Subscription-based funding site Patreon supports artists and content creators by allowing fans to fund each piece of their content. This enables artists to monetize their fan base and reward passionate followers.
Fans can subscribe to artists by paying a certain amount (for example, $1 per YouTube video they put up) and are given benefits in exchange for their level of generosity – like access to a patron-only stream, first dibs on concert tickets, or access to video tutorials.
Founded by Jack Conte and Sam Yam, content creators can use Patreon to set their own rewards at various payment levels. The alternative crowdfunding site is available to musicians, YouTube vloggers, online comics, video producers, authors, artists, photographers, and other creative folks. You can learn more about it in the video below: