Change the way art is valued

Let your most passionate fans support your creative work via monthly membership.

Search the 150,000+ creators on Patreon

What’s Patreon?

On Patreon, you can let your fans become active participants in the work they love by offering them a monthly membership. You give them access to exclusive content, community, and insight into your creative process. In exchange, you get the freedom to do your best work, and the stability you need to build an independent creative career.

Develop a recurring income stream

Stop rolling the dice of ad revenue and per-stream payouts. Get recurring income through monthly payments from your patrons.

“The reliable monthly income has made it possible for me to spend less time chasing checks and more time creating.”

Take back creative control

Create what you want and what your audience loves. You don’t have to conform to popular taste or the constraints of ad-based monetization models.

“Twenty years into my career, I realize I’ve been scattering my creativity and energy, chasing the approval of algorithms or network executives.”

Build a direct, meaningful connection with your audience

No ads, no trolls, no algorithms. Enjoy direct access and deeper conversations with the people who matter the most.

“With Patreon, it’s not about likes and views, you can really connect with your fans, ignore the haters and focus on the positive. I’d rather have 300 patrons than 3 million Instagram followers.”

It’s easier than you think

There are many ways to delight your fans and every creator can find their own. Choose a few of the ideas below, or invent new ones.

See how other creators use Patreon

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Are you ready to take back control?