flavor of country music. In the driver’s seat…
Madison Kahn
How to Monetize a YouTube Channel: 12 Tactics the Whiskey Tribe Used to Reach Nearly $20k/mo on Patreon
Nearly $20k/mo on Patreon. Over 109,000 subscribers on YouTube. Almost 10,000 Facebook group members. These are the numbers that the Whiskey…
Olivia Seitz
How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer
We think you creators deserve a raise, and we want to help you get one. That’s why we’re here to tell you about an exciting strategy that…
Christine Donaldson
5 new features for connecting with your current and potential patrons
We’re here to help you connect with your top fans and thrive in your creative career. Driven by your feedback, we’re focusing on building…
Christine Donaldson
How Peter Hollens Went From A Cappella Nerd To Internet Stardom
You might not recognize his name, but chances are, you’ve heard Peter Hollens before. No—you didn’t hear him on the radio. And he wasn’t on…
Madison Kahn
16 Patreon Rewards for Illustrators To Offer Patrons
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.
Olivia Seitz
Using Analytics to Track and Improve Your Page
We know there’s a ton of data over on your Patreon dashboard. It can be intimidating, but setting data-backed goals will bring you more…
Patreon U Team
Use Featured Tags to Highlight Special Work
You can feature tags on both the Overview and Post tab of your Patreon creator page to highlight the work you’re most proud of. Featured…
Patreon U Team
Understanding and Using your Patreon Analytics Dashboard to Increase Performance
Your Patreon dashboard contains a plethora of data and insights -- it’s your one-stop shop for all analytics related to your page, posts…
Patreon U Team
Use Patreon Lens to Connect with Your Patrons
Patreon Lens is a content sharing feature in the Patreon mobile app and web experience that serves as the easiest way to give your patrons…
Patreon U Team
Use Livestreaming to Engage and Delight Your Patrons
Livestreaming is an awesome way to engage with your fans in real-time, as well as a super easy way to provide your patrons with something of…
Patreon U Team
Use the Early Access Feature to Reward Select Patrons
When we surveyed creators about the feature they want most on Patreon, a whopping 37% chose Early Access. While some creators have managed…
Patreon U Team
Special Offer Campaigns and Challenges Keep Energy and Engagement Up
After you’ve launched on Patreon and you’re looking to promote your creative business, it can sometimes be daunting to keep your energy up…
Patreon U Team
Shipping Physical Benefits and Limiting Quantity
Not everything is digital, and some of the coolest benefits offered by creators are physical. When creating benefits on Patreon, you can…
Patreon U Team
Send Private Messages to your Patrons and Get to Know Your Biggest Fans
As a creator, you can send private messages directly to any of your patrons. This is a great way to distribute benefits, send personal…
Patreon U Team
Reward and Connect with Your Patrons with Patreon’s Native Posting Feature
With Patreon's native posting tool, you’re able to easily share your work by posting it directly to your creator page. Whether you want to…
Patreon U Team
Promotion Tips
Creating art itself can be a full-time job. Therefore, to prevent your marketing efforts from falling by the wayside, here are five…
Patreon U Team
Promoting Yourself on Social Media
Love it or hate it, social media is an awesome promotional tool for creative people these days. In fact, about 40% of the traffic that comes…
Patreon U Team
Polling Your Patrons
When you go to create a new post, you’ll see an option to create a poll. You can choose to make your poll public or for patrons only. Polls…
Patreon U Team
Patron relationship manager
The Patron Relationship Manager is the best way to explore and develop your relationships with your patrons. Similar to a CRM (Customer…
Patreon U Team
Patron Manager
In the Patron Manager , you’ll find a list of all of your monthly payouts (if you are a “per creation” creator, you will see a list of all…
Patreon U Team
Integrating with Discord
Patreon’s integration with Discord makes it possible for you to reward your patrons with special roles in your Discord server. Here’s how to…
Patreon U Team
How to Get Featured on Patreon
Here’s hard truth #1: There isn’t a simple way to get featured right now. No amount of emailing or tweeting at us will put you in line for a…
Patreon U Team
How Patron Exit Surveys Can Help You Grow
It can definitely be hard to see patrons go, but if we were the kind of people who looked for silver linings (and we are), we’d say that the…
Patreon U Team
Getting Started with Patreon’s Platform Integrations
In Patreon’s App Directory , you’ll find integrations that will make it easy for you to run membership not only on Patreon but across the…
Patreon U Team
Develop Relationships with the Community Tab
Have you noticed your Patreon page has three main tabs? When people land on your page, they can click on Overview, Posts, and Community tabs…
Patreon U Team
Custom RSS feeds for Podcasters
You can host your patrons-only podcast with Patreon; your Patreon page includes an option for an RSS feed that is available only to patrons…
Patreon U Team
Building Your Fanbase
Ahhh, fans. Those magical beings who love your work and want to engage with you on your artistic journey. ❗ Important: Remember that you and…
Patreon U Team
19 Patreon Rewards for Podcasters to Offer Their Fans
Have you ever wanted to know what top podcasters do to incentivize and reward their loyal fans? This article pulls together 19 of the most…
Olivia Seitz
Inside the Mind of a Patron
Ever since Stefan Frandsen was a kid, he was obsessed with technology. Computers were primitive 40 years ago, when Frandsen was born, but…
Madison Kahn
Amanda Palmer Is Home: Why the Kickstarter Queen Embraced a New Way to Fund and Create Art
Amanda Palmer is known for a lot of things (or Things , as she calls them). 56 of them, in fact. While the mainstream media is better…
Olivia Seitz