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Beginners' guide on Buy Me a Coffee
Beginners' guide on Buy Me a Coffee

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Buy Me a Coffee is a platform that allows creators, such as artists, writers, podcasters, and YouTubers etc. to receive support and funding from their fans and followers. We have the right set of tools to help creators monetize their content and build a sustainable business around their creativity.

It's free and takes only 2 minutes to create an account. To begin with, here is a step-by-step walkthrough on how to set up your Buy Me a Coffee Page.

Discover the Features of Buy Me a Coffee

Buy Me a Coffee offer a wide range of features designed to make it easy for your followers to support you in multiple ways. Whether you're looking to receive support, a steady income through Memberships, offer extras for sale, or take bookings for services, we've got you covered!

Accept Supports

Once you finish setting up your page, customize it to showcase your unique brand and content, and start sharing your Buy Me a Coffee page with your followers on all your social media channels.

Let your supporter know that you're here, and give them the opportunity to support your work by buying you a coffee. Accept these supports and fuel your work to do better.

Earn with Memberships

Buy Me a Coffee's Membership feature is for creators to earn a steady income on a regular basis. To maximise your earnings, we suggest creating customised tiers that can attract supporters who are willing to pay more for premium content and experiences.

Whether you're an artist, musician, or blogger, having multiple tiers of membership allows your supporters to choose the level of support that suits them best while unlocking exclusive content and rewards.

So why not get started with memberships on Buy Me a Coffee and take your creative journey to the next level?

Sell with Shop

If you have got something to sell, it can be anything, then Extras(Shop) is your stop. Here is how you can add your Extra and start making real money by selling them. Here are a few examples, for you to get inspired by some of our creators who actively use the Shop feature.

Deliver Commissions

Make your supporters happy by delivering them something unique and custom and in turn earn for your work. For instance, it could be an hour Zoom meeting, a custom piece of art, or anything that you find is valuable and different. Here you can see how you can create your commissions. Take a sneak peek into what some of our creators are delivering through commissions.

Share Your Page Everywhere

Your work doesn’t end with creating your page and adding your content. The actual work begins when you start to share your page. Only when you share it, your followers will know where to find your page and eventually support you. Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Add your page link to all your social bios

  • Download and add your QR code as a post and pin it.

  • Make a video on YouTube regarding your Buy Me a Coffee page and your content.

  • Make a tweet or Instagram post on all your major content.

To get to know more read the best practices to share your page.

Post and Galleries to add more content

You can keep the buzz going on by adding content with Post and Gallery. Choose between text, image, and audio to share your thoughts and keep your followers and supporters engaged and entertained. Likewise, keep adding some posts exclusively for supporters and followers to make them feel like VIPs.

More things to look into

  • We strongly recommend you enable Twitter shout-outs to automatically tweet when you get a coffee with a message.

  • Similarly, connect Discord to give Discord roles as a reward for your members, and in turn, build your community.

  • Create and add customisable Buttons on your website that will take your audience to the Buy Me a Coffee page.

  • Add customisable widgets to your websites to make it easy for your followers to buy a coffee for you.

Try Buy Me a Coffee Today

Whether you're an artist, writer, musician, or any kind of creator, Buy Me a Coffee offers a wealth of tools and resources to help you succeed. Join our vibrant community today for free and make use of everything we deliver and start building a loyal following and monetizing your passion.

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