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Who uses Buy Me a Coffee?

Anyone with an audience. Youtubers, musicians, podcasters, writers, programmers, nonprofits, cosplayers, you name it. More than 150,000 creators and millions of their fans use Buy Me a Coffee.

How do I get paid?

Payments are directly transferred to your PayPal, Stripe or bank account. Unlike other platforms, we do not hold your money, and there is no minimums to get paid. Buy Me a Coffee is an official partner of PayPal and Stripe.

How can my audience pay?

We accept all major Credit Cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, as well as local payment methods such as UPI in India.

What does it cost?

We don't charge a monthly fee. All features including publishing and emails are free for everyone.

We charge a 5% transaction fee, and creators keep 95% of the earnings. We make money only when you do.

Is Buy Me a Coffee safe and reliable?

We take security seriously. Here are some measures we’ve taken to protect your and your supporter’s data.

  • We don’t store credit card data on our servers. Payment processing is handled by PayPal and Stripe (PCI Compliance Level 1).
  • We run on the robust Amazon infrastructure. Cloudflare adds an additional layer of security. We also take periodic backups, and force SSL encryption across the platform.
  • We have a bug bounty program to encourage responsible reporting of any security issues, and we’re quick to take action.

Do I have complete ownership of my supporters?

Yes, you do. Your supporters are strictly yours. We do not email them, or share their data to third parties. You can export their list any time you like.

Why should I choose Buy Me a Coffee over other platforms?

With Buy Me a Coffee, you get everything you need to run your creative business. You don't have to worry about paying for and stitching together a dozen services, from sending emails to charging for subscriptions.

Besides, your Buy Me a Coffee page is arguably the most delightful experience you can offer your audience. From the one-tap payment (look ma, no sign-ups required!) to the many exciting ways you can customize your supporter experience, we’ve obsessed over every bit of detail.

Can I build a serious business using Buy Me a Coffee?

Yes, there are many creators earning a six figure income on Buy Me a Coffee. We will grow with you.

Who are you folks?

Buy Me a Coffee is based in San Francisco and backed by Y Combinator. Read more about us and our guiding values.

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