Inkitt is working on new ways for authors to get rewarded for their writing financially, and we decided to start by adding the option to have a “Support Me” button on author profiles.
How it works
The button will allow your readers to support you financially. To activate the Support Me button, go to your profile settings on the Inkitt website or in the app. You can now add a link under “Support Me URL” which will activate the button for you. You can choose whether or not you would like to add the button to your profile.
Follow these three easy steps to activate your button:
- Sign up to a service like Patreon, Liberapay, etc. (see more examples below)
- Get the donation / supporter URL link.
- Paste and save the URL link in the Support Me URL field in your website settings/app profile.
Note: Make sure you copy and paste the full link including “https://” or “http://”.
It is completely normal to ask your readers to support you, but keep in mind that this can come across as annoying / spammy when doing it after EVERY chapter. We suggest you ask for support at the end of the last chapter of your stories.
Get your own paypal.me link to receive payments from anyone.
An interesting option where readers can become monthly subscribers.
A general crowd-sourcing platform.
Create a Liberapay page with direct stripe and paypal payment options your readers can use to support you.
If you set up a Ko-fi account, you can get virtual cups of coffee from your readers that cost $3 each. Note that readers need to create a Ko-fi profile before they can transfer you a virtual coffee.
More of a digital storefront, but can work as a reader support platform as well.
We wish you all the best of success with the Support Me button! Please let us know what you think about this feature at (productfeedback at inkitt.com).
All the best,
The Inkitt Family