BuyMeACoffee.com co-founder here 👋 BMC is a friendly way for creators (bloggers, artists, developers) to receive donations from their audience.
Check out some 'Buy Me A Coffee' pages:
We have seen the platform used in ways we never imagined. One such is called LittleHandsBigHearts, a small group of people passionate about helping those less fortunate than ourselves on the Island of Bali ️❤️: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/v4J21UB. They raised $250 within 2 weeks! 🎉 (we're waiving any platform fee for all charities).
- Exclusive content: Publish supporter-only content on your BuyMeACoffee page to encourage more donations.
– Multiple payout options: Paypal and Stripe (direct bank transfer).
– One-click payment for supporters.
– Showcase your goals and comments left by other supporters.
– Beautiful (and customizable) 'Buy me a coffee' button to embed on websites + Wordpress plugin with widgets and stats (https://wordpress.org/plugins/buymeacoffee/).
– Domain name 😉They say the domain speaks for itself.
– In the pipeline: Wix and Weebly plugin, more payment options (Bitcoin, Apple Pay, Android Pay), referral program and much more.
BONUS FEATURE: A fully-caffeinated team hailing from 3 different parts of the world (London, Kerala, and SF), working round-the-clock to improve the platform and bring new features 😺
Thanks for the amazing response, PH community! 😻 🙏 We are waiving the 5% platform fee for PH users for LIFETIME! 🎉 We'd also love to be your first supporter.
Tweet (https://twitter.com/TheBuyMeACoffee) or reply here with your beautiful ‘Buy Me A Coffee’ link (takes less than a minute to set up) to claim it.
@joseph_sunny This looks great and is waaaay better than slapping a Paypal button, I agree. But isn’t Stripe limited to few countries?
@shyjal Thanks! You're right, Stripe is only available in 25 countries right now (https://stripe.com/global). Creators from other countries can select Paypal for payout. In fact, 75% of our users prefer Paypal :)
@joseph_sunny Perfect :) I will definitely try it for my new project.
@joseph_sunny I have chosen paypal but the user can still only pay by credit card?
@joseph_sunny Hi there! I love the simplicity of the service, I signed up immediately. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/XyhJ1ip
@renehesse Hi Rene,
That's right – we're using Stripe for payments to make it as frictionless and fast as possible.
You can still choose your payout via Stripe or Paypal and will be instantly paid (we've integrated 'Stripe Connect' to make this work).
@shyjal Awesome! Don't forget to share your link here, would love to buy your first coffee! ☕ 😀
@joseph_sunny okay, thank you. i probably misunderstood that. in germany unfortunately only very few users pay with credit card, i thought it was possible to pay by paypal.
@mattiasd_ Thanks a lot, Mattias! Just waived your platform fee, and glad to be your first supporter :) ☕
@joseph_sunny thank you so much!
Binoy Xavier Joy
@joseph_sunny Ha! Just created my own BMC page here https://www.buymeacoffee.com/binoy Any plans to add cypto? ;)
@binoyxj Yes, indeed! Stripe offers Bitcoin integration but we all know BTC is not the best idea at the moment 😄 Hope they'll add LTC and other cryptos.
BTW Thanks for signing up. We just waived your platform fee, and enjoy the first coffee on the house :) ☕
Binoy Xavier Joy
@joseph_sunny Cool, thanks! But Stripe is not yet live in India right?
@joseph_sunny Wow that was quick to get set up. Any chance you guys are looking to create any buttons we can embed on our site? (www.buymeacoffee.com/rohan)
@binoyxj Stripe (with optional Bitcoin support) is enabled for US companies.
BuyMeACoffee is a London based company, registered in the state of Delaware (ergo, US Stripe account), with half of the team hailing from India 😄 Truly global, aren't we?
@rmahtani93 Yes. Please login to your dashboard > Overview > 'Create your button' and ta-da! 🎉 You can also try our official Wordpress plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/buymeacoffee/
@joseph_sunny Just created the link. Now waiting for my coffee. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/anvar
@joseph_sunny https://www.buymeacoffee.com/faffing thanks so much - cool idea
@joseph_sunny Signed up! I like the design. And I agree with Shyjal – this is way cooler than the Paypal donation buttons! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/marcorei
@joseph_sunny Wooooohooo This is amazing! I just moved to London, so I will definitely use this I just created my URL: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DanielYubi
There's just a tiny bug: if I saved a video as the featured content and then I go to my profile I see it without a problem, but if you go back to settings and change your lets say your Story, and save it, the featured content video will not be shown, it's empty.
The only way to save is to click the video, you'll see the url again and then save. The video option must be chosen again even though it was already saved :)
Great product and thanks for the waive fee support!
@danielyubi First off, welcome to London 🇬🇧 It's always grey and dull, but hope you fall in love with the place like we did 😄
Thanks for bringing that video bug to our attention. Fixed it right away, please check :)
BTW your BMC page looks great. Good luck with your Youtube channel and other endeavours!
@marcorei Indeed :) Thank you for the kind words, and for trying us out.
Platform fee associated with your account has been waived, and enjoy your first coffee on the house 😁 ☕
@travelgents You're welcome, and thank you for trying us out Sam!
We've waived your platform fee; and glad to be your first supporter :) ☕
@anvartk Your coffee has been served 😄 Thanks for signing up, Anvar :) We've also waived your platform fee.
@seanhan Thanks for trying us out, Sean :) Glad to be the first one to contribute. We've added your page to our list of Stripe-enabled accounts to waive the platform fee.
@joseph_sunny love it!! Thanks for the lifetime deal!! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jambuzz
@marketplicity Done! Thanks for trying us out Chris :)
@joseph_sunny awesome! Thanks!
@joseph_sunny Hey man! Looks great well done. Can we choose to checkout in different currencies? Specifically Euro! Here's my link: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sam
@joseph_sunny great idea, so quirky and instantly lovable! Here's my page: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/moritz. Does anybody on the team allow people here to buy them a coffee too? And what were the coolest pages you've seen yet?
@sammcallister Thanks a lot, Sam! You can receive in different currencies if you're using Stripe. We'll soon introduce the same option with Paypal payout. Payment method (for supporters) will remain in USD for ease-of-use.
Platform fee waived ✅ Your first coffee served ✅ :)
@bierlingm Thank you for your kind words, Moritz! Your page looks great. Happy to be the first contributor. I have also waived any platform fee that comes with it.
I didn't get your first question. Coolest pages we've seen – we've featured some on our explore page: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/explore :)
@joseph_sunny this is great, and was super easy to set up! Thanks for creating and sharing. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dvc
@concordio Thanks Don! We've waived your platform fee; and glad to be your first supporter :) ☕
Don The Idea Guy
@joseph_sunny This is fricking awesome! I do brainstorming over coffee (which I call "Bean-Storming") so BMC is a perfect on-theme way to encourage support. My page is UP.
Braxton Huff 🙌🏻
Great work @joseph_sunny & team! I love the fact that gifs are supported by the image, unlike some sites that I have used! I will be adding this button to my repositories and other projects I work on.
Love how simple the site is to but would like to have the option not to have the story text center aligned. Furthermore, emojis do not remain in the thank you message when it the message is saved.
Check out my page here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/3raxton
@joseph_sunny This is very cool. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/matt
@dontheideaguy Haha, "Bean-storming" – need your permission to use that term in one of our ad copies 🤷
Platform fee associated with your account has been waived, and enjoy your first coffee on the house ☕
@3raxton First off, your page looks great with the animation 🙌
Thanks for such an insightful feedback, Braxton. We're aware of the emoji bug, and will look into the alignment suggestion.
P.S platform fee associated with your account has been waived; we're glad to be the first one to contribute.
@mattbinder Thanks, Matt! Glad to be your first supporter. Thanks for trying us out.
@joseph_sunny Are these one-time or recurring donations?
@kirillzubovsky One-time donations. You can test-buy a coffee here 😸: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/us
We might consider recurring donations in the future.
@joseph_sunny Hi! Great tool. I've just created an account - it would be very kind of you to be my first supporter :-) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ferdeline
Lim Chee Aun
@joseph_sunny hope I'm not too late :) Looking pretty cool so far https://www.buymeacoffee.com/cheeaun
@joseph_sunny @shyjal Great
@ferdeline Awesome! Thanks for trying us out, Ayden. Your platform fee has been waived, and glad to be your first supporter :) Welcome to BMC! 🎉
@cheeaun Not at all.
Welcome to BuyMeACoffee, Lim! 🎉 Your platform fee has been waived ✅ Thanks for trying us out.
@joseph_sunny Thanks, that's very kind!
Lim Chee Aun
@joseph_sunny thanks! 🙌
@joseph_sunny I like this :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/shawn
@joseph_sunny Really like the way this platform looks. Great work! My link is https://www.buymeacoffee.com/adam
@joseph_sunny nice, I just created my page: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/bennomaxx
@shawnseaverson @adammydesign @benno
Welcome to BMC 🎉 We've waived the platform fee associated with your accounts. Thanks for joining :)
@joseph_sunny https://www.buymeacoffee.com/david - thanks for this. This is really cool!
@joseph_sunny This app is absolutely gorgeous and looks super simple to use, congrats on the great work :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/charca
@joseph_sunny Love the look of the page. Friendly and really easy. I've set up a page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/davidlumm. Maybe it's about time I started blogging more! :-)
@joseph_sunny Awesome product. Just signed up: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/samer
Mighty nice of you guys to waive the platform fee for PH users.
Even more awesome that you waive it for all charities in general.
Keep up the good work.
Excited to be adding the button around my sites soon :)
@itsnajeeb Thanks for trying us out, Najeeb!
Can you select a payout method (Paypal or Stripe) from your dashboard? Your page won't be publicised until a payout method is chosen. I'll wait :)
@davidmaliglowka Welcome to BMC, David! 🎉 Fees waived and first coffee served ✅
@charca Thanks, Maxi! We'll always strive to keep it simple and stick to our product principles. Fees waived and first coffee served – welcome to BMC 🎉
@joseph_sunny Awesome 👍 Thank you!
@cyberneticdave Skimmed through your Tesla article. You definitely should blog more 💯 Button looks excellent too. Happy blogging :)
@samercostello So good to hear that, Samer :) Thanks for trying us out. Tweet us when it's up on your site, would love to feature it on our social – https://twitter.com/TheBuyMeACoffee
P.S platform fee associated with your accounts has been waived; glad to be the first one to contribute.
@joseph_sunny A little late to the party, but I'm digging BMC! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/ccurtisj
@ccurtisj Haha, thanks, Christopher! Better late than never.
Fees waived and first coffee served ✅ Welcome to BMC! 🎉
@joseph_sunny just updated it https://www.buymeacoffee.com/n
@itsnajeeb 👌 Awesome! Welcome to BMC, Najeeb.
We've waived your platform fee.
Lee | Mr Explainer
@joseph_sunny Thanks! I been sharing Buy me a coffee like crazy as I love it so much! Here is my page https://www.buymeacoffee.com/leelaunches
@mrexplainer Awesome 🎉
Platform fee associated with your account is waived. Thanks for trying us out!
@joseph_sunny such a great idea!
thank you for waiving the platform fee!
@angelachang Done! :) Welcome to BMC, Angela 🎉
@joseph_sunny Ha, thanks! I love writing, I'm just bad at making time for it! Thanks so much for the kind gift and for waiving the fee, a bold step! Out of interest, can you use your own coffee fund to gift others?
@joseph_sunny Nicely done on this project! Here is my link: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JayMutzafi
@cyberneticdave Nope, you cannot do this at the moment. We've received several requests for this and will consider adding to our pipeline :) Thanks for the suggestion, David.
@joseph_sunny Thanks a lot for the offer :) Here's my page: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/whitex
@joseph_sunny Wow, looks great! Here is mine. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jomakasi
Giancarlo Ventura Granados
@joseph_sunny I just signup! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Khan
@jaymutzafi @arpadszucs @zhomart_mukhamejanov @khanmaytok
Thanks for joining :)
Fees waived and first coffee served ✅ Welcome to BMC! 🎉
@joseph_sunny awesome! Thanks!
@joseph_sunny this is amazing! thanks a lot for creating this :) Here's my personal link: http://buymeacoff.ee/sb
@joseph_sunny YouTube link is not working somehow. "Error"
@breuersamuel Thanks for your kind words, Samuel!
Heard from the team that your issues are sorted out already :) Drop us a line anytime if there's anything else: hello [at] buymeacoffee.com
@joseph_sunny Great idea, can't wait for a recurring (monthly) coffee option ! Thank you for the waiver : https://www.buymeacoffee.com/vocaprepa
Mr. Brian Ng ™
@joseph_sunny Trying it out. Thank you! https://buymeacoff.ee/m6GkhNq
@shyjal @joseph_sunny neither works in my country(Lebanon) :(
Awesome! Thanks for joining :)
Fees waived, and first coffee served ✅ Welcome to BMC 🎉
Sorry to hear that, Abdullah. We will try and bring more payout options in the future, such as Payoneer.
@joseph_sunny I really love it. GREAT product! My link: bmc.xyz/nuntium
Awesome! I just waived your platform fee. Thanks for trying Buy Me A Coffee!
@joseph_sunny Thank you very much! I love your platform :)
This is brilliant. Almost like a 'Patreon lite'
@kopahkah Haha, we should use that in our copy.
We often see creators using BuyMeACoffee alongside Patreon to fulfill the one-time donation needs.
@kopahkah @joseph_sunny Smart use... maybe we should do that with @gethorizonapp (http://patreon.com/horizonapp)
@kopahkah @joseph_sunny We just set one up: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/T9WwjIn
@kopahkah @drewmeyers Awesome! 🎉 I had a quick look at your Patreon. Hope you have similar success with BuyMeACoffee :)
BTW BuyMeACoffee.com/horizon is available 👌
P.S platform fee associated with your account has been waived; and glad to be the first one to contribute.
@kopahkah @joseph_sunny How do we grab that url for our account?
@kopahkah @drewmeyers Done! Here's how we did it (Login > Edit Page): https://gyazo.com/40ba822a4959a9e42ea495f9bbdf1506
@kopahkah @joseph_sunny Thank you
Wow, totally mind-blown by the design. Very clean
@hashif Thanks Hashif! Our designer be like:
Here is my page. Go help me grab a coffee :) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/contact
@kay_tan Haha, saw what you did with the username 😄
Thanks for signing up, just waived your platform fee and enjoy your first coffee on the house! ☕
Let us know when you plan to share this link with your audience, we'd love to feature it: https://twitter.com/TheBuyMeACoffee, https://www.instagram.com/thebuymeacoffee/
@joseph_sunny Hey there, haha was waiting for you to notice it. Thanks for the fee waiver. Will be implementing it on my site soon. Is there any way to change the font size of the button? I found the font to be hard to read.
@kay_tan Sorry, you cannot change the button font atm. We're working on it. Expect an update early next week :)
@joseph_sunny Thanks. Kindly check your email please. subject: Buy Me a Coffee questions
@kay_tan Will do! We're running a little late for email replies because of the launch. Hope that's okay.
@joseph_sunny No worries. Keep it going! Ur doing a great job.
@joseph_sunny Hey man, installed the WP plugin on my site but received this error, "header information - headers already sent by (output started at..."
After connecting, the backend wouldn't work at all. Showed a blank page with header error.
@kay_tan Sorry for the trouble, Kay. BMC Wordpress plugin was briefly down, but we have pushed a new update that is live on Wordpress. It's fully functional and active on dozens of blogs already: https://wordpress.org/plugins/buymeacoffee/
Let me know what you think :)
I've seen Patreon and Paypal call for actions in various websites titled "Buy me a Coffee"
To have a service do the same is quite simple and effective.
My 2 cents
Would love an option to link to social profiles or maybe embed social feeds
I've signed up and yet to update all the details. Will get back once I am done tinkering with the site.
All the best!
@ganesh_babu Thanks for the insightful feedback, Ganesh. You can enter your social link in the 'Website' field, and we will display the favicon of all popular ones (like this: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/5gDcOxJ).
We limited it to just one icon to maintain the simplicity and focus of the website. However, I agree with you that it'll be much more convenient if a creator can place all his social links (like Dribbble does). I'll bring this up in our next brainstorming session 💯
P.S Just waived your platform fee, and glad to be your first supporter :) ☕
One more awesome product by the awesome team.
Keep rocking @joseph sunny.
@evivz Thanks a lot, Vivek!
Just signed up! Curious though, I got a "Email verification failed." message after clicking through in my email.
Heres my page: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/tw
@thomaswang Thanks for reporting this, Thomas. We are looking into this, although we couldn't replicate the error. SendInBlue (our transaction email provider) is currently upgrading our email quota; so it could be that.
BTW we just waived your platform fee, and glad to be your first supporter! :)
@joseph_sunny no worries, everything else about the setup process was really well designed. After all, the best designed apps have the users do as little as possible. If email verification is the only bug you guys have, that's incredible. Cheers! 🥂
@thomaswang 🥂 :clink:
Thank you for your kind words, Thomas.
Looks awesome! Upvoted!
Here's my link: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/seanhan
@seanhan Great. Welcome to BMC! 🎉
Platform fee associated with your account has been waived, and enjoy your first coffee on the house :) ☕
@joseph_sunny thank you!!!
This is great. Love the simplicity of it : )
@craigjbarber Thanks, Craig. We've tried to keep it minimal from day 1.
"Design is how it works" – Jobs.
Ah wonderful, I don't really like making full commitments with Patreon and this seems like an ideal solution.
@thibmaekelbergh Thanks, Thibault! You just stated our USP :)
We've also noticed many creators using their BuyMeACoffee link alongside Patreon. I think it's a decent idea to provide fans with an option of quick one-time payment, since many do not like the idea of going through the long process of signing up and paying monthly.
@thibmaekelbergh @joseph_sunny do you also offer unlocks for donations? Or is that too Patreon-y
@nkcss It's a bit Patreon-y, but we offer customizable 'thank you messages' that creators often use to reward supporters. Will that do the trick? It's pretty straightforward to set up, but you might want to mention the rewards on your page.
Awesome job!! Love the design too!!
I'm not on my desktop now so I can't check: can I embed the button in my Medium articles?
@antonis_tsagari Thanks, Antonis! :)
Medium does not allow embedding HTML codes AFAIK. However, you can place the button image and link it to your BuyMeACoffee page manually. We just tried it on our Medium: https://blog.buymeacoffee.com/so-the-donate-button-isnt-dead-775eaf06bc23
Checkout our Brand page for more design materials to use: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/guidelines
Tried add the Wordpress plugin to my website but after, my website would not load:
"This site can’t be reached
The web page at http://antonybearpark.co.uk/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Had to deactivate the plugin to fix it.
We're truly sorry for the bad experience, Antony. Wordpress plugin was publicized just last week, and we are fixing many unexpected errors on the go. We'll push a new update first thing tomorrow. We're on it.
Meanwhile, feel free to create the embeddable widget directly from your BuyMeACoffee dashboard.
Update: We were unable to replicate this issue. One explanation is that your server might not have 'cURL' or any needed dependencies enabled. We'll get it fixed as soon as we replicate the error.
@antonybearpark would love to help :) I'm a WordPress plugin developer too. I think this type of error can be solved by contacting the hosting provider.
@joseph_sunny Would be better if you can add 'Donate link:' on the readme text that goes to buymeacoffee page for other developers to check it on action. Will be adding this on my next plugin updates. Thanks again!
@antonybearpark @phpbits Will do! Thanks for looking into this, Jeffrey. We really appreciate it.
I already use Ko-Fi, any reason why I should switch to this platform?
@imcbv Ko-fi is a good old product! Here's what we do differently:
- Multiple payout options: Paypal and Stripe (direct bank transfer).
- Simple one-click payment for supporters (Instead of Paypal, which require several redirects). This also means higher conversion.
- Official Wordpress plugin.
- Customisable coffee amount ($3, $4 or $5).
- A team of 5, working hard to improve the platform and bring new features ;) We just released the Wordpress plugin last week. Cryptocurrency payment support is one of the many new things we're working on right now.
Good enough to switch? :)
@imcbv Here is why you should stay - it is free and the original product. BuyMeACoffee.com charge 5%, we are working hard to improve things at ko-fi too! Lets hope you stay with ko-fi
Love the interface and how easy it is to use. Here’s my link:
@afischzh Thanks, Andreas :)
It looks like you have not selected a payout method. Please choose Paypal or Stripe to make your page public. Waiting to buy your first coffee!
@joseph_sunny 😉 was on mobile, thanks for creating such a great product !
Great product. "Tipping" is becoming an increasingly popular way to monetize video content, especially when it's live content. This is the right time to launch this venture and I wish you the best of luck with it. Do you plan on having integrations so that when people "Buy a coffee", a message or prompt appears on the live stream - this method is proven to increase the amount of donations received by the creator.
@productpearson Thanks Ashley! That's a neat idea. I'll make sure to bring this up in our next brainstorming session.
You're right, the problem we’re trying to solve is huge. Declining ad revenues and inability to monetise certain types of content (such as Art and Open source projects) has made the life difficult for creators. Slapping a Paypal donate button isn’t working like it once did either. We hope BuyMeACoffee will help solve that.
We did a beta-launch in the first week of November, and it’s been a crazy ride. More than 3,000 creators (artists, Youtubers, open source developers) and non-profits use BuyMeACoffee today. Also, we think they appreciate the compliments they receive from their fans more than the money itself.
@joseph_sunny Thanks - I have also signed up for a page, by the way: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/VA0oQF3
Cool concept. Set up the page in less than 30 seconds. Good job @joseph & team. Not sure Where I'd use it but here's my page (mostly to say that I was among first here.. :) - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Vipul
@vm4canvasflip Thanks Vipul!
"Set up the page in less than 30 seconds." - this copy will go well if we ever plan to run ads :)
BTW it looks like you have not selected a payout method. Please choose Paypal or Stripe to make your page public.
Love the ease of setting up the account and simplicity of the app! A couple of questions - any plans for subscription donations and customization of embed button (beyond txt and color)?
@marketplicity Thanks, Chris!
- It was intentional not to offer subscriptions for the sake of simplicity and focus on quick one-time payments. Also, Patreon is doing a good job at subscription model supporting. However, it is one of the most requested features and we'll definitely think of ways to implement it in a subtle and unobtrusive manner.
- Yes! More widget styles and designs coming soon :) Meanwhile, we ask our creators to play around with our Brand assets: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/downloads
Great idea! 🎉 😉
Support me on BuyMeACoffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/TechNews24h #BuyMeACoffee
Button is live on the site and its working! http://www.technews24h.com/2018/01/buy-me-coffee-free-fast-and-beautiful.html
@appsapp Wow! Looks excellent, Dario 🙌 We just waived your platform fee, and glad to be your first supporter.
Suggestion: White button might look better on your blog. You can customize it from your dashboard: https://i.gyazo.com/2da308980dadf15dc28a7bd16f617f53.gif
Now that's something easy and useful for getting at least a couple bucks for smaller side projects. I'll surely use this on some of my projects. Thanks! 🎉
Here's my link: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/i
@curiousigor Sounds great, Igor. Loved your username BTW 🔥
We just waived your platform fee. Enjoy your first coffee :) ☕