Patreon powers membership businesses for creators

Finally, creators get what they deserve

In 2013, YouTube musician Jack Conte was looking for a solution to his problem: millions of people loved his videos, but only hundreds of dollars were hitting his bank account. This didn’t add up, so he drafted up an idea (hey, we’re Patreon) and brought it to his college roommate Sam Yam, now co-founder of Patreon. Now it’s 2019, and Patreon is the solution to this same problem for over 100k creators.

Patreon in numbers

2 million

monthly active patrons


monthly active creators

$300 million

creator earnings in 2018 alone (projected)


average patronage per patron


Creators are doubling their income annually

Meet our creators

Kinda Funny is creating an independent production company and podcast network

5,427 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

1,615 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

3,347 patrons
$6,750.76 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

4,141 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

3,484 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.

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