SOCKPUPPET PRAISE: Friends of Socktopus

It seems like just about everyone can remember their younger days in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school when time was filled with fun activities including playing with play dough, buckets of crayons, story time, and the creative ways in which we used glue, colored paper, crimped scissors, beads, and clay to enrich those kids who […]

2 Dope Queens Innovating Stand up Comedy In the 21st “Audio” Century

2 Dope Queens is a comedy podcast show which launched in March of 2016, and was created by Phoebe Robinson, and Jessica Williams who are young adult best friends living and working in the professional media, journalism, entertainment and comedy world. The show was WNYC’s first show under their freshly launched WNYC Studios podcast division. […]

From Riches to More Riches: Philip DeFranco

When one thinks of the kind of person who would benefit form a platform like Patreon their mind often gravitates towards independent illustrators, podcasters, musicians, and other “starving” artists looking for a means of sustaining themselves while also doing work that hey love. It does not seem like the kind of place that well-established business […]

BasicLee’s Unique Balls

In 2016, Lee Chipman, a Massachusetts mother of six, opened up her Etsy shop, “It’s Basic Lee Designs”, after encouragement from friends and family. Lee was known in her town for her festive, homemade felt garlands and unique decorations, and eventually selling them to friends and neighbors by request. Lee has totaled 114 sales, most of […]

Wong Fu Productions— Using Patreon to Connect and Suceed

  Meet Wong Fu Productions— an Asian American filmmaking group that creates web content with the help of us, the consumers. Using the crowdfunding platform “Patreon,” Wong Fu Productions is able to receive money that fans choose to donate in order to help fund the production. They in turn release special and unlockable content that […]

Re-awakening the kitchen with the power of Patreon.

Just two years ago, Andrew Rea, more commonly identified as his online persona, Oliver Babish, started a YouTube channel and subsequent brand of content under the title Binging with Babish. His brand has since cornered the market and excelled at the one thing every person has to do at some point: cook. He exudes confidence […]

Commodifying “Vintage”

Upon opening the Etsy homepage, the viewer is greeted with the following pitch: To me, handcrafted, custom, and unique all go hand-in-hand. So on a site that generally promotes individual creators marketing their original content, where does “vintage”, or resale, fit in? While exploring the “vintage” tab (located on the extreme right of the drop […]