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7 tips for creators to reach beyond your network

7 tips for creators to reach beyond your network

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From TikTok to Twitter and more, creators share tips and tricks to engage and expand your community.

The Art of the (Re)Launch

The Art of the (Re)Launch

Jordana Colomby

Whenever you’re launching a new project, you always have to think about the rollout. The days, weeks, and even months leading up to a big reveal are crucial for getting people excited about, and familiar with, what you’ve got coming. The same goes for relaunching. We’ve seen it a million times. Remember when Dunkin’ Donuts […]

#KnowYourGrowth – Social Media Marketing 101

#KnowYourGrowth – Social Media Marketing 101

Anna Millard

Patreon's Stephan Brown shares strategies on building your social media brand and promoting your Patreon page on Instagram, Youtube, and TikTok.

You Are More Than the Numbers

You Are More Than the Numbers

Jordana Colomby

Views, likes, watch time, patrons, income... Patreon creator Leesa Renée Hall helps you understand the numbers without obsessing over them.

How to Set and Hit Your Creative Goals With Jack Conte

How to Set and Hit Your Creative Goals With Jack Conte

Anna Millard

A look at how Jack Conte and his band Pomplamoose plan their vision for each year. From goals to tactical plans, this step-by-step guide will help you set your creative business up for a successful year.

[Video] Tools for growth: Revamping & Re-launching your page

[Video] Tools for growth: Revamping & Re-launching your page

Laura Benson

If you’ve had your Patreon for a while and you’ve hit a plateau on your earnings, don’t worry — it happens. Fortunately, in this case there is a recipe for success. There are a few tried and true changes and updates you can make to re-vamp and re-launch your page. They will breathe new life […]

[Video] Running a Special Offer: Pre-launch & Prep

[Video] Running a Special Offer: Pre-launch & Prep

Laura Benson

A Special Offer is a limited time benefit you can offer to entice your fans into signing up and encourage existing patrons to upgrade to higher tiers. It’s one of the most effective tools we’ve discovered to help creators significantly boost their earnings. If you’ve been trying to find a new way to engage your […]

Merch for Membership: A Headache-free Solution for Offering Merch to Your Patrons

Merch for Membership: A Headache-free Solution for Offering Merch to Your Patrons

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With Patreon’s Merch for Membership, just upload your design and let us take care of the packing, tracking, shipping, and delivery. To learn more about getting high-quality merch to your biggest fans, read on.

The Try Guys Try Patreon’s Merch for Membership

The Try Guys Try Patreon’s Merch for Membership

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Since the beginning of the year, the Try Guys got a huge bump in patron revenue — Want to learn how they did it? Read on.

3 keys to Success with Annual Membership

3 keys to Success with Annual Membership

Brian McFarland

Annual Membership is here! To learn how to offer your patrons 365 days of membership, read on.

How to track and improve your patron retention

How to track and improve your patron retention

Brian McFarland

Patron retention is a fancy way of asking, how long do your patrons tend to stick around for? To learn more about why you should know this phrase, and why tracking it is so important for the health of your membership, read on.

Tips for Running Your Membership During an Economic Downturn

Tips for Running Your Membership During an Economic Downturn

Jack Conte

How does the economic downturn affect you as a creator? Do you need to do something different? How do you survive, or thrive, in the midst of an economic recession? CEO Jack Conte shares his answers.

4 Simple Tips to Turn More Fans Into Patrons

4 Simple Tips to Turn More Fans Into Patrons

Cassidy Cavanah

Want to get more patrons? Read this guide to get simple tips on improving your Patreon promotional plan.

Five Ways to Grow Your Fan Base

Five Ways to Grow Your Fan Base

Sarah Spencer

If you're looking for new ways to grow your Patreon fan base, you have come to the right place. Here are five great ways to grow your audience as a creator.

6  Business Models to Use On Patreon Today

6 Business Models to Use On Patreon Today

Olivia Seitz

Want to succeed on Patreon? This article dives into what types of business models are currently being used by successful creators. Read the full article to learn more!

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 2: Creator Page Updates, and more!

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 2: Creator Page Updates, and more!

Patreon

Last month we kicked off some product improvements with two goals in mind: helping you get more patrons, and making sure the patrons you have are happy and sticking with your membership. Today we're back with updates and tips to help you grow your Patreon.

First of the Month Drop Off: Here’s What to Do if You Lost Patrons on Payday

First of the Month Drop Off: Here’s What to Do if You Lost Patrons on Payday

Matt St. John

Did you lose patrons this payday and you can't figure out why? Read on for tips from creators on how to deal with payday drop off.

Reward and Connect with Your Patrons with Patreon’s Posting Feature

Reward and Connect with Your Patrons with Patreon’s Posting Feature

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Whether you want to share your content with anyone who visits your page or only your biggest fans, you have control over who has access to your posts on Patreon.

What to offer with your Special Offer

What to offer with your Special Offer

Matt St. John

Want to launch a Special Offer but not sure what to offer? Read on to see what other creators are offering their patrons.

Video: How to Use Special Offers to Boost Your Launch on Patreon

Video: How to Use Special Offers to Boost Your Launch on Patreon

Ursula Shekufendeh

Special offers are an effective way to gain more traction for your Patreon page launch. Not sure where to start? We have you covered.

How to best answer the question, is my creator page successful?

How to best answer the question, is my creator page successful?

Matt St. John

Success on Patreon means something different for everyone. To gain clarity on what success on Patreon means to you, and tips on how to reach that personal benchmark, read on.

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

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

Amanda Derrick

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.

How to Not Waste Your Money on Facebook or Instagram Ads

How to Not Waste Your Money on Facebook or Instagram Ads

Leanna Lee

We talked to Patreon creator and marketing expert Suzanne Yada about how to successfully use social media ads.

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

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

Zaedryn Rook

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

The Top 10 Rewards Patreon Musicians Offer Their Fans

The Top 10 Rewards Patreon Musicians Offer Their Fans

Nicole Ortiz

Fun and unique rewards that can help creators engage with and connect to their loyal fanbase.

How to Start a Mastermind Group with Other Creators

How to Start a Mastermind Group with Other Creators

Zaedryn Rook

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

Patreon Vs. Memberful: How to Decide

Patreon Vs. Memberful: How to Decide

Daisy Barringer

Patreon and Memberful both help creators do what they love. But, which solution is right for you?

Raise Your Bottom Tier to Provide Better Value and Bump up Your Profit

Raise Your Bottom Tier to Provide Better Value and Bump up Your Profit

Fiona Tapp

Raise your bottom tier to provide better value to patrons while also bumping up your profits.

10 Tips on How to Go Viral with The Try Guys

10 Tips on How to Go Viral with The Try Guys

Valerie Veteto

Get the scoop on not only getting your audience to click and watch, but keep coming back from more from The Try Guys.

Three Tips for Creating an Engaged Community

Three Tips for Creating an Engaged Community

Amanda Derrick

Ready to take your world to the next level? Here’s how to build your community with excitement and meaning.

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.

7 Ways to Talk to Your Audience About Patreon

7 Ways to Talk to Your Audience About Patreon

Zaedryn Rook

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.

Make it Happen: Your Online Business Set-Up Checklist

Make it Happen: Your Online Business Set-Up Checklist

Jasmine Williams

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.

Mastering Time Management Skills to Grow Your Business

Mastering Time Management Skills to Grow Your Business

Nicole Ortiz

Using these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to grow your business and manage your time in a more productive way.

You’re Worth It: Attach Value to Your Work Sooner Rather Than Later

You’re Worth It: Attach Value to Your Work Sooner Rather Than Later

Muriel Vega

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.

Making a Creative Marketing Plan That Works

Making a Creative Marketing Plan That Works

Zaedryn Rook

It’s tough to promote your own work as a creator! You know you’re supposed to “market” and “self-promote,” but how? Here are some simple, foundational marketing ideas for creatives.

Build a Better Creative Business Plan

Build a Better Creative Business Plan

Kate Holt

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

Kate Stark on How to Make a Living as a Full-Time Twitch Streamer

Kate Stark on How to Make a Living as a Full-Time Twitch Streamer

Olivia Seitz

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.

17 Rewards for Community Leaders to Offer Their Members on Patreon

17 Rewards for Community Leaders to Offer Their Members on Patreon

Olivia Seitz

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.

Holiday Marketing for Artists: A Step-By-Step Guide

Holiday Marketing for Artists: A Step-By-Step Guide

Kati Holland

As a creator, the holiday season is your most lucrative time of year. Holiday marketing can be overwhelming, but this guide will make it easier to manage the art-buying high season.

21 Patreon Rewards for Independent Journalists to Offer Their Followers

21 Patreon Rewards for Independent Journalists to Offer Their Followers

Olivia Seitz

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.

Boost Your Engagement and Earnings with Special Offers

Boost Your Engagement and Earnings with Special Offers

Kate Holt

Here at Patreon, we’re committed to helping you connect with your super fans and thrive in your creative career. Creators, meet Special Offers, a marketing tool to help you get more patrons.

Special Offer Success That’s Out of This World

Special Offer Success That’s Out of This World

Kate Holt

Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter shares how Patreon's Special Offer feature helped his community and earnings grow.

Super Busy Singer Finds Success with Special Offers

Super Busy Singer Finds Success with Special Offers

Kate Holt

Singer and songwriter Rebecca Loebe shares how she utilized Patreon's Special Offer feature to gain new patrons.

Artist Turns Authentic Exclusivity Into Special Offer Success

Artist Turns Authentic Exclusivity Into Special Offer Success

Kate Holt

Marshall Short of PrintableHeros explains how he utilizes special offers to offer exclusive benefits to his patrons on Patreon.

How MCrider Uses Discourse to Facilitate an Active Community of 2,000+ Patrons

How MCrider Uses Discourse to Facilitate an Active Community of 2,000+ Patrons

Olivia Seitz

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.

Rewards, Community, and Communication: How These Three Creators Use the Patreon Discord Integration

Rewards, Community, and Communication: How These Three Creators Use the Patreon Discord Integration

Olivia Seitz

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.