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Experimenting with Buy Me A Coffee

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Whenever I can, I try to support bloggers and creators by buying their books or paying contributions. Hoping someone appreciates my writings and work, I set up a Buy Me A Coffee donation button on my blog and a link in my newsletter.

Buy Me A Coffee is a creator support and crowdfunding platform similar to Patreon.


Although it’s a smaller and younger startup, Buy Me A Coffee has some interesting advantages over Patreon. For example, it accepts one-time payments, not just membership subscriptions, and it doesn’t require an account for supporters. As a Google user there are a couple more Buy Me A Coffee features I like such as signing up with Google and supporting Google Pay via Stripe. I connected both supported payment processors, PayPal and Stripe.

Creating a Buy Me A Coffee account is straightforward. It doesn’t take more than a few minutes, even to someone like me who obsesses over tweaking and playing with settings.

Connecting Buy Me A Coffee to Stripe is a bit more involved as yo…

Practicing Google: Weekly Practical Resources on Google Products

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I’m starting the weekly email newsletter Practicing Google: Practical resources on Google products and related tech. I’ll send out the first issue on January 24, 2020. The newsletter will help you do more with Google.

I encourage you to subscribe, it’s free and you can unsubscribe at any time.



About the newsletter Each Friday I’ll send you links to tips, tutorials, apps, in-depth information, and other practical, actionable, or hands-on resources. This content will expand your toolbox and help you do more things with Google products and related technologies, such as web apps and tools.


The value of Practicing Google is it distills my extensive experience with all things Google.

I’ve been using Google products since 1998, starting from the search engine. Besides a Google early adopter, in 2009 I was an Android early adopter. As a member of the Google Product Experts Program (formerly Top Contributors Program) since 2014, I have been helping users in the official support forums. In 2016…