In the coming months, there will be some changes coming to Patreon’s pricing. We’re making Patreon’s core tools available for all creators to connect directly and reliably with their biggest fans outside of paid membership. We’re also giving creators more ways to grow their businesses with commerce tools and community offerings.
How it works
It’s free to get started on Patreon. When you sign up, you’ll have immediate access to powerful features to share content directly with your audience, connect with your most valuable fans, and build your community. There is no cost to use any of these features. Once you’re ready to take the next step in your creative business, you can choose to introduce paid options at any time.
If you’d like to enable paid memberships, we have two pricing plans that you can choose from based on your creative business needs. If you’d like to offer digital products that are available for anyone to purchase, our Commerce feature will unlock this revenue stream for you. We will only receive a small percentage every month once you start earning on Patreon, plus industry-standard rates for payment processing and applicable taxes.
How much does it cost to offer paid membership on Patreon?
We offer two different levels of creator plans to help you build your membership business on Patreon:
- Pro includes monthly and annual subscriptions, the ability to build Membership tiers, Community engagement tools, powerful analytics, and much more for 8% of the income you earn on Patreon, plus payment processing, currency conversion, and payout fees
- Premium includes everything in Pro, plus dedicated coaching and support from Patreon experts, and premium features such as Team Accounts and Merch for Membership. For Premium, we keep 12% of the monthly income you earn on Patreon, plus payment processing, currency conversion, and payout fees
To learn more about each plan and the features they include, visit our pricing page.
How much does it cost to sell digital products on Patreon?
It’s free to list products on Patreon and you can do so even if you don’t choose to offer paid memberships. We keep 5% of each transaction, plus payment processing, currency conversion, payout fees, and applicable taxes. Learn more about Commerce, along with pricing and feature details here.
I already have a Patreon plan. What does that mean for me and my members?
If you are already an existing Patreon on a Pro or Premium plan, there will be no change for you. You will keep the exact same pricing and features you have today. There will be no changes to the way you run your creative business, and there will be no impact on your members.
I am a creator on the Lite plan. What does that mean for me and my members?
We have made the decision to discontinue the Lite plan due to low adoption, and all creators on this plan will be moved to our Pro plan. You will have access to new features such as creating tiers and benefits, Patreon Video, and powerful analytics. There will be no change to your platform fee - it will remain the same as today at 5%.
Are there limitations to feature usage?
There is a limitation on feature usage that applies to Patreon Video. When eligible creators sign up for Patreon, they will receive a substantial allocation of free video upload hours (100 hours), which is more than enough to last most creators for one year.
Creators can use these hours however they’d like, including sharing videos with their members and selling videos through Commerce. As a creator approaches the 100-hour limit, we will provide in-product instructions on how to request more hours.
We plan to introduce new pricing for Patreon Video in 2024 that takes into account the cost of hosting and streaming video natively. For further details on Patreon Video and eligibility, please visit our guide to Patreon Video.