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Trying to Figure Out Your Best Special Offer? Paul M. Sutter says, “Experiment!”

Paul M. Sutter shares how he grew his patrons and earnings with the Special Offer feature!

May 16, 2019Zaedryn Rook

Patrick Hinds is Obsessed: See How Patreon Brought This True Crime Podcast to Life

Learn how Patrick Hinds uses his obsession with true crime to power his Patreon backed podcast.

May 16, 2019Fiona Tapp

This Might Get Weird, But it Totally Works. How to Build a Tailored Patreon Site for Your Devoted Fans.

Does weird sell? If you ask these ladies it does! Here’s how to create your own weird, wonderful Patreon site to connect with your supporters.

May 09, 2019Amanda Derrick

Check out these 10 Patreon Creators Nominated for the Shorty Awards

Join Patreon in congratulating these creators nominated for the Shorty Awards!

May 03, 2019Katherine Hosmer

“Punch up the Jam” Creators Share How They Connect with Their Fans

The “Punch Up the Jam” podcast has hosts Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe remixing all your favorite pop hits. Find out how they used Patreon to grow their creative business.

April 30, 2019Fiona Tapp

How Watch What Crappens Connects With their Fans By Celebrating Their Uniqueness

It’s funny how our interests can bring us together. Some people love knitting, others love music, and well, others just love Bravo reality…

April 30, 2019Muriel Vega

Selling is Loving: 12 Heart-Driven Steps to Gain New Patrons

Author Ksenia Anske shares how selling with love has helped her gain new patrons.

April 29, 2019Muriel Vega

#BlackGirlMagic: 10 Patreon Creators Who Inspire Us Daily

#BlackGirlMagic is all about celebrating dope, inspirational black women. To put our own spin on it, here are 10 black female-identifying Patreon creators who are making waves right on this very platform.

April 28, 2019Jasmine Williams

How “Hannahlyze This” Uses Patreon to Talk About Mental Health

See how two best friends and podcasters are changing the way we talk about mental health.

April 23, 2019Katherine Hosmer

How to Not Waste Your Money on Facebook or Instagram Ads

We talked to Patreon creator and marketing expert Suzanne Yada about how to successfully use social media ads. Read our tips from the workshop and watch the full video.

April 22, 2019Leanna Johnson

How Lore Brings the Darker Elements of Human History to the Masses

Creator Aaron Mahnke delivers stories from the darkest corners of human history on his popular Lore podcast and he gave us the insight on how Patreon helped him to connect with his audience.

April 19, 2019Fiona Tapp

Creator Gloria Calderon Kellett Talks About The Benefits of Membership

What’s so great about Patreon? TV show creator and writer Gloria Calderón Kellett shares how she and artist husband Dave can support a flexible lifestyle, family, and fellow artists.

April 18, 2019Leanna Johnson

Super Busy Singer is Still Busy, Still Seeing Results with Special Offers

Rebecca Loebe thought she was too busy to offer something special, but he found special offers easier than she expected.

April 16, 2019Zaedryn Rook

How to Start a Mastermind Group with Other Creators

Mastermind groups aren’t just for businesses — creatives can use the support, camaraderie, and brainstorming, too.

April 09, 2019Zaedryn Rook

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, 2019Fiona Tapp

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, 2019Amanda Derrick

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

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

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.

February 12, 2019Muriel 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.

February 08, 2019Amanda 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.

February 07, 2019Muriel 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.

January 24, 2019Jasmine 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.

January 24, 2019Nicole 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.

January 21, 2019Nicole 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.

January 18, 2019Weston 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.

January 16, 2019Muriel Vega

How to Create Through Wintertime Sadness (SAD)

The winter blues are real! Here’s how to get your productivity back during wintertime.

January 15, 2019Muriel Vega

Build a Better Creative Business Plan

Yes, even creatives need business plans. And while that may sound like a daunting task, we're here to help.

January 08, 2019Kate Holt

The Worst New Year Resolutions for Creative People

Make your new year resolutions more attainable with these actionable tips for creators.

January 02, 2019Muriel 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.

January 01, 2019Susan 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.

December 20, 2018Muriel Vega

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

The Creator Mindset Map identifies, affirms, and validates the complex feelings and emotions creators juggle when bringing each project…

December 15, 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

The Creator Mindset Map — Glory

The Creator Mindset Map identifies, affirms, and validates the complex feelings and emotions creators juggle when bringing each project…

December 14, 2018Kate Holt

How To Measure Success as a Creative Business Person

There are many ways to track and measure success as a creator. We outline some valuable metrics, both financial and otherwise.

October 10, 2018Patreon 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.

June 01, 2018Patreon 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.

June 01, 2018Patreon 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…

June 01, 2018Patreon 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…

June 01, 2018Patreon 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.

June 01, 2018Patreon 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…

June 01, 2018Patreon 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…

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team