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How to Maximise your Ko-Fi Income

Ko-fi has a reputation of being an up-and-coming location for earning extra income as a creative or freelancer. This happens either through donations, memberships, or direct sales and commissions. Although it is a very simple concept, starting out on Ko-fi can be difficult, as you need to establish a presence, either on your Ko-Fi page or on your other platforms that you are directing towards your Ko-Fi profile.  In this article, we will be showcasing and going through methods of increasing your income on Ko-fi using straightforward techniques. In addition to that, we will briefly review a few case studies on users who are successfully using Ko-Fi.

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What is Ko-Fi, should you join?

Founded in 2012, Ko-fi has gained popularity and reputation as a website for independent creators to accept donations, memberships, and sales directly from their supporters. There are many benefits but also drawbacks to Ko-fi and that is what we will explore in this article.

What are the benefits of Ko-Fi

In the last decade, we have seen many individuals switching from regular jobs that pay an hourly rate into self-employed roles such as content creation, such as video creation, writing, and drawing.  Start-up creatives and freelancers tend to struggle to find their first few consecutive paychecks due to either a lack of recognition or because there is no medium for creators to seek payment for their work when they first set out. When they do find a platform to use, such as Fiverr, they have to contend with those same platforms charging a fee for their use. Fiverr, for example, takes a cut of 20% from each order that a freelancer on their website sells. 20%!

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