Start my creator page on Patreon

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Welcome to Patreon! In this guide, we’ll help you quickly get started with your creator page and then take you through additional settings and customizations you can make to your page before you launch 🥳

We’ll break this article up into two categories:


Build your page

Before you get started

We recommend thinking about and gathering the following before you start your creator page on Patreon:

  • What are 3 benefits you can offer your patrons? Here's a great resource to get your wheels turning 👉 How to structure your membership and price your benefits 
  • What will your Patreon page name be? This is generally what patrons will know you as
  • Get a cover photo (1600px by 400px)
  • Get a creator profile photo (1024px by 1024px)
  • Get images for your tiers (460px by 200px)
  • Here’s an example of a launched creator page

Sign up

If you don’t have a Patreon account:

  1. Visit and click on the Create on Patreon button
  2. From here, you can sign up with your email and create a password, or you can sign up with Facebook or Google
  3. Introduce yourself: enter your First and Last name — this information is not shown publicly, and it's used to send you payouts and tax-related documents (if applicable), so be sure to use your legal name
  4. Name your page and let us know if your work contains or depicts explicit sexual situations, including nudity in sexual contexts
  5. Welcome to Patreon! Click the Get started button to start building your page

If you have an existing Patreon account:

If you already have an account, you can log in, click the profile switcher with your name at the bottom left of the page and click on the Create on Patreon button.

Next steps:

  1. Name your page and let us know if your work contains or depicts explicit sexual situations, including nudity in sexual contexts
  2. Welcome to Patreon! Click the Get started button to start building your page

Customize your page

Launch checklist

As a new creator, there are a lot of features you can update as part of building your page. To help make the process smoother, we’ve created a launch checklist.

On your creator home page, you’ll find your launch checklist with some key steps to get you started. Clicking on each task will take you to the product area where you can complete it:

  • Add a profile photo: Add a profile photo to make it easier for people to find you and your page (We recommend a 1024px by 1024px image)
  • Share your waitlist page: Share your waitlist with your audience so they can get notified as soon as the Patreon page launches. This option is limited to eligible creators. To learn more, check out our waitlists FAQ
  • Describe your page: Let your audience know about you and your page. Here are some tips for writing a description
  • Create your first post: Give people a taste of what they can expect from your page. Check out some tips to write your first post
  • Set your price (Only available for Pro and Premium creators): Set a price and describe what people can expect from joining your Patreon community. Check out some tips for pricing, or feel free to skip to the section Choose what you offer to learn more about benefits and membership tiers

By completing the recommended previous steps, you will have the essentials ready, so if you want, you can go ahead and:

  • Publish your page: If you’re ready to go live, click directly on the Publish your page button from the checklist. We recommend that you continue reading through this help center article before publishing it to ensure you have not overlooked anything. Feel free to skip to the Preview your page and Launch section below for more information on publishing your page
  • Tell people: Share your page with your audience so people can start joining! Note that you can only share your page once it goes live

Once you complete each task, it will be automatically marked with a green checkmark and minimized. You can also minimize the entire list – the minimized checklist displays a progress bar showing how many tasks have been completed.

Creator page editor

You can take advantage of many features to build your creator page and make it unique. Below we list each page editor section with a description of what you can edit there:

Tier editor subsection ⬇ Description⬇


You can use this section to add/update the following:

  • Page name

  • Profile Photo (1024px by 1024px)

  • Cover Image (1600px by 400px)

  • About section — Tell the world who you are, what brought you to Patreon, and why potential patrons should subscribe to your page!

  • Custom brand color(If Pro or Premium plan)
  • Link to your existing social media accounts

  • Create a Custom URL or “vanity” for your page

  • Uploading an Intro Video is not required but has been shown to help convert fans to patrons


Available for creators on our Pro and Premium plans, our Merch solution offers an easy way to deliver physical benefits backed by Patreon support.

Interested in setting up Merch? Learn how to add Merch to your Patreon page to get started!

Getting paid

In this section, you’ll be able to:

  • Before you launch, you can choose how you want to bill your patrons. Learn what billing options are available for your page here: Billing my patrons
  • Set your payout currency
  • Once you launch your page, you'll be able to access your Payout settings
Page settings

In your Page settings, you can update:

  • Your legal name. If you are a team or brand, you’ll need to choose one individual who will own the account and enter their details in this section. Not to worry — your legal name will not be visible on any part of the site and is only collected for Sales tax purposes
  • Country of residence
  • Earnings and Patron count visibility. If you choose to keep this information private, you’ll be able to access these numbers from your Membership dashboard and in the Overview section of your page
  • Enable Patreon RSS Audio Feed for your audio posts. This gives each patron their individual feed for audio posts you publish on Patreon
  • There is also an option to create a private Audio RSS feed for patrons with our Acast integration
Welcome notes You can use this section to set up a custom welcome note that appears after patrons pledge to your page and even add a thank you video to this section. This isn’t required to launch your page so you can come back to this again at any time.

Once you’ve created some posts and have added tags to posts, you can come back to this section of your page editor to choose which tags you’d like to feature on your posts page.

Offers Available to creators on our Pro and Premium plans, Special Offers are a way to set up a one-time deal for newly pledging patrons in specific tiers.

Choose what to offer!

Your membership Tiers allow you to set the minimum prices for access to your benefits on Patreon. If you're unsure about how to structure your tiers, read through our guide, How to structure your membership and price your benefits to get started.

Here’s how you can edit and add tiers:

  1. While logged in to your creator page, click the My Page link from the left sidebar navigation
  2. Click on the Membership tab from your page
  3. Click the button to Add tier or Edit tier depending on what you’d like to do

Your tier (s) will include:


Preview your page and Launch!

✨ We recommend going through our Launch day checklist to get the most out of your launch day!

When you feel like your page is ready, click on the option to preview by clicking on the Preview link in the top right corner. If you’re feeling good about your page, click on the Launch button. Our Trust & Safety team will review your content to ensure it’s within our Community Guidelines before you launch.

Once your page has been launched, you will receive an email letting you know that your page is live.

Now that your page is live send it to your friends, family, fans, neighbors, and anyone else you think would be interested in what you're creating.

If you need extra guidance with launching, we have many great resources for creators on our blog!

Welcome to Patreon — we're so happy to have you here!

The search feature for creators marked as NSFW will populate very limited results at any given time so that Patreon remains a safe place for patrons of all ages. You can still select a unique URL and share it with your network! For SFW creators, you need to have at least one active patron to show up on the search

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