Tip Me


Tip Me

Tip Me

What Is "Tip Me"?

(send tip)

An alternative to micropayments
Systems that allow transactions for small amounts (US$0.99 or less, for example) have never successfully caught on. An alternative is to accumulate these small amounts over time into fewer transactions of larger amounts.
A short URL service for content producers
Webmasters, bloggers and podcasters can give out a short URL for receiving contributions. In addition to simply accepting small tips, incentives can be offered for specific giving levels.
A short search service for sending money
Users can easily send a small tip or other contribution to a web site, blog or podcast by searching for it using the Tip Me apps or using the search box on their mobile's home screen (on devices with home screen search capability, such as Android phones).

An Alternative to Micropayments

Provides passive income for bloggers, podcasters and other content providers

Tip Me is an alternative to micropayments.

How It Works

Here is an simplified example of how Tip Me works. Say you have 80 users visiting web sites (tipping points 1-24), reading blogs (tipping points 25-50) and listening to podcasts (tipping points 51-59):

No. of TippersContributeContent That Was Tipped
Sites 1-8Sites 9-16Sites 17-24Blogs 25-32Blogs 33-41Blogs 42-50Podcasts 51-59
Amount Tipped
20 tippers$10 each.20 each.20 each.20 each.20 each.20 each.20 each
10 tippers$10 each.40 each.40 each.40 each
5 tippers$10 each.40 each.40 each.40 each
20 tippers$5 each.20 each.20 each.20 each
20 tippers$5 each.20 each.20 each.20 each
20 tippers$5 each.20 each.20 each.20 each
10 tippers$5 each.20 each.20 each.20 each
10 tippers$5 each.20 each.20 each.20 each
Allocation$750 total$160$160$80$80$90$90$90
Total Revenue Each$20$20$10$10$10$10$10

Out of the pool of $750:

Of course the actual amounts tipped will not always be nice round numbers like the ones used for illustration purposes in the example above, but the computer systems that calculate the payments can easily handle that complexity.


Short URL Service for Donations