Creators who offer subscriptions and supporter-only content earn more than 10x the average Ko-fi page.
Ko-fi Gold creators can choose to make some content restricted to "Supporters" (people who made a one-off donation in the last 30 days) and “Monthly Subscribers only” (people with an active monthly subscription).
Supporter-only content is a great way to reward your supporters with exclusive content and still with 0% fees from Ko-fi. Here’s how to get started!
Turn on Monthly Subscriptions
To turn on the option to receive monthly subscriptions Log in to Ko-fi and go to Settings > Payment and tick Enable Monthly Subscriptions!
If you’re using PayPal make sure the PayPal email you’re using is linked to a business account (you don’t need to change anything if you only use Stripe).
If you only want to offer Supporter-only content for recent, one-off supporters you won't need to turn on this option or be connected to a business PayPal account.
Add Posts or Images For Subscribers or Recent Supporters
Give your fans a reason to subscribe by offering exclusive content rewards. When you add Posts or Images you can use the Audience selection to choose who can see that content.
"Supporters" are people who have supported you with a one-off donation in the last 30 days and “Monthly Subscribers only” will be just for those with an active monthly subscription to your page.
It doesn’t mean you need to create loads of new content though, consider what content you've already created that you can offer for supporters and subscribers.
Exclusive Subscriber or Supporter Images
Add some of your best work to your gallery just for Monthly Subscribers or one-off Supporters (unlocks for 30 days) as a super quick way to start offering rewards.
JusZ Shares hi-res downloads with Subscribers
💡 Tip: Let subscribers download hi-res versions of some of your work
Ideas for image rewards you could offer Supporters or Monthly Subscribers:
- Sketchbook or WIP images
- Phone wallpapers or hi-res downloads
- Unreleased or alternative versions of your work
- Your back-catalogue
- Behind the scenes or set photos
Blog Posts for Subscribers or Recent Supporters
Use blog posts to reward subscribers or recent supporters with written content or links to external files, events or communities.
Frankie lets subscribers read “Stuff in my head” posts!
💡 Tip: Share private Dropbox or Google Drive links in blog posts to give exclusive access to files or folders of work
Ideas for blog post rewards for Subscribers or recent Supporters:
- Your personal blog or creative diary
- Tutorials and how-to guides
- Polls or voting on your next project
- Access to a discord server
- Zoom event invites
Add Video and Audio Posts for Subscribers or Recent Supporters
Victoria Banks – shares unreleased songs with subscribers
💡 Tip: Set YouTube videos to “Unlisted” to make them exclusive to Ko-fi subscribers
Ideas for video and audio rewards:
- Early access to your upcoming videos or podcasts
- Behind the scenes or “making-of” content
- Recorded Interview, Q&A or AMA (ask me anything)
- Speedpaint and tutorial videos
- Your personal playlist!
Promoting Your Ko-fi Subscriptions & Supporter-Only Content
It’s super important to tell your fans about what they get for subscribing to you on Ko-fi.
✍️ Write a Post to highlight exclusive content
🔗 Use the sharing links to share each new piece of content directly from Ko-fi
❓ Ask fans for subscriber reward ideas
🎁 Give extra rewards like fan recognition and shout outs
🙌 Ask fans follow you on Ko-fi so the get notified when you post new content