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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.
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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.
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How To Measure Success as a Creative Business Person
At Patreon, we talk often about the tools we’re building to help your creative membership business thrive. Our goal is to streamline the…
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Welcome to Patreon U
At Patreon U, you’ll learn all the necessary steps on the path to earning a sustainable income on Patreon.
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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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Figuring Out How Much You Might Make on Patreon
Trying to figure out what your Patreon earnings will be? You've come to the right place. Here are some formulas to help you figure it all out.
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Launch Day Checklist
Hooray for Launch Day! Here are 12 ways to make your Patreon launch successful. From messaging, to social media, and more.
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Getting Fans Excited Before You Launch
So you're launching a Patreon page! Build momentum and improve your page early on by getting fans excited before you launch.
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Taxes Overview
Taxes are no joke, whether or not you are a creator. Here are our tips for getting through tax day. Bottom line: Pay your taxes!
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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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Patreon Logos and Marketing Assets for Creators to Use
To help you with integrating Patreon into your marketing efforts, we’ve gathered an assortment of logos and marketing materials that are free for you to use.
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What is a Thank You Page and Why Does it Matter?
Once a fan becomes your patron, they’ll be redirected to your Thank You Page, a super customizable page that allows you to shower your new patron with a little love. This is a great opportunity to welcome your new patron to your community!
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How to Choose Goals that Matter to You
Setting milestone goals not only shows your patrons what you will do with the money you make on Patreon, but they will help you stay on track to achieve all the success you deserve.
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Deciding Whether or Not Your Work is Adult Content
Patreon is a place where many types of artists can express themselves. We also need to ensure the browsing experience is sensitive to different age groups, cultures and contexts.
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Making an Intro Video that Converts
Your Patreon intro video is a very important part of your page! Video is one of the highest ways to convert viewers into buyers, and including video in a landing page can increase conversion by up to 80%.
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Making Your First Post
After you click “launch” and before your big promotional launch, it’s a good idea to add a few posts to your page so that potential patrons can get an idea of what to expect from you when they become your patron.
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Financial Resources for Creators
There can be a steep learning curve for managing finances as a creator. Here at Patreon U we’re working to create some helpful guides to make that piece of your business easier.
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Successful Business Models and Letting Your Fans Pay You
To be successful on Patreon, you need to tell your audience that you are committed to making awesome things your fans love AND will pay to have you keep it up. Here are 3 business models for success on the Patreon platform.
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Setting up Your Payment Preferences
Making sure you can get paid is a crucial aspect of getting started with your Patreon account. We offer multiple payout methods to get the money from your patrons and into your bank account.
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Designing a Cover Photo for Your Page
Along with a profile photo, you can also add a cover photo/banner image to the top of your creator page. If you use sites like Facebook and Twitter, then you may already have a cover photo that’ll work great for your Patreon page.
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Adding Custom Elements to Your About Section for the Overview Tab
Want to add custom elements to your Patreon page? Here's a guide to adding custom elements such as images, videos, and HTML to your page.
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Getting Started with Goals
Milestone goals are funding and engagement checkpoints that will help keep you motivated and give you something to work towards. They’re also a great way to get potential patrons excited about becoming a patron!
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Deciding Whether You’d Like to Charge Monthly or “Per Creation”
One of the hottest topics among creators as they set up their Patreon pages is how, exactly, to charge patrons. Here at Patreon U, we’re asking successful creators how they do it, and look forward to sharing that insight with you soon.
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Customizing Your Patreon URL
To help make it easy for fans to find your Patreon page, we give you the option of creating a custom URL. This way, potential patrons can simply go directly to your page instead of having to search for it.
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Groups for Creators to Join - Coming Soon!
We know awesome people and you are awesome people. We want to introduce all of you, because you have awesome stories and amazing insights to…
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A Note About Creator Categories
Creators on Patreon are some of the most original humans on the planet and cover a unique range of passions. Previously, creators were…
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Profile Picture Best Practices
Your profile photo (or avatar) is a great place to show the world the person behind your page. While some creators choose to keep the…
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Tiers and Benefits Best Practices
The Value Exchange In order to set your tiers and benefits up for success, it’s important to understand how the value exchange works with…
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Meet Some Successful Creators
Have you heard about how Peter Hollens went from a cappella nerd to Internet stardom ? Maybe you’ve heard how Ann Kullberg’s team tuned…
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