Film critic Scout Tafoya got a big surprise when comedian Patton Oswalt gave him a shout out on The Best Show podcast. To learn why Oswalt is so smitten by Scout Tafoya's series, The Unloved, read on.
When Christine McConnell's Netflix show got canceled, instead of wallowing in her sorrows, she got to work. To learn how the artist is funding her new show through membership, read on.
According to Spin magazine, Anthony Fantano is “today’s most successful music critic.” But it wasn't always that way. To learn about Fantano's journey from unpaid intern to "the internet's busiest music nerd," read on.
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.
Since creator burnout is real, we went to VidCon 2019 to see what video creators do to stay ahead of it. To see their tips on self-care, read on.
Don’t risk creator burnout! Here are six ways for you to snag a quick vacation without interrupting your creativity.
Learn how independence, authenticity, and business acumen amplify Dead End Hip Hop’s culture conversations.
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.
Kati Morton has a loyal and loving following both on and off Patreon. Find out how this licensed therapist, author, and YouTuber (and Patreon creator!) is making positive impact while making a living.
As the series finale quickly approaches, these GoT-focused Patreon creators can help you get your theories in order.
#BlackGirlMagic is all about celebrating dope, inspirational black women. To put our own spin on it, here are 10 black female-identifying Patreon creators who are making waves right on this very platform.
If you want to build a Patreon page that your fans will love, you need to give yourself the time to get clear on your goals, set up your page, and announce it to the world. This week-by-week launch guide for video creators will help you get started.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Attending SXSW this March and looking for a guide on how to survive the festival? This guide is for you!
Have you ever experienced creator burnout? Here are five things you can do to manage your stress and get back on track.
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.
We recently launched our Special Offer feature and are loving seeing creators' success with it! To help you get the most out of Special Offers, we put together a list of Patreon Special Offer best practices.
Today, singer Peter Hollens produces at least one new music video every other week for his 2 million YouTube subscribers, his 2 million Facebook followers, and hundreds of thousands of other fans on Instagram and Twitter.
Stefan Frandsen shares his love of social media, vlogs, and supporting creators on Patreon.
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!
Over 2,000 video creators make more than $1,000/mo each on Patreon. We dive into the best Patreon benefits those video creators offer so you can learn from their success.
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.
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…
Learn how William “Suede” DuFresne maintains a sustainable anime review business via his Patreon page, how he engages with fans, and what motivates his anime review audience.
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.
Our most successful creators consistently provide awesome content for their patrons. Patreon Lens is designed to help you do just that — share more content — easier.
Every creator wrestles with monetization, from the ‘when’ to the ‘how.’ In this article, we introduce you to the membership model—an effective, field-tested way for independent creators like you to drive predictable revenue for your creative work.
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.
We interviewed 8 YouTubers who are making a living from their channel beyond just ad revenue. The techniques we saw involved using video sponsorships, courses, 1-on-1 instruction, products, guides, and more.
Not sure how to deal with online trolls or negative comments in general? Kati Morton shares her tips as both a licensed therapist and online content creator.
Brandon Jones explains why it is more important for YouTube creators to cater to their fans than to corporate sponsors.
The creators of "The Great War" YouTube channel share their path to success and how their fans have come to be intimately involved the show's creation.
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 gaming…
In 2016, video producer Danny O'Dwyer lead his fans to Patreon, announcing that membership would allow his videos to remain ad-free. Within hours of launching, he was one of Patreon’s highest earning creators.
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.
If you don't want to spend a lot of money on ads, fear not. There are still a lot of great ways to make money online!
Meet a dynamic group of high-earning Patreon creators and learn more about their businesses. Get ready to be inspired!
One month ago, singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn was free from a label with an unreleased homemade album in its final stages, almost in the…
Have you ever wondered how other creators are using data to inform the content they create, the engagement of their their audience, and their future success? Read on to hear rich data insights from Patreon creator Steve Thorne from Flight Chops!
Within a matter of a few days, GameTrailers.com went from closing up shop to bringing in over $30,000 in monthly pledges from their fans using Patreon, under the new name, Easy Allies. Here, they share their story.
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