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Setting Up Your Buy Me a Coffee Account: A Step-by-Step Guide
Setting Up Your Buy Me a Coffee Account: A Step-by-Step Guide

All you need to know about creating an account on Buy Me a Coffee

Updated over a week ago

If your fans appreciate your work, consider creating a Buy Me a Coffee account. It's an easy way for your supporters to contribute to your projects while you enjoy our platform's features. Joining is free, and we only charge a small transaction (5%) when you receive support. This means we only earn when you do. Setting up your account is fast and easy, and you can be ready to go in just a minute. This guide will walk you through the process of creating your Buy Me a Coffee account step by step.

How to create your account?

  1. Visit the website and click on the "signup" button.

  2. Select a username that reflects your identity or brand. Make sure it's unique and memorable.

  3. You can sign up using either your preferred social media handles or by providing an email address and password.

  4. Make your profile stand out by uploading a profile picture and filling in your details.

  5. Explain the reason behind joining Buy Me a Coffee. This helps tailor the experience to your needs.

  6. Next, select your country and enter your bank details to set up the payout. You can always set this up later, but keep in mind, that without your payout information, you'll only get followers instead of support.

  7. With all the necessary steps completed, your page is now officially live and ready to welcome support from your audience.

More tips for new users:

  1. The key to success on Buy Me a Coffee is visibility. Share your page with your audience on all platforms. Many creators start receiving support just minutes after sharing their page. Make sure your fans know where to find and how to support you.

  2. Invest time in customizing your cover image and adding social links as well as an introductory video. These elements contribute significantly to making your page visually appealing and engaging for visitors.

  3. Modify the default 'coffee' term and the colour scheme to better match your brand identity. This customization makes your Buy Me a Coffee page feel more personal and aligned with your overall brand.

  4. Start building a steady monthly income by creating membership tiers. Offer exclusive rewards to your members, such as special roles in your Discord server or access to content only they can see. Learn how to add membership tiers to your account.

  5. Open a shop on Buy Me a Coffee and sell both digital and physical items. There are no listing fees, and you can start selling immediately using just your Buy Me a Coffee link. Discover how to open your Buy Me a Coffee shop.

  6. Add commissions to let your supporters request personalized work or services, such as one-on-one tutorials, custom artwork, or personalized songs. You can manage requests, additional options, and payments directly through your page. Learn more about how to offer commissions.

Sign up and claim your username today to start making money from your creative work with Buy Me a Coffee. Need assistance? Just send us an email at [email protected].

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