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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.
Jasmine Williams
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
How to Increase Retention and Re-Engage Your Lost Patrons
Follow the crumbs and recapture your lost patrons with these strategies from our Patreon Creator Success team.
Muriel Vega
7 Ways to Talk to Your Audience About Patreon
What can you share about your Patreon membership program without feeling like you're constantly asking for support, or even begging? Here are seven ideas.
Zaedryn Rook
How to Use Special Offers to Boost Your Launch on Patreon
Special offers are an effective way to gain more traction for your Patreon page launch. Not sure where to start? We have you covered.
Ursula Shekufendeh
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
Growth Checklist: Are You Doing These Things for Financial and Audience Growth?
Interested in growing your audience and finances? Here are a few tips you won’t want to miss out on.
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
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
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
Kate Stark on How to Make a Living as a Full-Time Twitch Streamer
Learn how Kate Stark makes a living as a full-time Twitch Streamer by diversifying her revenue streams and engaging her patrons with creative rewards.
Olivia Seitz
17 Rewards for Community Leaders to Offer Their Members on Patreon
Are you a community leader looking for ways to engage your followers? This article compiles some of the most popular rewards for community leaders to offer on Patreon.
Olivia Seitz
21 Patreon Rewards for Independent Journalists to Offer Their Followers
Are you an independent journalist looking for reward ideas to offer your followers? This article compiles some of the most popular rewards for journalists to offer on Patreon.
Olivia Seitz
New Feature Alert: Boost Your Engagement and Earnings with Special Offers
Here at Patreon, we’re committed to helping you connect with your super fans and thrive in your creative career. One big goal we have (and…
Kate Holt
How MCrider Uses Discourse to Facilitate an Active Community of 2,000+ Patrons
MCrider has more than 2,000 patrons who use his forum. Here, he shares how he uses the Patreon Discourse integration and which features he finds most useful for creators.
Olivia Seitz
Rewards, Community, and Communication: How These Three Creators Use the Patreon Discord Integration
Learn how World Anvil, Kitten Academy, and Printable Heroes all use the Patreon Discord integration to foster community and dole out rewards to their supporters.
Olivia Seitz
What Creators Did to Get More Patrons (and More $$) in 3 Months
How to get more patrons on Patreon? We interviewed creators who made it happen. Here are their top tips for breaking free from a financial plateau.
Patreon U Team
How Patron Exit Surveys Can Help You Grow
Though it is sad to see a patron go, utilizing exit survey data will provide valuable information to help you get to know your audience better.
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Promoting Yourself on Social Media
Social media is a very important promotional tool for creatives. Did you know that 40% of Patreon's traffic comes from social media?
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Building Your Fanbase
Not sure how to get started with building your fanbase on Patreon? Finding a mentor and utilizing social media can help.
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Use Livestreaming to Engage and Delight Your Patrons
Livestreaming is a great way to connect with your Patreon audience in a real-time and personal way. Our tips on getting started with Crowdcast.
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Special Offer Campaigns and Challenges Keep Energy and Engagement Up
Create special offer and challenge campaigns for your Patreon audience to promote your creative business. We have tips to help you get started.
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Shipping Physical Benefits and Limiting Quantity
Physical items are some of the best benefits you can offer your patrons. Here we share some tips for managing fulfillment and shipping for your creative business.
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Send Private Messages to your Patrons and Get to Know Your Biggest Fans
Want to send private messages directly to your Patreon patrons? We have you covered.
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Getting Started with Patreon’s Platform Integrations
Have a look at Patreon's App Directory for integrations that make it easy to run your membership program on Patreon and across the web.
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Promotion Tips
Looking for promotion ideas? Here are 5 great ways to share and promote your creative projects and get the word out about your work!
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Custom RSS feeds for Podcasters
Want to host a patron-only podcast on your Patreon page? You can! We have an option for patron-only RSS feeds.
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Patron Manager
The ins and outs of managing audience payments in Patreon Manager.
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Use Patreon Lens to Connect with Your Patrons
Patreon Lens is a content sharing feature in the Patreon mobile app and web experience that serves as the easiest way to give your patrons exclusive, behind-the-scenes content.
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Integrating with Discord
Patreon’s integration with Discord makes it possible for you to reward your patrons with special roles in your Discord server. This post explains how to integrate your Patreon page with Discord.
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Polling Your Patrons
When you go to create a new post on your Patreon page, you’ll see an option to create a poll. You can choose to make your poll public or for patrons only.
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How to Get Featured on Patreon
Here’s hard truth #1: There isn’t a simple way to get featured right now. No amount of emailing or tweeting at us will put you in line for a…
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Using Analytics to Track and Improve Your Page
We know there’s a ton of data over on your Patreon dashboard. It can be intimidating, but setting data-backed goals will bring you more…
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Develop Relationships with the Community Tab
Have you noticed your Patreon page has three main tabs? When people land on your page, they can click on Overview, Posts, and Community tabs…
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Understanding and Using your Patreon Analytics Dashboard to Increase Performance
Your Patreon dashboard contains a plethora of data and insights -- it’s your one-stop shop for all analytics related to your page, posts…
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Use the Early Access Feature to Reward Select Patrons
When we surveyed creators about the feature they want most on Patreon, a whopping 37% chose Early Access. While some creators have managed…
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Patron relationship manager
The Patron Relationship Manager is the best way to explore and develop your relationships with your patrons. Similar to a CRM (Customer…
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Reward and Connect with Your Patrons with Patreon’s Native Posting Feature
With Patreon's native posting tool, you’re able to easily share your work by posting it directly to your creator page. Whether you want to…
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Use Featured Tags to Highlight Special Work
You can feature tags on both the Overview and Post tab of your Patreon creator page to highlight the work you’re most proud of. Featured…
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Sending and Receiving Messages After Launch
Quick tips for messaging your patrons directly via the Patreon platform.
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