Illustrations by St Vulture - @stvulture

take back control of your work

Illustrations by St Vulture - @stvulture
Collect money from your subscribers on Comradery, a payment platform that is democratically owned and controlled by every creator who uses it.

Creators like you.

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a worker cooperative controlled by you

Connect with your audience and raise monthly income.

Independent artists, creators, workers, and activists can create posts, videos, photos and more to offer to supporters for a monthly subscription. As a co-op, we are something truly new- all creators cooperatively own and democratically control Comradery together.
Who is Comradery for?
2.5%
8%
Stripe payment
processing
12%
Creator revenue
after fees

On Comradery, fees are cheaper

2.5%
8%
Stripe payment
processing
12%
Creator revenue
after fees
You only pay 2.5% in dues plus card processing fees. We’re able to charge less because we have no CEOs to pay, no investors to enrich, and no profit margin. Dues pay for servers and site operation, and what happens to any surplus is decided by the community.
How dues and fees work

The entire process is run democratically

There are many ways to join the community and get involved in building a platform that works for everyone. You decide how the site should work, how high the fees should be, and what the feature roadmap is.
More on how the co-op works

there are other platforms, why change?

Even though popular platforms like Patreon generate strong revenue, they repeatedly claim they are “not sustainable.”

How is this possible? That is the investment startup process at work. Investors demand a huge return for their investment (1000% or more), and platforms generate those profits by raising prices on existing users and adding fees.

The truth is - startups don’t have a choice. When they made the deal with the investors, they knew their only option was to extract as much value from their users as possible - after the users have nowhere else to go.

the venture capital grift:

1 investment

Invest a large amount of cash to quickly build a desireable, feature rich platform.

2 hypergrowth

Offer service at a loss to gather a massive audience and put the competition out of business.

3 exit

Change the platform rules and add fees to squeeze more money captive users and creators - and profit!

We need to end the cycle and put power back in the hands of creators.

What do we do differently?

the venture capital grift:

1 investment

Invest a large amount of cash to quickly build a desireable, feature rich platform.

2 hypergrowth

Offer service at a loss to gather a massive audience and put the competition out of business.

3 exit

Change the platform rules and add fees to squeeze more money captive users and creators - and profit!

we're all we've got,
we're all we need

It is vital that we transform how we organize as independent creators, artists, writers and activists online.

Let’s build a mutual aid network where we have the same access to our fans with lower fees, a healthier community, and no more surprise fee hikes.

Join us to build a new cooperative network to elevate the work of creators in a way that is truly sustainable.

It's time to take back control.