Creator Economy

The creator economy is booming, with independent creators monetizing their content, skills, and community. But competition is fierce for attracting an audience and generating income online.

Luckily, new creator economy tools are emerging to help individual creators succeed in growing and engaging their following. Here are some of the best ones to consider:

MailerLite – Email Marketing

Engaged email subscribers are vital for creators. MailerLite makes it easy to design and send beautiful email newsletters that convert and build relationships. Plans start free for up to 1,000 subscribers.

ConvertKit – Email Marketing & Automation

For more advanced email marketing needs, ConvertKit allows creators to automate sequences, tag subscribers, and integrate with other tools. Pricing starts at $29/month for up to 1,000 subscribers.

Linktree – Link Portfolio

Linktree enables creators to share multiple website links in one profile making it easy to promote products, offers, and content. The basic Linktree service is free.

Cohost – Virtual Events

Cohost streamlines hosting virtual events like webinars, courses, and digital summits. Features include ticketing, speaker management, live streaming, and video hosting. Plans start at $49/month.

Sidetrain – 1:1 Video Calls

Sidetrain lets creators offer paid 1:1 video calls with fans and followers. Fans book calls directly on your profile page.

Buy Me a Coffee – Tip Jars

Fans can easily send one-time tips and donations through Buy Me a Coffee. Creators just share their custom link. Minimal fees of $0.19 + 5% apply per donation.

Circle – Community Platform

For building an exclusive community, Circle provides features like member profiles, private community spaces, posts, chat, live audio rooms, events, and more. Plans start at $36/month.

Patreon – Memberships

Patreon is ideal for creators to offer exclusive benefits like behind-the-scenes content and community access through monthly memberships starting at just $3/month. Fees are 5-12%.

Teachable – Online Courses

To sell online courses, Teachable provides an all-in-one platform for creators to host their course content, accept payments, engage students, and track results. Plans start at $29/month.

Leveraging the right set of creator tools allows independent creators to maximize reach, engagement, and revenue potential. The opportunities are endless!

FAQs About Creator Economy Tools

What are some top tools for selling digital downloads?

Gumroad, Teachable, Podia, and SendOwl are leading platforms for creators selling one-off digital products like ebooks, prints, graphics, and more.

What tools help with automating social media?

Tools like Buffer, Hootsuite, and Loomly help creators efficiently schedule and publish social content across platforms.

What tools are useful for podcasters?

Leading podcast tools include Buzzsprout, Transistor, Captivate, and Simplecast for hosting, distribution, promotion, monetization, and community building.

How can I filter inappropriate comments?

Tools like Moderate Comments can automatically filter and block inappropriate comments and spam to help maintain community standards.

What tools help create content efficiently?

Tools like Rytr, Jasper, and leverage AI to help creators generate blog posts, social captions, video scripts, ad copy, and other content faster.

The burgeoning creator economy provides new opportunities for independent creators if they have the right growth toolkit. Use these tools to stand out and succeed.


  • Gio Watts

    Gio Watts brings over 10 years of digital marketing experience to his role as marketing manager at Walletminded. In his current position, Gio oversees brand marketing, campaign management, and audience growth initiatives. Prior to joining Walletminded, Gio held marketing roles at several ecommerce and SaaS startups, most recently serving as senior marketing manager at CloudTable Inc. There, he specialized in paid social advertising and content marketing. Gio holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing from the University of Oregon. He is a certified content marketing specialist and frequently guest lectures at his alma mater. When he's not devising omni-channel marketing campaigns, you can find Gio coaching youth basketball and indulging his passion for live music.

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