Podia vs Patreon

Is Podia Better than Patreon?

You’ve heard of these two platforms for creators, but is Podia better than Patreon? Let’s find out.

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Patreon vs Podia: The judgement criteria

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    Will you get what you need?

    We wouldn’t call Patreon a community platform. Rather, it works like a glorified portfolio, allowing you to create content for your fans. Except you can charge for it. Your fans will be able to support your work by sending donations – they’re called patrons. These patrons can have certain levels of access depending on how much money they’re shelling out (you can set these levels). 

    Patreon also allows you to message your fans, in case you want to say thank you or promote upcoming work. But fans won’t be able to interact with each other, which means less engagement and brand recall. With Podia, you can create a full-blown community. Similar to popular forums, members can create posts under different topics Users can upload videos in each post too.

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    How do you make $$$?

    Patreon gives your fans the option of paying for your content directly, so they can support you and your endeavors every month. This is usually done at various price points, each with their own set of perks for members. The reward structures built into Patreon tiers are totally unique to each creator and what they make. However, creators can’t stream events or build courses. They can create merchandise, though. So, if you create a lot of visual products, this could be quite useful. The best part? You don’t need to worry about production or shipping; only the design.

    To monetize on Podia, you’ll need to put barriers on your content and charge a fee to members who want to access it. It also gives you the option to provide exclusive benefits – podcast episodes, e-books, free shipping of merch – to members with top tier access.

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    Can you build YOUR brand? 

    Patreon allows you to customize subscription services by adding a personalized avatar and header image. You can also choose to display your website as a subdomain on Patreon (for example, patreon.com/yoursite). Since you can create your own merch and reward patrons, it allows for some level of branding. However, Patreon is more focused on their branding, which puts yours in the backseat. 

    With Podia, you can customize the look and feel of your brand a lot more. The platform allows you to play with different colors and add your logo to the website. It also has a very flexible layout, which means you can place website elements wherever you want.

In-depth comparison (with our own tool)

How does Scenes stack up against Podia & Patreon?

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Content
Organize discussions
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Private spaces
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Rich posts
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Your own brand
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Content & resources
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Member directory
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Downloads
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Online courses
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Curriculum builder
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Quizzes Assessments
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Newsletters
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Engagement
Chat rooms
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Virtual Live Classes
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Events & Webinars
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1-1 messaging
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Discussions forums
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Email Notifications
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Push Notifications
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Zoom Integration
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Gamification
Community Coin System
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Coins for Actions
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Spend Coins
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Peer-to-Peer Transactions
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Leaderboards
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Status Badges
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Monetisation
Paid memberships
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Recurring subscriptions
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Gate access
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Stripe Integration
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Customisation
Subcommunities
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Personalized Onboarding
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Whitelabeling
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Custom Domain
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Single sign-on (SSO)
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Advanced analytics
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Unlimited Admins
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Roles & Permissions
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Webhooks
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Whitelabeled Notifications
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3 key differences that make Scenes the perfect Patreon and Podia alternative

Finally, a platform to replace them all

If you think about teaching online as a serious business, you'll find yourself tying together multiple tools (alongside Patreon & Podia).

This is hassle-some, both for you as well as your students. With Scenes, do it all in one place.

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Stay inside your students pockets, wherever they go

Podia is only accessible on web but your students want the flexibility of both mobile & web.

Scenes gives you your own branded mobile app that lets your students access every single feature as on Scenes web. Attend classes, join audio rooms, chat & do more.

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With Scenes, you get...

  • forums
    White labeled mobile & web app
  • calendar
    Schedule and host live classes
  • user profiles
    Split members into cohorts
  • anlaytics
    In-depth analytics
  • gamification
    Points system & rewards
  • chat and messaging
    Group Chat
  • chat
    Direct messaging
  • voice bubbles
    Audio chatrooms

The difference is in our DNA

We're content creators, teachers AND community builders.

And, we know how everything ties together to make a business.

We've been teaching online since 2018. We ran one of the world's largest educational communities from 2019-2021 and scaled to $500,000 revenue by selling cohort-based courses. We kept hopping from one software to another because the experience of actually using all available software is bad.

This led us to build Scenes - an all-in-one platform to run your courses, cohorts, webinars, events, voice chat rooms, etc. - on mobile & web (100% white-labeled).

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Your branded online community on any device.

Your own custom branded communities

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