Patreon Platform Details & Review

Musicians, podcasters, writers, and other creators use Patreon to get paid for their work. Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists to get paid.


Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid. When you become a Patron, you agree to pay your monthly membership fee. In return, you'll get access to exclusive content and experiences, as well as special discounts and opportunities created just for Patrons.

Patreon Features

  • You can create membership tiers and integrate Patreon with Discord and Zapier. The customization tools for your own Patreon page are good and user-friendly.
  • It is easy to extract money from it via PayPal, it also allows for simple content sharing for the subscribers and the subscription tiers are easy and nice to set up.
  • Patreon is to use between a consumer and seller. I can buy access to media from content creators and sell my art to a large audience.


  • Offers continuous crowdfunding for creators.
  • The platform facilitates reward giving.
  • Fewer content restrictions than some other crowd-funders. Multiple subscription plans available.


  • No built-in promotional tools.
  • Some creators report issues when attempting to collect funds.
  • A high volume of public complaints.

Patreon Reviews

"Patreon Review"

I absolutely love this platform and what it does for creators. It's easy to navigate from the front to the backend. When you make a change you see it on the front end of your Patreon immediately. It's quick on it's feet :) Hmm I think the only thing I didn't like was how there was no explanation on how someone actually received your content. It was actually from working on for a few hours that I figured it out.

Review on Capterra.

"Patreon experience"

It's hard to integrate in a software via its API because of lack or confusing documentation. Also it takes a not-so-little percentage of revenue.

Review on Capterra.

"Excellent but expensive platform for membership management"

It is very easy to use. I have used it for several months and have been receiving payments on schedule. The pricing plans are quite expensive. The pro plan takes 8% of your income and an additional 2.9% for payment processing. Small creators will find it extremely difficult to earn good money.

Review on Capterra.

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