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5 Tools for Managing Your Patreon While You’re on Vacation

Let us take care of business while you take care of yourself. Check out these integrations that’ll help you unplug this summer.

July 15, 2019Katherine Hosmer

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.

June 03, 2019Olivia Seitz

Leverage the Power of GetVokl Live Streaming to Grow Your Patreon Revenue

Learn how Patreon creators can use GetVokl to engage with, inspire, and expand their audience.

May 30, 2019Patreon Team

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.

March 15, 2019Erica 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.

March 13, 2019Erica 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!

March 12, 2019Erica 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.

March 11, 2019Erica 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.

March 10, 2019Erica 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.

March 09, 2019Erica 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.

March 08, 2019Erica 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.

March 07, 2019Erica 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!

March 06, 2019Valerie 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!

March 01, 2019Erica 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!

February 20, 2019Erica 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.

January 10, 2019Zaedryn 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.

January 09, 2019Daisy 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.

December 04, 2018Olivia 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.

November 20, 2018Olivia Seitz

20+ Patreon Features & Integrations That Make Life as a Creator So Much Easier

We believe in doing things the easy way and saving time when possible, so here’s a list of features and integrations with Patreon that make life as a creator easier. You'll soon be on your way to better communication with and between fans.

October 16, 2018Olivia 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.

October 09, 2018Olivia Seitz

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

We recently launched our Special Offer feature and are loving seeing creators' success with it! To help you get the most out of Special Offers, we put together a list of Patreon Special Offer best practices.

August 15, 2018Christine 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.

August 06, 2018Olivia 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 lucrative rewards that podcasters can offer through a membership-based business model.

July 24, 2018Olivia Seitz

The 18 Best Patreon Benefits Video Creators Can Offer

Over 2,000 video creators make more than $1,000/mo each on Patreon. We dive into the best Patreon benefits those video creators offer so you can learn from their success.

June 22, 2018Olivia 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!

June 14, 2018Olivia Seitz

Five new features to help you better connect with your patrons

Patreon exists to make your life as a creator better. Our latest functionality updates make managing your membership business easier than ever before.

May 02, 2018Christine 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?

March 29, 2018Olivia 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 and Decentralized TV, a community built for communication, education, and better crypto software products for all.

March 23, 2018Olivia 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.

February 28, 2018Olivia Seitz

Patreon Lens: How 5 Creators Are Giving Patrons Behind the Scenes Access to Their Work and Life

Our most successful creators consistently provide awesome content for their patrons. Patreon Lens is designed to help you do just that — share more content — easier.

February 27, 2018Olivia Seitz

The Comic Artist Who Walked Away from DreamWorks

Comic artist Michelle Czajkowski shares her path from DreamWorks to full-time comic artist and how launching a Patreon page helped make her dream a reality.

February 15, 2018Olivia Seitz

Introducing, Lens: A New Way to Bring Patrons Behind The Scenes

Every creator has a "behind the scenes" process. And patrons love seeing this! That's why we’re launching Lens, a new feature in the Patreon mobile app that allows creators to easily share exclusive, behind-the-scenes content with their patrons.

February 02, 2018Johnny Winston

5 Steps to Predictable, Monthly Income for Any Creator with an Audience

Every creator wrestles with monetization, from the ‘when’ to the ‘how.’ In this article, we introduce you to the membership model—an effective, field-tested way for independent creators like you to drive predictable revenue for your creative work.

January 31, 2018Olivia 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.

November 29, 2016Kati Holland

Get Your First Patrons With These Email Templates for Your Friends and Family

We have some great email templates to help you get the word out to friends and family about your new Patreon page before you officially go live.

October 31, 2016Ellie 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…

September 08, 2016Ellie MacBride

Eight Patreon Reward Ideas for Writers

If you are a writer who is looking for new ways to reward your patrons on Patreon, this post is for you! We have 8 great writer patron reward ideas to inspire you.

August 30, 2016Christine 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…

August 19, 2016Taryn Arnold

How to Get the Most Out of Your Patreon Dashboard

Everything Patreon creators need to know about getting the most out of your Patreon dashboard!

August 12, 2016Taryn Arnold

Four Things You Probably Forgot to Do While Completing Your Patreon Page

Whatever stage of the Patreon journey you’re on, you may have missed a couple steps that could help jumpstart or accelerate your success. Here are a few of the most important steps of the Patreon sign-up process that you may have missed.

August 02, 2016Ellie MacBride

Everything You Need to Know About Creating Rewards on Patreon

Patron rewards are highly valuable to both you as a creator, and your Patreon community. Read on for tips and FAQs about creator rewards.

June 29, 2016Ellie 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 their future success? Read on to hear rich data insights from Patreon creator Steve Thorne from Flight Chops!

May 11, 2016Maura Church

Should Your Patreon Page Be Monthly or Per-Creation?

If you're a new Patreon creator who is deciding whether to run a per-creation or monthly page, you've come to the right place!

April 19, 2016Maura 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…

March 22, 2016Taryn Arnold

Go For Launch: Your Patreon Pre-Launch Checklist

Getting ready to publish your Patreon page? Don't miss the most important keys to launch success!

February 16, 2016Ellie 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…

January 06, 2016Taryn Arnold

5 Data-Backed Tips to Be Successful On Patreon Your First Month

If you're new to Patreon, here are some great tips on how to be successful on the platform in your first month.

December 16, 2015Maura 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…

December 14, 2015Taryn Arnold

Setting Up Shop: Tips for Building a Successful Patreon Creator Page

We reached out to some of our highest-earning creators on Patreon for advice on how to build a successful Patreon Creator Page and have compiled this list of tips and tricks to help you as you create, launch, and grow your Patreon community.

November 17, 2015Ellie MacBride