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Best Patreon Alternatives

Patreon is described as 'In 2013, YouTube musician Jack Conte was looking for a solution to his problem: millions of people loved his videos, but only hundreds of dollars were hitting his bank account' and is a popular Crowdfunding service in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Patreon for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Self-Hosted solutions and SaaS. The best alternative is Liberapay, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Patreon are MintMe, Bandcamp, Ko-fi and Open Collective.

Patreon alternatives are mainly Crowdfunding Services but may also be Music Streaming Services or Music Discovery Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Patreon.
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  1. Liberapay is a way to donate money recurrently to people whose work you appreciate.

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    Almost everyone thinks Liberapay is a great alternative to Patreon.
    Changaco

    Unlike Patreon, Liberapay doesn't take a cut on payments.

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    Sandro_Linux

    No fees, less censorship, ethical software (open source)

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    Can't have counterparts for the donators...

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    There is no way to provide incentives for different donation tiers and payments can only be processed through Paypal which isn't anonymous.

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    dataculi

    They don't take a cut of the donations. The only way they make money is from donations themselves

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    All the features, but doesn't take a cut of the donations

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  2. MintMe revolutionizes how people help each other by allowing both sides to earn through an innovative way of crowdfunding.

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    Almost everyone thinks MintMe is a great alternative to Patreon.


  3. Bandcamp helps artists sell their music and merch directly to their fans, and helps fans discover new music and directly support those who make it.

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    This alternative is disputed. Bandcamp is still a legitimate alternative to Patreon, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Bandcamp is for music only, so it's not alike to Patreon

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  4. Ko-fi icon

    Ko-fi

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Facebook
    • Twitter

    Ko-fi is the fast, friendly, 0% fee way to ask fans to support your work for the price of a coffee. Coffee's just a metaphor (You don’t have to buy actual coffee!).

    Set up your page and start earning in just 60 seconds.
    Most users think Ko-fi is a great alternative to Patreon.
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    Open Collective

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online

    Open Collective lets you manage your finances so everyone can see where money comes from and where it goes. Collect and spend money transparently.

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    Open Collective vs Patreon opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Open Collective is a great alternative to Patreon.
    CapR

    Open Collective has PayPal support. LibraPay doesn't. Plus Open Collective has a more sensible business model than collecting donations like LibraPay does.

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  6. Buy Me a Coffee icon

    Buy Me a Coffee

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    A fast and friendly way to accept donations .

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    Almost everyone thinks Buy Me a Coffee is a great alternative to Patreon.

    quick donation in friendly way

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  7. Flattr icon

    Flattr

    • Online
    • Android
    • Google Chrome

    Flattr is a social micropayment service, that makes it easy for you to "flatter" things on the internet that you like. When you're registered to Flattr, you pay a small monthly fee of your own choosing.

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    Some users think Flattr is a great alternative to Patreon, some don't.
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    Patreon is on-going monthly support (a subscription) while Flattr is an a micro-payment tipping system. It's unlikely people looking for alternatives to Patreon will find Flattr to be a good replacement.

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    It doesn't work in the same way, but have the same goal: reward creators on internet.

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    If you don't have the money or are not sure if your project is going to return revenue, it's the best alternative since it uses micro-payment tipping system.

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  8. BountySource is a funding platform for open-source bugs and features.

    Anyone can can post a monetary bounty on an open source project's issues (currently only projects hosted on Github are supported), encouraging other developers to come and work on a solution.

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    Some users think BountySource is a great alternative to Patreon, some don't.

    They are for money going out not coming in

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  9. Create a free, zero-fee webpage for accepting payments & donations.

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    SubscribeStar

    • Online

    SubscribeStar is an online media content marketplace that operates on a subscription basis. We allow users to expose their talents and earn money.

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    Almost everyone thinks SubscribeStar is a great alternative to Patreon.
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