Tipeee is a new way of crowdfunding based on the concept of leaving a tip.
Here creators are passionate people who already provide, on a regular basis, free content to their community. However, unlike a traditional crowdfunding platform, creators on Tipeee don’t seek a large amount of money in order to make their projects happen. On the contrary, creators on Tipeee solicit fans to support them for what they already do!
On Tipeee, each creator has a profile that explains his/her work, approach, the type of content he/she provides, and how often new content will be provided. To be a tipper of a project, the user must indicate the amount (from 1€) he/she wishes to give to the content creator. To remain within reasonable amounts, a user can set monthly tipping maximum.
For example, for a Youtube comedian, a tipper could decide to give 3€ per new video published, with a limit of 9€ per month.
On Tipeee a tipper can, at any time, modify or cancel his pledge to tip for content not yet been published. Therefore, there is no obligation to purchase, no funding goal to achieve or project deadline. Here, each tipper contributes only if he/she wants, in the amount and for the duration he/she chooses.
First, because you think the creator in question just deserves it!
Then, because you want to encourage that creator to continue and provide the means to work in good conditions. Quality content requires motivation and time. Pledges to tip encourage creators to overcome both these constraints :)
Finally, you may be motivated by the rewards that the project creator offers in return for tips. Indeed, when a creator builds a Tipeee page, he/she sets up a list of exclusive offers and unique rewards intended for tippers who support him/her. These can be a simple personalized ‘thank you’, a house concert or other exclusive artistic content. The goal here is to unite and thank a community for its support.
As a tipper:
- You give concrete support to deserving creators
- You help make the internet a space for creation, freedom and independence
- You promote quality content by giving value to creations for what they are worth, and not only for the audience they reach
- You have access to exclusive rewards
- You meet people who have the same passion as you do
As a content creator:
- You get paid for what you love to do
- You promote the quality of your content beyond the audience it usually get reaches
- You create an unique bond with your biggest fans thanks to the rewards
- You benefit from Tipeee by reaching new users
It depends on the question :)
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If you don’t find the answer to your question, feel free to ask us your question here!
On May 14th 2013, AMF and ACP have published two guides that provide a clear legislative framework for crowdfunding in France. One is for the general public and the other for sites and project creators. We encourage you to read them!