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Patreon at SXSW: Day Three at the House of Creativity
We wrapped up our SXSW residency on Rainey Street with more creator-centric panels featuring podcast and other industry experts. Plus, Jack welcomed Amanda Palmer and Ben Folds on stage to talk about how creators can engage with their communities.
Erica Hawkins
Patreon at SXSW: Day Two at the House of Creativity
Day 2 of SXSW was magic: we hosted five panels and performances onsite at the #HouseOfCreativity before the sun went down, and across town, Jack brought down another house. At night, six artists took the stage for a must-see musical showcase. Read on!
Erica Hawkins
Patreon at SXSW: Day One at the House of Creativity
Patreon is in Austin, Texas, for SXSW and we're recapping all the festival fun happening at our #HouseOfCreativity on Rainey Street. Day One featured The Try Guys, Hannahlyze This, and memorable music from industry icons.
Erica Hawkins
Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned about Fighting Bias with Content
Curious about how cognitive bias impacts content creation? We sat in on a panel David Dylan Thomas (of Think Company) hosted at SXSW, and took notes on how our cognitive biases seep into everything we create.
Erica Hawkins
Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned at So, You Think You Can Podcast?
Want to know what makes a podcast so successful? A panel of experts met in Austin, TX, and laid out the five fundamentals at a hot SXSW panel. Don't worry, we took all the notes and are sharing them with you.
Erica Hawkins
Patreon at SXSW: Steps to Launching and Growing a Membership Business
Want to launch a membership business but don't know how? Our Creator Partnerships Lead, Alexis Gay, gives you steps for success in this SXSW session.
Erica Hawkins
10 Can't-Miss SXSW Panels for Creators
With countless options to absorb all things film, music, and more - where do you start with SXSW panels? We know that scheduling the perfect panel programming agenda ain't easy, so we’ve done the work for you.
Erica Hawkins
Looking for what to do at SXSW? Join Patreon’s House of Creativity for panels and performances from groundbreaking creators.
Patreon is heading to SXSW and showcasing creator panels, live performances, and more at our House of Creativity. Get all the details in this post and we'll see you in Austin!
Valerie Veteto
Our 5 Favorite Meetups for Creators at SXSW 2019
Interested in collaborating, co-mingling, and getting to know other creators just like you while at SXSW? Check out our list of meetups for creators!
Erica Hawkins
Ultimate 2019 SXSW Survival Guide for Creators
Attending SXSW this March and looking for a guide on how to survive the festival? This guide is for you!
Erica Hawkins
Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress
Have you ever experienced creator burnout? Here are five things you can do to manage your stress and get back on track.
Daisy Barringer
16 Patreon Rewards for Streamers to Offer Their Viewers
Want to supplement your Twitch income or monetize your stream? Read on to see top Patreon rewards for streamers to offer their audiences in exchange for monthly support.
Olivia Seitz
How to Monetize a YouTube Channel: 12 Tactics the Whiskey Tribe Used to Reach Nearly $20k/mo on Patreon
Whiskey Tribe is known for their deep knowledge of whiskey and online shenanigans. Learn their top 12 tips and tricks for monetizing a YouTube channel.
Olivia Seitz
How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer
We think you creators deserve a raise, and we want to help you get one. That’s why we’re here to tell you about an exciting strategy that…
Christine Donaldson
How Peter Hollens Went From A Cappella Nerd To Internet Stardom
You might not recognize his name, but chances are, you’ve heard Peter Hollens before. No—you didn’t hear him on the radio. And he wasn’t on…
Madison Kahn
Inside the Mind of a Patron
Ever since Stefan Frandsen was a kid, he was obsessed with technology. Computers were primitive 40 years ago, when Frandsen was born, but…
Madison Kahn
3 Strategies Matt Hamlin Used to Get Over 340,000 Subscribers on YouTube
With 340,000+ followers, Matt is someone who knows how to get subscribers on YouTube. His success, however, didn’t happen overnight. Read more about his story!
Olivia Seitz
The 18 Best Patreon Rewards Video Creators Can Offer
Over 2,000 video creators make more than $1,000/mo each on Patreon. We dive into the best Patreon rewards those video creators offer so you can learn from their success.
Olivia Seitz
What Affects How Much I Can Make on Patreon? (With Examples from Top Earners)
We're sometimes asked, "How much can I make on Patreon?" We can’t look into a crystal ball and predict the future. But we can tell you what factors influence your earning potential.
Olivia Seitz
Creative Freedom: Why the ‘Great War’ Creators Are Going Independent for World War II
The Great War is a phenomenon. From July 28, 2014 — the centennial anniversary of World War I — to today, the Great War team has published…
Olivia Seitz
YouTube and Patreon: How Suede Earns $3k/mo with Less Than 10k Subscribers
In 2015, William “Suede” DuFresne was underemployed and desperate for work.He’d been making reviews of anime and Pokemon on YouTube  since…
Olivia Seitz
From Financial Distress to Monthly Income: Jack Lowe's Journey as an Independent Creator
Four months after he thought he'd reached his breaking point, photographer Jack Lowe found a way to product consistent monthly revenue from his fan base. Here's how he did it.
Olivia Seitz
Patreon Lens: How 5 Creators Are Giving Patrons Behind the Scenes Access to Their Work and Life
Here’s something we’ve found in our years working with creators: Our most successful creators consistently provide awesome content for their…
Olivia Seitz
5 Steps to Predictable, Monthly Income for Any Creator with an Audience
"If I could quit my job and have more time, I could make this a full-time business." "Is creating this volume of content worth it for the…
Olivia Seitz
How to Get More YouTube Subscribers: 20 YouTubers Share Their Story
Not sure how to get people to subscribe to your YouTube channel? Over 20 successful Patreon YouTubers share their tips for growing a channel's subscriber list from zero to over 1,000.
Cody Slingerland
How to Make Money on YouTube (8 Examples from Successful YouTubers)
If you have a loyal subscriber base on YouTube but have struggled to earn money through advertising revenue, it may feel like you have no…
Cody Slingerland
Youtuber and licensed therapist Kati Morton on how to care for your mental and emotional health as a content creator
Kati Morton  is a licensed therapist. And—with 240,000 YouTube subscribers —she’s also a prolific content creator. Kati knows the unbridled…
Olivia Seitz
Why YouTubers Should Obsess Over Their Fans, Not Fancy Equipment: Lessons from Easy Allies’ Success
When Brandon Jones and his fellow video game reviewers lost their corporate sponsorship and most of their funding, he thought they’d lose…
EJ Brown
How ‘The Great War’ Co-creates Its Hit YouTube Show with the Help of a 700,000+ Member Audience
“It will be a great idea to start a Youtube Channel covering just World War I!” Said no one ever. That is, up until May of 2014, when Indy…
Nathan Collier
How Kinda Funny Built the Most Engaged Community on Patreon
In January of 2015, four video game vets quit their long-held day jobs at IGN to collectively work on a new project focused on nerdy…
Ellie MacBride
How Danny O’Dwyer is Using Membership to Run his Video Production Business
Danny O’Dwyer has been making internet videos with his friends since before YouTube was popular. It all started as a means to an end for…
Christine Donaldson
Don’t Miss These 7 Creators at VidCon 2017
Each year in June, thousands of video creators, industries, and passionate fans gather in sunny Anaheim, California for the world’s largest…
Ellie MacBride
9 Ways to Make Money on YouTube Without Ads
For the second time in less than a year, YouTube has made policy changes that have shaken its community of creators by directly affecting…
Sean Baeyens
These 35 Creators Earned Over $150,000 Each on Patreon in 2016 – Meet Them!
Finally, ”starving” and “artist” no longer need to be joined at the hip. Patreon is, hands down, the best place for creators to get paid. In…
Taryn Arnold
How Nataly Dawn Increased Her Patronage From $1.5k to $6k in 30 Days
One month ago, singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn was free from a label with an unreleased homemade album in it’s final stages, almost in the…
Taryn Arnold
How Flight Chops Uses Data to Run His Business
Have you ever wondered how other creators are using data to inform the content they create, the engagement of their their audience, and…
Maura Church
How Easy Allies Became One of the Highest Earning Creators Overnight
After thirteen years, longstanding game review site GameTrailers.com was forced to shut down and nine remaining employees told to leave…
Ellie MacBride
5 Reasons to Live Stream with Your Audience
The number one way to expand your audience is to connect with them. The best method for this is face-to-face interaction, but you obviously…
Cy Hossain
Creating An Engaged Fan Base: Creator 101 with Peter Hollens
This is the first post of our Creator 101 series by musician Peter Hollens. My name is Peter Hollens. I’ve built an entire career online…
Taryn Arnold