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Experimenting With a Buy Me A Coffee Membership Plan

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After setting up a Buy Me A Coffee page for onetime support, I’m experimenting with a membership plan for recurring contributions.

Buy Me A Coffee is a creator support and crowdfunding platform similar to Patreon. I use it for allowing the readers of my blog and newsletter to support me if they like my work.


When visiting a creator’s Buy Me A Coffee page, membership is now the default payment option if both are present, so I needed one. I’m starting with these rewards:

a coupon for a discount on the purchase of 1, 10, or 50 copies of my book Space Apps for Androidmembers-only posts featuring my Google and tech reading list (see a sample post)
The main motivation is I can provide these rewards right now with not much additional effort.

I generated the discount coupon with Leanpub, the self-publishing platform I use. It’s a link I include in the Buy Me A Coffee thank-you message automatically emailed to new members. Why the options for 10 and 50 copies? For the readers who wish to buy add…