Communities & Education

Electronic Musicians Find Their Community on Patreon

Electronic Musicians Find Their Community on Patreon

Thilo Schneider

We asked Mark de Clive-Lowe, Martyn, Rhythm Section, Speedy J and Jennfier Cardini how they build community on Patreon.

The Free Black Women’s Library is Curating Cultural Consciousness

The Free Black Women’s Library is Curating Cultural Consciousness

Candace McDuffie

Founder OlaRonke Akinmowo sees a future where sharing and reading are at the center of eradicating internalized stereotypes.

Creativity Against Hate: Important Anti-Racism Resources from Patreon Creators

Creativity Against Hate: Important Anti-Racism Resources from Patreon Creators

Erica Campbell

These Patreon creators are leading the way towards an anti-racist society. We hope this list inspires you to join them.

Easy German is Making The World Smaller and Better

Easy German is Making The World Smaller and Better

Amanda Derrick

Through their niche method of “cultural exchange” and language learning, Easy German is teaching and inspiring students across the globe.

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from Seattle

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from Seattle

Caitlin White

As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in Seattle with local creators. Here’s what we learned.

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from New York

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from New York

Jasmine Williams

As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in New York with local creators. Here’s what we learned.

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from San Francisco

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from San Francisco

Caitlin White

As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in San Francisco with local creators. Here’s what we learned.

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from Chicago

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from Chicago

Amanda Derrick

As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in Chicago with local creators. Here’s what we learned:

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from Hollywood

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from Hollywood

Caitlin White

As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in Hollywood with local creators. Here’s what we learned.

Maria Menounos in Conversation with Hannah Hart

Maria Menounos in Conversation with Hannah Hart

Fiona Tapp

Host Maria Menounos and YouTube sensation Hannah Hart chat about success, creativity, and the importance of pressing pause.

A Primer on Pursuing Music Without Permission

A Primer on Pursuing Music Without Permission

Patreon

Patreon took over a studio in Atlanta, Georgia and gave up-and-coming artists the chance to record, write, and tell us their stories. Here's what they said.

The Patreon Creator’s Guide to Managing Work and Family

The Patreon Creator’s Guide to Managing Work and Family

Susan Johnston Taylor

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

Planet Prudence Talks Connection and Community

Planet Prudence Talks Connection and Community

Amanda Derrick

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

Team Offsite Ideas Perfect for Creators

Team Offsite Ideas Perfect for Creators

Nicole Ortiz

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

Top Vacation Spots for Creators

Top Vacation Spots for Creators

Muriel Vega

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

5 Patreon Travel Content Creators You Should Already Be Following

5 Patreon Travel Content Creators You Should Already Be Following

Jasmine Williams

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

5 Tips For Creating Content On The Go

5 Tips For Creating Content On The Go

Leanna Lee

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.

We Asked Patreon Creators How They Make Time for a Vacation

We Asked Patreon Creators How They Make Time for a Vacation

Muriel Vega

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

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

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

Zaedryn Rook

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.

5 Ways Patreon Creators Have Found Creative Independence

5 Ways Patreon Creators Have Found Creative Independence

Patreon

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

How Creators Can Connect and Grow at Summer Conferences

How Creators Can Connect and Grow at Summer Conferences

Zaedryn Rook

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

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

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

Nicole Ortiz

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

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

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

Muriel Vega

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

Our 6 Top Summer and Fall Conference Picks for Creators

Our 6 Top Summer and Fall Conference Picks for Creators

Leanna Lee

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

Five Ways to Showcase LGBTQ Support with Your Community

Five Ways to Showcase LGBTQ Support with Your Community

Zaedryn Rook

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

How Amanda Palmer Created a Thriving Music Community

How Amanda Palmer Created a Thriving Music Community

Amanda Derrick

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

6 Can’t-Miss Music Festivals for Creators

6 Can’t-Miss Music Festivals for Creators

Jasmine Williams

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.

5 Patreon Podcasters You’ll Want to Catch at PodX

5 Patreon Podcasters You’ll Want to Catch at PodX

Nicole Ortiz

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

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

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

Jasmine Williams

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

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

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

Jasmine Williams

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.

How to Keep Creating When You Want to Quit

How to Keep Creating When You Want to Quit

Zaedryn Rook

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

How Patreon Helps Creators Do What They Love

How Patreon Helps Creators Do What They Love

Fiona Tapp

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

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

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

Jasmine Williams

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

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

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

Katherine Hosmer

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.

The Art of Hiring for Your Creative Business

The Art of Hiring for Your Creative Business

Katherine Hosmer

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

Introducing: The Creator Mindset Map

Introducing: The Creator Mindset Map

Kate Holt

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.

PatreContest: Apply Now for Free Attendance To PatreCon 2018

PatreContest: Apply Now for Free Attendance To PatreCon 2018

Jane Kwett

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.

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

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

Olivia Seitz

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.

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

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

Olivia Seitz

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

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

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

Olivia Seitz

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.

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

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

Olivia Seitz

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.

Creative Freedom: Why the ‘Great War’ Creators Are Going Independent for World War II

Creative Freedom: Why the ‘Great War’ Creators Are Going Independent for World War II

Olivia Seitz

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 a weekly video chronicling a week’s worth of WWI history. The results are posted to YouTube, and viewers get to experience the Great War — week-by-week ‘in real […]

750+ Supporters: The Bitcoin Pub Built a Successful Business by Treating Patreon like a Product

750+ Supporters: The Bitcoin Pub Built a Successful Business by Treating Patreon like a Product

Olivia Seitz

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.

How The Fantasy Footballers’ Podcast Grew Revenues To Support 4 Full-Time Creators

How The Fantasy Footballers’ Podcast Grew Revenues To Support 4 Full-Time Creators

Nathan Collier

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.

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

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

Nathan Collier

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."

How Illustrator Ty Carter Became a Digital Mentor on Patreon

How Illustrator Ty Carter Became a Digital Mentor on Patreon

Christine Donaldson

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.

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

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

EJ Brown

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