The earnings number, and patron count listed under your profile image on your creator page are approximations of your monthly, or per creation earnings, and patronage.
Where can I see my earnings instead of an estimate?
Use the , and pages of your Dashboard for reports on your monthly totals. These reports are reliable sources of what you’ve earned in a given month.
The earnings number listed on your page will fluctuate as patrons come and go, and as we retry declined payments throughout the month. While you can use this number as an estimate of your earnings, it will adjust throughout the month.
How are we calculating the number shown on your page? We add your active membership payments, and then take into account the following:
- Transaction fees - We use the percentage of your transaction fees from the previous month month. If this is your first month on Patreon (or the first month your patrons will be charged), we will default to 5%.
- Patreon's 5% - This percentage (unlike fees) will always stay the same.
- Declined pledges - The total amount of declined pledges from the month.
After the 1st, why did my number change?
On the 1st of each month we process your patrons’ payments throughout the day. The earnings listed on your page may fluctuate the most in the first few days of the month. Any declined payments from patrons will be subtracted from the number you’re seeing.
Did I lose those declined patrons?
No– but we do deduct declines from the earnings number listed on your creator page. We regularly retry your patrons’ declined payment throughout the month, and your earnings number will likely increase to reflect any payments that process later in the month. So don’t feel discouraged.
How do I know which patrons’ payments declining?
To see which patrons are in a declined state, you can visit your and use the filters to find the group of patrons who’s payments we were unable to process– again, don’t worry, we’ll retry them throughout the month for you.
How will this affect your milestone goals?
All goals that were previously met will still be met.
Example: I just hit my $1,000 milestone goal but with this change public facing dollar is adjusted down to $800. My $1,000 milestone goal will still be met and my profile will display the next milestone goal (if I have another goal created).
If you are close to meeting a goal but haven't yet, this does mean that it will take you a bit longer to hit that goal since your public-facing number is now a little lower than it was before. Fear not! You'll get there, and we'll be rooting for you the whole way.