With RedCircle, you can easily collect donations from your listeners.  If your audience loves your work, they can toss you a few dollars in less than a minute.  RedCircle makes receiving donations like these simple.

 

Enabling Donations

Once you've connected up your bank account, you can control whether a donations link appears on RedCircle's public web page for your podcast / in your podcast's show notes.  To enable / disable donations for one of your podcasts, log in to RedCircle and visit the 'Podcasts' page.

Click on the image of your podcast to get to your podcast's page.  From the podcast's page, click on the grey box labeled 'Donations.'

From this page, click the red button to 'Enable Payments'

And that's it!  Donations are enabled.  You can share the donations link with your fans from by clicking the link on the left:

Understanding Fees

We founded RedCircle to help podcasters to be able to freely create, easily grow, and seamlessly monetize their work.  While RedCircle does take a fee for providing its donations service, we want to make sure we give the most money possible to the person who deserves it most: you, the creator.

In order to process the credit card transaction, Stripe takes its standard 2.9% + $0.30 fee on each charge.  In addition, RedCircle collects a 4.5% share of the transaction in return for its services.  When you cash out your balance to your bank account, Stripe takes an additional $0.25 for the transfer.

Example
You receive 3 tips this month for $1.99, $1.99, and $4.99.  When you transfer them to your bank:

Tip 1: $1.99 - (2.9% of $1.99) - ($0.30)  - (4.5% of 1.99) =  $1.54
Tip 2: $1.99 - (2.9% of $1.99) - ($0.30)  - (4.5% of 1.99) = $1.54
Tip 3: $4.99 - (2.9% of $4.99) - ($0.30)  - (4.5% of 4.99) = $4.33

Total after Stripe fees and RedCircle share: $7.41
Total after $0.25 Stripe cash out fee: $7.16

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