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 92,415 creators have earned over $486M on Gumroad.

  • Education

    $153,069,818 earned by 16,992 creators
  • Books & Writing

    $94,946,500 earned by 20,354 creators
  • Apps & Software

    $94,914,139 earned by 7,944 creators
  • Film & Video

    $39,713,558 earned by 5,701 creators
  • Merchandise

    $28,919,949 earned by 4,956 creators
  • Drawing & Painting

    $28,573,102 earned by 8,642 creators
  • Design & Tech Products

    $25,327,052 earned by 5,617 creators
  • Music & Sound Design

    $23,677,777 earned by 6,828 creators
  • Photography

    $19,141,789 earned by 3,752 creators
  • Games

    $8,555,162 earned by 2,696 creators
  • Comics

    $6,443,215 earned by 3,146 creators
  • Podcasts & Audiobooks

    $6,367,619 earned by 550 creators
  • Animation

    $6,149,512 earned by 2,215 creators
  • Sports

    $3,905,380 earned by 900 creators
  • Comedy

    $3,060,332 earned by 130 creators
  • Crafts & DIY

    $2,972,375 earned by 1,161 creators
  • Food & Cooking

    $2,571,731 earned by 740 creators
  • Dance & Theater

    $498,766 earned by 201 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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