Buy Me a Coffee is a crowdfunding platform founded based in San Francisco. It was established in 2018 to help creators get paid and connect with their fans or customers without complexities.
Although BMAC is a transactional platform, it has been designed to remove all the formalities and stiff-necked procedures that kill many creators’ Creative Flow.
It was also founded as an alternative to many Advertising companies who have algorithms that cannot support the proper remuneration of creators.
Unlike similar platforms, it gives 100% flexibility to the relationship between creators and supporters.
Any creator with the potential to build a followership of supporters is welcome onboard at the platform.
Every fanbase that a creator can build, belongs to the creator.
It has given 100% ownership of the supporters’ list to the creators.
“Buy Me A Coffee” is an informal and delightful way of saying “donate” or “support my creative journey.”
It must have been designed to provide the privileges and the flexibility these platforms could not offer.
With BMAC being apolitical, providing opportunities for creators from diverse ideological backgrounds and simplifying some complex technical issues of Patreon, creators have a sense of inclusion.
Many creators are already porting from Patreon to BMAC.
Although it is apolitical as best as it should be, its operation is quite democratic because it is quick, without cost, and there is no difficulty in receiving random tips from supporters.
Every feature on the platform is available to all creators.
There is no level to unlock or a special plan for any social class.
The sale of digital products is also a feature that gives the creator another degree of commercial freedom from the regular hustle of marketing products.
Below are the reasons it should be seen as a greater alternative to Patreon and Ko-fi.
The mode of operation of the platform is pretty simple and fun!
These are the steps that a creator can take to set up a platform for building followers or fan base:
You can earn a six-figure income on the platform because every business Creator needs to create a sustainable business (like sending emails, charging for subscription, and digital storehouse for digital products) around their creative endeavors.
If a creator wants to leave the platform, s/he can leave with all of their supporters.
It is a platform that grows with its users.
It does not charge a monthly fee and all the features are available at no cost.
It only charges a 5% transaction fee from a Creator’s earnings.
Using BMAC does not cost you data or your attention but only makes money as you do.
BMAC has made income generation for Creators fun and flexible.
It shoulders 90% of the responsibility allowing time for the Creator to shine.
Although it is newer than Patreon and Ko-fi, it is surely a formidable, bold and more informal platform that will give these platforms a run for their money.
It is arguably one of the most simple and meaningful ways to fund a Creator’s work.
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