Instagram and Snapchat don’t pay. Patreon does and it’s growing like crazy.


There’s money in those grainy homemade podcasts.

Patreon, a platform where DIY creators can crowdsource financial sponsors or subscribers, said Thursday that it’s doubled in size in the past year. It now boasts 1 million active backers and 50,000 creators — twice the number of each it had in May of last year.

The platform — named for the wealthy aristocrats who funded Renaissance artists — has attracted a growing community of podcasters, artists, writers, and game developers looking for an alternative to the scale-hungry world of advertising-supported media.

SEE ALSO: New Adblock Plus service lets you pay websites after removing ads Read more…

More about Youtube, Patreon, Business, and Advertising

Comments are closed.

Post Navigation