Fee breakdown for various donation platforms January 16, 2018 on Drew DeVault's blog

Understanding fees are a really confusing part of supporting creators of things you like. I provide a few ways for people to support my work, and my supporters can struggle to understand the differences between them. It comes down to fees, of which there are several kinds (note: I just made these terms up):

All of this adds up to a very confusing picture. I’ve made a calculator to help you sort it out.

Note: For an up-to-date calculation of Patreon’s fees, see the follow-up post.

Sources

fosspay

Only the typical Stripe fee is applied.

Note: I am the author of fosspay, if you didn’t already know.

Patreon

How do you calculate fees?

What are my options to receive payout?

Liberapay

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