Buy Me a Coffee is a free and beautiful Ko-fi alternative.

Buy Me a Coffee is a free, fast, and beautiful way to accept tips and monthly support from your audience. You can also share supporter-only posts, sell digital downloads, set goals, and more! Best part - all of these features are available to all, and we never ask you to pay a monthly fee to unlock a feature!

It’s free & take less than a minute


Why Creators choose

Buy Me a Coffee over Ko-fi.

 Buy Me a Coffee Ko-Fi

One-time / Tipping

Yes   Yes Yes   Yes

Monthly Support

Yes   Yes Only for Gold plan ($6/mo)

Supporter-only posts

Yes   Yes Only for Gold plan ($6/mo)

Payment Methods

Credit Card, PayPal, Apple Pay, Google Pay Credit Card, PayPal


No monthly fee. 5% transaction fee. $6/month for advanced features

Mobile app

Yes   Yes No   No


Yes   Yes Only for Gold plan ($6/mo)

Live chat support

Yes   24/7 No   No

Free, and for all

By opening up all features for free, we make money only when you do. By charging a reasonable transaction fee (5%), we make sure it’s in our best interest to help you make money and give a delightful experience for your supporters.

Michael Kelly

I would definitely recommend it especially for people just starting out or something less formal. Even as a supporter I like BMC the best. Like you said it combines the best of Ko-Fi and Patreon while leaving out the annoyances of the them.

Two Gaming Dudes

So far, I'm really liking @buymeacoffee compared to similar alternatives. If you're looking for another way to get support with a clean, aesthetically pleasing page, I recommend checking it out. #buymeacoffee

Creator-friendly and we mean it.

Buy Me a Coffee is built by a bunch of folks who are creators themselves. Our founders lived on a moderate Adsense income from their blogs. $300 is what you pay for a gym membership in San Francisco (looking at you, Equinox); but in many parts of the world, it is good enough to make a living. We get what every coffee means to you ✊


Ok, I’m ready. How do I make the switch?

If you're already on Ko-fi, you can set up a page on Buy Me a Coffee using the same PayPal or Stripe account. As for inviting your Ko-fi followers, we'd recommend publishing a post on Ko-fi about the switch, and updating all your social pages.

It’s free & take less than a minute

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