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The Art of the (Re)Launch

Whenever you’re launching a new project, you always have to think about the rollout. The days, weeks, and even months leading up to a big reveal are crucial for getting people excited about, and familiar with, what you’ve got coming. The same goes for relaunching. We’ve seen it a million times (remember when Dunkin’ Donuts […]

June 09, 2021Jordana Colomby

S Corps: The Best Business Structure You’ve Never Heard Of

You may have heard the saying “small businesses are the backbone of America,” and while it’s a nice sentiment, it’s really all talk. In fact, Bethany Swartwood cringes every time she hears a politician utter those words. “If that was true,” she says, “they wouldn’t make it so hard for the self-employed to exist.” Bethany […]

May 03, 2021Jordana Colomby

#KnowYourGrowth – Social Media Marketing 101

Patreon's Stephan Brown shares strategies on building your social media brand and promoting your Patreon page on Instagram, Youtube, and TikTok.

April 15, 2021Anna Millard

You Are More Than the Numbers

Views, likes, watch time, patrons, income... Patreon creator Leesa Renée Hall helps you understand the numbers without obsessing over them.

April 06, 2021Jordana Colomby

How to Set and Hit Your Creative Goals With Jack Conte

A look at how Jack Conte and his band Pomplamoose plan their vision for each year. From goals to tactical plans, this step-by-step guide will help you set your creative business up for a successful year.

March 11, 2021Anna Millard

[Video] Running a Special Offer: Pre-launch & Prep

A Special Offer is a limited time benefit you can offer to entice your fans into signing up and encourage existing patrons to upgrade to higher tiers. It’s one of the most effective tools we’ve discovered to help creators significantly boost their earnings. If you’ve been trying to find a new way to engage your […]

December 02, 2020Laura Benson

[Video] Tools for growth: Revamping & Re-launching your page

If you’ve had your Patreon for a while and you’ve hit a plateau on your earnings, don’t worry — it happens. Fortunately, in this case there is a recipe for success. There are a few tried and true changes and updates you can make to re-vamp and re-launch your page. They will breathe new life […]

December 02, 2020Laura Benson

[Video] Messaging & Promotion: Tips from Top Creators

Marketing is arguably the key to your long-term success on Patreon. You could be offering the coolest things to patrons, but if your fans don’t even know about Patreon membership, they won’t know to join! This video walks you through the most important steps to ensure you’re marketing your membership well: Getting to know your […]

December 02, 2020Laura Benson

[Video] Plan for Success: Benefits Best Practices

When it comes to the benefits you’re offering your fans, you want to follow a few golden rules: Keep your membership offering simple. Price it right without undervaluing your work. Be mindful of your time and make sure it’s sustainable for you! This video will walk you through how to: Make sure your membership benefits […]

December 02, 2020Laura Benson

[Video] Getting Started on Patreon: Build Your Launch Plan

Starting something new can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Launching your membership on Patreon is an exciting and critical first step to building an independent creative business. In this video, we’ll lay out five steps that will help you nail your launch and build the foundations for a successful membership. Step 1: […]

December 02, 2020Laura Benson

The Try Guys Try Patreon’s Merch for Membership

Since the beginning of the year, the Try Guys got a huge bump in patron revenue — Want to learn how they did it? Read on.

September 08, 2020

Merch for Membership: A Headache-free Solution for Offering Merch to Your Patrons

With Patreon’s Merch for Membership, just upload your design and let us take care of the packing, tracking, shipping, and delivery. To learn more about getting high-quality merch to your biggest fans, read on.

September 08, 2020

3 keys to Success with Annual Membership

Annual Membership is here! To learn how to offer your patrons 365 days of membership, read on.

August 18, 2020Brian McFarland

How to track and improve your patron retention

Patron retention is a fancy way of asking, how long do your patrons tend to stick around for? To learn more about why you should know this phrase, and why tracking it is so important for the health of your membership, read on.

June 26, 2020Brian McFarland

This 50-page guide has everything you need to start a fiction podcast

From casting to marketing and everything in between, this how-to guide by the podcast company Multitude is a must read for those starting a fiction podcast

June 16, 2020

Here’s How to Quickly Launch a No-Frills Membership on Patreon

While we think it’s a good idea to be thoughtful about your membership, it’s totally possible to launch quickly on Patreon. We put together some tips to cut out the extras and launch with limited assembly required.

May 27, 2020Angela Raiford

Tips for Running Your Membership During an Economic Downturn

How does the economic downturn affect you as a creator? Do you need to do something different? How do you survive, or thrive, in the midst of an economic recession? CEO Jack Conte shares his answers.

May 13, 2020Jack Conte

Inspiring and empowering you to “make it your own”

Now more than ever, it's important for you to have the best membership tools and features. Here's what we've been up to over the last six months so you can make Patreon your own.

May 11, 2020

Tips on Live-streaming From Singer-songwriter, Megan Slankard

Looking for advice on how to set up and monetize your live-stream? San Francisco based musician, Megan Slankard, has got you covered.

April 16, 2020

So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast: A How-To Series by Multitude

Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Silver from Multitude, a podcast collective and production studio, are writing a weekly series about creating fiction podcasts, from ideation and scriptwriting to marketing and promotion, and everything in between.

April 14, 2020

Keep Cooking, Keep Connecting, and Keep the Pilot Light On with #RestaurantsRedefined

What if restaurants, chefs, and creators of culinary arts could leverage membership? Restaurateur and chef Tyler Florence is joining Patreon to redefine restaurants and build a new revenue stream.

April 09, 2020Kate Holt

4 Simple Tips to Turn More Fans Into Patrons

Want to get more patrons? Read this guide to get simple tips on improving your Patreon promotional plan.

March 31, 2020Cassidy Cavanah

10 Tips for Creativity During a Global Pandemic

To help boost your creative spirits during the coronavirus pandemic, we’re sharing 10 inspiring ideas from Patreon Co-Founder and CEO, Jack Conte.

March 27, 2020

Sara Faber is Illustrating a Successful Creative Career

After her childhood love for drawing resurfaced, Sara knew the only way to follow her artistic dreams was quitting her day job. But then what?

February 10, 2020Caitlin White

Painter Lioba Brueckner on quitting her day job to focus on art full time

After studying painting at an art academy in Germany, surrealist painter Lioba Brueckner didn't feel prepared for a career as an artist. To find out how she went from having a day job to being a full-time painter, read on.

February 10, 2020

Independence is key to Berlin Food Stories’ unbiased restaurant reviews

Readers love Berlin Food Stories for its unbiased take on where to eat in Germany's capital. Read on to learn why independence is so important its founder, Per Meurling (and to his hungry audience).

February 10, 2020Caitlin White

How Judith Holofernes Made The Move From Platinum Pop Star to Indie Creator

When Judith left her band Wir sind Helden, she was burnt out and ready for a change. Now the independent musician, writer, and podcaster is charting her own path on Patreon.

February 10, 2020

How German Musician Rival is Connecting with Fans Outside the Algorithm

Most fans don’t know what goes into making a song, but German “melodic trap” artist Rival is giving his audience a behind the scenes look at the intricate process with Patreon.

February 10, 2020

Five Ways to Grow Your Fan Base

If you're looking for new ways to grow your Patreon fan base, you have come to the right place. Here are five great ways to grow your audience as a creator.

January 06, 2020Sarah Spencer

Interview with illustrator Jacqueline Chen, creator of Chibird

Having a rough day? There's nothing like a hug from a penguin to get you feeling like yourself again. To hear Jacqueline Chen, the creator of Chibird, talk about the inspiration behind her motivational drawing series, watch now.

December 19, 2019

American McGee Is Changing the Way Video Games Are Made

Major video games are usually made behind closed doors. But with Alice:Asylum, game designer American McGee’s latest project, he’s throwing all those rules out the window.

December 18, 2019

6 Business Models to 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!

December 03, 2019Olivia Seitz

Creativity is Power with Jack Conte

Jack Conte talks about the future of creativity and empowering artists to have sustainable careers.

November 13, 2019

Watch: Artist Aja Kahti on the Joy of Creative Control

Atlanta based artist and musician Aja Kahti doesn't need permission to create music. She gives that to herself. To learn more about what creative ownership means to Aja, watch now.

November 05, 2019

8 Tips on Keeping Your Patrons’ Data Safe and Sound

We know your patrons are here because of you, not us — that's why creators on Patreon have full control of their patrons data. To learn what that means for you, and to get tips on how to manage that data safely, read on.

October 23, 2019Weston Dombroski

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 2: Creator Page Updates, and more!

Last month we kicked off some product improvements with two goals in mind: helping you get more patrons, and making sure the patrons you have are happy and sticking with your membership. Today we're back with updates and tips to help you grow your Patreon.

October 17, 2019

How Singer-Songwriter Raye Zaragoza Cracked the Code to Connection

Singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza shares why she doesn’t really see Patreon as an artist to fan platform, but a human to human platform.

October 14, 2019

Navigating the Music Industry

What’s the best way to navigate today’s music industry? Pop culture journalist Caitlin White and Patreon managing editor, Erica Campbell chat about music, the industry, and how even the world’s biggest pop stars aren’t immune to its downside.

October 11, 2019Caitlin White

20 Tips on Getting Organized from Creators

Being organized doesn’t have to stunt your creativity, in fact, it can be a huge help! Here’s are 20 tips from creators to help you get organized.

September 17, 2019

20 Work and Life Balance Quotes from Successful Creators

We’ve tapped 20 creators to find out their best tips (and some things not to do) to help you find the perfect work and life balance!

September 12, 2019

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Creator

How do you balance your creative work with all the other aspects of your life? Our creative community gave us a little insight into how they manage their time.

September 11, 2019

How to Find a Work-Life Balance as a Full-Time Creator

Wondering how to live a full life while also working full-time as a creator? We’ve checked in with three different Patreon creators to hear how they make it work.

September 11, 2019

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Part-Time Creator

How do you balance your creative work with all the other aspects of your life, including a 9-5? Our creative community gave us a little insight into how they manage their time.

September 11, 2019

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Side Hustle Creator

Is your creative work your side hustle? If so, learn how to find balance, make a schedule, and build a creative life that works for you.

September 10, 2019

Hannah Witton is Here to Show Us How to Manage Time

No time? No worries! YouTuber, podcaster, and author Hannah Witton gave us her tried and true time management tips!.

September 09, 2019

A Quick Guide to Finding Balance and Creative Independence

Learn how the creators behind Crime Junkies and The Try Guys have found balance through creative independence.

September 04, 2019

Glen Henry on Balance, Business, and Beleaf in Fatherhood

Glen Henry gives us a behind the scenes look at the business of fatherhood.

September 03, 2019

First of the Month Drop Off: Here’s What to Do if You Lost Patrons on Payday

Did you lose patrons this payday and you can't figure out why? Read on for tips from creators on how to deal with payday drop off.

August 26, 2019

5 Reasons Artists Should Build an Email List

As creators, we can't rely on social media for everything. Here's why you should start your mailing list today.

August 01, 2019Sarah Spencer