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Here, we’ll explore our Mailchimp integration’s main features, best practices on how you can use it, and how it fuels the virtuous marketing cycle.
Here are some tips for creators looking to build a warm and welcoming team culture.
We spoke with Fiverr’s Trisha Diamond, Travis Vengroff, and Kaitlin Statz, creators of Fool & Scholar Productions, to get some advice on outsourcing.
If the day-to-day management of your business is eating into the time you need to do your creative work, it’s time to think about scaling yourself.
A thoughtful budget that’s tailored to your specific goals and creative priorities can help you weather the ups and downs of cash flow, achieve financial independence, grow your business, and make the most of your work.
If you want to get a better grasp on tax deductions for independent creators and creative businesses, we hope these FAQs can help.
To help you think through what’s right for you, we’ve put together some info on common business structures creators use in the U.S.
Check out this recap of Patreon’s #OwnYourGrowth workshop series , where we explored actionable ways for creators to scale their creative businesses.
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 […]
Patreon's Stephan Brown shares strategies on building your social media brand and promoting your Patreon page on Instagram, Youtube, and TikTok.
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.
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.
Growing your membership globally with new currencies: Euros (€), British Pounds (£) and U.S. Dollars ($)
Read on to learn how to let your patrons pledge in Euros (€), British Pounds (£) or U.S. Dollars ($).
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
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.
Looking for advice on how to set up and monetize your live-stream? San Francisco based musician, Megan Slankard, has got you covered.
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.
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.
To help boost your creative spirits during the coronavirus pandemic, we’re sharing 10 inspiring ideas from Patreon Co-Founder and CEO, Jack Conte.
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).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Jack Conte talks about the future of creativity and empowering artists to have sustainable careers.
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.
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.
Singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza shares why she doesn’t really see Patreon as an artist to fan platform, but a human to human platform.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
No time? No worries! YouTuber, podcaster, and author Hannah Witton gave us her tried and true time management tips!.
Learn how the creators behind Crime Junkies and The Try Guys have found balance through creative independence.
Glen Henry gives us a behind the scenes look at the business of fatherhood.
As creators, we can't rely on social media for everything. Here's why you should start your mailing list today.
You might think that constantly creating content means never taking a break, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 5 tips for creating content on the go.
Learn how Patrick Hinds uses his obsession with true crime to power his Patreon backed podcast.
This Might Get Weird, But it Totally Works. How to Build a Tailored Patreon Site for Your Devoted Fans.
Does weird sell? If you ask these ladies it does! Here’s how to create your own weird, wonderful Patreon site to connect with your supporters.
The “Punch Up the Jam” podcast has hosts Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe remixing all your favorite pop hits. Find out how they used Patreon to grow their creative business.
Author Ksenia Anske shares how selling with love has helped her gain new patrons.
We talked to Patreon creator and marketing expert Suzanne Yada about how to successfully use social media ads.
Mastermind groups aren’t just for businesses — creatives can use the support, camaraderie, and brainstorming, too.