If you’re a creator on Patreon (or thinking about becoming one), you have come to the right place. At Patreon U, you’ll learn all the necessary steps to get you on the right track to earning a sustainable income on Patreon.
Been a creator on Patreon for a while now? Yay — we’re happy to have you, too. Feel free to skip around to different sections to find valuable tips and resources to help you maximize your earnings on Patreon and keep you and your patrons excited.
Got this far and still not sure why Patreon exists? Prepare to be inspired by our CEO, Jack Conte in the video below.
Great — now that we're all on the same page, let's take you through a couple steps to ensure you have everything you need to grow your creative career with Patreon.
Step 1: Get to know Patreon
What is Patreon? Patreon powers membership businesses for creators of all kinds with established followings, and we love doing it. In the Patreon 101 section, you’ll find all the information you need to decide if Patreon is the right fit for your creative career and business. From financial tools to feature how-tos, Patreon 101 is a great place to start, before you get started.
Step 2: Start building your Patreon page
Here at Patreon, we come to work every day excited to help creators like you achieve their goals. We’ve built a platform that will empower you to turn your most passionate fans into patrons, and while we try to make the process easy, it can take a little time to get it just right. Head over to the Building Your Page section for everything you need to know so you can set up your page successfully before publishing and launching it to the public.
Step 3: Launch your Patreon page
When you’re ready to start spreading the news and debut your new membership business to the world, we’ll be here every step of the way. Ready to start shouting from the proverbial rooftops? Check out the Launching Your Page section of Patreon U for best practices on promoting your page.
There are over 100,000 creators using Patreon to grow their creative businesses, and you could be one of them. It takes more than simply setting up your page, though. In the Growing Your Membership Business section of Patreon U, we walk you through all the resources we have — and the tips and tricks we’ve learned in five years of business — to help you be successful.
Step 5: Live the life of a creator
We know creating your art is where your heart is — that’s where your energies and focus are most needed. If we had to guess, we’d assume your passion thrives in creative moments, not when you’re working on the business strategies to promote your projects. It’s a balance, and it can be a tricky one. Patreon U is creating a corner of our community where creators can come together and talk shop, get encouragement and motivation, and work through some of the more challenging aspects of Life As A Creator. We know it can be a grind — and a long one. Visit this section when you need a boost from your peers and us Patreon folks who believe in you.
Step 6: Get more help
If you’re ever unsure of the process, features, or tools we offer here at Patreon, remember you can always ask for help. We’ve literally got a team of really nice, knowledgeable people waiting to hear from you.
Feeling excited? Us too. Go forth and make some kick-ass creative goodness.