What creators are saying
"Patreon can help me strike a balance where I can still be creatively alive and not lose touch with myself as a musician and not lose touch with my audience and pay the bills, but also, you know, be present enough for my family when they need me the most."
Ani DiFranco, Musician
"Support through Patreon leaves us open to spend more time creating content that we can personally stand behind as opposed to creating material that we have to ensure appeals mainly to audiences where ads will sell. Patreon has allowed an independent creator like us to remain independent and free of industry influence."
Dead End Hip Hop, Video and Podcast Creators
"Working within the framework of a fan-based support system is life changing. It allows me to connect with the people directly that appreciate what I do and want to help keep it happening,"
Zola Jesus, Musician
"I’m choosing to do what I love doing and being compensated for that effort through Patreon. I’m able to go out and buy supplies for decorating my living room and make more money than I’ve ever made for doing that."
Christine McConnell, Video Creator
"My Patreon made it possible for me to not only reach my fans directly, but also to be able to afford to pursue my dreams. The reliable monthly income has made it possible for me to spend less time chasing checks and more time creating."
Mikki Kendall, Writer
"Patreon is the most consistent thing happening in my creative journey. It gives me access to my supporters so I can build a relationship that focuses on depth. As a father of four I’m glad that I can rely on this hard working company whose goal is to see creatives win!"
Glenn Henry, Beleaf In Fatherhood, Video Creator
What is Patreon?
Patreon helps you build direct relationships with your most engaged fans. You offer them benefits like exclusive content, community, or insight into your creative process in exchange for a monthly subscription.
Connect with your audience directly in an ad-free and troll-free environment. Enjoy healthier, kinder, more meaningful interactions.
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.
Generate predictable income from your work through members who pay you a monthly subscription.
What can I offer my community on Patreon?
There are many ways to delight your fans and every creator does this in their own way. Choose a few of the ideas below, or invent your own.
- Public shoutout
- Name in credits
- Social media follow
- Audience feedback
- Group chats
- Patron-only shows
- Tribe Name
- Fan-fan connection
- Loyalty gifts
- Posts & updates
- Early access
- Extra episodes
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