How to Use Ko-fi With Medium


If you’re a writer, journalist or blogger using Medium as your publishing platform, here are a few ways to tell your followers about your Ko-fi page!


NEW! Add Your Ko-fi Directly to Your Medium Profile

Medium now lets you add your Ko-fi page to your profile! At the end of every article readers will see a clear and more official-looking call to action to support you on Ko-fi!


To activate simply go to the new Audience Development Settings in Medium and choose 'Manage tipping'.


Then just paste in your Ko-fi URL. It's that simple!


The Basics

Make sure your Ko-fi page is in your bio and your story sign-off.


Link Your Ko-fi Page in Your Bio

Make sure you direct your fans to your Ko-fi page as your call to action in your Medium profile.








Dwade Kearns


Add your Ko-fi Link as Your Sign Off

Add your Ko-fi link to the end of your Medium content so your followers know how they can support you.


Bianca X


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Add a Custom Ko-fi Button

Make Ko-fi your call to action in each piece of content you publish by adding a Ko-fi button as a clickable link to your page. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Download a Ko-fi button image from our brand assets.
  2. Add the button as an image to your article, highlight the image then click "ctrl + k" to add a link to the image and paste in your Ko-fi URL so the image links to your page.


More Ways to Use Ko-fi to Make an Income From Your Readers

Use Ko-fi posts to share exclusive content with your followers, sell merch in your Ko-fi Shop or let followers commission something unique from you.

Share Posts

Ko-fi posts are a great way to share unique content with your followers. In addition to writing you can also use Ko-fi posts to share video, audio and links directly with your audience. Use Ko-fi posts to tell your followers about your creative plans and how you'll use the money you raise on Ko-fi.

  • Use Ko-fi as your personal blog
  • Upload your short stories or chapters
  • Share exclusive content for one-off and monthly supporters


Joanne Harris and the Storytime Band



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Ellie M Roberts


Ko-fi Donation Requests

Offer short stories in return for Ko-fi donations - simply ask your supporters to leave a writing prompt in their donation message and share their story on Medium or in a Post.


Esther Rosenfield


Use Ko-fi Commissions

With Ko-fi Commissions you can create a menu of commission options and show available commission slots. Use Ko-fi Commissions to:

  • Take writing gigs
  • Create custom short stories
  • Offer writing/narrative consultations


Lou Yardley



Open a Ko-fi Shop

Launch your own Ko-fi Shop and sell merch to support your work.

  • Offer pre-orders for merchandise
  • Sell books and writing material
  • Share unpublished stories/poems


Giles Paley-Phillips



Crowdfund a Chapter of Your Book

Set your goal on Ko-fi to the next chapter of your story, and publish every time you hit 100%! 





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