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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…
July 17, 2018Olivia Seitz
3 Strategies Matt Hamlin Used to Get Over 340,000 Subscribers on YouTube
Matt Hamlin is the creator of UpIsNotJump , a gaming channel that succeeds in an overcrowded YouTube niche. With 340,000+ followers, Matt…
July 10, 2018Olivia Seitz
How I Turned Color Magazine into a $25,000/mo Business
An Inside Look at Ann Kullberg’s 2018 Patreon Launch Creator Profiles is a new avenue for creators to highlight learnings and…
July 02, 2018Olivia Seitz
Everything I Learned Growing a YouTube Channel to 800k Subscribers & $3,200/mo in 2 years
How The Creator Behind 'Lessons from the Screenplay' Launched His YouTube Channel and Patreon Simultaneously (and Succeeded) Creator…
June 27, 2018Olivia Seitz
The 18 Best Patreon Rewards Video Creators Can Offer
At the time of this writing, there are more than 2,000 video creators making more than $1,000 each per month on Patreon. So which rewards…
June 22, 2018Olivia Seitz
600,000 Podcast Listeners Fuel this Non-Profit: Here's How They Did It
Creator Profiles are a new avenue for creators to highlight learnings and accomplishments in the Patreon creator community. Here, you’ll…
June 20, 2018Olivia Seitz
Professor Steve Keen Lost $75k of His Research Funding: Here's How He Got it Back
Creator Profiles are a new avenue for creators to highlight learnings and accomplishments in the Patreon creator community. Here, you’ll…
June 20, 2018Olivia Seitz
Bring your patrons behind the scenes
Announcing 2 exciting new updates to Lens: Comments and Exclusive Access Since Lens launched earlier this year, creators have used it to…
June 19, 2018Johnny Winston
Ditch the spreadsheets and go create!
A new way to manage & track what you deliver to patrons Everyday, we wake up and pinch ourselves that we get to help tens of thousands of…
June 19, 2018Christine Donaldson
6 Membership Based Business Models You Can Use On Patreon Today
If you’ve looked at what other creators are doing on Patreon, it can be daunting to see how many different ways they leverage their…
June 14, 2018Olivia Seitz
How Moderately Okay Cosplay Went From Losing Money on Patreon to $5,000/mo+
I know what you’re thinking. “Wait, how do you LOSE money on Patreon?” John Cerabino of Moderately Okay Cosplay  can tell you exactly how…
June 04, 2018Olivia Seitz
What Affects How Much I Can Make on Patreon? (With Examples from Top Earners)
As much as we’d love to, we can’t look into a crystal ball and tell you how much you’ll earn if you sign up for Patreon. But we can  tell…
May 30, 2018Olivia Seitz
This Art Teacher Makes $2k/mo on Patreon… and It All Started on Reddit
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to build your business on Reddit? Jilted marketers and entrepreneurs speak of Reddit as a barren…
May 03, 2018Olivia Seitz
Five new features to help you better connect with your patrons
Not to be dramatic or anything, but Patreon exists to make your life as a creator better. Specifically, we’re building the best tools for…
May 02, 2018Christine Donaldson
How Lawless French Increased Income 50% by Using Patreon’s WordPress Plugin (in Just 3 Months)
Laura Lawless  loves to teach French… as long as it doesn’t involve standing in a classroom every day. Laura has been writing instructional…
April 24, 2018Olivia Seitz
Creative Freedom: Why the ‘Great War’ Creators Are Going Independent for World War II
The Great War is a phenomenon. From July 28, 2014 — the centennial anniversary of World War I — to today, the Great War team has published…
April 12, 2018Olivia Seitz
YouTube and Patreon: How Suede Earns $3k/mo with Less Than 10k Subscribers
In 2015, William “Suede” DuFresne was underemployed and desperate for work.He’d been making reviews of anime and Pokemon on YouTube  since…
April 06, 2018Olivia Seitz
Introducing the Partner Services Directory
We know that you work with a huge network of companies in order to run your creative businesses, and an even greater network just to manage…
April 04, 2018Christine Donaldson
5 Patreon Reward Ideas You Can Offer Your Fans Today
Over the last few months, we’ve published story after story on the Patreon blog about creators who earn a full-time living by offering…
March 29, 2018Olivia Seitz
750+ Supporters: The Bitcoin Pub Built a Successful Business by Treating Patreon like a Product
John and Peter Saddington are engineers, educators, brothers, and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. They’re also the founders of the Bitcoin Pub…
March 23, 2018Olivia Seitz
Meet The Musician Who Sacrificed Fame to Pursue the Support of 1,000 True Fans
As 2010 drew to a close, Nate Maingard  walked away from a psychic, shaking his head. She had told him he could make a full-time living…
March 14, 2018Olivia Seitz
From Financial Distress to Monthly Income: Jack Lowe’s Journey as an Independent Creator
Photography. Lifeboats. The Sea. From those three words scribbled on a paper came the journey of a lifetime for Jack Lowe . Between the UK…
February 28, 2018Olivia Seitz
Introducing Lens on Web
After launching Lens just last month, we’ve already seen creators share tons of incredible content with their patrons. Today, we’re making…
February 27, 2018Johnny Winston
Patreon Lens: How 5 Creators Are Giving Patrons Behind the Scenes Access to Their Work and Life
Here’s something we’ve found in our years working with creators: Our most successful creators consistently provide awesome content for their…
February 27, 2018Olivia Seitz
The Comic Artist Who Walked Away from DreamWorks
Working for a big animation studio like DreamWorks should be a dream come true. But for Ava’s Demon  creator Michelle Czajkowski, reality…
February 15, 2018Olivia Seitz
Introducing, Lens: A New Way to Bring Patrons Behind The Scenes
Every creator has a behind the scenes. Behind each song, novel, video, comic, or painting lies a magical and creative journey. Patrons love…
February 02, 2018Johnny Winston
5 Steps to Predictable, Monthly Income for Any Creator with an Audience
"If I could quit my job and have more time, I could make this a full-time business." "Is creating this volume of content worth it for the…
January 31, 2018Olivia Seitz
How to Get More YouTube Subscribers: 20 YouTubers Share Their Story
We reached out to 20+ successful YouTubers—all people who’ve grown their channel from zero to at least 1,000 subscribers—to find out how…
January 18, 2018Cody Slingerland
5 Ways to Make Money as a Musician Online in 2018
How can you make money as a musician, especially if you’re not backed by a record label? Selling music and merch at shows are two “go to…
January 17, 2018Cody Slingerland
Highs and Lows for Creators in 2017
Creators are some of the most amazing people on the planet. Last year, they used their art, music, videos, sketches, and more to spark…
January 09, 2018Taryn Arnold
How Noon Pacific Promotes Emerging Artists to 100k Weekly Listeners
After building an audience of over 100,000+ weekly active listeners, Clark Dinnison has to chase away investors ready to throw cash at his…
January 09, 2018Olivia Seitz
5 Podcasters Share Their Biggest Tip on Promoting a Podcast
Once you’ve started a podcast, how do you build your audience? To answer this question, we asked 5 successful podcasters in the Patreon…
December 22, 2017Olivia Seitz
We messed up. We’re sorry, and we’re not rolling out the fees change.
Creators and Patrons, We’ve heard you loud and clear. We’re not going to rollout the changes to our payments system that we announced last…
December 13, 2017Jack Conte
We’re Updating Patreon’s Fee Structure. Here’s Why.
Important Update 12/13/17 Please see our most recent update regarding service fees:  We messed up. We’re sorry, and we’re not rolling out…
December 07, 2017patreon
How to Make Money on YouTube (8 Examples from Successful YouTubers)
If you have a loyal subscriber base on YouTube but have struggled to earn money through advertising revenue, it may feel like you have no…
December 06, 2017Cody Slingerland
Youtuber and licensed therapist Kati Morton on how to care for your mental and emotional health as a content creator
Kati Morton  is a licensed therapist. And—with 240,000 YouTube subscribers —she’s also a prolific content creator. Kati knows the unbridled…
November 28, 2017Olivia Seitz
Why YouTubers Should Obsess Over Their Fans, Not Fancy Equipment: Lessons from Easy Allies’ Success
When Brandon Jones and his fellow video game reviewers lost their corporate sponsorship and most of their funding, he thought they’d lose…
November 15, 2017EJ Brown
How The Fantasy Footballers’ Podcast Grew Revenues To Support 4 Full-Time Creators
Andy Holloway, Mike Wright, Jason Moore, and Brooks Carmean are living the creator’s dream. They make a full time living. All year long…
October 26, 2017Nathan Collier
Patreon Powers Membership Across the Web
Introducing Our New Creator App Directory and Developer Portal You creators are a tech-savvy bunch. From content distribution to email…
October 23, 2017Tal Raviv
How ‘The Great War’ Co-creates Its Hit YouTube Show with the Help of a 700,000+ Member Audience
“It will be a great idea to start a Youtube Channel covering just World War I!” Said no one ever. That is, up until May of 2014, when Indy…
October 09, 2017Nathan Collier
Over 500 hours of Game of Thrones content to last you until Season 8
Season 7 has come to a close for the popular HBO TV series Game of Thrones. Lucky for GOT die-hards, there’s an ample amount of free content…
August 29, 2017Christine Donaldson
44 Award-Nominated Podcasts & Their Top Rated Episodes
[ vc _ row ] [ vc _ column ] [ vc _ column _ text ] In 2 days, the Academy of Podcasters  will be handing out awards for outstanding…
August 21, 2017Sean Baeyens
How Kinda Funny Built the Most Engaged Community on Patreon
In January of 2015, four video game vets quit their long-held day jobs at IGN to collectively work on a new project focused on nerdy…
August 15, 2017Ellie MacBride
How Danny O’Dwyer is Using Membership to Run his Video Production Business
Danny O’Dwyer has been making internet videos with his friends since before YouTube was popular. It all started as a means to an end for…
August 03, 2017Christine Donaldson
1 Reward Tier: How Musician Mike Doughty is Strategizing Membership on Patreon
The Committed Craftsperson Mike Doughty is an American singer-songwriter and author. He founded the band Soul Coughing in 1992, and has…
July 18, 2017Christine Donaldson
3 Ways Kameron Hurley Is Reinventing How Writers Get Paid
Kameron Hurley is busy. Aside from authoring  The Stars are Legion, The Geek Feminist Revolution  essay collection, as well as the God’s War…
July 07, 2017Christine Donaldson
Don’t Miss These 7 Creators at VidCon 2017
Each year in June, thousands of video creators, industries, and passionate fans gather in sunny Anaheim, California for the world’s largest…
June 19, 2017Ellie MacBride
Patreon’s New Features: Tools to Run Your Membership Business
You are an artist. You are a business. With Patreon, those sentences are no longer mutually-exclusive, and this is how excited our team is…
June 14, 2017Taryn Arnold
How Illustrator Ty Carter Became a Digital Mentor on Patreon
Tyler Carter is a professional illustrator. He works in the movie industry as a visual development artist for feature animation (his film…
June 12, 2017Christine Donaldson
How Bing Futch Thrives as a Musician with Patreon
Meet Bing Futch, a musician who is producing music and videos all about the Blues and an intriguing instrument called the dulcimer…
May 15, 2017Christine Donaldson

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