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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!

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

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

Katherine Hosmer

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

16 Patreon Rewards for Streamers to Offer Their Viewers

16 Patreon Rewards for Streamers to Offer Their Viewers

Olivia Seitz

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.

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

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

Patreon

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

6 Themes We Saw at SXSW 2019

6 Themes We Saw at SXSW 2019

Erica Campbell

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.

Patreon at SXSW: Day Three at the House of Creativity

Patreon at SXSW: Day Three at the House of Creativity

Erica Campbell

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.

Patreon at SXSW: Day Two at the House of Creativity

Patreon at SXSW: Day Two at the House of Creativity

Erica Campbell

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!

Patreon at SXSW: Day One at the House of Creativity

Patreon at SXSW: Day One at the House of Creativity

Erica Campbell

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.

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned about Fighting Bias with Content

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned about Fighting Bias with Content

Erica Campbell

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.

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned at So, You Think You Can Podcast?

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned at So, You Think You Can Podcast?

Erica Campbell

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.

Patreon at SXSW: Steps to Launching and Growing a Membership Business

Patreon at SXSW: Steps to Launching and Growing a Membership Business

Erica Campbell

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.

10 Can’t-Miss SXSW Panels for Creators

10 Can’t-Miss SXSW Panels for Creators

Erica Campbell

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.

Looking for what to do at SXSW? Join Patreon’s House of Creativity for panels and performances from groundbreaking creators.

Looking for what to do at SXSW? Join Patreon’s House of Creativity for panels and performances from groundbreaking creators.

Valerie Veteto

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!

Our 5 Favorite Meetups for Creators at SXSW 2019

Our 5 Favorite Meetups for Creators at SXSW 2019

Erica Campbell

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!

Ultimate 2019 SXSW Survival Guide for Creators

Ultimate 2019 SXSW Survival Guide for Creators

Erica Campbell

Attending SXSW this March and looking for a guide on how to survive the festival? This guide is for you!

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.

Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress

Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress

Daisy Barringer

Have you ever experienced creator burnout? Here are five things you can do to manage your stress and get back on track.

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.

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.

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

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

Olivia Seitz

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.

14 Rewards for Software Developers to Fund Independent Projects

14 Rewards for Software Developers to Fund Independent Projects

Olivia Seitz

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.

16 Patreon Rewards for Illustrators To Offer Patrons

16 Patreon Rewards for Illustrators To Offer Patrons

Olivia Seitz

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.

19 Patreon Rewards for Podcasters to Offer Their Fans

19 Patreon Rewards for Podcasters to Offer Their Fans

Olivia Seitz

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.

The 18 Best Patreon Benefits Video Creators Can Offer

The 18 Best Patreon Benefits Video Creators Can Offer

Olivia Seitz

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.

Five new features to help you better connect with your patrons

Five new features to help you better connect with your patrons

Christine Donaldson

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

5 Patreon Reward Ideas You Can Offer Your Fans Today

5 Patreon Reward Ideas You Can Offer Your Fans Today

Olivia Seitz

Every full-time creator faces a critical question: What rewards and benefits should I offer my fans in exchange for monthly, monetary support?

750+ Supporters: The Bitcoin Pub Built a Successful Business by Treating Patreon like a Product

750+ Supporters: The Bitcoin Pub Built a Successful Business by Treating Patreon like a Product

Olivia Seitz

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.

From Financial Distress to Monthly Income: Jack Lowe’s Journey as an Independent Creator

From Financial Distress to Monthly Income: Jack Lowe’s Journey as an Independent Creator

Olivia Seitz

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.

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

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

Olivia Seitz

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.

The Comic Artist Who Walked Away from DreamWorks

The Comic Artist Who Walked Away from DreamWorks

Olivia Seitz

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.

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

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

Johnny Winston

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."

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

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

Olivia Seitz

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.

10+ Tools to Use in Tandem with Patreon

10+ Tools to Use in Tandem with Patreon

Kati Holland

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.

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

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

Ellie MacBride

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.

Take Two: How to Relaunch Your Patreon Page

Take Two: How to Relaunch Your Patreon Page

Ellie MacBride

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 dive back in. Whatever the case, relaunching your page can be a necessary step in breathing new life into your creative career. Not only does it signal the […]

Eight Patreon Reward Ideas for Writers

Eight Patreon Reward Ideas for Writers

Christine Donaldson

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.

How Nataly Dawn Increased Her Patronage From $1.5k to $6k in 30 Days

How Nataly Dawn Increased Her Patronage From $1.5k to $6k in 30 Days

Taryn Arnold

One month ago, singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn was free from a label with an unreleased homemade album in its final stages, almost in the hands of her long-time fans. Dawn’s career has been lengthy and compelling; she’s been signed to labels, conquered the world of YouTube music (both solo and as half of Pomplamoose, alongside husband […]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Patreon Dashboard

How to Get the Most Out of Your Patreon Dashboard

Taryn Arnold

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

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

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

Ellie MacBride

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Creating Rewards on Patreon

Everything You Need to Know About Creating Rewards on Patreon

Ellie MacBride

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

How Flight Chops Uses Data to Run His Business

How Flight Chops Uses Data to Run His Business

Maura Church

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!

Should Your Patreon Page Be Monthly or Per-Creation?

Should Your Patreon Page Be Monthly or Per-Creation?

Maura Church

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!

The Ultimate Guide to Building and Launching Your Patreon Page

The Ultimate Guide to Building and Launching Your Patreon Page

Taryn Arnold

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 perfection…and then, shouting about it from the rooftops. My guess is that you’re here because you’re ready to take your creative journey to the next level and start a Patreon page. […]

Go For Launch: Your Patreon Pre-Launch Checklist

Go For Launch: Your Patreon Pre-Launch Checklist

Ellie MacBride

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

The Best Way To Get Featured On Patreon

The Best Way To Get Featured On Patreon

Taryn Arnold

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’m a visual artist here on Patreon. I noticed that you have an “Explore” section on Patreon that you update regularly with new creators, and I would LOVE to […]

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

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

Maura Church

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

Everything You Need To Make The Perfect Patreon Intro Video

Everything You Need To Make The Perfect Patreon Intro Video

Taryn Arnold

Not sure where to start with your Patreon video? These tips and tricks will help you create an awesome profile video.

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

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

Ellie MacBride

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.