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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

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

Wie Du als Kreative*r Deine Work-Life-Balance findest

Als Kreative*r bist Du sicherlich auch schon über das Problem gestolpert, Arbeit und den "Rest des Lebens" in Einklang zu bekommen - und vor…

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 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 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

September 10, 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

Reward and Connect with Your Patrons with Patreon’s 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, 2019

Welcome to Patreon U

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

July 15, 2019

What to offer with your Special Offer

Want to launch a Special Offer but not sure what to offer? Read on to see what other creators are offering their patrons.

July 12, 2019

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.

July 10, 2019Ursula Shekufendeh

How to best answer the question, is my creator page successful?

Success on Patreon means something different for everyone. To gain clarity on what success on Patreon means to you, and tips on how to reach that personal benchmark, read on.

May 31, 2019

Boost Your Engagement and Earnings with Special Offers

Here at Patreon, we’re committed to helping you connect with your super fans and thrive in your creative career. Creators, meet Special Offers, a marketing tool to help you get more patrons.

November 15, 2018Kate Holt

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, 2018

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, 2018

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. Our new Early Access feature makes it easier than ever for you to reward your patrons with no extra content.

August 01, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

How to Get Featured on Patreon

There isn’t a simple way to get featured on Patreon right now. The reason: Patreon isn't a discovery platform.

August 01, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

Develop Relationships with the Community Tab

Update: To make room for exciting new features, the community tab is no longer available for new creators. Have you noticed your Patreon…

August 01, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

Talking About Patreon

Not sure how to talk about Patreon to your friends, fans, and the occasional Lyft driver? This article has got you covered.

June 01, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018

What Happens When You Launch on Patreon?

After you’ve hit the launch button on your Patreon page, you’re probably wondering what’s next. Launching your Patreon page means it’s now viewable to the public, so you can start getting the word out about your page and making money!

June 01, 2018

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!

June 01, 2018

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, 2018

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