COMING SOON

NEW

CREATOR

PLANS

No changes for current creators on Patreon

We’re announcing new creator plans, which will be available later this spring. Current creators on Patreon will see no change to the fees they pay or the features they have, unless they are interested in some of the new stuff we’re launching!

Patreon has grown, and our community of creators has grown with us. We now serve so many different types of creators, from a painter with 100 fans to a creative business with 100k fans and a staff of 25. This allows us to tailor our offerings to different types of creators. We’re also introducing new payment processing rates for future creators, including a new low rate for payments of $3 or less.

These changes will help us invest in the features and services all our creators depend on, and create a strong and independent Patreon that creators can build their businesses on for decades to come.

Here’s a peek into the future of Patreon.

We started by talking to thousands of creators about what they want and need—through surveys, roundtables, meetups, focus groups, and 1:1 conversations. Creator feedback was instrumental in shaping these plans.

Creators who launch on Patreon before the plans become available will have founder’s status, and will automatically be enrolled in the Pro plan, with their current pricing.

Patreon Lite

This plan is for future creators who want a simple option to launch a membership without tiers and benefits that they can get up and running within minutes. This plan has no tiers; just a creator page with a ‘Become a Patron” button that allows patrons to enter any amount they wish.

Patreon Pro

This plan includes everything Patreon creators have today plus some new perks! It’s for creators who want more tools to build and grow a thriving membership. All creators on Patreon before the plans launch automatically get this plan at their current pricing.

Patreon Premium

This plan is for established creative businesses with a large following who need advanced features and a higher level of service. Premium will have limited availability at launch. If you’re interested in Premium, you can sign up to be notified when it launches.

Patreon Lite

Just the basics

Simple tools to set up recurring support from your audience.

Includes:

Hosted creator page

Hosted creator page

Patreon workshops

Patreon workshops

Patron communication tools

Patron communication tools

“Our patrons support us because they want us to keep releasing our video game. They’re not super motivated by a huge list of benefits, so we don’t need multiple tiers. We just offer a single level of support and patrons can choose the amount. This works great for us.”
TARN & ZACH, BAY12 GAMES
Video game creators
“I ran a Special Offer to celebrate my first year on Patreon. I increased my number of patrons by 184% and earnings by 174%!”
LILY MUNN
Portrait artist

Patreon Pro

All the tools to master membership

Build a thriving membership business that provides meaningful income for you and a rewarding experience for your patrons.

Includes everything in Lite, plus:

Membership tiers

Membership tiers

NEW

Creator-led workshops

NEW

Creator-led workshops

Analytics and Insights

Analytics and Insights

Special Offer promo tool

Special Offer promo tool

Unlimited app integrations

Unlimited app integrations

NEW

Priority customer support

NEW

Priority customer support

Patreon Premium

Personal service and advanced features

Dedicated coaching and support for established creators and creative businesses, plus premium features that save time and reward patrons.

Includes everything in Pro, plus:

Dedicated Partner Manager

Dedicated Partner Manager

Team Accounts

Team Accounts

Merch for Membership

Merch for Membership

Premium will have limited availability at launch. Sign up to be notified when it’s available.
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“Having that personal connection with a go-to person familiar with our organization and our goals has helped us tremendously. Early knowledge of new features has allowed us to plan ahead for the future of our premium service and receive special help.”

Payment processing rates for future creators, with new low rate for small pledges!

Future creators will choose one of the plans above, and will have new payment processing rates, including a special low rate for small pledges. Pledges of $3 or less will use the new micropayment rate of 5% + 10 cents per successful payment. This really boosts the power of smaller pledges, with a much bigger percentage reaching the creator. Pledges over $3 will use the new industry-standard rate of 2.9% plus 30 cents per successful payment. For all payments from patrons outside the US using PayPal there is an additional 1% surcharge. These rates are for future creators only. Creators who launch on Patreon before these changes will keep their current processing rates with no change

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Creators who launch on Patreon before these plans are available will automatically have founders status in the Pro plan and keep their current pricing and payment processing rate. There is also founders pricing available for the Premium plan, but Premium will have limited availability and will roll out slowly to creators over several months.

Lite

Simple tools to set up recurring support from your audience.

FOUNDERS PRICING FOR CURRENT CREATORS

Pro

Build a thriving membership business that provides meaningful income for you and a rewarding experience for your patrons.

FOUNDERS PRICING FOR CURRENT CREATORS

Premium

Dedicated coaching and support for established creators, plus premium features that save time and reward your patrons.

FOUNDERS PRICING FOR CURRENT CREATORS

Lite

Simple tools to set up recurring support from your audience.

Pro

Build a thriving membership business that provides meaningful income for you and a rewarding experience for your patrons.

Premium

Dedicated coaching and support for established creators, plus premium features that save time and reward your patrons.

5%

of the income you earn on Patreon

Plus payment processing*

8%

5%

of the income you earn on Patreon

Plus payment processing*

12%

9%

of the income you earn on Patreon

$300/mo. minimum fee

Volume discounts available

Plus payment processing*

Hosted Creator Page

Patreon communication tools

Patreon Workshops

Everything in Lite, and...

Membership tiers

Analytics and Insights

Special Offers promo tool

Creator-led workshops

Unlimited app integrations

Priority customer support

Everything in Pro, and...

Dedicated Partner Manager

Merch for Membership

Team Accounts

*Founding creators keep the same payment processing rate they have today.

Payment processing fees cover the services we provide behind the scenes to get you paid, like recurring billing, recovering failed payments, and fighting fraud. Learn more about payment processing rates.

FAQ

When are the new plans and rates launching?
Why the new plans?
What is a ‘founding creator’?
What are you doing with the money you’ll be making from these higher prices?
What is the change to payment processing rates exactly?
Is the new payment processing rate or future creators higher or lower than what founding creators are paying?
How will this change affect patrons?
Is Patreon still using shared patronage between creators to combine transactions and give creators a break on transaction fees?
How is this different from the fee changes Patreon made in Dec 2017?
Who is the Premium plan for?
What is Merch for Membership?