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Patreon

Bringing patronage back to the arts

Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid.

Fans pay you a subscription amount of their choice in exchange for exclusive experiences & behind-the-scenes content.

Predictable income from your patrons means you can create on your terms. No strings attached.

24 alternative and related products to Patreon

Drip by Kickstarter

A new way to back creators. A Patreon competitor.

Fund your creative practice through the ongoing support of people who love your work.

TechCrunch
Kickstarter hasn't done a lot with Drip since acquiring the service from the Ghostly International record label a year and a half ago. Since then, the site has mostly continued its mission of helping bands and labels fund their projects through a subscription-based plan, with little input from its new owners.
The Verge
Amid stagnant growth and a leadership exodus, Kickstarter's co-founder returns to the helm. Today, the company is launching its first new funding product since launch, Drip. Instead of supporting a project, backers can now pledge a recurring donation to a creator.
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Podia

Easily sell memberships, online courses & digital downloads.

Podia is the best way to sell memberships, online courses and digital downloads. Best checkout process. Faster payouts. Amazing support.

Medium
We have three big announcements today. We've changed our name. We've launched a powerful new way for creators to make money. And we've raised some funding. But first, a bit of important context as to why. Many people try to turn their knowledge into online courses, eBooks and other digital products to help others.
MegaMaker
Have you built an audience through your podcast, blog, or YouTube channel? Creating a membership website is a great way to start earning an independent income. Years ago, I wanted to earn an income from my podcast, Product People. I tried a bunch of different tactics.
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Level Music

A new platform for independent artists, everywhere. In beta.

A simple and easy way for artists to release their music on major music services without any upfront charges, contracts or distribution fees while retaining 100% of their rights and royalties.

https://beta.levelmusic.com

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Donorbox

Receive recurring donations faster than ever

Donorbox is a powerful fundraising software that supports the latest payment tech such as Apple Pay, low fee ach bank transfer, and Google Pay.

It helps you to quickly embed an optimized recurring donation forms on any website.

Donations can be set as one time or recurring and developers can also easily add custom form fields.

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Patreon Developer

Funding the arts across the web with Patreon's new API

Patreon Developer creates an opportunity for technical creators and partners need to build amazing tools that help creators run their membership business. Our portal offers APIs and documentation that make it easy for developers to create tools for Patreon everywhere across the web.

The Patreon Blog
Introducing Our New Creator App Directory and Developer Portal You creators are a tech-savvy bunch. From content distribution to email marketing to community engagement, no one knows what works for your fans better than you. And if there's one thing we've learned from watching you operate, it's t
TechCrunch
Pay a monthly subscription to a content creator on Patreon, and now it will earn you exclusive access to their patron-only WordPress blog, Discourse forums, Discord chatrooms, and soon, other apps like Slack. Essentially, Patreon is becoming your content membership card for the whole Internet, not just its site.
Engadget
Another service called Zapier gives you a way to connect over 750 applications, including Google Sheets and Twitter, to your page without having to tinker with codes. You can also use App Directory to give patrons instant access to your exclusive Discourse forum or Discord chat room.
The Verge
Patreon is letting users directly link its payment platform to WordPress, MailChimp, and other services. Today, it's launching an "app directory" of plugins based on its existing API, along with a developer portal that includes documentation for building new tools.
10 Alternatives to Patreon Developer

Ko-fi

A free and friendly way to receive donations from fans ❤️☕

Ko-fi.com is the free and friendly way to receive donations from fans who love your work. If you make art, run a blog, write code or simply want to make some money from your side hustle, Ko-fi.com has already helped people just like you receive $2.2m in direct donations. Not into coffee? Not a problem, coffee is just a metaphor for the donation.

19 Alternatives to Ko-fi

Instantgo

The best way to monetize your time and knowledge

Instantgo lets you easily charge for your time and expertise over the phone, chats and video calls. With Instantgo, you can also better manage your time with an automatic scheduler that lets other know your availability at all time, offer services and even train a personal assistant to answer for you when you want.

7 Alternatives to Instantgo

Flattr 2.0

An automatic, effortless way to get support for your content

Flattr is an automatic, effortless way for creators to make money from their online content, and for fans to give back to the creators they love. Creators can spend more time creating and their audience rewards them every time they visit their site, based on an intelligent browser extension, and a privacy-friendly algorithm.

The Next Web
Flattr, the micropayments service launched by Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde and acquired in April by AdBlock Plus owner Eyeo, has been relaunched, and now lets users pay content creators automatically, without any manual involvement. The first incarnation of Flattr was genius, but it was flawed.
ZDNet
Eyeo, the German firm infuriating publishers with its hugely popular Adblock Plus tool, will try to win over those same publishers with today's relaunch of Flattr, the micropayments service it acquired earlier this year. Flattr was founded in 2010 by Peter Sunde, who also co-founded The Pirate Bay, and Linus Olsson.
Flattr
We're incredibly pleased to announce that after a lot of hard work, Flattr 2.0 launches publicly today.
5 Alternatives to Flattr 2.0

Worthyt Appreciations

Support good content all around the internet

Support content creators & platforms with as little as ten cents. Send micro-support (called Appreciations) directly on social media platforms you already use to view content.

Hacker Noon
Every day, we stumble across an article, video, or some other piece of content on the Internet that provides value to us or we're passionate about. It happens all the time - from a Google search on what Bitcoin is, to an explainer video on the top ten amazing facts about octopuses.
9 Alternatives to Worthyt Appreciations

Diggsweep

Easily create your own 'garage sale' to share with others

Moving out? Spring cleaning? Having a lot of things to sell? Diggsweep makes it easy to create your own personal sale site showcasing all your items on one page. You get a unique URL that you can share instantly with friends & others. Public or private, you choose how to market and manage your sale.

Medium
Whenever I look at used items sold on Facebook Marketplace or eBay, I'm horrified to see how awful the majority of the item pictures are. When doing my own moving out sale, I spent a lot of time on the pictures used to promote the items. Something that I believe contributed in a very high degree to the success of the sale.
Medium
I never realised how many things I owned until I decided to leave Berlin. I was sitting in an apartment full of stuff I needed to get rid of in one way or another. Furniture, appliances, tools, kitchenware, books, you name it. I started to look around for ways to get everything sold.
8 Alternatives to Diggsweep

Reward award-winning short stories, support independent authors.

TechCrunch
Most of you, I suspect, haven't read a short story in a long time. Well, there's a Y Combinator -backed startup called Curious Fictions looking to change that - and to turn those stories into a regular source of income for their writers. The company was founded by Tanya Breshears, a designer who previously worked for Airbnb.
19 Alternatives to Curious Fictions

SportyCo Beta

Decentralized sports investment & funding ecosystem platform

The SportyCo platform now enables prospective athletes to receive donations from fans and supporters. The release version of the platform, expected end of March, will also enable small investors to invest into prospective athletes for a percentage of their future earnings. The launch of the platform comes less than three months after the successful conclusion of our token crowdsale, and we are very proud of the work done by our designers, developers, partners and the whole SportyCo community.

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