Tiers are the different membership levels you offer your patrons. Patrons choose a single tier to join. Each Tier gives them access to your patron-only posts and corresponding Benefits. Benefits are typically delivered on a one-time or monthly basis. These are what your patrons get for selecting a specific membership tier. Add multiple benefits to your tiers, or keep it simple with fewer, big-impact benefits.
Your benefits can be physical things like stickers, and t-shirts. Or intangible things like early access to posts, livestream attendance, or a mention in the credits of your upcoming video. As a brainstorming exercise, ask yourself: what can I give my patrons that’s unique and they’ll value most?
In this article, we’ll go over:
- Making a tier with benefits
- Removing a benefit from a specific tier
- Completely deleting a benefit from your tiers
Already have your tiers and benefits created? Read more about managing your benefits, here.
How do I make a tier with benefits?
Step 1: While logged in to your Patreon account, head to your Creator Page Editor and select T from the top menu.
Step 3: Tailor your tier. Give your tier a price, title, and a brief description.
Benefits added to tiers are not visible to patrons. If there are major benefits you want your patrons to know about, highlight them in the tier description.
Step 4: Now add benefits to your tiers. Click the add benefit button and select an existing benefit, create new benefit.
Step 5: If you're creating a new benefit, name your benefit and select either a monthly or one-time basis delivery. Click the orange create benefit button to continue. Your new benefit will appear directly under the add benefit button.
Note: If you are a per creation creator, you can only create benefits with a one-time delivery schedule.
Step 6: You can add existing benefits to any of your tiers. Just click add benefit and select from your list of existing benefits.
Save your tier! Once you’re happy with your tier, don’t forget to click the orange save tier button. Presto – you’ve just made yourself a new tier!
Why can't I switch my benefit from one-time to monthly?
At the moment, once you've indicated that a benefit is "one-time only" you won't be able to edit the benefit to be a recurring "monthly."
Advanced tier options
The tier settings in the Advanced section are optional, and we recommend reading through these options to see what might work for you. To view the advanced tier options, click the Advanced drop-down.
Add a tier image
You can choose a tier image as long as it's within our guidelines. This image will be displayed to patrons when they view your tiers. We recommend choosing an image that has a 1:1 ration, or square dimension.
Are you sending patrons physical benefits? Collect patrons' shipping address
If you select the Shipping address checkbox we'll automatically gather your patrons' shipping addresses when the join your tier.
Planning on adding physical benefits in the future? Ask for your patrons' shipping addresses now. You can add this requirement to your tier later. That said, existing patrons' will need to edit their pledge to add this information.
Limit the number of patrons who can join
You can limit the number of patrons who can join your tiers. Simply click the Patron limit checkbox, and enter the maximum number of patrons who can join your tier.
Not ready to publish your tier?
If you’re working on a tier, but aren’t quite ready for it to be live, you can always unpublish it once you've saved your changes. Once you’ve saved your tier, just click the edit option. Scroll to the bottom and click unpublish. Your tier will still be editable, but it won’t appear on your page for patrons to choose from.
How do I remove a benefit from a tier?
You can remove benefits from your tiers by visiting the section of your page editor.
Step 1: Find the tier that you want to remove the benefit from and click the orange edit tier link to the right of the tier. You’ll see a list of all benefits currently tied to that tier below this link in the benefits you track section.
Step 2: Select the gray X to the far right of the tier you want to remove. You’ll be asked to confirm the removal, click ok to continue.
Step 3: Save this change by clicking save tier.
How do I completely delete a benefit from my tiers?
Step 1: While in the section of your page editor, click the edit tier link to the right of a tier that offers the benefit.
Step 2: Select edit to the right of the benefit you want to delete.
Step 3: Click delete benefit at the bottom-left of the pop-up. You’ll be asked to confirm the deletion, click ok to continue.
Step 4: Save your changes!
Note: Deleting a benefit will remove this benefit from all of your tiers. So be sure that you want to get rid of it before you take this action.