Member Brief No. 16: Patreon’s Signal

If you’re an independent creator, it’s likely that Patreon is a platform that you call home. Nearly 100,000 creators do. The platform has achieved notable traction in a relatively short period of time. It’s reported that by 2018, they’d process nearly $1 billion. Cofounders Jack Conte and Sam Yam’s creation launched in May of 2013 after Conte grew frustrated by Youtube’s lack of alternative monetization. As the story would go, Conte beta-tested the site with his own personal Youtube audience and began raking in $7,000+ per video. Youtube’s monetization would earn him a little more than $50 for the same work. Fast forward five years and Patreon is synonymous with patronage, as much as Kickstarter is synonymous with crowdfunding.

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