When we surveyed creators about the feature they want most on Patreon, a whopping 37% chose Early Access. While some creators have managed to figure out manual ways to give certain patron tiers access to content before everyone else, this process was messy and not sustainable.
Our new Early Access feature makes it easier than ever for you to reward your patrons with no extra content — you simply take the great stuff you’re already making and allow patrons to see it early before other fans.
The best thing about Early Access? It’s lucrative. Our research shows that offering Early Access to patrons is super correlated with high earnings and lower patron churn. In the coming weeks and months, Patreon U is digging into the data to bring you even more insights and best practices to help you make the most of our Early Access feature.
For now, check out this tutorial to get started.