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 80,001 creators have earned over $394M on Gumroad.

  • Education

    $123,711,577 earned by 14,818 creators
  • Books & Writing

    $84,344,782 earned by 19,015 creators
  • Apps & Software

    $83,776,735 earned by 7,244 creators
  • Film & Video

    $34,108,320 earned by 5,318 creators
  • Merchandise

    $22,563,330 earned by 4,656 creators
  • Drawing & Painting

    $20,812,187 earned by 6,946 creators
  • Music & Sound Design

    $20,459,182 earned by 6,033 creators
  • Design & Tech Products

    $19,706,028 earned by 4,276 creators
  • Photography

    $13,917,427 earned by 3,081 creators
  • Podcasts & Audiobooks

    $5,486,671 earned by 439 creators
  • Comics

    $4,362,677 earned by 2,636 creators
  • Games

    $4,286,307 earned by 1,940 creators
  • Animation

    $4,203,505 earned by 1,716 creators
  • Comedy

    $2,423,450 earned by 115 creators
  • Crafts & DIY

    $2,383,413 earned by 905 creators
  • Sports

    $2,325,759 earned by 693 creators
  • Food & Cooking

    $2,296,242 earned by 601 creators
  • Dance & Theater

    $405,291 earned by 170 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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