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The Patreon Creator’s Guide to Managing Work and Family

From changing their environment to recording podcasts while the kids are in bed, six Patreon creators reveal their secrets to juggling work and family.

August 08, 2019Susan Johnston Taylor

Planet Prudence Talks Connection and Community

Learn how Prudence Geerts creates webcomics and illustrations while connecting with her community.

July 31, 2019Amanda Derrick

Team Offsite Ideas Perfect for Creators

Whether you're a business of one or one hundred, here are creator inspired offsite ideas to help you connect with your team!

July 29, 2019Nicole Ortiz

Top Vacation Spots for Creators

Hit the road, zone out, and hone into your creativity with these top vacation spots for creators.

July 26, 2019Muriel Vega

5 Patreon Travel Content Creators You Should Already Be Following

Pack your bags and grab your passport. These five travel content creators will give you a major dose of wanderlust.

July 25, 2019Jasmine Williams

5 Tips For Creating Content On The Go

You might think that constantly creating content means never taking a break, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 5 tips for creating content on the go.

July 24, 2019Leanna Johnson

We Asked Patreon Creators How They Make Time for a Vacation

Let go of the guilt and take a break! These two Patreon creators share how they made taking time off work for them.

July 16, 2019Muriel Vega

Here's Why You Need a Vacation Even When You Don't Want One

Multiple studies prove that taking a break has a positive impact on your work and creativity. So yes, you do need a vacation. A few of our creators share why.

July 12, 2019Zaedryn Rook

5 Ways Patreon Creators Have Found Creative Independence

Learn how emotional and financial support from patrons has given these creators the freedom to go their own way.

July 03, 2019Patreon Team

Ready. Set. Record! Meet These 10 Creators at VidCon 2019

Want to meet some of your favorite creators? Here’s a list of 10 who will be at VidCon this year!

June 28, 2019Nicole Ortiz

How Creators Can Connect and Grow at Summer Conferences

Heading to a conference this summer? Here are our tips for connecting with and growing your community while you're there!

June 28, 2019Zaedryn Rook

Our Top 4 Takeaways for Podcasters from This Year’s PodX Convention

Missed this year’s PodX in Nashville? Fear not! We’ve rounded up 4 main takeaways for podcasters.

June 24, 2019Muriel Vega

Our 6 Top Summer and Fall Conference Picks for Creators

Looking for which conferences you should attend this year? We've got you covered!

June 20, 2019Leanna Johnson

Five Ways to Showcase LGBTQ Support with Your Community

Make sure to connect with your queer audience year-round, not just during Pride! Here are a few ideas.

June 18, 2019Zaedryn Rook

How Amanda Palmer Created a Thriving Music Community

Four concepts you can learn about building an authentic community from Amanda Palmer.

June 18, 2019Amanda Derrick

6 Can’t-Miss Music Festivals for Creators

Music festivals aren’t just a ton of fun. They’re also a great way to grow your community. Here are our top picks for 2019.

June 13, 2019Jasmine Williams

5 Patreon Podcasters You’ll Want to Catch at PodX

If you’re heading to PodX, make sure you check out these 5 expert podcasters.

May 28, 2019Nicole Ortiz

The Future of Creativity is Now: Our Top Takeaways from FORM Fest

What was FORM Fest really like? Our Creator Partnerships Lead Joe Barham gives us the inside scoop.

May 25, 2019Jasmine Williams

Make Your Music, Make Your Money: How to Make a Living as an Independent Artist

Looking for a way to fly solo while also building a career in music? Here are some expert tips on how to make it as an independent musician.

May 08, 2019Jasmine Williams

How to Keep Creating When You Want to Quit

Creating is hard. Living a creative life, and turning it into a sustainable business, is ridiculously hard. But don’t give up quite yet.

February 28, 2019Zaedryn Rook

How Patreon Helps Creators Do What They Love

How does Patreon help creators do what they love? Support, community, and freedom to grow a fanbase are just a few of the ways.

February 14, 2019Fiona Tapp

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, 2019Jasmine Williams

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, 2019Katherine Hosmer

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, 2019Katherine Hosmer

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

Patreon and Reddit team up to help you attract new patrons!

Patreon has officially joined forces with Reddit — the largest network of communities on the internet — to offer creators and fans a better way to connect with each other.

October 23, 2018Christine 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.

October 16, 2018 Jane Kwett

How to Build an Audience on Facebook: 9 Tips That Helped 'Autistic Not Weird' Gather 82,000 Followers on Facebook in Three Years

Over time, Chris Bonnello leveraged his online success to become an international autism speaker and even an author. He even left his desk job behind thanks to the support of fans on Patreon.

September 07, 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

How to Monetize a YouTube Channel: 12 Tactics the Whiskey Tribe Used to Reach Nearly $20k/mo on Patreon

Whiskey Tribe is known for their deep knowledge of whiskey and online shenanigans. Learn their top 12 tips and tricks for monetizing a YouTube channel.

August 17, 2018Olivia Seitz

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

We recently launched our Special Offer feature and are loving seeing creators' success with it! To help you get the most out of Special Offers, we put together a list of Patreon Special Offer best practices.

August 15, 2018Christine Donaldson

This Art Teacher Makes $2k/mo on Patreon… and It All Started on Reddit

Irshad Karim built a strong following on Reddit, which helped him turn his Patreon page into a sustainable business. He shares his tips for community and income growth.

May 03, 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

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 and Decentralized TV, a community built for communication, education, and better crypto software products for all.

March 23, 2018Olivia Seitz

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 from their podcast, The Fantasy Footballers.

October 26, 2017Nathan Collier

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 Illustrator Ty Carter Became a Digital Mentor on Patreon

Professional illustrator Ty Carter (Peanuts, Epic, Ice Age: Continental Drift) shares how he balances his professional career and his independent business--both as an artist.

June 12, 2017Christine Donaldson

How This Couple Earns $6k/Month Sharing Haunted Objects With A Tiny Fanbase

Dana Matthews and Greg Newkirk share their stories of success for the world's only traveling paranormal museum.

March 30, 2017EJ Brown

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