Make your First Dollar online as a Creator

5 platforms that help you receive payments from your supporters

1. Buy Me a Coffee


Integration is as simple as embedding a button anywhere on your webpage. You can see it in action on


The setup is super easy, there is no monthly fee but they take 5% of every transaction. Integrates well with Stripe and PayPal.

2. Ko-fi


It's a similar service to Buy Me a Coffee, here you can see a detailed comparison of the two

Ko-fi lets you create a little portfolio on their platform that can serve as a hub for accepting payments.

Once this portfolio of yours is ready you can start sharing it everywhere and accepting donations.

3. Flattr


Flattr is a great way to accept sponsorships for your open source repositories. It accepts one time & monthly recurring payments

4. Liberapay


recurring donations platform, no fees aside from payment processor fees (PayPal and Stripe)

5. Hashnode Sponsors


If you're blogging on @hashnode Hashnode Sponsors is the easiest way to get started with donations. It integrates with Stripe and you can enable it for your blog with a click: