Ko-fi

A free and friendly way to receive donations from fans ❤️☕

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Ko-fi.com is the free and friendly way to receive donations from fans who love your work. If you make art, run a blog, write code or simply want to make some money from your side hustle, Ko-fi.com has already helped people just like you receive $2.2m in direct donations. Not into coffee? Not a problem, coffee is just a metaphor for the donation.

Reviews

  • Pros: 

    Awesome way to give and ask for support!

    Cons: 

    Nothing

    I love the idea: you are not giving / asking for money, instead, you can buy or ask for a nice cup of coffee. It feels so much better to send someone a coffee or ask for coffee to fuel my creativity than just to ask for 3 dollars. Thanks Ko-fi Team!

    Krisztina Szerovay has used this product for one month.
  • Oumaima Bouassami
    Oumaima BouassamiGraphic artist
    Pros: 

    Loving ko-fi

    Cons: 

    Nothing right now

    This platform is the best way to make us work it's a support and motivation thank you

    Oumaima Bouassami has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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Viktor Hanáček
Viktor Hanáček@viktorhanacek · picjumbo.com (free stock photos)
This is nice! I have free stock photo site and this is what I'm looking for! Goals, comments, no fees & simplicity.
Simon Ellington
Simon EllingtonMaker@simonellington · Co-founder at Ko-fi.com and MarTech Geek
@viktorhanacek we look forward to welcoming you!
Viktor Hanáček
Viktor Hanáček@viktorhanacek · picjumbo.com (free stock photos)
@simonellington DONE! https://www.ko-fi.com/picjumbo It looks people like it. Also shared some feedback via Google Forms ;) And it looks like the Top Supporters box doesn't work, it's just three latest supporters. Good luck!
Nigel Pickles
Nigel PicklesMaker@nigelpickles · Founder, Ko-fi.com
@viktorhanacek Amazing! Thank you for the kind words. Glad you like it! And congratulations on receiving so many donations so quickly! We will read through your feedback. We are working on improving every aspect of it. Thanks again and welcome to Ko-fi! ☕❤️
Germán Castaño
Germán Castaño@germancastano · IT Professional, Entrepreneur
This is a really great idea and a very useful tool to motivate creators to share and to users to help those creators they follow. The business model is very interesting as well.
Simon Ellington
Simon EllingtonMaker@simonellington · Co-founder at Ko-fi.com and MarTech Geek
@germancastano Thank you for your kind words, glad to have you as a fan!
Devon Bradley
Devon Bradley@dbradleyfl · Director of Engineering @ Famous.co
Very cool. Super curious what the business model is? How does Ko-fi make money? I know payment processing gets expensive.
Simon Ellington
Simon EllingtonMaker@simonellington · Co-founder at Ko-fi.com and MarTech Geek
@dbradleyfl thanks for your interest in Ko-fi. We don’t process the payments in ko-fi we simply pass the supporter to the creators PayPal account and they directly receive the funds. We have our own ko-fi page and both creators and supporters regularly donate to us for the service. I think they call it ‘eating your own dog food’ - either way we are super grateful for the donations we receive to support the service
Devon Bradley
Devon Bradley@dbradleyfl · Director of Engineering @ Famous.co
@simonellington wow! Very cool business model.
Erni Hdz
Erni Hdz@erni · Ecology &Tecnology / Amateur Designer
Totally free! That’s the real selling point here. Bye bye www.buymeacoffe.com
Joseph Sunny
Joseph Sunny@joseph_sunny · Maker
@erni www.BuyMeACoffee.com is 100% free for all early users :) We plan to charge 5% platform fee sometime down the road to support future development and growth of the platform, as is the case for any healthy business. However, no early users will be charged, ever. 🎉
Ion Prodan
Ion Prodan@ionprodan · Frontend Developer
Thank you for this platform, that's what I looking for! Very nice.
Nigel Pickles
Nigel PicklesMaker@nigelpickles · Founder, Ko-fi.com
@ionprodan Happy to hear that, Ion. Welcome to Ko-fi! 🙂 ☕️