HOW-TO Earn Money Using the PayPal Donate Button!

Kanvi

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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:
  1. Visit the site – https://www.gofundme.com/.
  2. Register an account on the site. You can sign up using your Facebook account, if you like.
  3. 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.
You can add your Facebook link and send the GoFundme link to your friends and family. Advertise it through social media for wide exposure.

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.

YOUR TURN

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!
 

DropkickAmy

Padawan
Jul 2, 2018
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I've seen the PayPal button before, but thought only really successful bloggers & youtubers had access 2 it.My sister-in-law set up a GoFundMe 4 me-long story but I have a "1 day I was fine,the next day my body starts killing itself"-rare disease..It shouldn't b this expensive just to live,but 4 me it is.Anyhow,I was thinking that blogging might be good therapy,not sure if It'd feel fair 2 charge folks 4 my thoughts,but if I decide on it later,can u recommend a good blog site that does this?There are SO many! Thanks -Amy
 

Jeanette2091

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@DropkickAmy I think making a blog, with your thoughts and the experience you have back then, is a great idea. There are people out there who are going through the same thing as you, and making a blog about will let people know that they are not alone.

I think you can have a blog on Wix.com, I'm not 100% sure.
Blogger.com
Wordpress.com


I do hope you will find a good blog site. :)

Also, I have a PayPal button on my website and it really depends on the person who visits your website if they want to donate or not.
 

DropkickAmy

Padawan
Jul 2, 2018
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Florida
@DropkickAmy I think making a blog, with your thoughts and the experience you have back then, is a great idea. There are people out there who are going through the same thing as you, and making a blog about will let people know that they are not alone.

I think you can have a blog on Wix.com, I'm not 100% sure.
Blogger.com
Wordpress.com


I do hope you will find a good blog site. :)

Also, I have a PayPal button on my website and it really depends on the person who visits your website if they want to donate or not.
Thanks for the recommendations:) I've heard of Wordpress & think I'll check em out. Because it can get confusing, I mostly need a page that can allow a spot for the whole "back story" & progression of climbing the specialist ladder- as well as current & future updates. I found fb posts just came out too scattered. Something I also worry about is being copied. Because it's a crazy story & I have pics showing crazy things my body does, I worry that it would b ready-made page 4 someone 2 copy, soley to set up a scam fundraiser. Do u know any way 2 prevent that? The guilt would break my heart. -<3
 
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Jeanette2091

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Hmm. I think the best way to do it, is to put your name, your blog name or your blog link on your pictures. Your name / blog name / link need to have a color that is hard to remove from your pictures, and maybe put it in the center.

Unfortunately, you will always find someone who cheats money out of people by using a fake story or someone else's story. You cannot really prevent it 100%, but you can make it harder for someone to take your pictures. Also, let your followers know that they need to report to you, if they find someone on GoFundMe, Instagram or on another site that is using your story and pictures. You need to contact the site the person is using, and tell them that someone is using your story and pictures and who it is.
 

DropkickAmy

Padawan
Jul 2, 2018
9
5
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Florida
Hmm. I think the best way to do it, is to put your name, your blog name or your blog link on your pictures. Your name / blog name / link need to have a color that is hard to remove from your pictures, and maybe put it in the center.

Unfortunately, you will always find someone who cheats money out of people by using a fake story or someone else's story. You cannot really prevent it 100%, but you can make it harder for someone to take your pictures. Also, let your followers know that they need to report to you, if they find someone on GoFundMe, Instagram or on another site that is using your story and pictures. You need to contact the site the person is using, and tell them that someone is using your story and pictures and who it is.
I've heard of copycat findraisers taking advantage of hurricane victims to gun shootings & it's despicable. It undermines the entire idea of charity & instills doubt in the donors. Anything to help combat that would help me feel better. Asking the readers to report & placing my info/links on pthe pics are great ideas, thanks for your help!
 
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DropkickAmy

Padawan
Jul 2, 2018
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Florida
Sounds awesome I was thinking about making a go fund me page so I can buy a car cause I walk to work everyday
There are actually specific charities that may be able to help you. I just did a google search & found a few, incl 1-800-CHARITY. You might want to check out the list of who's eligible, but, even if it looks like you may not be, go ahead & write them an e-mail explaining ur situation. They have guidlines, but they ultimately want to help; it can't hurt to ask. Keep in mind when searching that some charities are asking for cars, but not donating them. These charities, like Wheels for Wishes, sell the donated car for $ to donate to other charities, in this case Make A Wish. Hope this helps, good luck!