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This week all your questions about the patronage site Patreon are answered. In a nutshell, Patreon connects artists with patrons to let people more directly pay for creative work. Erica Castello explains it far better than that, so give this a listen.

Erica answers the following questions (and more):

  • What is Patreon?
  • What is the philosophy behind Patreon?
  • Who uses Patreon?
  • What is the best way for artists to use Patreon?
  • What type of artists use Patreon? What is the best way for artists to use Patreon?
  • Are there different approaches that work best for different type of artists (musicians, writers, podcasters, etc.)
  • What are the best rewards/milestones for different types of artists?
  • What is a good way for people to talk about Patreon (especially for those uncomfortable asking for money)?


The WET Podcast on Patreon

Patreon Customer relations

Erica’s profile on Patreon

Media Carnivores (I support them on Patreon).

That’s A Wrap on Patreon. (the film podcast I cohost)



You can follow me at @emarsh.

Music: “Double the Daily Dose” by Revolution Void (

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