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      "You Won't Make It" To Full-Time Creator
      Jul 25, 2021
      Happy Sunday creators!In this week's newsletter we have:Vegalia's story to becoming a full-time artistNotification filters for email and mobileEnter our giveaway to win $100From idea to product in 14 days Vegalia's...
      From ‘How-to’ Articles To $25k In One Month
      Jul 18, 2021
      Happy Sunday, creators!On Gumroad, this week alone:12,508 creators earned something3,459 creators earned more than $100600 creators earned more than $1,00040 creators earned more than $10,0001 creator earned more than $100,000From...
      Educator Turned Creator & Creator Collaborations
      Jul 11, 2021
      Happy Sunday, creators!On Gumroad, this week alone:12,527 creators earned something this week3,560 creators earned more than $100630 creators earned more than $1,00039 creators earned more than $10,0002 creators earned more than $100,000Educator Turned...
      Six-Figures Selling Digital Art Products
      Jul 4, 2021
      Another week in the books and another round of applause for the new creators!On Gumroad, this week alone:12,324 creators earned more than $13,410 creators earned more than $100591 creators earned more than $1,00047 creators earned more than $10,0002...
      How to master sending cold emails
      Jun 27, 2021
      Another week in the books and another round of applause for the new creators!On Gumroad, this week alone:12,061 creators earned something3,234 creators earned more than $100546 creators earned more than $1,00036 creators earned more than $10,0003...
      From Marvel to Self-Publishing + Gumroad Widgets
      Jun 20, 2021
      Another week in the books and another round of applause for the new creators!Congrats to all our creators - here’s a sales recap:12,981 creators earned something this week.3,692 creators earned more than $100 this week.676 creators earned more than...
      How to Create a High Converting Gumroad Sales Page in 6 Steps and more!
      Jun 13, 2021
      Happy Sunday, Creators!Before we get started, here’s a sales update of Gumroad creators this past week:10,925 creators earned more than $0 this week.2,818 creators earned more than $100 this week.437 creators earned more than $1000 this week.22...
      The Gumroad Newsletter
      Jun 6, 2021
      Welcome back!In this week’s newsletter you will learn:How Arvid Kahl went from a successful founder to a successful creator.This week’s new features.How to optimize your efforts within the creator economyWhy it’s important to invest in yourselfLet’s...
      Exciting News: We Now Accept Apple Pay!
      Jun 2, 2021
      You asked, we delivered.Apple Pay has been one of the most popular requests from creators and their customers, and we’re excited to announce that it’s here! Bonus: You can now accept Google Pay as well!If you haven’t tried Apply Pay yet,...
      We're Starting a Weekly Newsletter!
      May 30, 2021
      Happy Sunday, creators. To keep you in the loop, we’re starting a Gumroad newsletter that will be in your inbox every Sunday. Its entire goal is to help you make more money as a creator.Here’s what to expect moving forward from our...
      🆕 Two-Factor Authentication
      Apr 21, 2021
      2FA is live for all Gumroad creators! Turn it on from http://gumroad.com/settings to get an email to confirm new logins: Stay safe out there!
      🆕 Our Overlay and Embed now supports affiliates
      Apr 20, 2021
      We've enhanced our Overlay + Embed functionality to support affiliate links. You can now embed Gumroad products and memberships you are an affiliate for right on your website. OverviewAffiliate product URLs are now supported in both...
      🆕 Distinct product thumbnails on your profile, your customers libraries, and Discover
      Apr 15, 2021
      You can now upload distinct product thumbnails from the product edit page: These will show up on customer libraries (web and mobile), Gumroad Discover, and–most important–your profile. Finally, you can have a cover that sells your product...
      🆕 Issue partial refunds for membership payments
      Apr 6, 2021
      (I believe we're the first creator economy platform to have this functionality! We plan on shipping a metric ton of membership features in 2021, so stay tuned for much more firsts to come!)Short and sweet, you can now issue partial refunds for...
      🆕 Target your followers who aren't customers–yet!
      Apr 5, 2021
      You can now send out posts to just your followers who have yet to buy a certain product. This should help you create new customers out of your followers.It looks like so: And if you're looking for an excuse to use this feature,...
      Take home 100% on April 7th for #GumroadDay
      Apr 2, 2021
      Hey,Gumroad is turning 10, and we’re celebrating by giving Gumroad creators 100% of their sales on April 7, 2011. Mark your calendars for #GumroadDay! There's nothing you need to do to take advantage of this–you'll receive a credit after...
      See the products you're an affiliate for, with a new dashboard
      Apr 1, 2021
      You can now see all of the products you are an affiliate for. It looks like this: Happy creating!Sahil and the Gumroad team
      Memberships: Send All Posts to Your Members
      Feb 17, 2021
      We've added an option to Gumroad Memberships, to make all previous posts visible to new members: Turning it on will show all historical posts to all of your members: More is coming for Memberships as we aim to make it the...
      Turn Off Trackers: Enhance your Customers' Privacy
      Jan 26, 2021
      Creators can now disable all trackers on their profile and product pages to improve page speed and privacy.Disabling Non-Essential CookiesCreators can disable non-essential cookies in three quick steps.- Go to https://gumroad.com/settings/advanced-...
      Creator Spotlight: Noelle's Stevenson's Creative Journey
      Jan 22, 2021
      “I've always loved telling stories with my art.”In the past two months, Noelle Stevenson’s autobiographical comic, the weight of them, has been downloaded and read more than 50,000 times on Gumroad. The free-to-download (and pay-what-you-want) product...
      A Redesigned Gumroad Library with Search and Filtering
      Jan 14, 2021
      Creators pour dozens, hundreds, even thousands of hours into their products, making pixel-perfect images, tightly edited videos, crisp PDFs, and thoughtful posts. Their hard work deserves to be displayed in a gallery that shows it in the best possible...
      Event Alert: Sahil Lavingia teaches customizing your Gumroad pages
      Jan 13, 2021
      This Friday, January 15, 2021, at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia will be hosting a workshop on customizing your Gumroad pages with CSS. Register for the event here! Creators use custom CSS to create unified visual...
      Last Year in the Creator Economy
      Jan 12, 2021
      Collectively, Gumroad creators earned $142 million in 2020, up 94% from 2019. This post discusses the forces that shaped Gumroad's role in the creator economy in 2020 and will direct it going forward, as well as what you can do, today, to become a...
      Announcing Gumroad University, our best resources by creators, for creators
      Dec 22, 2020
      For the past few months, we've been investing heavily in content for creators. Today, we're thrilled to announce Gumroad University, which brings our best content together in one place and provides a platform for us to add to every time we publish the...
      Join the Creator Community Census
      Dec 19, 2020
      Let's make a deal.If you could do me the huge favor of taking 10 minutes to tell me about your year as a creator, I'll combine your completely anonymous answers with everyone else's responses and Gumroad's internal data to paint a picture of the...
      Creator Spotlight: Dru Riley's Success on Gumroad
      Dec 17, 2020
      By late April 2020, Dru Riley had gone 37 months without income, experimented with dozens of projects, written 13 Trends Reports, and his latest experiment to make money had just failed. Since then he’s earned more than $100,000 on Gumroad. There’s the...
      Q&A with Daniel Vassallo (Head of Product) and Randall Kanna (Head of Community)
      Dec 15, 2020
      On Wednesday, December 16th at 10AM Pacific, join Daniel and Randall for a Q&A about all things Gumroad. Register for the Zoom call so that you can ask questions: bit.ly/2KoCq0UYou can also sign up for Gumroad's #SaleEveryDay...
      Action Required: PayPal Connect Going Live Jan 1, 2021
      Dec 14, 2020
      Dear Creators,A couple of months ago, we announced that due to changes in PayPal's terms of service, we would transition to having creators accept payments from customers directly to their PayPal accounts when selling on Gumroad. After months of...
      PayPal Connect Going Live Jan 1, 2021
      Dec 14, 2020
      Dear Creators,A couple of months ago, we announced that due to changes in PayPal's terms of service, we would transition to having creators accept payments from customers directly to their PayPal accounts when selling on Gumroad. After months of...
      Action Required: PayPal Connect Going Live Jan 1, 2021
      Dec 14, 2020
      Dear Creators,A couple of months ago, we announced that due to changes in PayPal's terms of service, we would transition to having creators accept payments from customers directly to their PayPal accounts when selling on Gumroad. After months of...
      A Million Dollars in a Day, Twice: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Field Report
      Dec 11, 2020
      On Black Friday this year, Gumroad creators made over one million dollars in a day. Three days later, on Cyber Monday, we did it again. Overall, in the fortnight leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Gumroad creators made about twice as much as...
      Updated Payment Frequency Selector for Single-Tier Memberships
      Dec 9, 2020
      If you run a membership that has multiple payment frequencies (e.g. a monthly and annual payment option) but only one tier, the product page will now automatically enumerate those payment frequencies for your customers to select. Why did...
      Creator Dashboard App for Android
      Dec 7, 2020
      Today, we're launching the Gumroad creator dashboard app for Android.You can download it from the Play store here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gumroad.creatorFeature ParityOnce you log into your Gumroad account on...
      Improving Gumroad Memberships
      Nov 23, 2020
      Last Thursday, we launched Gumroad Memberships, and launch day went quite well. Thank you to everyone who participated in the launch in any way. On launch day, there was a fair measure of exchanging virtual high-fives on Slack, but then we got back to...
      Creator Spotlight: Kristina Garner's Success on Gumroad
      Nov 20, 2020
      “In the beginning, I wasn’t trying to build a business. I was just writing for my own daughters.”For Kristina Garner — and for so many other creators — 2020 has been busy, chaotic, and unexpected. “I don’t know why,” she said, “but I just didn’t see...
      Introducing Gumroad Memberships
      Nov 19, 2020
      Creators have made over $350,000,000 selling with Gumroad. The vast majority of these sales have been one-time purchases. Single-product sales are a great model for lots of creators, but many others want to offer their audience the...
      Exploring Gumroad's New Look
      Nov 16, 2020
      Over the weekend, we launched a redesigned version of Gumroad's homepage. This is the page's first major redesign since 2016. Our CEO, Sahil, said of the new design:"I’m excited to share our vision of a possible future, where everyone...
      A Balance of Features
      Nov 13, 2020
      One feature for web, one for mobile. Perfectly balanced...For the WebYour Gumroad library now automatically includes page counts for PDF documents. Using metadata like this and optional descriptions per file is a great way to bake usage instructions...
      A Sample of User Interface Quality Improvements
      Nov 4, 2020
      While we spend lots of time working on big, exciting features like upcoming Apple Pay and Memberships Refresh, we also invest in quality of life improvements and tackling bugs. A single small bug can hinder a feature, preventing said feature from...
      Creator Spotlight: Arvid Kahl's Success on Gumroad
      Oct 30, 2020
      In two years, Arvid Kahl founded, ran, and sold his bootstrapped company, FeedbackPanda, with his partner Danielle Simpson.Now he’s in the business of putting his audience first. The way he sees it, “You can’t build a successful business without an...
      Feature Announcement: Description per File
      Oct 29, 2020
      We just launched a small but often-requested feature: you can now add a description for each file in your Gumroad products. The customer sees this description next to the file in their library. Descriptions per file in the customer's...
      October Creator Challenge and Q&A
      Oct 21, 2020
      Maybe you've always wanted to create a product to sell online but you've never had the time. Or you've started several projects but haven't finished any of them.We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting monthly creator challenges to help you...
      Creator Spotlight: Floortje Visser's Success On Gumroad
      Oct 16, 2020
      Dutch artist Floortje “Flo” Visser created the brand Art With Flo, a full-time digital art business she runs with her boyfriend of 20 years. Since discovering Gumroad two years ago, she’s made six figures selling digital art products, and...
      Posts and Customers Update: Select Multiple Products, Versions, and Tiers
      Oct 5, 2020
      You can now select multiple products, versions, and tiers when sending out a post, or filtering your list of customers. It looks like this: This is especially useful for memberships, but works for digital products with different versions,...
      Creator Spotlight: Jesse Enkamp's Success on Gumroad
      Oct 2, 2020
      “From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed, it’s just Karate,” Jesse Enkamp told us, “I practice, I teach, I learn, I read, I write.”Jesse also sells products on Gumroad, including a highly successful membership product: a private online...
      Connecting PayPal directly to your Gumroad account
      Oct 1, 2020
      Due to changes in PayPal's policies, we are going to have to change how Gumroad helps creators collect payments via PayPal. Please read this post to understand the changes that are coming. We're not thrilled about this change (it was forced on us and...
      Creator Spotlight: Ed Latimore's Success on Gumroad
      Sep 8, 2020
      “My model is, I take what I learned the hard way and break it down so people can learn it the easy way.”That statement is classic Ed Latimore:  engaging, unassuming, and direct. “For the skills I teach,” he told us, “you’re going to pay to learn.” ...
      Creator Spotlight: Philip Kiely's Success on Gumroad
      Aug 19, 2020
      When it comes to publishing on Gumroad, Philip Kiely is an open book. Since he published Writing for Software Developers, Philip has detailed every step of the process, from writing, marketing, and selling the product, to building the...
      Subdomains!
      Aug 4, 2020
      Every creator on Gumroad now gets their own subdomain, automagically! It's at yourusername.gumroad.comThis is a step in the direction of making Gumroad profiles more customizable and full-featured over time! If these see serious pick up as the default...
      Creator Spotlight: Randall Kanna's Success on Gumroad
      Jul 27, 2020
      Think you’re too busy, too technical, or too unknown to be a successful Gumroad creator? Meet Randall Kanna.  In the past year, she’s written and published two books while working full-time as a Senior Software Engineer at BaseHQ. Last...
      Creator Spotlight: Daniel Vassallo's Success on Gumroad
      Jun 26, 2020
      In the past 16 months, Daniel Vassallo has grown his Twitter account from zero to 35,000 followers. In the past six months, he’s made $190,000 on Gumroad.We asked him to reflect on his journey. Here’s what we learned.He Didn’t Set Out to be a Gumroad...
      Reorder Tiers and Versions
      Jun 19, 2020
      Sorry for the slowdown in emails. It’s a crazy time, and we are focusing on performance, bug fixes, and other small wins as we get closer to launching our next big features in July.It’s now possible to reorder a membership’s tiers, and a digital...
      Update Customers' Variants/Versions/Tiers
      May 12, 2020
      We've made it super straightforward for creators to change the version attached to a customer's purchase after they've made it. Now accessible from your Customers dashboardThis can be done in lieu of a refund in case a customer made a...
      Native Facebook Pixel Support.
      Apr 29, 2020
      We made it as simple as possible to add true, full-featured Facebook Pixel support to your Gumroad account. Just go to your advanced settings and add a Facebook Pixel ID. We'll start sending data to Facebook about views, add to cart events, and...
      Enhancements to Product Versions
      Apr 9, 2020
      Reminder: We have a great Facebook group full of 1,400 active creators. Join them! I'll be doing a Q&A on April 20th in there.Now... We've made a bunch of improvements to product versions, including:- Easy share links on your product edit page for...
      Custom Delivery for All!
      Apr 7, 2020
      Hey all,We've long had a feature we call "Custom Delivery" which lets you redirect customers (after a successful purchase) to your own URL instead of instead of hosting your product's files on Gumroad. Until yesterday, it was a feature only available...
      Different Files Per Version
      Mar 25, 2020
      We are excited about this one! Finally, you can have different files delivered to different customers of the same Gumroad product. This is super powerful, not only for giving customers exactly what they want, but also for doing tiers...
      Three New Themes!
      Feb 4, 2020
      We've added three delectable new themes to your repertoire. You can select them from your profile. Letterhead, great for a single-column sales page Salesy, great for UI, design, and technical products Dark...
      Gumroad now auto-enables HTTPS on custom domains
      Nov 25, 2019
      Add a custom domain for your Gumroad profile that is more secure, that browsers will recognize as more trustworthy, and that will lead to higher conversion rates for you.You can add a custom domain in your advanced settings.
      Partial Refunds
      Nov 20, 2019
      Previously, it was only possible to refund customers in full. Now, we’ve made it possible to issue partial refunds! Use this to give post-purchase rebates, offer discounts for certain actions, correct shipping charges (in the case of a local pick-up,...
      Posts!
      Oct 30, 2019
      With posts, you can now use Gumroad as your blog as well as your storefront! Just select “Post to profile” when creating a post. Above and beyond other services, you can also add attachments your readers can download.All of these posts will sync across...
      Just getting started as a creator? Do these five things to set yourself up for success
      Oct 21, 2019
      If you’re just starting to sell the things you make, you’re probably also starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by all the things there are to do. Early on, everything seems equally urgent — so where do you start? That’s why we created this short to-do...
      Send Missed Updates to Customers
      Oct 17, 2019
      Have a customer sign up a day too late to get an update? Or added a new email and want to send it to only some of your previous customers? Now you can!View any updates a customer has missed and send them right from your customer management dashboard. ...
      Selected Tags on Your Creator Profile
      Sep 23, 2019
      You can now select which tags are visible on your profile. Your top five selected tags will appear in the filter sidebar, with a “load more…” button that will show the rest. We prefer this a lot more than the long list in...
      Meet a Creator: 6 Rapid-Fire Questions with Julia Evans
      Aug 26, 2019
      Julia Evans makes zines. But not just any zines – she makes zines that explain complicated computer programming concepts in simple terms. In 2015, after watching The Punk Singer, a documentary about punk and riot grrrl zine culture, she...
      Meet a Creator: 5 Rapid-Fire Questions with Santiago “PitPit” Esparza
      Aug 19, 2019
      Santiago “PitPit” Esparza has been making webcomics like his SPAIN TRAVEL DIARY since 2016. His motivation was the medium’s inherent challenges:“It seemed impossible to me, telling a story or joke in a few panels. But I still tried to do...
      Introducing: Gumroadians
      Aug 12, 2019
      After watching thousands of creators find success doing more of what they love with Gumroad, we got jealous.Gumroadians is our creative outlet. We want to tell stories about creators, and the problems they face on a daily basis.You can...
      Clarifying What is–and isn’t–Allowed on Gumroad
      Jul 4, 2019
      Yesterday, we shared on Twitter that we do not remove creators from Gumroad if they disagree with us:We may disagree with some of our creators. Actually, we know we do. But we’re not going to deplatform them for it.Several times a week, we are asked if...