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 96,052 creators have earned over $513M on Gumroad.

  • Education

    $162,728,743 earned by 17,617 creators
  • Books & Writing

    $97,401,677 earned by 20,770 creators
  • Apps & Software

    $95,070,445 earned by 8,142 creators
  • Film & Video

    $41,421,062 earned by 5,799 creators
  • Drawing & Painting

    $31,300,939 earned by 9,116 creators
  • Merchandise

    $31,169,641 earned by 5,039 creators
  • Design & Tech Products

    $26,796,865 earned by 5,961 creators
  • Music & Sound Design

    $24,678,515 earned by 7,070 creators
  • Photography

    $20,673,591 earned by 3,955 creators
  • Games

    $10,060,142 earned by 2,959 creators
  • Animation

    $9,485,266 earned by 2,350 creators
  • Comics

    $7,190,868 earned by 3,309 creators
  • Podcasts & Audiobooks

    $5,375,947 earned by 582 creators
  • Sports

    $4,322,818 earned by 957 creators
  • Comedy

    $3,259,787 earned by 144 creators
  • Crafts & DIY

    $3,133,282 earned by 1,239 creators
  • Food & Cooking

    $2,687,978 earned by 772 creators
  • Dance & Theater

    $519,043 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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