Increasing your payment amount (not upgrading tier)

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To join a membership tier, you must pay the minimum price the creator has set for that tier. This article explains how you can increase your payment to a creator to more than their minimum tier price. Increasing your payment is great if you prefer membership access to a lower-priced tier and want to give more. If you want to increase your payment amount to that creator without upgrading to a higher tier, keep reading below.

If you want to get the membership access granted by a higher tier, you'll need to upgrade your membership tier. Increasing your payment amount is a way to give the creator more and stay in your current membership tier. Learn more about Changing your tier here.

If a higher-priced tier is sold out, we recommend contacting the creator to request that they increase the number of member spots in that tier.

How to increase your payment amount

  • Follow these steps while on your Member profile. You can check which profile you’re on by clicking your profile picture in the bottom left corner.

    1. Locate and click on the creator under Memberships from the left-side navigation
    2. Click on the Membership tab
    3. Click on the pencil-edit-button.png Edit button for your current tier
    4. Select Edit next to your payment method
    5. Select Custom amountt, click on the price field, and enter the amount you’d like to pay for your membership (it must be higher than the minimum price for the tier)
      • If your creator is on per-creation billing, you can type the amount directly under Choose what you pay
    6. Click the Subscribe now or Continue with PayPal to confirm your changes
  • Follow these steps while on your member profile. You can switch between member and creator profiles (if you have one) by tapping on your profile image in the top right corner and tapping the Switch to button for the profile you’d like to visit.

    1. Tap on the membership icon MembershipCollection.png in the top right corner of the screen, next to your profile picture
    2. Tap on the membership from this list to go to the full member view of the creator’s Patreon
    3. Tap on your current membership Membership.png directly under the creator’s Patreon header
    4. Tap on Edit membership
    5. Tap on Edit payment method
    6. Tap on the Custom amount field and enter an amount higher than your current membership tier
      • If your creator is on per-creation billing, you can type the amount directly under Choose what you pay
    7. Tap the Update button
  • Follow these steps while on your Member profile. You can check which profile you’re on by tapping the Menu.jpg menu in the top left corner and then clicking on your profile photo at the bottom of the menu your profile. Select your Member profile.

    1. Tap on the  menu menu.png button  in the top left corner
    2. Locate and tap on the creator under Memberships from the left-side navigation
    3. Tap on the Membership tab on the creator’s page
    4. Scroll down and tap on the Edit  pencil-edit-button.png button for your membership
    5. Tap Custom amount, click on the price field, and enter the amount you’d like to pay for your membership (it must be higher than the minimum price for the tier)
      • If your creator is on per-creation billing, you can type the amount directly under Choose what you pay
    6. Click on the Update button to confirm your changes

What happens after I increase my membership payment amount?

Your membership access and perks will remain the same. If you choose to increase your payment amount without upgrading your membership tier, you'll continue to enjoy the same tier benefits while paying more than the minimum required amount.

Depending on the creator's payment schedule, if you join a higher tier, you may immediately be charged the difference between your previous tier and your new tier. If the creator uses our per-creation (legacy billing) or 1st-of-the-month billing, you won’t be charged immediately.

Learn more about creator billing options.

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