Patreon powers membership businesses for creators

Membership allows
like you to have a direct relationship with your biggest fans, get recurring revenue for your work, and create on your own terms.

A meaningful revenue stream

Fans pay you a subscription amount of their choice in exchange for exclusive experiences & behind-the-scenes content.

Regain creative freedom

Predictable income from your patrons means you can create on your terms. No strings attached.

Over $350 million sent to creators

An average patron pays more on a monthly basis than consumers pay for Netflix, Spotify, or Amazon Prime.

Meet some Patreon creators

Kinda Funny is creating an independent production company and podcast network

5,440 patrons

We couldn’t do this without Patreon. […] Patreon takes away the level of guesswork that will actually allow you to strategically plan and grow your business.

Issa Rae Presents is creating Series, Films, Events

1,611 patrons

I first launched my Patreon page as a way to fund the content that we were putting out on a weekly basis. Now, we use Patreon as a membership program to not only fund content, but to hold local events and give supporters exclusive perks.

Zach Weinersmith is creating SMBC Comics and Books

3,342 patrons
$6,748.08 per month

It’s the most reliable and relaxing way to make a living for creators. Every other way to make money (ads, crowdfunding, merchandise, conventions…) is subject to seasonality and random fluctuations.

Peter Hollens is creating Music Videos

4,140 patrons

Patreon not only changed my life, but changed the lives of the people I employ, the 19 contractors and the full-time employees. Because of them, I’m able now to grow a digital media company and help foster this type of creation.

Cyrille Aimee is creating Songs and Music videos

131 patrons

To me, Patreon is the future of the music business. To cut out the middle man and make art accessible directly from the artist to the fan, is one of the beauties of internet.

Wait But Why is creating high-quality blog posts

3,479 patrons

Creating stuff online is still pretty new and the world hasn’t really figured out a good business model to make it sustainable. Patreon is the best solution to this problem that we’ve come across — a simple way for the people who really want to help support Wait But Why to do so.

Low, transparent fees

You keep 90%We keep 5%
Transaction fees average 5%

Your business, your way

Retain full control

Still want to run ads, do brand deals, or work with sponsors? Cool with us!

You own your content

There are no contracts to sign and you retain 100% ownership of your work. You made it, not us.

Rally your biggest fans

Meet, energize, and gain insights from your devoted following.

Full-time cheerleaders

Entire teams of experts dedicated to your success. Pompoms included.

We do the heavy lifting

You focus on creating. We’ll take on patron questions, payments, and more.

Only 5% fees? Really?


Monthly payments made effortless

  • We chase down declined payments
  • We shield you from chargebacks
  • We track patron history & value

Here when you need us

  • We handle patrons’ questions
  • We protect creators’ rights
  • We catch fraud before it hits your balance

Find out what you can earn

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*Estimate includes the 5% average transaction fee and the 5% Patreon fee.
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Get some questions answered

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What does Patreon do for creators outside of processing payments?
How is Patreon different from other platforms offering membership subscriptions?
Once I launch my membership, am I allowed to make changes later?

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