Patreon vs Podia for Memberships

The creator-friendly Patreon alternative you’ve been looking for

Podia is a Patreon alternative with no transaction fees, a beautiful interface, and 24/7 support from a team that’s on your side.

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5-12% of sales ($300 minimum in monthly fees for Premium)
Transaction fees
2.9-6%, plus per-transaction fees
“Free” Plan
Free migration
Yes, with Shaker (or annual Mover) plan
Up to 30 day delay
Video hosting
Yes, unlimited
Limited (200MB size limit, and members can’t play video online, but must download)
Sell Online Courses
Sell Downloads
Live chat support
Your own membership site
No, must be on Patreon’s site
No-fee Patreon Alternative

No transaction fees, no matter how much you sell

Whether your members pay you $5, $50 or $500, you pay the same low monthly fee. Because you earned it, and you deserve to keep it.

"Podia is a gamechanger for makers. Kudos.”

Marc Eglon

Scientist, writer, designer, & publisher.

24/7 support for all

This isn’t a deli, so you’ll never wait to be served. If you have a question or an issue, you can always reach us on live chat, email, phone, or video, regardless of your plan.

“Podia provided free customer support at 8:00am on a Sunday. Hard to beat that.”

Chris Albon

Machine Learning Engineer.
Friendlier Patreon Alternative
Beautiful Patreon Alternative

A Membership platform you can be proud of

Feel confident knowing your supporters will love the look and feel of your membership site. Not only will your content look awesome, but it’ll be organized in a way that makes engagement easy.

“I have really loved using Podia! The layout is simple and beautiful the platform is so easy to use.”

Sally Twellman

Life and wellness coach and speaker.

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Becky Mollenkamp

“Podia solves all of my selling needs by letting me house courses, memberships, and downloads all in one place. Plus, the customer service is second to none."

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Sell faster by letting us help you migrate

Need some help moving your Patreon content to Podia? Good news: we’ve got a moving truck. Just tell us where your stuff is, and we’ll move it quickly and efficiently onto Podia. We’ll also give you a free demo and make sure all of your questions are answered before you start selling.

Sell more than just membership subscriptions

Feeling limited by Patreon? Use Podia to sell whatever you want, from membership subscriptions to online courses, eBooks, templates, guides, audio files, and more, all in one place.

Make your supporters fall in love with your community

Send your supporters to a beautiful, modern, mobile-friendly membership experience that’s not only easy to use, but easy on the eyes.

Support that actually responds

Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. We never let issues go unchecked and you’ll never feel like you’re alone in tackling a problem. If something is wrong, let us know, and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours or less (usually less).

There’s a better way for creators to make money (’s us!)

Podia is a Patreon competitor that believes that creators deserve to keep what they earn. Start earning a living from your passion, without the sneaky fees.

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Well, what about...

Do I really keep everything I make?

That’s right! You keep everything, minus the credit card fees that payment processors take upon purchase. Other than that, you keep it all.

All of my stuff. Do you offer migrations or imports?

We sure do. All you have to do is give us access to your current platform (i.e. - Patreon) or send us a folder with your content/contacts, and we’ll get to work!

Do I own all of my content and data?

Yep! All of your customers, payments, membership data, and everything you can think of is yours. We don’t interfere or claim ownership over anything that belongs to you.

Do you offer a guarantee?

Podia is completely free to try for 14 days, no credit card required and no strings attached. If you don't love it, you don't pay for it.

Start building your membership site

And do it on your own terms (and keep your customers, data, and money) by signing up for Podia.

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