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 Sahil's website.

By the numbers.

More than 96,400 creators have earned over $517M on Gumroad.

  • Education

    $163,793,708 earned by 17,679 creators
  • Books & Writing

    $97,727,822 earned by 20,800 creators
  • Apps & Software

    $95,371,347 earned by 8,157 creators
  • Film & Video

    $41,605,495 earned by 5,812 creators
  • Merchandise

    $31,659,247 earned by 5,051 creators
  • Drawing & Painting

    $31,537,239 earned by 9,163 creators
  • Design & Tech Products

    $26,964,668 earned by 6,004 creators
  • Music & Sound Design

    $24,787,919 earned by 7,096 creators
  • Photography

    $20,915,701 earned by 3,968 creators
  • Games

    $10,259,226 earned by 2,984 creators
  • Animation

    $9,570,752 earned by 2,369 creators
  • Comics

    $7,259,927 earned by 3,332 creators
  • Podcasts & Audiobooks

    $5,410,261 earned by 586 creators
  • Sports

    $4,353,598 earned by 963 creators
  • Comedy

    $3,286,488 earned by 143 creators
  • Crafts & DIY

    $3,155,695 earned by 1,247 creators
  • Food & Cooking

    $2,695,623 earned by 774 creators
  • Dance & Theater

    $519,769 earned by 208 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 work differently.

Today, working at Gumroad resembles working on an open source project like Rails. Except it’s neither open source, nor unpaid.

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

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