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We Screwed up and We’re Sorry: More Context on the Billing Section of Our Recent Product Update

We’re here to say we’re sorry. Sometimes, intent doesn’t match up with impact, and our recent blog post, which was meant to keep you informed about future product updates, didn’t land well–specifically the part about how and when patrons are billed. Join an “Ask Me Anything” with our CEO Jack Conte and members of Patreon’s […]

January 22, 2021

2020 Year-in-Review, and a Peek Into 2021

[UPDATE] With this blog post, our intention was to give you an early look at future product updates but we ended up causing confusion and frustration. We’re sorry about this, and you can read our response here. 2020 was challenging to say the least. Everyone has had to adapt to new ways of living and […]

January 21, 2021

A secure new way to share podcast feeds on Patreon, with Acast.

Patreon is taking a big step forward for the podcast community with the launch of our integration with Acast, the world’s biggest podcast company.

November 11, 2020

Growing Pains

Here's what we're doing to fix the recent performance issues at Patreon.com.

October 06, 2020

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

Create on Your Terms with Your Community

The best way to fund the creative class is to build a global network, on creator-friendly terms, where exclusive content and community can grow and develop. And we're doing just that.

September 01, 2020Jack Conte

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

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

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 3: Creating Magic for your Newest Patrons

Want to learn more about what we're doing to make Patreon better for your patrons? Check out the final installment of our product series, Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons.

December 09, 2019

Product Principles at Patreon

It’s an honor helping creators of all kinds gain financial freedom and creative independence with the help of the tools we build. Learn about our philosophies and principles from our Head of Product, Wyatt Jenkins.

October 24, 2019Wyatt Jenkins

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

A New Way to Share Exclusive Video on Patreon with Vimeo

Exclusive video is a powerful way to keep your patrons coming back for more. Introducing Patreon's new Vimeo integration, which makes posting secure video just for your patrons easier than ever.

August 15, 2019

Announcing image galleries in posts

Introducing image galleries in Patreon posts. Start sharing multiple images with your patrons today.

July 30, 2019

Build the membership business that’s right for your patrons with Patreon Pro

Want to know how Patreon Pro can help you increase the earnings of your membership business? Read on to take a deep dive into Patreon's new creator plan, Patreon Pro.

June 26, 2019

What can Patreon Premium do for my creative business?

Wondering what our new creator plan Patreon Premium can do for your creative business? Read on to find out.

May 21, 2019

Wondering about Patreon Lite and how to use it? Read on.

Curious about what's offered in the new creator plan, Patreon Lite? Read on to decide if it's the right choice for your creative business.

May 07, 2019

New Look, New Navigation

Patreon debuts a lighter, brighter look that features a more accessible design and lays the foundation for future features that let creators customize their pages even more.

March 07, 2019Ben Domanico

Six Ways to Promote Your Patreon Special Offer to Patrons and Fans

We share 6 great examples of how to promote a Special Offer on Patreon for increased fan engagement.

January 04, 2019Kate Holt

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

Artist Turns Authentic Exclusivity Into Special Offer Success

Marshall Short of PrintableHeros explains how he utilizes special offers to offer exclusive benefits to his patrons on Patreon.

November 14, 2018Kate Holt

Super Busy Singer Finds Success with Special Offers

Singer and songwriter Rebecca Loebe shares how she utilized Patreon's Special Offer feature to gain new patrons.

November 14, 2018Kate Holt

Special Offer Success That’s Out of This World

Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter shares how Patreon's Special Offer feature helped his community and earnings grow.

November 14, 2018Kate Holt

Improvements to making posts on Patreon

It’s now easier for you to control which patrons see your posts. We also made a bunch of improvements to the mobile posting experience.

October 24, 2018Christine Donaldson

5 new features for connecting with your current and potential patrons

The latest Patreon updates make it easier than ever for creators to connect with current and future fans.

August 08, 2018Christine Donaldson

Ditch the spreadsheets and go create!

Now, the benefits you owe to patrons will automatically appear in a digital to-do list so you can easily keep track of all your deliverables. This will help win back the hours you used to spend in spreadsheets so you can get back to creating.

June 19, 2018Christine Donaldson

Bring your patrons behind the scenes

Announcing 2 exciting new updates to Lens: Comments and Exclusive Access Since Lens launched earlier this year, creators have used it to show patrons what it’s like to record a YouTube video, a podcast, or a song – to illustrate a comic, write a novel, or construct a set. With short videos that you can […]

June 19, 2018Johnny Winston

Five new features to help you better connect with your patrons

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

May 02, 2018Christine Donaldson

Introducing the App Directory

Patreon helps creators access the benefits employees in large organizations have access to: professional tools, healthcare, a 401k. We’ve teamed up with an exciting list of partner companies that are also committed to helping creators make a living.

April 04, 2018Christine Donaldson

Introducing Lens on Web

After launching Lens just last month, we’ve already seen creators share tons of incredible content with their patrons. Today, we’re making it even easier for patrons to go behind the scenes with the launch of Lens on web!

February 27, 2018Johnny Winston

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

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."

February 02, 2018Johnny Winston

We messed up. We’re sorry, and we’re not rolling out the fees change.

On May 7, 2019, we debuted new creator plans. Learn more now. Creators and Patrons, We’ve heard you loud and clear. We’re not going to rollout the changes to our payments system that we announced last week. We still have to fix the problems that those changes addressed, but we’re going to fix them in […]

December 13, 2017Jack Conte

We’re Updating Patreon’s Fee Structure. Here’s Why.

On May 7, 2019, we debuted new creator plans. Learn more now. Important Update 12/13/17 | Please see our most recent update regarding service fees: We messed up. We’re sorry, and we’re not rolling out the fees change. We will not be rolling out the changes as described below. In order to continue our mission of funding […]

December 07, 2017

Patreon Powers Membership Across the Web

Introducing the new Creator App Directory and Developer Portal! We’re making it easy to connect all of your communities and favorite tools with Patreon so that you can run one streamlined membership business.

October 23, 2017Tal Raviv

Don’t Miss These 7 Creators at VidCon 2017

Over the years, VidCon has become the place for creators to learn from the experts, meet others in the industry, and connect with heaps of adoring fans. Don't miss these creators at VidCon 2017.

June 19, 2017Ellie MacBride

Patreon’s New Features: Tools to Run Your Membership Business

Running a business as an artist can be challenging at times. Luckily, Patreon has added several new tools to our platform to help make running your business easier.

June 14, 2017Taryn Arnold

Meet Patreon Creators At MoCCA’s Creator Alley!

Patreon is joining the 2019 MoCCA festival with two of our creators. Come say hello!

March 22, 2017Carly Rose

Drink N’ Draw with Portland Indie Game Squad & Patreon at Design Week Portland

We are thrilled to join Portland Design Week with Patreon creator Portland Indie Game Squad for a night of local-made games and art!

March 14, 2017Carly Rose

Play Indie Games with Danny O’Dwyer at GDC’s The Mix Showcase

Join us during GDC week at The Mix Showcase, featuring No Clip creator Danny O’Dwyer! At every GDC for the last 6 years, The Mix Showcase celebrates the coolest indie games from around the world. Patreon creator Danny O’Dwyer will be hosting the Twitch livestream from the event sharing selected games. Come meet Danny, the […]

February 21, 2017Carly Rose

Introducing New Patron Profiles

Being a patron is something to be proud of. That’s why we decided to build patrons a beautiful new profile to showcase the creators they support, their comments, and the posts they like.

December 07, 2016Taryn Arnold

See How Podomatic Can Help You Monetize Your Podcast on Patreon

Patreon is partnering with Podomatic to help you make waves in the podcasting community, easily monetize your business, and build a network with fans.

October 05, 2016Christine Donaldson

Patreon and Discord Have Officially Joined Forces

Creators, celebrate; the wait is over! Patreon just leveled up by officially launching our integration with Discord, a free, all-in-one voice and text chat service, loved by gamers, musicians, YouTubers, and podcasters worldwide. Since Discord announced our coming partnership, we’ve see an outpour of excitement that looks a bit like this: Dear all of you […]

September 13, 2016Christine Donaldson

Rejoice — You Can Now Organize Your Posts with Tags!

Until now, organizing your content on Patreon has been a pain point, and your patrons have had to hunt for specific posts in a fury of infinite scrolling. This is no way to share and consume content.   We’ve been listening to all your great feedback and we’ve found a way to help you and your […]

August 23, 2016Taryn Arnold

How TubeBuddy Helps Promote your Patreon Page on YouTube

Trying to figure out how to redirect new fans to your Patreon page after watching your older YouTube videos? We built a tool for that.

August 22, 2016Christine Donaldson

How to Get the Most Out of Your Patreon Dashboard

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

August 12, 2016Taryn Arnold

VidCon 2016 Recap: Backstage at the Patreon Creator Lounge

Did you miss VidCon this year? Fear not, we’re bringing you backstage in this VidCon 2016 recap. VidCon is truly a spectacle to experience and behold. Bigger-than-life creators and Youtube personalities, all jam-packed and bursting at the seams in the Anaheim Convention Center, for a weekend of panels, booths and of course, parties. Among the noise and […]

July 07, 2016Carly Rose

Building Your Patreon Page Just Got 10x Easier

We're always working to make it easier for creators to get started with Patreon. Our new preview links, in-page editor, and onboarding help make building a Patreon page easier than ever before.

July 01, 2016Taryn Arnold

16 Creators You Shouldn’t Miss at VidCon

Now that you know how to get organized for VidCon, it’s time to talk about the real stars: the creators. There will be TONS of creators gracing the stages and halls of VidCon, but we’ve picked 16 of the ones we refuse to let you miss this year. From talented songwriters to quirky artists. this […]

June 21, 2016Louisamay Hanrahan

Patreon at Playlist Live 2016

This year, Patreon went to Playlist Live… and it was awesome. Hi! I’m Christine and I work on the Creator Discovery team here at Patreon. Last week, I had the incredible opportunity to band up with several of my teammates and fly across the country to Playlist Live Orlando! We set up an amazing creator lounge with […]

May 04, 2016Carly Rose