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 74,935 creators have earned over $364M on Gumroad.

  • Education

    $114,735,560 earned by 13,872 creators
  • Books & Writing

    $80,994,474 earned by 18,447 creators
  • Apps & Software

    $80,027,118 earned by 6,937 creators
  • Film & Video

    $32,157,684 earned by 5,135 creators
  • Merchandise

    $20,928,376 earned by 4,511 creators
  • Music & Sound Design

    $19,409,590 earned by 5,671 creators
  • Drawing & Painting

    $18,294,674 earned by 6,242 creators
  • Design & Tech Products

    $16,947,338 earned by 3,731 creators
  • Photography

    $11,986,288 earned by 2,755 creators
  • Podcasts & Audiobooks

    $5,143,928 earned by 385 creators
  • Comics

    $3,652,097 earned by 2,415 creators
  • Animation

    $3,552,233 earned by 1,540 creators
  • Games

    $3,164,949 earned by 1,696 creators
  • Crafts & DIY

    $2,181,531 earned by 811 creators
  • Comedy

    $2,106,476 earned by 104 creators
  • Food & Cooking

    $2,104,559 earned by 524 creators
  • Sports

    $1,971,013 earned by 592 creators
  • Dance & Theater

    $304,629 earned by 137 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?

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