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How Award-Winning Photographer Anne Geddes is Taking Back Her Creative Career

The internet turned Anne Geddes photography career upside down but now she’s using it to return to her creative work

December 30, 2019

American McGee Is Changing the Way Video Games Are Made

Major video games are usually made behind closed doors. But with Alice:Asylum, game designer American McGee’s latest project, he’s throwing all those rules out the window — to learn more, read on.

December 18, 2019

Hannah Witton is Here to Show Us How to Manage Time

No time? No worries! YouTuber, podcaster, and author Hannah Witton gave us her tried and true time management tips!.

September 09, 2019Patreon Team

A Quick Guide to Finding Balance and Creative Independence

Learn how the creators behind Crime Junkies and The Try Guys have found balance through creative independence.

September 04, 2019

Glen Henry on Balance, Business, and Beleaf in Fatherhood

Glen Henry gives us a behind the scenes look at the business of fatherhood.

September 03, 2019

5 Reasons Artists Should Build an Email List

As creators, we can't rely on social media for everything. Here's why you should start your mailing list today.

August 01, 2019Sarah Spencer

How to be a Charismatic Networker When You’re Not

If you are an introvert, it is likely that you dislike networking. You are not alone! Here are some tips that will help make networking more tolerable. Who knows, you may even grow to enjoy it!

August 01, 2019Taryn Arnold

How to best answer the question, is my creator page successful?

Success on Patreon means something different for everyone. To gain clarity on what success on Patreon means to you, and tips on how to reach that personal benchmark, read on.

May 31, 2019

10 Tips from Patreon Creators on Building Financial Independence

Wondering how to attain financial independence through your creative work? Read or watch the advice from two creators who have tips and guidance to help you get closer to the consistent and lasting financial stability you seek,

March 25, 2019

Raise Your Bottom Tier to Provide Better Value and Bump up Your Profit

Raise your bottom tier to provide better value to patrons while also bumping up your profits.

March 25, 2019

10 Tips on How to Go Viral with The Try Guys

Get the scoop on not only getting your audience to click and watch, but keep coming back from more from The Try Guys.

March 22, 2019Valerie Veteto

Do More By Doing Less: How To Minimize Your Workload on Patreon

Work smarter, not harder with these 8 best practices for minimizing your workload on Patreon.

February 13, 2019

Try These 6 (Data-Backed!) Experiments to Grow Your Creative Business

What kind of experiments can you run to gain and keep patrons? Check out these six ways to turn your Patreon page into a science lab.

February 06, 2019

How to Increase Retention and Re-Engage Your Lost Patrons

Follow the crumbs and recapture your lost patrons with these strategies from our Patreon Creator Success team.

February 05, 2019

7 Ways to Talk to Your Audience About Patreon

What can you share about your Patreon membership program without feeling like you're constantly asking for support, or even begging? Here are seven ideas.

January 31, 2019

The Art of Hiring for Your Creative Business

Wearing too many hats? Give yourself more time to create by hiring the right people for the right jobs on your team.

January 29, 2019

Make it Happen: Your Online Business Set-Up Checklist

Want to start an online business but get a little overwhelmed by all the financial and legal requirements? This 6-step guide will walk you through the whole business start-up process.

January 24, 2019

How Films for Action Reached Their Goals by Focusing on Community First

After Facebook changed its algorithm, Films for Action reached their goals with a community-supported model.

January 24, 2019

Growth Checklist: Are You Doing These Things for Financial and Audience Growth?

Interested in growing your audience and finances? Here are a few tips you won’t want to miss out on.

January 22, 2019

Mastering Time Management Skills to Grow Your Business

Using these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to grow your business and manage your time in a more productive way.

January 21, 2019

Making a Creative Marketing Plan That Works

It’s tough to promote your own work as a creator! You know you’re supposed to “market” and “self-promote,” but how? Here are some simple, foundational marketing ideas for creatives.

January 10, 2019

Six Ways to Promote Your Patreon Special Offer to Patrons and Fans

We share 6 great examples of how to promote a Special Offer on Patreon for increased fan engagement.

January 04, 2019Kate Holt

Membership 101 | The 15 Best Practices To Launch and Grow Your Patreon Program [Video!]

New to running a membership program? No problem. We've gathered the top 15 things you need to know about membership programs to help set you up for success.

December 27, 2018Kate Holt

Introducing: The Creator Mindset Map

We’ve developed a Creator Mindset Map that captures the core feelings every creator experiences. Join us as we explore the nuances of hope, fear, grit, and glory as a creative person.

December 16, 2018Kate Holt

The Creator Mindset Map — Fear

Has it started to feel like too much? Are you coming down off the high of launching something and facing the reality of needing to do it again and again? This is where fear sets in.

December 16, 2018Kate Holt

The Creator Mindset Map — Hope

In this installment of the Creator Mindset Map, we discuss Hope and the optimism of beginning a new project.

December 15, 2018Kate Holt

The Creator Mindset Map — Glory

Learn all about the glory mindset and its important role in the creator mindset map.

December 14, 2018Kate Holt

The Creator Mindset Map — Grit

The Creator Mindset Map identifies and validates the complex emotions creators juggle when bringing each project and idea to fruition. Today's topic, Grit, recognizes fear for what it is, but is too busy for it. Grit pushes fear aside so it can keep going.

December 14, 2018Kate Holt

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. We’re thrilled to announce a brand new beta feature: Special Offers.

November 15, 2018Kate Holt

Artist Turns Authentic Exclusivity Into Special Offer Success

Marshall Short of PrintableHeros explains how he utilizes special offers to offer exclusive benefits to his patrons on Patreon.

November 14, 2018Kate Holt

Super Busy Singer Finds Success with Special Offers

Singer and songwriter Rebecca Loebe shares how she utilized Patreon's Special Offer feature to gain new patrons.

November 14, 2018Kate Holt

Special Offer Success That’s Out of This World

Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter shares how Patreon's Special Offer feature helped his community and earnings grow.

November 14, 2018Kate 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.

November 13, 2018Olivia 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.

November 06, 2018Olivia 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.

September 18, 2018Olivia 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 43 books in addition to authoring numerous poems and short stories.

September 11, 2018Olivia Seitz

How Vue.js Creator Evan You Earns $16k/mo on Patreon

Evan You shares how he transitioned Vue, an open-source JavaScript framework, from a side project to a full-time job via Patreon.

August 21, 2018Olivia Seitz

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 lucrative rewards that podcasters can offer through a membership-based business model.

July 24, 2018Olivia Seitz

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

5 Steps to Predictable, Monthly Income for Any Creator with an Audience

Every creator wrestles with monetization, from the ‘when’ to the ‘how.’ In this article, we introduce you to the membership model—an effective, field-tested way for independent creators like you to drive predictable revenue for your creative work.

January 31, 2018Olivia Seitz

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? Here are five ways you can make money as a musician—all from real-life answers we received from successful independent musicians just like you.

January 17, 2018Cody Slingerland

How Noon Pacific Promotes Emerging Artists to 100k Weekly Listeners

We sat down with Clark Dinnison of Noon Pacific to learn how he leveraged a community of music lovers to turn his weekly mixtape into an active group of supporters who find new artists, fund their music, and drive ever-growing view counts.

January 09, 2018Olivia Seitz

How to Make Money on YouTube (8 Examples from Successful YouTubers)

We interviewed 8 YouTubers who are making a living from their channel beyond just ad revenue. The techniques we saw involved using video sponsorships, courses, 1-on-1 instruction, products, guides, and more.

December 06, 2017Cody Slingerland

YouTuber and licensed therapist Kati Morton on how to care for your mental and emotional health as a content creator

Not sure how to deal with online trolls or negative comments in general? Kati Morton shares her tips as both a licensed therapist and online content creator.

November 28, 2017Olivia Seitz

Why YouTubers Should Obsess Over Their Fans, Not Fancy Equipment: Lessons from Easy Allies’ Success

Brandon Jones explains why it is more important for YouTube creators to cater to their fans than to corporate sponsors.

November 15, 2017EJ Brown

How ‘The Great War’ Co-creates Its Hit YouTube Show with the Help of a 700,000+ Member Audience

The creators of "The Great War" YouTube channel share their path to success and how their fans have come to be intimately involved the show's creation.

October 09, 2017Nathan Collier

How Danny O’Dwyer is Using Membership to Run his Video Production Business

In 2016, video producer Danny O'Dwyer lead his fans to Patreon, announcing that membership would allow his videos to remain ad-free. Within hours of launching, he was one of Patreon’s highest earning creators.

August 03, 2017Christine Donaldson

1 Reward Tier: How Musician Mike Doughty is Strategizing Membership on Patreon

Mike Doughty shares his path to becoming a professional musician and insights on how he launched and grew a successful Patreon page.

July 18, 2017Christine Donaldson

9 Ways to Make Money on YouTube Without Ads

If you don't want to spend a lot of money on ads, fear not. There are still a lot of great ways to make money online!

May 03, 2017Sean Baeyens

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