Ko-fi: A Guide for Creators

πŸ‘‹ Welcome to Ko-fi, follow these steps to make the most of your page.

1. Complete Your Profile

Make sure you introduce yourself in your bio and page intro (above your feed) and add a cover photo. Here's some top Ko-fi pages for inspiration!

πŸ”— Mochi Buddies   πŸ”— Marc Makes Comics  πŸ”— Monarobot  πŸ”— More Pages

It's also a great idea to update the thank you message for all supporters and consider adding a link to a small reward!


πŸ’‘ Tip: Use Dropbox or Google Drive links to give small rewards to supporters


2. Add a Relevant Goal

Make sure your goal is relevant to what you create. If you are a photographer your goal might be a camera lens, if you are a cosplayer maybe it’s the next costume… you get it 😊


πŸ’‘ Tip: Write a post to explain your goal and celebrate with fans when you achieve milestones like 10%, 25%, 100% πŸŽ‰


3. Add Ko-fi to Your Socials, Pin It and Share It

Fans need to know where to support you so make your Ko-fi page easy to find. Link to your Ko-fi page in all of your other social bios. You can always use a service like linktree if you need to link to lots of places from a single bio link. Profiles.jpgπŸ’‘ Download Ko-fi brand assets to use in your promos, add giphy stickers to your Instagram Stories and regularly update your social preview.


4. Make Ko-fi Your Call to Action!

Make sure you direct your fans to your Ko-fi page as a call to action at the end of each piece of content you publish.

Instagram - put your page in your bio and use Ko-fi in your stories and posts. More ideas for Instagram.

Twitter - add Ko-fi to your bio, pin a tweet and share image and post links from Ko-fi. More Twitter ideas.

YouTube - ask viewers to support your channel at the end of each video and add your Ko-fi to your video descriptions and about section. More YouTube examples.

WordPress - Install the plugin and use shortcode [kofi] at the end of each post.

Medium - add a Ko-fi button image to your article, highlight the image then click "ctrl + k" to link the image to your page.


5. Post Something Unique + Ask Fans to Follow You on Ko-fi!

Add some content to your page that you haven't shared anywhere else and invite fans to follow your page. We'll help boost your page by automatically notifying followers when you publish new content. 

Use your Ko-fi Gallery to:

πŸ† Share your best work
πŸ”œ Show work in progress
πŸ“₯ Offer hi-res downloads
πŸ“ Create albums to organize your work

Use Posts to:

πŸ‘‹ Introduce Ko-fi to fans e.g. πŸ”— Journo Resources
πŸ’­ Explain your goal
πŸ”— Share links to Dropbox or Google Drive files or folders
✍️ Write a blog for your biggest fans
🎞️ Share process videos


6. Increase Your Ko-fi Earnings with Rewards

Pages with supporter rewards make a lot more money.

Encourage fans to become supporters by offering exclusive or early access to your videos, podcasts or shoots. Share behind the scenes or tutorials, offer input on your next project or give recognition to supporters in your published work.

Add image rewards like hi-res downloads, work in progress, sketch book shots or access to your back catalogue.

Add post rewards like event invites, exclusive blog posts, unlisted YouTube videos or links to Dropbox or Google Drive links.




7. Do More on Ko-fi

Some of our most successful creators use Ko-fi as their hub for making an income online.

Ko-fi Shop is the easiest way to sell digital or physical items with just a link.

Ko-fi Commissions lets fans buy unique, original work or services just for them. Manage commission types, available slots, add-ons and set your own terms.

Ko-fi Subscriptions is a super simple way to start building a recurring monthly income on Ko-fi. Let supporters pay you monthly in advance and make some posts or images available just for subscribers.

Ko-fi Stream Alerts lets you display your Ko‑fi link and get live donation alerts as you stream!


Ko-fi Gold members earn on average 3.4x more

Ko-fi Gold members earn on average 336% more than free pages. We don't take a cut of your donation, by upgrading to Gold you're helping us improve the platform and you unlock loads of ways to earn more and customize your page.


πŸ™ Thank you so much for joining the Ko-fi community. Good luck!