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When YouTube stood between YaBoyRoshi and their community, they took their community to Patreon

When YouTube stood between YaBoyRoshi and their community, they took their community to Patreon

Matt St. John

After YouTube shut down their channel for three months, here's how YaBoyRoshi is bouncing back.

Top Patreon Games of 2020

Top Patreon Games of 2020

Matt St. John

We put together a list of some of the top games and gaming content creators on Patreon.

Why Film-critic Scout Tafoya Sees Beauty In Unloved Cinema

Why Film-critic Scout Tafoya Sees Beauty In Unloved Cinema

Matt St. John

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.

How Gabbie Hanna Makes Her Multipassionate Career Work

How Gabbie Hanna Makes Her Multipassionate Career Work

Jasmine Williams

Gabbie Hanna is a singer-songwriter, YouTube content creator, MTV personality, author, and that’s not all. We caught up with Hanna to learn how she transformed vine success into a multifaceted career.

Christine McConnell’s Pivot from Netflix to Membership

Christine McConnell’s Pivot from Netflix to Membership

Muriel Vega

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.

How Anthony Fantano Went From Radio Intern to the Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd””

How Anthony Fantano Went From Radio Intern to the Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd””

Matt St. John

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."

Hannah Witton is Here to Show Us How to Manage Time

Hannah Witton is Here to Show Us How to Manage Time

Patreon

No time? No worries! YouTuber, podcaster, and author Hannah Witton gave us her tried and true time management tips!.

A Quick Guide to Finding Balance and Creative Independence

A Quick Guide to Finding Balance and Creative Independence

Nicole Ortiz

Learn how the creators behind Crime Junkies and The Try Guys have found balance through creative independence.

6 tips about self-care from creators at VidCon 2019

6 tips about self-care from creators at VidCon 2019

Matt St. John

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.

Need a Break? Here are 6 Ways Creators Can Take a Mini Vacation!

Need a Break? Here are 6 Ways Creators Can Take a Mini Vacation!

Amanda Derrick

Don’t risk creator burnout! Here are six ways for you to snag a quick vacation without interrupting your creativity.

Here Comes Another Dead End Hip Hop Conversation

Here Comes Another Dead End Hip Hop Conversation

Erica Campbell

Learn how independence, authenticity, and business acumen amplify Dead End Hip Hop’s culture conversations.

16 Patreon Rewards for Streamers to Offer Their Viewers

16 Patreon Rewards for Streamers to Offer Their Viewers

Olivia Seitz

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.

How Licensed Therapist Kati Morton Uses Her Platform for Good

How Licensed Therapist Kati Morton Uses Her Platform for Good

Leanna Lee

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.

Who Will Sit on the Iron Throne? These Game of Thrones Pages Share Predictions

Who Will Sit on the Iron Throne? These Game of Thrones Pages Share Predictions

Muriel Vega

As the series finale quickly approaches, these GoT-focused Patreon creators can help you get your theories in order.

#BlackGirlMagic: 10 Patreon Creators Who Inspire Us Daily

#BlackGirlMagic: 10 Patreon Creators Who Inspire Us Daily

Jasmine Williams

#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.

The Video Creator’s Guide for Launching on Patreon

The Video Creator’s Guide for Launching on Patreon

Jasmine Williams

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.

Patreon at SXSW: Day Three at the House of Creativity

Patreon at SXSW: Day Three at the House of Creativity

Erica Campbell

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.

Patreon at SXSW: Day Two at the House of Creativity

Patreon at SXSW: Day Two at the House of Creativity

Erica Campbell

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 at SXSW: Day One at the House of Creativity

Patreon at SXSW: Day One at the House of Creativity

Erica Campbell

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.

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned about Fighting Bias with Content

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned about Fighting Bias with Content

Erica Campbell

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.

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned at So, You Think You Can Podcast?

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned at So, You Think You Can Podcast?

Erica Campbell

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.

Patreon at SXSW: Steps to Launching and Growing a Membership Business

Patreon at SXSW: Steps to Launching and Growing a Membership Business

Erica Campbell

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.

10 Can’t-Miss SXSW Panels for Creators

10 Can’t-Miss SXSW Panels for Creators

Erica Campbell

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.

Looking for what to do at SXSW? Join Patreon’s House of Creativity for panels and performances from groundbreaking creators.

Looking for what to do at SXSW? Join Patreon’s House of Creativity for panels and performances from groundbreaking creators.

Valerie Veteto

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!

Our 5 Favorite Meetups for Creators at SXSW 2019

Our 5 Favorite Meetups for Creators at SXSW 2019

Erica Campbell

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!

Ultimate 2019 SXSW Survival Guide for Creators

Ultimate 2019 SXSW Survival Guide for Creators

Erica Campbell

Attending SXSW this March and looking for a guide on how to survive the festival? This guide is for you!

Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress

Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress

Daisy Barringer

Have you ever experienced creator burnout? Here are five things you can do to manage your stress and get back on track.

How to Monetize a YouTube Channel: 12 Tactics the Whiskey Tribe Used to Reach Nearly $20k/mo on Patreon

How to Monetize a YouTube Channel: 12 Tactics the Whiskey Tribe Used to Reach Nearly $20k/mo on Patreon

Olivia Seitz

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.

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

Christine Donaldson

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.

How Peter Hollens Went From A Cappella Nerd To Internet Stardom

How Peter Hollens Went From A Cappella Nerd To Internet Stardom

Madison Kahn

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.

Inside the Mind of a Patron

Inside the Mind of a Patron

Madison Kahn

Stefan Frandsen shares his love of social media, vlogs, and supporting creators on Patreon.

3 Strategies Matt Hamlin Used to Get Over 340,000 Subscribers on YouTube

3 Strategies Matt Hamlin Used to Get Over 340,000 Subscribers on YouTube

Olivia Seitz

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!

The 18 Best Patreon Benefits Video Creators Can Offer

The 18 Best Patreon Benefits Video Creators Can Offer

Olivia Seitz

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.

What Affects How Much I Can Make on Patreon? (With Examples from Top Earners)

What Affects How Much I Can Make on Patreon? (With Examples from Top Earners)

Olivia Seitz

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."

Creative Freedom: Why the ‘Great War’ Creators Are Going Independent for World War II

Creative Freedom: Why the ‘Great War’ Creators Are Going Independent for World War II

Olivia Seitz

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 a weekly video chronicling a week’s worth of WWI history. The results are posted to YouTube, and viewers get to experience the Great War — week-by-week ‘in real […]

YouTube and Patreon: How Suede Earns $3k/mo with Less Than 10k Subscribers

YouTube and Patreon: How Suede Earns $3k/mo with Less Than 10k Subscribers

Olivia Seitz

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.

From Financial Distress to Monthly Income: Jack Lowe’s Journey as an Independent Creator

From Financial Distress to Monthly Income: Jack Lowe’s Journey as an Independent Creator

Olivia Seitz

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.

Patreon Lens: How 5 Creators Are Giving Patrons Behind the Scenes Access to Their Work and Life

Patreon Lens: How 5 Creators Are Giving Patrons Behind the Scenes Access to Their Work and Life

Olivia Seitz

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.

5 Steps to Predictable, Monthly Income for Any Creator with an Audience

5 Steps to Predictable, Monthly Income for Any Creator with an Audience

Olivia Seitz

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.

How to Get More YouTube Subscribers: 20 YouTubers Share Their Story

How to Get More YouTube Subscribers: 20 YouTubers Share Their Story

Cody Slingerland

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.

How to Make Money on YouTube (8 Examples from Successful YouTubers)

How to Make Money on YouTube (8 Examples from Successful YouTubers)

Cody Slingerland

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.

YouTuber and licensed therapist Kati Morton on how to care for your mental and emotional health as a content creator

YouTuber and licensed therapist Kati Morton on how to care for your mental and emotional health as a content creator

Olivia Seitz

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.

Why YouTubers Should Obsess Over Their Fans, Not Fancy Equipment: Lessons from Easy Allies’ Success

Why YouTubers Should Obsess Over Their Fans, Not Fancy Equipment: Lessons from Easy Allies’ Success

EJ Brown

Brandon Jones explains why it is more important for YouTube creators to cater to their fans than to corporate sponsors.

How ‘The Great War’ Co-creates Its Hit YouTube Show with the Help of a 700,000+ Member Audience

How ‘The Great War’ Co-creates Its Hit YouTube Show with the Help of a 700,000+ Member Audience

Nathan Collier

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."

How Kinda Funny Built the Most Engaged Community on Patreon

How Kinda Funny Built the Most Engaged Community on Patreon

Ellie MacBride

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 culture with a touch of comedy. They called the project Kinda Funny. At the helm stood Greg Miller, a transplant from Chicago with a journalism degree and a commanding […]

How Danny O’Dwyer is Using Membership to Run his Video Production Business

How Danny O’Dwyer is Using Membership to Run his Video Production Business

Christine Donaldson

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.

Don’t Miss These 7 Creators at VidCon 2017

Don’t Miss These 7 Creators at VidCon 2017

Ellie MacBride

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.

9 Ways to Make Money on YouTube Without Ads

9 Ways to Make Money on YouTube Without Ads

Sean Baeyens

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!

These 34 Creators Earned Over $150,000 Each on Patreon in 2016 – Meet Them!

These 34 Creators Earned Over $150,000 Each on Patreon in 2016 – Meet Them!

Taryn Arnold

Meet a dynamic group of high-earning Patreon creators and learn more about their businesses. Get ready to be inspired!

How Nataly Dawn Increased Her Patronage From $1.5k to $6k in 30 Days

How Nataly Dawn Increased Her Patronage From $1.5k to $6k in 30 Days

Taryn Arnold

One month ago, singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn was free from a label with an unreleased homemade album in its final stages, almost in the hands of her long-time fans. Dawn’s career has been lengthy and compelling; she’s been signed to labels, conquered the world of YouTube music (both solo and as half of Pomplamoose, alongside husband […]