- Apr 16, 2018
If you love following and reading those personal blogs from different bloggers across the world, you may be familiar with those donate buttons on their sites. The best example for that is Wikipedia. At least once a year, I see a notification from Wikipedia’s site that says they need our donations. A lot of people give to Wikipedia, which keeps the site free for everyone. Wikipedia is the glue that keeps the internet together. And without that “DONATE” button keeping Wikipedia afloat, I think the human population would become a little less smart.
Anyway, some ask for donations because they need help funding their blogs. Others also ask for assistance with specific things, like “Buy me lunch” or “Pay for my fare.” It may seem odd for others, but it is common these days since the purpose of asking for sponsorship is to enable those bloggers to keep their sites working. Writing and maintaining a website takes time and funding. Donations from people can facilitate all of these things.
How To Add a PayPal Donate Button
It’s very easy to make a donation button from PayPal and you can place it on your blog or website for readers and followers to see. First, you need a valid and verified Paypal account. If you don’t have one, then, you must register first at Paypal to become an account holder. This is required before you can proceed with the whole donation button process. (Go to this link for signing up with Paypal.)
When registration is complete, you must access the PayPal Donations page to get your donation code. This code will be linked to your Paypal account.
After getting the code, you can add it to your site. You also have the chance to customize the look of your DONATE button and you can also place it wherever you like within your website.
Tip: If you want the DONATE button in your site to be visible all the time I suggest that you place it on the sidebar. Every time a reader or visitor will open a page of your site, the DONATE button will show.
What If I’m Not A Blogger, and I Don’t Have A Website?
No worries. You can still accept PayPal donations through GoFundMe.com even if you’re not a blogger or writer. Let’s say you need help with your school payments, or rent, for that matter. All you have to do is open a GoFundMe.com account and you’ll get donations using your Paypal DONATE button.
How to use GoFundMe.com:
- Visit the site – https://www.gofundme.com/.
- Register an account on the site. You can sign up using your Facebook account, if you like.
- Fill out the form on GoFundMe and pick a catchy title like “Send Me to School (I’m An Honor Student)” and the like. After that, you’re good to go.
When someone donates to your PayPal account, don’t forget to say “thank you.” And trust me when I say this, some people are very generous. You will get donations one way or the other. Let’s just hope that you’re going to use the funds on something worthwhile and not for a bad thing.
If you’re a writer who wants to share whatever it is inside that beautiful mind of yours, but you need funding for your site, then, ask sponsorship from kind-hearted people using your Paypal DONATE button. Your followers might just pitch in to keep your wit or sarcasm going on for years.
Those who are not bloggers or writers, but want to earn cash through sponsorship, then, attach your PayPal DONATE button on GoFundMe. Be sure that your “event” is worthwhile and with a reasonable amount. If you’re doing charity work, you’re more likely to get the funding you need.
Don’t expect that you’ll get funding easily or that it will be a huge amount. As mentioned, if there is a cause behind your asking for donations, you will more likely receive the funds you need.
OUR VERDICT: Scam or Legit?
Earning cash through PayPal’s DONATE button is 100% LEGIT. Bloggers and writers are doing it and for some, it’s become lucrative. You can earn real money this way. As for those who don’t use the pen to earn, well, you can still advertise and ask for funds through GoFundMe. Just include your Paypal DONATE button on your website. Be sure to do something worthwhile with the funds and use it for a good cause, even if the reason is personal needs.
What do you think about earning through the PayPal DONATE button? Will you do it? Or have you done it already?
Let’s hear your stories!