Five Ways to Use the Show Love Feature

Tipping is a direct way for audiences to support the creators they follow and show appreciation for the hard work they put into their content. 

As creators, this show of support and appreciation can go a long way in encouraging us to put out our best pieces of content, engage and educate our communities, and grow socially and financially. As such, choosing the right virtual tipping platform is of utmost importance, and you can not go wrong with Show Love by Selar!

Show Love is a new Selar feature that allows audiences to show support to their favorite content creators directly on the Selar platform. All they have to do is create an account on the platform, share their link with their audience, and watch the coins come in.

Thinking about how to maximize this feature? In this article, we’ll be discussing the many ways Show Love can be used to encourage your audiences to show you some support. From webinars to birthdays, there are many ideas to explore. 

Let’s dive in!

1. Accepting Tips on a Livestream

Webinars, Masterclasses, and other livestream forms are great avenues for creators to connect with their audience in ways that transcend 90-second reels or carousels. These streams improve the connection you have with your audience, and can also be a great opportunity for you to get some monetary support from the people who receive value from your content.

Platforms like TikTok and YouTube already have features that allow people to give out tips during streams, as a way of showing just how much they care about the creator and appreciate the value being received. They however take a significant percentage of these earnings, use is limited to the platform, and for creators in Africa, the logistics of receiving foreign currency after the stream could be headache-inducing. 

With Show Love, you don’t have to worry about any of these factors. For one, Show Love can be used on any platform. All you have to do is share your Show Love link with a catchy tagline on a pinned comment or post, inviting your audience to support you while the stream is ongoing. The money will be sent to your bank of choice. 

2. Birthday Gifts

Birthdays are very special occasions. Apart from giving us a chance to reflect on our lives, they also give our loved ones and well-wishers a chance to shower us with love through gifts. As a creator, you might consider asking people to support you via your Show Love link on your birthdays. 

There are several advantages to this. Firstly, receiving gifts from people you don’t know personally might hold some risk, and you don’t want to share personal details like your address or account number with strangers. Secondly, you might not know what you want for your money, and money is always a good option. 

To ask for birthday gifts via Show Love, post content on whatever platform you use, and add the link to your Show Love, with a CTA asking your audience to express their love for you financially. This is a perfect way for you to receive love and appreciation from your audience on your special day, while also protecting your privacy. 

3. Raising Money for a Cause

Sometimes, our needs transcend ourselves and concern the lives of other people. This is where a great platform that allows you to crowdfund comes in. 

Show Love is a great avenue for getting money together to support a cause. Whether it is raising money for donations to pay school fees, or building more trees in your area, you can use Show Love to mobilize people into supporting whichever cause matters to you.

4. Funding Your Creative Projects

Being a creator means that you might sometimes need help in funding your creative projects. With the right audience, this does not have to be an issue, all you have to do is share whatever creative goals you are trying to reach, whether it is building a studio to shoot better content, or getting funds to film a short documentary, or getting funds to improve your skills. You can ask your audience to invest in your creative projects by offering their assistance with Show Love. 

5. Lead Generation

Show Love is also an excellent tool for lead generation. If you are trying to create a sustained and meaningful connection with your audience, you can seamlessly integrate Show Love into your strategy. Creating a lead magnet (an e-book, template, etc.) and then having them show support with any amount of their choice to receive it with your Show Love link, you can get their email addresses and include them in your email campaigns. 

The act of contributing to your Show Love account serves as a powerful indicator of genuine interest and support and helps you tailor your subsequent communications to resonate more effectively with their needs.

In essence, Show Love transcends the conventional lead generation method of simply collecting emails in exchange for lead magnets, by infusing more intention into the process. It’s not just about collecting data; it becomes a thing of both parties providing value to each other. By weaving Show Love into your strategy, you’re not only building a robust lead pipeline but also cultivating a loyal audience base that resonates with your brand values.

Get Started

In conclusion, Show Love by Selar is a very versatile tipping platform, and there are so many ways you can make use of it. Whether these are personal or community-focused projects, Show Love allows you to do it all. 

To get started with Show Love, follow these steps: 

  1. Create an Account with Selar, or Log into your already existing Selar Account: Click this link to get started.
  2. Once your account has been created, visit the Show Love tab on the Menu to create your Show Love Profile.
  3. Fill out the form with your details: display name, bio, custom show Love link, social media links, etc. You will receive a personalized URL link, which you can share.
  4. You’re set! Share the page with your followers and watch the love pour in!

Note: Your funds will go directly to your Selar account, which you can withdraw instantly to your bank account.