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 100,233 creators have earned over $548M on Gumroad.

  • Education

    $173,446,099 earned by 18,465 creators
  • Books & Writing

    $99,560,924 earned by 21,228 creators
  • Apps & Software

    $98,728,609 earned by 8,362 creators
  • Film & Video

    $42,897,226 earned by 5,948 creators
  • Drawing & Painting

    $34,139,874 earned by 9,649 creators
  • Merch & Goods

    $33,611,765 earned by 5,156 creators
  • Design & Tech Products

    $29,166,165 earned by 6,429 creators
  • Music & Sound Design

    $25,820,875 earned by 7,340 creators
  • Photo & Filters

    $22,741,740 earned by 4,139 creators
  • Games

    $12,294,715 earned by 3,294 creators
  • Animation

    $10,440,420 earned by 2,548 creators
  • Comics

    $7,962,089 earned by 3,485 creators
  • Podcasts & Audio Books

    $5,830,805 earned by 628 creators
  • Sports

    $4,754,339 earned by 1,027 creators
  • Crafts & DIY

    $4,012,053 earned by 1,323 creators
  • Comedy

    $3,542,990 earned by 145 creators
  • Food & Cooking

    $2,778,800 earned by 846 creators
  • Dance & Theater

    $562,974 earned by 219 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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