We believe every creator
should be able to earn a living
doing what they love.

Our story

In 2011, Pinterest designer Sahil Lavingia wanted to sell an icon he had made directly to his audience. But it was too difficult. Why setup a storefront? Just share a link–customers can click, pay, download. A weekend later, Gumroad was live.

A lot more has happened since then, but we won't bore you. If you're curious, you can read all about it on Medium.

By the numbers.

More than 72,419 creators have earned over $350M on Gumroad.

  • Education

    $110,866,452 earned by 13,445 creators
  • Apps & Software

    $78,363,251 earned by 6,839 creators
  • Books & Writing

    $78,324,974 earned by 18,183 creators
  • Film & Video

    $30,840,965 earned by 5,028 creators
  • Merchandise

    $20,462,637 earned by 4,452 creators
  • Music & Sound Design

    $18,945,333 earned by 5,503 creators
  • Drawing & Painting

    $17,136,350 earned by 5,882 creators
  • Design & Tech Products

    $15,715,279 earned by 3,400 creators
  • Photography

    $10,862,359 earned by 2,567 creators
  • Podcasts & Audiobooks

    $4,938,066 earned by 358 creators
  • Comics

    $3,811,648 earned by 2,271 creators
  • Animation

    $3,063,727 earned by 1,441 creators
  • Games

    $2,829,773 earned by 1,567 creators
  • Crafts & DIY

    $2,063,067 earned by 775 creators
  • Food & Cooking

    $2,062,505 earned by 478 creators
  • Comedy

    $1,976,438 earned by 100 creators
  • Sports

    $1,851,804 earned by 550 creators
  • Dance & Theater

    $250,340 earned by 132 creators

One more thing...

We have a lot in common with our creators: we also earn a living doing what we love. But we are different from many other companies.

We're profitable.

We are focused on improving our product in a sustainable way. We even share our numbers, so that others can learn how to run a creator-focused business.

We donate a percentage of our profits to causes.

In 2018, we donated over $23,775 (eight percent of our profits) to different causes. We raised money for the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the floods in Kerala. We helped fund the Presence-of-Blackness project in speculative fiction, and a Mexicanx publication.

We are hiring.

It's been a while since April 2011. But rest assured, we're just getting started. Want to follow along?

Follow @gumroad on Twitter


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