BEABACKER

A free way content creators can receive donations from fans

BEABACKER is a platform where content creators can receive support from their biggest fans

๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ Set up a page like this

๐Ÿ’ฐ Accept one-off and recurring donations from fans

๐Ÿ’ฌ Receive a private message with each gift

๐Ÿ’Œ Respond to the messages - your fans will love you forever

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Looks like a great product! Thanks for such a great service! The only downside I see compared to services such as Patreon is that it uses Stripe Connect, which is really more for businesses than individuals. I would love to see plans in the future that don't require using Stripe Connect, and simply require your full name, address, birthday, SSN, and bank account details.
@datitisev Hey David, thanks for the comment ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, we do use Stripe connect standard at the moment, but we think it's a great tools for both Individuals and Businesses! If I'm not mistaken I believe that Patreon also use Stripe Connect, but the "custom" version instead of "standard". We may transition over to that model eventually, but at the moment the fees associated with using Custom far outweigh the benefit. Also, we want to keep this donation tool free for content creators to use, forever!...no 5% cut, no platform fees etc). So we figure it's better to go with this model for now so that we can pass those savings onto our users :) Thanks for the feedback David - it's certainly something we want to aim for when we have the funding to do so :)
@luke_stephenson Thank you for your reply! I wasn't aware that custom Stripe Connect had fees, but to be completely honest I don't know much about it as a whole either. One advantage I see from using Custom (or even Express, though I see the pricing is the same) is that it looks less complex or intimidating, as the Stripe Connect page has most likely scared a few users at least. I hope BEABACKER has a great future, it's a great service, specially as it combines both one-time and recurring donations. I appreciate you replying here and taking an interest to improve the product as well! ๐Ÿ™‚
@datitisev yeah the fees can really mount up quickly unfortunately - custom connect is a great model for websites that offer a subscription model or firms that have VC funding (becasue they are guaranteed the income to offset the costs of each connected account) but for free tools, it's not ideal :) Yes, I totally agree, I think that form does look a little intimidating, although when you actually dive into it, it's actually a very simple form and it only takes about 2 or 3 minutes (max) to complete! Thank you very much David, I really appreciate your support :)
Hi! Luke Stephenson here, co-founder of www.BEABACKER.com BEABACKER (pronounced "BE A BACKER") is a place where fans come to buy their favourite content creators an internet coffee โ˜•, a doughnut ๐Ÿฉ, or a strawberry cheesecake! ๐Ÿฐ It's a friendly way of selflessly supporting the content creators you love, whether they're a Blogger, Vlogger, Podcaster, Musician, YouTuber, Developer, Artist, Streamer, Gamer, Photographer, or pretty much any other kind of content creator you can think of! ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ“บ Check out our marketing video here:
๐ŸŽ Walk through the gifting experience here: https://www.beabacker.com/profil... ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธCreate your own page, here: https://www.beabacker.com/become... Before we built BEABACKER, we had three main goals in mind: 1๏ธโƒฃ We wanted to build a platform that was free of charge...so we did! There are no membership fees, no platform fees, and we donโ€™t take a cut of the creators donations. (We rely on user generosity to help us cover our running costs!) 2๏ธโƒฃ We wanted to build a platform that didn't put any extra work on the creator...so we did! There is no need for creators to waste time creating, managing and fulfilling rewards for backers. Fans will offer their selfless support because they appreciate the content, and they want to see it continue! 3๏ธโƒฃ We wanted to build a platform that was Friendly & Unobtrusive...so we did! BEABACKER is there for the warm-hearted fans who want to support their favourite content, and it won't get in the way of the people who don't! ๐Ÿ™ŒFeatures Include๐Ÿ™Œ: - Multi-currency (Perfect for avoiding bank fees) - Private Messaging (to and from creator) - One-off AND Recurring Donations! - Guest Checkout (no need to sign up / sign in before pledging) - Enhanced Gifting Process - a friendly way to give and receive. - "Gamification" (Top 5 backers in last 30 days) - Analytics (Graphs and tables to track your progress) - Automatic payouts (via Stripe) - Button Creation (for use on blogs) We have exciting things in the pipeline for both creators and supporters๐ŸŽ‰WATCH THIS SPACE!!! I'd love to receive your thoughts, feedback and product road-map ideas :)
Amazing product! Any plans to allow creators to embed the donation forms natively on their websites?
@lachlankirkwood Thanks! It's certainly something that we have thought about and would love to implement in the future! Right now we have a "buttons" page where creators can copy and paste some html code onto their site in order to create a button that links directly to their BEABACKER page, but the dream is certainly to make it as easy as possible for backers to send their support, so your idea is great! Thanks :)
@luke_stephenson Awesome to hear! Looking forward to watching the product scale ๐Ÿ™Œ