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Patreon Sign Up: How To Get Started And Make Money As A Creator On Patreon

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Patreon is an online platform that allows content creators to make money by periodically receiving donations from their fans (who, to be more precise, are defined as patrons – the English word for “benefactors”). Of course, this site is not only useful for creators, but also represents an innovative and interesting source of entertainment for users who can enjoy, by subscription, unpublished content that is usually not found on other platforms.

In this tutorial, I’ll dive deeper into how Patreon works, taking into account both the roles the platform provides (creator and supporter).

Patreon Story

The brainchild of musician Jack Conte and developer Sam Yam, Patreon launched in 2013. The company is based in the USA, more precisely, in San Francisco, but now the project is known and used all over the world, even in Italy, with a constantly expanding user base; in fact, while there are about 200,000 creators, there are 6 million supporters at the time of this writing. In particular, since 2020, their number has been growing exponentially.

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The success of Patreon was also helped by a decision recently made by YouTube: in 2020, the Google platform changed the rules for monetizing video, making this process more difficult than before, and many authors began to look for an alternative solution. In this way, Patreon has become a “showcase” par excellence in which artists exhibit their creations, receiving in return economic support from the people who follow them.

Patreon Sign Up: How To Get Started And Make Money As A Creator On Patreon
Patreon Sign Up: How To Get Started And Make Money As A Creator On Patreon

It’s no coincidence that I’m talking about artists: if on other channels based on similar business logic (for example, OnlyFans), there are mainly people from the cinema or influential persons, then on Patreon the real stars are artists, both beginners and established ones, then there are musicians, cartoonists, photographers, video makers and podcasters. There are also writers, comedians, and activists involved with non-profit organizations.

How Patreon works

The creator uploads content to their Patreon channel, and users, in order to use it, must pay an amount that the creator himself determines.

Thus, Patreon is a kind of paid media that offers the ability to choose between two different payment methods: you can subscribe paying a fixed amount every month; or you can choose to pay for every content the creator shares.

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In both cases, the artist will regularly receive a certain amount, and the user will become his “patron”.

Patreon Sign Up: How To Get Started And Make Money As A Creator On Patreon

How to become a Patreon creator

 

To become a Patreon contributor, you must first register, either by creating a new profile, or by logging in with Facebook or Google.

To do this, follow these steps

  1. Connect to the Patreon subscription page ;
  2. Register your account or login using your existing profile;
  3. Once you’ve created your profile, it’s time to choose from three pricing plans: Light , Pro, and Premium . The differences lie in the commissions the platform receives (they range from 5% to 12% of your monthly earnings), the services offered, and the goals you intend to achieve;
  4. It is always important in this first step to determine how much to charge your community.

After completing all these basic steps, you can devote yourself to customizing your page as if it were a blog by pasting in something about yourself and your project. Then you can start posting content regularly.

How to support an author on Patreon

If you want to support an author, you first need to create a Patreon account by entering the details manually or by logging in with Facebook or Google.

After that, just enter the name of the artist you are interested in in the search bar (top right) and select it from the results. By doing this, you will find yourself on his channel, where you will find an avatar, description and paywall , or a series of blocked materials from which you can only read the title. On the same page, you will also find different types of subscriptions : some are cheaper, others are more expensive. Obviously, the larger your investment, the greater the so-called “rewards” you will receive, or the quantity and quality of content that you will have access to.

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There is also the possibility that the artist did not set different rates ; in this case, you just need to select the “Become a Patron” option . The next step is to simply enter and confirm all your payment details.

 

If the payment is successful, you will officially become the artist’s “benefactor” and will be able to enjoy their exclusive content through Patreon.


 

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