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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

6 tips about self-care from creators at VidCon 2019

Since creator burnout is real, we went to VidCon 2019 to see what video creators do to stay ahead of it. To see their tips on self-care, read on.

July 31, 2019Matt St. John

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

Need a Break? Here are 6 Ways Creators Can Take a Mini Vacation!

Don’t risk creator burnout! Here are six ways for you to snag a quick vacation without interrupting your creativity.

July 09, 2019Amanda Derrick

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

Here Comes Another Dead End Hip Hop Conversation

Learn how independence, authenticity, and business acumen amplify Dead End Hip Hop’s culture conversations.

June 29, 2019Erica Hawkins

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

Meet Sickboy, the comedy podcast that's changing the way we think about illness (and life)

Sickboy is unlike any medical podcast you've heard before. Read on to find out how this radical podcast is using comedy to change the culture around chronic illness.

June 28, 2019Matt St. John

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

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

How Licensed Therapist Kati Morton Uses Her Platform for Good

Kati Morton has a loyal and loving following both on and off Patreon. Find out how this licensed therapist, author, and YouTuber (and Patreon creator!) is making positive impact while making a living.

May 31, 2019Leanna Johnson

Five Takeaways From the Atlantic Podcast Summit

The Atlantic Podcast Summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia was full of useful information for podcasters of all levels. Read on to learn what the event's key take aways for podcasters were.

May 28, 2019Matt St. John

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

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

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

The hosts of Watch What Crappens, now in its seventh year, are audience engagement pros. Here are Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam's tips for connecting with fans.

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.

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

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

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 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