Earlier this month, we talked about Patreon as a way to monetise your audience, but as we said in the post, it’s not for everyone. However, there are many other ways to encourage your audience to send some money your way to thank you for the content you create, and so we’re talking a look at Ko-Fi today as another method of payment.
Ko-Fi was set up in 2012 by Nigel Pickles who was looking for a way to thank an online creator for their content that had helped him out with a big project. He wanted to buy them a coffee to say thanks, so Ko-Fi was born.
Ko-Fi is free to use, but there is a $6/month subscription if you wanted to support them which gives you a few other features. The only fees that may be incurred are what the payment processing companies charge.
Ko-Fi is more like a tip jar than a regular subscription service, but the gold membership does allow more Patreon style features like members only posts.
As a creator, Ko-Fi is a great option as it avoids having to commit to creating certain amounts of content every month. It also means that the supporter isn’t having to commit to making payments to you every month, just as and when they feel like it and are able to do so.
If you would like to send us a coffee, our link is ko-fi.com/bonjourblogger