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Life As A Creator

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.
Zaedryn 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.
Fiona Tapp
A Creative Pep Talk: How to Kick That Impostor Feeling to The Curb
Impostor syndrome occurs to everyone, no matter how successful. We talked to our Patreon community to see how they broke the habit.
Muriel Vega
Three Tips for Creating an Engaged Community
Ready to take your world to the next level? Here’s how to build your community with excitement and meaning.
Amanda Derrick
Kati Morton's Top 13 Ways to Identify and Deal with Creator Burnout
Burnout doesn’t look the same on everyone. Patreon creator Kati Morton explains what it is and how to deal.
Muriel Vega
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.
Jasmine Williams
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.
Nicole Ortiz
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.
Nicole Ortiz
Make Art, not Art13
Article 13 threatens creators’ ability to directly connect with fans and strengthens corporate rights holders at the expense of independent creators. Most importantly though, Article 13 does not acknowledge the very nature of creativity.
Weston Dombroski
You’re Worth It: Attach Value to Your Work Sooner Rather Than Later
A vital step in your creative career is asking for your fans to support your work. You deserve it! Here are a few creators who did it successfully.
Muriel Vega
How to Create Through Wintertime Sadness (SAD)
The winter blues are real! Here’s how to get your productivity back during wintertime.
Muriel Vega
Build a Better Creative Business Plan
Have you ever had those days (or weeks, or months, or longer) when you feel stuck in your creativity and creative business? You love…
Kate Holt
The Worst New Year Resolutions for Creative People
Make your new year resolutions more attainable with these actionable tips for creators.
Muriel Vega
Creators: Don’t Overlook Evergreen Content
Timely, urgent updates get attention. But so can evergreen content (content you make once and use repeatedly because it stays relevant). Here’s why.
Susan Johnston Taylor
4 Things That Can Help You Explain Your Creative Career to Your Parents
Explaining to parents and friends that Patreon helps you pay the bills and support your creative career can be a long journey, but it doesn’t have to be. This article can help break it down for them.
Muriel Vega
Introducing: The Creator Mindset Map
Creativity takes courage We believe committing to a creative life is a courageous act. You gotta be brave to ignore other proven career…
Kate Holt
The Creator Mindset Map — Fear
The Creator Mindset Map identifies, affirms, and validates the complex feelings and emotions creators juggle when bringing each project…
Kate Holt
The Creator Mindset Map — Hope
The Creator Mindset Map identifies, affirms, and validates the complex feelings and emotions creators juggle when bringing each project…
Kate Holt
The Creator Mindset Map — Grit
The Creator Mindset Map identifies, affirms, and validates the complex feelings and emotions creators juggle when bringing each project…
Kate Holt
The Creator Mindset Map — Glory
The Creator Mindset Map identifies, affirms, and validates the complex feelings and emotions creators juggle when bringing each project…
Kate Holt
How To Measure Success as a Creative Business Person
At Patreon, we talk often about the tools we’re building to help your creative membership business thrive. Our goal is to streamline the…
Patreon U Team
Figuring Out How Much You Might Make on Patreon
Trying to figure out what your Patreon earnings will be? You've come to the right place. Here are some formulas to help you figure it all out.
Patreon U Team
Financial Resources for Creators
There can be a steep learning curve for managing finances as a creator. Here at Patreon U we’re working to create some helpful guides to make that piece of your business easier.
Patreon U Team
Successful Business Models and Letting Your Fans Pay You
To be successful on Patreon, you need to tell your audience that you are committed to making awesome things your fans love AND will pay to have you keep it up. Here are 3 business models for success on the Patreon platform.
Patreon U Team
Groups for Creators to Join - Coming Soon!
We know awesome people and you are awesome people. We want to introduce all of you, because you have awesome stories and amazing insights to…
Patreon U Team
Meet Some Successful Creators
Have you heard about how Peter Hollens went from a cappella nerd to Internet stardom ? Maybe you’ve heard how Ann Kullberg’s team tuned…
Patreon U Team
Online Courses, Services and Tools for Creators
The Patreon team is always thinking of ways to help you grow your creative business, and one way to do that is through expanding your…
Patreon U Team
Events for Creators
We love getting creators together. Heck, we love getting together with creators. This year alone we’ve hosted great events such as Patreon…
Patreon U Team