Founding creators are not eligible for Patreon Lite. Are you a founding creator looking to simplify your page? Learn more about retiring your Tiers, here.
Patreon Lite offers a clean, and lightweight introduction to running your membership business. The cost for using Lite is 5% of a creators’ Patreon income, plus payment processing fees. Getting started is simple with minimal page maintenance, allowing you to focus more on doing what you love most– creating.
What's included in Patreon Lite?
Patreon Lite includes essential tools to set up recurring support from your fans and run a membership business, including:
- A Patreon hosted page
- Content posting directly to your patrons & RSS feed feature
- Access to Patreon Workshops from our Creator Success team
With Patreon Lite, you can gain insights into your page traffic with Google Analytics tracking. Learn more about this feature in this Help Center article.
All creators in Lite will be on our charge up front billing system. This means that patrons will not have access to your patron-only content until their initial payment has successfully processed. Charge up front is a permanent billing system, so once enabled, it cannot be reversed.
Patreon Lite payment processing rates are as follows:
|$3 and below:||Micro processing rate of 5% + 10 cents|
|Above $3:||Standard rate of 2.9% + 30 cents|
Additional 1% for non-US PayPal payments:
|$3 and below:||Micro processing rate of 6% + 10 cents|
|Above $3:||Standard rate of 3.9% + 30 cents|
Creators on Lite can post content directly to their patrons. Whether you create video, audio, or images, share your work with all of your patrons in a few clicks.
- How do I share my videos with patrons?
- How do I share my images with Patrons?
- How do I share my music or podcast with Patrons?
Custom RSS feature
Patreon Lite gives creators the option to offer patrons Custom RSS feeds of their audio posts– sharing exclusive episodes with your biggest fans has never been easier. With this feature, patrons are generated a custom RSS link they can subscribe to on their favorite podcast app. Simply upload your audio files as posts, and your patrons’ feeds populate with your latest episodes.
Learn more about sharing your Audio posts, here.
Communication made easy
Creators on Patreon Lite have full access to Messages with their patrons. Additionally, your Relationship Manager gives you the option to send direct bulk messages to select groups of patrons.
With your Relationship Manager you can filter patrons by charge status (paid, or declined), and based on payment amounts – so you can offer high paying patrons perks via messages with this tool.