Behance subscriptions feature offers creators an alternative to Patreon

Behance, a platform for creative people to showcase their work and skills, has added a new subscription option that allows creators to earn money from their followers in a similar way to Patreon. Followers have the option to subscribe to a creator, while that creator can make special content available only to their subscribers.

If you are a visual artist, chances are good that you already have a Behance page. The service, which was acquired by Adobe in the relatively recent past, can essentially function as an online portfolio for creators to upload their work, gain followers, share their website and social links, and show what tools they use.

With the new subscriptions featureThese creators can also set up subscription plans that appear on their Behance pages. Visitors will see the option to “join my community” with a Subscribe button on the creator page, as well as notes on what the subscription will get them.

Examples might include providing subscribers with access to special projects, source files, content streamed live, and the like that would not be available to regular non-paying followers. Only some creators have access to subscriptions at launch, as the feature is still in beta at this time.

Behance says subscriptions will be available to more creators “in the near future.” The new offering presents an alternative for creators who might otherwise turn to Patreon, arguably the most popular subscription content platform, to earn money for their work. Interested creators can turn to Behance’s Subscription FAQ to find out how this new feature works.

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