How does Backme work?

A simple mechanism that works well

Here’s how BackMe works.

  1. Creators produce interesting content for their audience: they have always done it and want to continue to do so, without pressure and without compromises. 
  2. In order to be independent and free from editorial and/or commercial rules and censorship, they join BackMe. 
  3. They tell their audience (and followers and fans and everyone!) about their BackMe page.
  4. Some of them will show appreciation for the content to the Creator by making a small donation. We call them Backers.
  5. The donations sum up and become a new income, tax-free, proportionate to the generosity and size of the Creator’s community.

BackMe is the bridge between Creators and Backers. Easy, isn’t it?

Economical details

All payments that are processed immediately by our payment provider e.g. iDeal, creditcard, PayPal are deposited in the first week of each new month in your with us registered account.
However SEPA direct debit payments take longer to clear. This is because a SEPA Direct Debit payment is not fully guaranteed because the backer has up to 56 days to retrieve the payment that took place. Therefore we can’t clear payments till after the 56 days. You can find more information about SEPA here.

See the schedule below for all our supported payment methods and the time that is required to process a payment.

Payment Method Process time
iDEAL First week of each month
Bancontact First week of each month
Overboeking First week of each month
KBC-Betaalknop First week of each month
Belfius Direct Net First week of each month
Creditcard 5 Business days
SOFORT Banking 3 Business days
Giropay 2 Business days
eps 2 Business days
paysafecard Every 30 days
PayPal Every 30 days
SEPA incasso Every 60 days
Klarna 5 Business days
Przelewy24 (P24) 2 Business days

From October 1st 2020 BackMe charges only a 10% fee on the total amount of the donations (before it was 20%) to sustain the platfom (servers, maintenance, development, etc.), other than that you need to know that each payment method has a transaction cost that the payment provider withholds.

Because of the large volume of transactions that we process, we regularly gain discounts from our payment provider for the transaction costs. When we receive any discount we immediately apply the advantage to all our content creators and this we try our best to share the benefits that we achieve as a large group of content creators.

See current transaction cost for each payment method.

Payment Method Fee per transaction
iDeal € 0.35
Mastercard € 0.30 + 1.8%
Visa € 0.30 + 1.8%
American Express € 0.30 + 2.8%
Maestro € 0.47
Apple Pay As credit card rate
Bancontact € 0.47
PayPal € 0.12
SEPA Directdebit € 0.30
SEPA Transfer € 0.30
SOFORT Banking € 0.30
EPS € 0.30
Cartes Bancaires € 0.30
Giropay € 0.30
KBC/CBC-betaalknop € 0.30
Belfius betaalknop € 0.30
Postepay € 0.30
Paysafecard € 0.30
Przelewy24 € 0.30

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