Business & Strategy
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.
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.
The internet turned Anne Geddes photography career upside down but now she’s using it to return to her creative work
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.
No time? No worries! YouTuber, podcaster, and author Hannah Witton gave us her tried and true time management tips!.
Learn how the creators behind Crime Junkies and The Try Guys have found balance through creative independence.
Glen Henry gives us a behind the scenes look at the business of fatherhood.
As creators, we can't rely on social media for everything. Here's why you should start your mailing list today.
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!
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.
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,
Raise your bottom tier to provide better value to patrons while also bumping up your profits.
Get the scoop on not only getting your audience to click and watch, but keep coming back from more from The Try Guys.
Work smarter, not harder with these 8 best practices for minimizing your workload on Patreon.
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.
Follow the crumbs and recapture your lost patrons with these strategies from our Patreon Creator Success team.
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.
Wearing too many hats? Give yourself more time to create by hiring the right people for the right jobs on your team.
After Facebook changed its algorithm, Films for Action reached their goals with a community-supported model.
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.
Interested in growing your audience and finances? Here are a few tips you won’t want to miss out on.
Using these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to grow your business and manage your time in a more productive way.
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.
We share 6 great examples of how to promote a Special Offer on Patreon for increased fan engagement.
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.
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.
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.
In this installment of the Creator Mindset Map, we discuss Hope and the optimism of beginning a new project.
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.
Learn all about the glory mindset and its important role in the creator mindset map.
Marshall Short of PrintableHeros explains how he utilizes special offers to offer exclusive benefits to his patrons on Patreon.
Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter shares how Patreon's Special Offer feature helped his community and earnings grow.
Singer and songwriter Rebecca Loebe shares how she utilized Patreon's Special Offer feature to gain new 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 acquainted with her previous endeavors — things like making it big as one half of The Dresden Dolls, breaking the record for money raised on Kickstarter as a musician […]
Learn how one creator increased her income 50% with Patreon's Wordpress plugin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brandon Jones explains why it is more important for YouTube creators to cater to their fans than to corporate sponsors.
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."
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.
Mike Doughty shares his path to becoming a professional musician and insights on how he launched and grew a successful Patreon page.