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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.

January 30, 2019Ursula Shekufendeh

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.

October 15, 2018Patreon U Team

How To Measure Success as a Creative Business Person

There are many ways to track and measure success as a creator. We outline some valuable metrics, both financial and otherwise.

October 10, 2018Patreon U Team

Welcome to Patreon U

At Patreon U, you’ll learn all the necessary steps on the path to earning a sustainable income on Patreon.

August 23, 2018Patreon U Team

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…

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

Building Your Fanbase

Not sure how to get started with building your fanbase on Patreon? Finding a mentor and utilizing social media can help.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

Patron relationship manager

The Patron Relationship Manager is the best way to explore and develop relationships with your patrons. Similar to a CRM, the Patron Relationship Manager provides you with valuable information about your patrons at every point in their journey.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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…

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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…

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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

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.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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!

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

Use Featured Tags to Highlight Special Work

Showcase your best work using feature tags on both the Overview and Post tab of your Patreon creator page.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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?

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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…

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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…

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

Patron Manager

The ins and outs of managing audience payments in Patreon Manager.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

August 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

What Happens When You Launch on Patreon?

Congratulations on launching your Patreon page! After you’ve hit the launch button, you’re probably wondering what’s next? Launching your…

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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!

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

How to Sell Your Page in Your About Section

The About section of your Patreon page is one of the most important parts of your page, as it gives potential patrons an idea of what to expect when they join your Patreon community.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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…

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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…

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

Tiers and Benefits Best Practices

Offering tiers and benefits provides patrons with something of value in exchange for their ongoing payment. Set yourself up for success with these best practices.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

Launch Day Checklist

Hooray for Launch Day! Here are 12 ways to make your Patreon launch successful. From messaging, to social media, and more.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

Events for Creators

We love getting creators together. Heck, we love getting together with creators. This year alone we’ve hosted great events such as Patreon…

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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!

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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…

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

Talking About Patreon

As a creator on Patreon, you will often be asked to explain what Patreon is to your community of fans, potential patrons, and the occasional…

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

Sending and Receiving Messages After Launch

Quick tips for messaging your patrons directly via the Patreon platform.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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%.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team

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.

June 01, 2018Patreon U Team