Outpost built a tip jar feature that allows anyone to tip, which has led to some pretty sizeable donations! Some sites make more in their virtual tip jar on their Ghost site and newsletter than they pay Outpost for all of our features. One site got a $10,000 donation! Outpost does not take a percentage or a fee, you keep all the money people donate (excluding Stripe or Paypal fees).
People can donate via Stripe or Paypal, and if people are on mobile, Stripe allows people to use GooglePay or ApplePay. For Stripe, these tips get added into your account labeled as donations, and won't affect your recurring revenue statistics.
When people tip, we send a message to you to let you know, and send a thank you auto-responder message to the donators. People can tip as much or as little as they want, you don't need to set the amount ahead of time.
We have custom buttons that you can put in your emails, in your posts, and on your homepage.
For donations that come in via Stripe from existing subscribers, we also automatically label them in Ghost. That means you can export a list of all the subscribers that have donated, and you can use that label to send bulk thank yous or ask them to donate again.
The tip jar button inherits the color from your Ghost site, though if you have familiarity with HTML/CSS, you can change the color.
Like this feature? Give us a tip to try it out! 😸