Over the last several years of building Laravel, I’ve been asked numerous times how people can support ongoing Laravel development. I typically tell people that subscribing to Forge or Envoyer is a great way to support the framework. However, some either do not need these services or want to do more.
Meanwhile, another request I have had over the years is to provide a way to ask questions to me directly. Typically, these requests come from established companies that sometimes need some professional guidance on the best direction to take with a given Laravel problem.
I have considered posting a donation page several times in the past and have avoided it thus far because I did not want to feel like I was begging for anything.
However, I have decided to attempt to combine these two requests. So, beginning today, you can directly support Laravel via Patreon.
If you enjoyed the recent Laracon Online conference, the $10 reward level secures you a free ticket to next year’s conference. This reward level is primarily intended for individuals while the other reward levels are priced and intended for companies.
Companies sponsorsing at the Silver, Gold, and Emerald levels will receive their company logo on the Laravel “readme”, and may invite one of their developers to a private Slack channel with myself and other Silver, Gold, and Emerald sponsors. In addition, Gold and Emerald sponsors automatically receive the “community” Laracon US sponsorship package.
Finally, companies sponsoring at the Diamond and Platinum level (of which there may only be 24 total) may invite five of their developers to a separate, priority Slack channel with myself, core Laravel developers, and other Diamond and Platinum sponsors. These sponsors also receive individual monthly video conferences with me to directly discuss or screenshare problems, successes, and any other Laravel topics they want to discuss.
This gives development teams not only direct access to me for guidance, but also gives me direct access to established companies building on Laravel, providing valuable feedback and insight into how people are using the framework. Vehikl joined this program some months ago as the first Diamond sponsor, and Tighten has joined as the first Platinum sponsor.
Additionally, Emerald, Diamond, and Platinum sponsors will have their logo and company information featured on a brand-new “partners” section of the Laravel website, featuring an entire paragraph of text about the company. This provides a unique opportunity to showcase your company to the Laravel ecosystem:
To view the complete sponsorship opportunities and rewards, check out the Patreon page.