Calling all video creators! If you're looking to increase your income from your channel, even if you don't have loads of subscribers and viewers, then Ko-fi can really help! Here's some ideas, examples and how-to's to get you started.
How to Add a YouTube Video to Ko-fi
Hop over to how to add a YouTube video to Ko-fi for step-by-step instructions.
The first step to do is update your YouTube channel to let your followers know about your Ko-fi page.
Add Your Ko-fi Page to Your About Section & Channel Banner
Make sure your Ko-fi page is easy to find from your channel and videos by adding a direct link in your channel banner (1) and "About" section (2).
How to Add Ko-fi to your YouTube Banner and About Section
- Go to YouTube and click on your profile picture and click on the name of your channel. This will take you to your channel.
- Click Customize Channel
- Scroll to the Links section and add a call to action e.g. (Support Me on Ko-fi or Buy me a Coffee) in the Link title and your Ko-fi Page link into the URL field.
- Use theicon to drag your Ko-fi link to the top of your list of links in order to display your call to action text on your banner.
- Make sure your Links on banner is set to show the correct number of links.
- Hit Publish to save your changes and show your Ko-fi link in your banner and About section.
Link Your Ko-fi Page in Your Video Descriptions
Include a link to your Ko-fi page in your video descriptions to direct your followers to your page.
Receive Donations While You Stream on YouTube
With Ko-fi Stream Alerts you can get donations while streaming live on YouTube! It only takes a few clicks to set up your custom alerts and start making money while you stream.
Promoting your Ko-fi page on YouTube
Keep your viewers and subscribers up to date with your progress by regularly promoting your Ko-fi page!
Create a Video Introducing Ko-fi to Your Fans
Share an intro video that explains your goal, what it means to receive support from your fans and how you’re planning to use Ko-fi. Here's a few examples
💡 Tip - Add Your Intro Video to Your Ko-fi Page
Don’t forget to add your intro video to your video intro on Ko-fi! Log in to Ko-fi, visit your page and above the feed and find Intro video.
Mention Your Ko-fi on Your End Screen
Ask viewer to head over to your Ko-fi page and include Ko-fi in your end screen!
Create a Video Explaining Your Supporter Rewards
Let your viewers know what rewards and incentives you’re offering on your Ko-fi Page and why they should become a follower, supporter or subscriber.
Host a Ko-fi Series on YouTube
Host a fun YouTube series discussing topics chosen by your Ko-fi supporters!
Give Supporters Early Access to Videos
Give supporters or subscribers early access by setting them to unlisted and sharing on Ko-fi first. to videos you will be publishing publicly at a later date. Share behind the scenes, tutorials or offer input on your next project.
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