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6 Themes We Saw at SXSW 2019
From creative performances to expert panels — from executive keynotes to podcasts tapings — SXSW 2019 offered fresh takes on entrepreneurship, entertainment, and making content that fosters a community. Here are the key themes from this year's festival.
Erica Hawkins
Patreon at SXSW: Day Three at the House of Creativity
We wrapped up our SXSW residency on Rainey Street with more creator-centric panels featuring podcast and other industry experts. Plus, Jack welcomed Amanda Palmer and Ben Folds on stage to talk about how creators can engage with their communities.
Erica Hawkins
Patreon at SXSW: Day Two at the House of Creativity
Day 2 of SXSW was magic: we hosted five panels and performances onsite at the #HouseOfCreativity before the sun went down, and across town, Jack brought down another house. At night, six artists took the stage for a must-see musical showcase. Read on!
Erica Hawkins
Patreon at SXSW: Day One at the House of Creativity
Patreon is in Austin, Texas, for SXSW and we're recapping all the festival fun happening at our #HouseOfCreativity on Rainey Street. Day One featured The Try Guys, Hannahlyze This, and memorable music from industry icons.
Erica Hawkins
Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned about Fighting Bias with Content
Curious about how cognitive bias impacts content creation? We sat in on a panel David Dylan Thomas (of Think Company) hosted at SXSW, and took notes on how our cognitive biases seep into everything we create.
Erica Hawkins
Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned at So, You Think You Can Podcast?
Want to know what makes a podcast so successful? A panel of experts met in Austin, TX, and laid out the five fundamentals at a hot SXSW panel. Don't worry, we took all the notes and are sharing them with you.
Erica Hawkins
Patreon at SXSW: Steps to Launching and Growing a Membership Business
Want to launch a membership business but don't know how? Our Creator Partnerships Lead, Alexis Gay, gives you steps for success in this SXSW session.
Erica Hawkins
10 Can't-Miss SXSW Panels for Creators
With countless options to absorb all things film, music, and more - where do you start with SXSW panels? We know that scheduling the perfect panel programming agenda ain't easy, so we’ve done the work for you.
Erica Hawkins
Looking for what to do at SXSW? Join Patreon’s House of Creativity for panels and performances from groundbreaking creators.
Patreon is heading to SXSW and showcasing creator panels, live performances, and more at our House of Creativity. Get all the details in this post and we'll see you in Austin!
Valerie Veteto
Our 5 Favorite Meetups for Creators at SXSW 2019
Interested in collaborating, co-mingling, and getting to know other creators just like you while at SXSW? Check out our list of meetups for creators!
Erica Hawkins
Ultimate 2019 SXSW Survival Guide for Creators
Attending SXSW this March and looking for a guide on how to survive the festival? This guide is for you!
Erica Hawkins
Making a Creative Marketing Plan That Works
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.
Zaedryn Rook
Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress
Have you ever experienced creator burnout? Here are five things you can do to manage your stress and get back on track.
Daisy Barringer
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
20+ Patreon Features & Integrations That Make Life as a Creator So Much Easier
As a creator, it's easy to feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day. Whether you're working on your project part time or full…
Olivia Seitz
14 Rewards for Software Developers to Fund Independent Projects
Are you a software developer looking to fund an independent development project? Read this list of top rewards for software developers to offer on Patreon for ideas.
Olivia Seitz
16 Patreon Rewards for Streamers to Offer Their Viewers
Want to supplement your Twitch income or monetize your stream? Read on to see top Patreon rewards for streamers to offer their audiences in exchange for monthly support.
Olivia Seitz
How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer
We think you creators deserve a raise, and we want to help you get one. That’s why we’re here to tell you about an exciting strategy that…
Christine Donaldson
16 Patreon Rewards for Illustrators To Offer Patrons
Are you an illustrator looking for reward ideas to offer your fans? This article compiles some of the most lucrative and popular rewards for illustrators to offer on Patreon.
Olivia Seitz
19 Patreon Rewards for Podcasters to Offer Their Fans
Have you ever wanted to know what top podcasters do to incentivize and reward their loyal fans? This article pulls together 19 of the most…
Olivia Seitz
The 18 Best Patreon Rewards Video Creators Can Offer
Over 2,000 video creators make more than $1,000/mo each on Patreon. We dive into the best Patreon rewards those video creators offer so you can learn from their success.
Olivia Seitz
6 Membership Based Business Models You Can Use On Patreon Today
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!
Olivia Seitz
Five new features to help you better connect with your patrons
Not to be dramatic or anything, but Patreon exists to make your life as a creator better. Specifically, we’re building the best tools for…
Christine Donaldson
5 Patreon Reward Ideas You Can Offer Your Fans Today
Every full-time creator faces a critical question: What rewards and benefits should I offer my fans in exchange for monthly, monetary support?
Olivia Seitz
750+ Supporters: The Bitcoin Pub Built a Successful Business by Treating Patreon like a Product
John and Peter Saddington are engineers, educators, brothers, and cryptocurrency enthusiasts. They’re also the founders of the Bitcoin Pub…
Olivia Seitz
From Financial Distress to Monthly Income: Jack Lowe's Journey as an Independent Creator
Four months after he thought he'd reached his breaking point, photographer Jack Lowe found a way to product consistent monthly revenue from his fan base. Here's how he did it.
Olivia Seitz
Patreon Lens: How 5 Creators Are Giving Patrons Behind the Scenes Access to Their Work and Life
Here’s something we’ve found in our years working with creators: Our most successful creators consistently provide awesome content for their…
Olivia Seitz
The Comic Artist Who Walked Away from DreamWorks
Working for a big animation studio like DreamWorks should be a dream come true. But for Ava’s Demon  creator Michelle Czajkowski, reality…
Olivia Seitz
Introducing, Lens: A New Way to Bring Patrons Behind The Scenes
Every creator has a behind the scenes. Behind each song, novel, video, comic, or painting lies a magical and creative journey. Patrons love…
Johnny Winston
5 Steps to Predictable, Monthly Income for Any Creator with an Audience
"If I could quit my job and have more time, I could make this a full-time business." "Is creating this volume of content worth it for the…
Olivia Seitz
10+ Tools to Use in Tandem with Patreon
From project management, to email management, to merchandise development, and so much more, here are over 10 top online tools to help you manage every aspect of your creative project.
Kati Holland
Get Your First Patrons With These Email Templates for Your Friends and Family
Starting a Patreon page can be one of the most exciting parts of your creative career. You’ve honed your craft, built an audience, and are…
Ellie MacBride
Take Two: How to Relaunch Your Patreon Page
So you built a sleek Patreon page, launched it out into the world and then… nothing. Or maybe you took a much-needed break and are ready to…
Ellie MacBride
Eight Patreon Reward Ideas for Writers
Blogging? Writing the next best novel? Finishing your long-awaited short story? Whatever you’re working on, there are SO many ways to reward…
Christine Donaldson
How Nataly Dawn Increased Her Patronage From $1.5k to $6k in 30 Days
One month ago, singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn was free from a label with an unreleased homemade album in it’s final stages, almost in the…
Taryn Arnold
How to Get the Most Out of Your Patreon Dashboard
Ahh, the Patreon dashboard; your one-stop shop for all analytics related to your page, posts and general performance on Patreon. Our data…
Taryn Arnold
Four Things You Probably Forgot to Do While Completing Your Patreon Page
Maybe you’ve just finished building your page on Patreon, have been here awhile or are just getting started. Whatever stage of the Patreon…
Ellie MacBride
Everything You Need to Know About Creating Rewards on Patreon
Rewarding your patrons is a great way to show your fans how much they mean to you, as well as incentivize potential patrons to become your…
Ellie MacBride
How Flight Chops Uses Data to Run His Business
Have you ever wondered how other creators are using data to inform the content they create, the engagement of their their audience, and…
Maura Church
Should Your Patreon Page Be Monthly or Per-Creation?
You’ve decided to join Patreon, and we couldn’t be more excited to have you! When setting up your page, you may be confused about the…
Maura Church
The Ultimate Guide to Building and Launching Your Patreon Page
AKA, the A-Z guide to starting strong on Patreon. I’ll keep this short and sweet, so you can get going with crafting your Patreon page to…
Taryn Arnold
Go For Launch: Your Patreon Pre-Launch Checklist
Have you ever tried to put your shoes on before your pants in the morning? Or gotten to the front of the grocery store checkout line before…
Ellie MacBride
The Best Way To Get Featured On Patreon
A conversation I have a few times a week; I’m sure you can relate to our fictitious friend, Lauren: Dear Patreon, Hi there! I’m Lauren and I…
Taryn Arnold
5 Data-Backed Tips to Be Successful On Patreon Your First Month
You’ve prepped your page, told your fans, and pressed the big shiny launch button… so now what? You’ve launched on Patreon! That’s super…
Maura Church
Everything You Need To Make The Perfect Patreon Intro Video
You’ve got stacked rewards, exciting goals and loads of content, but your intro creator video is, well… not anything to write home about…
Taryn Arnold
Setting Up Shop: Tips for Building a Successful Patreon Creator Page
So you clicked that big green “convert to creator profile” button and have officially become a creator on Patreon. Yessss! We’re so stoked…
Ellie MacBride