The most important thing for performers to remember, when using a live stream to make money, is to ASK. Ask often and repeatedly. This can be difficult for many reasons, but money won’t be received if it is not requested. Performers should be thoughtful and deliberate about how requests are made, and follow the method that feels right to them. Making it simple for patrons to find the platform for donations is also important, and characterizing it as a “digital tip jar” helps people know that, while it is not expected, their donations are greatly appreciated.
There are many ways to transact digitally as well as different methods to approach monetizing content. Below are a few: