Patreon currently has more than 3 million patrons. Of this impressive user base, Patreon pays 100,000 creators every month, and in 2019, it will pay creators $0.5 billion, the company reported on Wednesday.
Patreon is thriving with a total income of $1 billion this year, due to an increase of payments in the six years since its founding. The independent creators, artists, businesspeople, and creative writers like Dottie James pay monthly memberships in exchange for tools to better their content and receive payment in return.
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On their website, the company states that it is on track to pay content creators serious money. “In 2019 alone, we’re on track to send creators more than half a billion to fund their membership businesses,” Patreon reports.
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The Patreon Team also helpfully explained what their members could do to further their brands through these suggested programs:
- We kicked off our Patreon U bootcamps, both online and in person, to give creators a space to learn best practices, successes stories and lessons learned from us and each other.
- We also launched Special Offers to give creators and patrons additional benefits and access to unique content; creators have already seen an 288% increase in their earnings.
- This past year, we hosted our third annual creator conference, PatreCon, with 50 speakers and more than 300 attendees to dive deep into industry leaders’ stories and creator workshops.
- The Creator Success team kicked off monthly workshops to help creators connect with our team, each other, and learn tips and insights to reach their goals.
It also added what users might expect this year from the site:
There’s plenty to look forward to this year, too. In 2019 we’ll introduce new features and services to better serve creators at every stage of their journey. We’re also developing a merch solution to take care of all the busywork involved in sending out physical benefits to your patrons; we’re excited to launch that later this year.
As we continue to grow we’re still on a mission to power membership businesses for creators and be there to support their journey. We’re building more enhancements, features and integrations to help every creator easily activate their membership business so they can focus on what they truly love: creating.