Founding creators are not eligible for Patreon Lite. Are you a founding creator looking to simplify your page? Learn more about retiring your Tiers here.
Patreon Lite offers a clean, lightweight introduction to running your membership business. The cost for using Lite is 5% of a creators’ Patreon income, plus payment-processing fees. Getting started is simple with minimal page maintenance, allowing you to focus more on doing what you love most – creating.
What's included in Patreon Lite?
Patreon Lite includes essential tools to set up recurring support from your fans and run a membership business, including:
- A Patreon hosted page
- Payment processing through Patreon
- Content posting directly to your patrons & RSS feed feature
- Manage your patron relationships with Patreon's communication tools
- Access to Patreon Workshops from our Creator Success team
Your Patreon hosted page
With Patreon Lite, you can gain insights into your page traffic with Google Analytics tracking. Learn more about this feature in this Help Centre article.
Payment processing with Lite
All creators in Lite will be on our charge up front billing system. This means that patrons will not have access to your patron-only content until their initial payment has successfully processed. Charge up front is a permanent billing system, so once enabled, it cannot be reversed.
Patreon Lite payment processing rates are as follows:
|£3 and below:||Micro processing rate of 5% + 10 pence|
|Above £3:||Standard rate of 2.9% + 30 pence|
Additional 1% for non-US PayPal payments:
|£3 and below:||Micro processing rate of 6% + 10 pence|
|Above £3:||Standard rate of 3.9% + 30 pence|
Posting for Patrons
Creators on Lite can post content directly to their patrons. Whether you create video, audio, or images, share your work with all of your patrons in a few clicks.
- How do I share my videos with patrons?
- How do I share my images with Patrons?
- How do I share my music or podcast with Patrons?
Custom RSS feature
Patreon Lite gives creators the option to offer patrons Custom RSS feeds of their audio posts – sharing exclusive episodes with your biggest fans has never been easier. With this feature, patrons have generated a custom RSS link they can subscribe to on their favourite podcast app. Simply upload your audio files as posts, and your patrons’ feeds populate with your latest episodes.
Communication made easy
Creators on Patreon Lite have full access to Messages with their patrons. Additionally, your Relationship Manager gives you the option to send direct bulk messages to select groups of patrons.
With your Relationship Manager, you can filter patrons by charge status (paid, or declined), and based on payment amounts – so you can offer high paying patrons perks via messages with this tool.
Patreon Workshops from our Creator Success team
We’re in this with you – our Creator Success team is dedicated to helping you be more successful with your membership business. Creators in Patreon Lite will have access to workshops that our team has built to help you successfully manage your membership business.