Get Support from Your Audience via Buy Me a Coffee ☕

Easily integrate with your Portfolio, Twitter, and more

Ganesh Kumar Marimuthu
3 min readApr 17, 2021
Image Credit— Buy Me a Coffee

In modern years, many Digital Creators like Youtubers, Blog Writers, Ghost Writers have emerged a lot. There are so many ways to monetize their content. For example, Youtube has a Patreon option where subscribers can donate money to the Youtubers. But there are very limited options for other content creators to get support from the audience.

Here comes the lifesaver, Buy Me a Coffee. It offers seamless integration with our portfolio sites, share on Twitter and Facebook, etc. In this article, we will be creating a Buy Me a Coffee account and integrate it with the portfolio site.

Create a Buy Me a Coffee Account

Setting up the account is very easy. It can be done in just 4 steps.

  1. Visit Buy Me a Coffee and Signup.

2. Choose Yes, I’m a Creator option.

Choose Yes, I’m a Creator

3. Choose your username.

Choose username

4. Enable your preferred payout methods. Currently, it supports PayPal, Stripe, and Razorpay

Enable payout methods

Integrating With Portfolio Website

  1. Once the account is set up, it can be configured from the Dashboard page.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Website buttons.
Choose Website buttons

3. Buy me a Coffee provides 3 types of widgets that can be integrated into other sites. Standard button, Button + support count, and Overlay widget.

Widget types

4. I am going to integrate the Overlay widget into my site.

5. You can choose the color you like and add a short message. Now, click Generate widget.

6. Now, you can copy the displayed code and add it to the site.

Embed code

I have added the code to my site and it looks awesome.

Portfolio Integration — Minimized
Portfolio Integration — Maximized

You can see it live here and support me if you like it 😉

Thank you 🤘

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Ganesh Kumar Marimuthu

SDE II at Amazon. ✍️ Content Writer 🔸 👨‍💻 Full Stack Engineer