Make an Income Doing What You Love
The free, friendly way to accept donations, subscriptions and sales directly from fans.
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Do it all from your single, beautiful Ko-fi page.
0% platform fees
Ko-fi is the original, fun and friendly way to receive donations and messages of support from fans of what you do!
Use it as a tip jar, let fans contribute towards your goal and even receive donation alerts while you stream.
Open your Ko-fi Shop and add your first digital or physical product in just 60 seconds.
No listing fees, no website to set up, just share your link and start making sales!
Build a Monthly Income
Let fans subscribe to you directly and build a regular income from your creative work.
Reward your subscribers with exclusive content like posts, images and videos.
Offer Commissions and Services
Start for free!
Build a menu of creative commissions or offer personalized services like a custom tutorial or a video chat!
Control available slots, offer add-ons and get paid directly into your PayPal or Stripe account.
All the Features You Need
Ko-fi has everything you need to make an income from your work.
Instantly and directly into your PayPal or Stripe account. We take 0% fees from donations and we don't hold onto your money, it goes directly from your supporter to you. Simple!
Unlike pretty much everyone else, we don't take a cut from your donations! Premium features like Subscriptions, Ko-fi Shop and Commissions can either be paid for via a small subscription to Ko-fi Gold or a low 5% transaction fee. You decide.
Not at all! We do love coffee, but it's just a friendly metaphor. So many creators have told us it's just much nicer to ask fans to "buy a coffee" than just "donate" to support your work. You can also change "coffee" to something else if you like.
Start making an income on Ko-fi regardless of how big your audience is. Thousands of creators make their first money on Ko-fi and some have earned more than $100k in donations alone!
Patreon is great if you're at a point where your audience are prepared to support you monthly and you can commit to create lots of new content for multiple tiers every month. Creators tell us Ko-fi is a simpler, lower pressure alternative to Patreon and many Patreon creators earn more on Ko-fi than they did on Patreon!
We're built and owned by creators since 2012. We're not funded by venture capitalists pushing for the next $1b or bust companies. We've passionately grown Ko-fi to 500k creators by focusing on what creators need not what outside funders want.
You can take donations or payments in most currencies, but you can save on any currency conversion fees and receive support directly by choosing a base currency of USD, CAD, EUR, GBP, AUS, IRD, YEN or THB.
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