FAQ

Why Digital Tip Jar?

The Internet is oversaturated with content competing for attention. As a result, most creators have to make some of their work freely available online because hiding it behind a paywall drastically limits the number of people that will be reached. Digital Tip Jar is a solution that allows creators to earn money while sharing their work freely with the public. People show love and creators are able to connect with the audience in a spirit of mutual gratitude unlike typical online transactions.


Who can sign up for Digital Tip Jar?

Digital Tip Jar is a service for anyone who creates something that is freely enjoyed by others. Our diverse community of creators includes musicians, visual creators, writers, performers, photographers, comedians, podcasters, gamers, and more.


What is Text to Tip?

Text to Tip enables all Digital Tip Jar creators to receive tips via text message. Supporters simply text a Digital Tip Jar ID to a phone number and receive back the link to complete their tip. As a creator, your Digital Tip Jar ID for Text to Tip is the user name that you entered when signing up, which is also the second half of your tip jar URL (www.digitaltipjar.com/yourID)

Example: Digital Tip Jar’s mascot is signed up with the URL www.digitaltipjar.com/tippy. To show love for Digital Tip Jar, text “tippy” to 5042265306


How are fees calculated?

Payment processing fee - 2.9% + 30 cents is the credit card processing fee deducted from each tip and paid to Stripe.

Digital Tip Jar fee - 5% of each tip goes to Digital Tip Jar to help us keep the service running.

PayPal payout fee - Creators can initiate a payout at any time to have money deposited into the linked PayPal account. A flat fee of $0.25 is charged for transferring money to a PayPal account.


How long does it take to process payouts?

Payouts can take up to 7 days. We are actively working to shorten the transfer time.


How do I put a tip button onto my web page?

Digital Tip Jar’s mascot Tippy is an embeddable icon that go on any website or blog. All creators are provided with a unique embed code, copy and paste this code and the Tippy icon will appear linking directly to your tip jar.


Any more questions?

Contact us at support@mail.digitaltipjar.com