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Why Not Ask for Donations?
By: KC Morgan
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  • Why Not Ask for Donations?
  • Depending on the Kindness of Strangers
  • Creating Revenue Through Charity
  • Asking for Donations

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    Why Not Ask for Donations? - Asking for Donations

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    People are used to spending money online, a trend that’s growing more and more popular all the time. E-commerce sites can be highly successful, and even amateur sellers are learning the ins and outs of online buying and selling. A “click to donate” button isn’t at all different from other shopping cart or “buy it now” buttons you might find on the biggest, best-selling sites out there.  

    Want to ask for donations on your site? One of the easiest ways to get this accomplished (and to create a working link your traffic can actually use) is to turn to one of the most popular payment sites on the Web: PayPal. This user-friendly site is free, allowing anyone to sign up for an account with this popular payment service.

    PayPal is well-known and widely used on selling sites. This site even has a special partnership with, making it very familiar to a large population of Web traffic. If you have an e-mail address, you can get a PayPal account -- and then, you can start asking for donations with ease on your own Web site. 

    Under PayPal’s Products and Services tab, you’ll find an option which allows you to create a donate button for use on your site’s pages. This button will help any user on your site quickly and easily process a payment through PayPal’s online service, even if they don’t have a PayPal account. Because this service also accepts credit cards, making a payment can be an easy affair for almost anyone on the Web.  

    With the user-friendly form, you can customize the look and purpose of your donation button, even changing the type of currency you want to receive. Be sure to fill out the form to its completion (there are three steps) so you can be sure your payments will be processed accurately.  

    Want to get a gander at what your button might look like on site? PayPal provides a preview link so you can see how your work is coming along. 


    Once you’ve provided all of the information and created the look you want, you’ll get an HTML code to place within your site’s text editor. Simply cut and paste this code to put the button on any page of your site (or on multiple pages within your site). That’s all it takes to get your site ready to start receiving donations; that’s all it takes to create a new source of revenue for your site.  

    Why Not Ask for Donations?  

    Adding a donate button to your site is very easy and costs you absolutely nothing. There’s no guarantee that traffic will love what you have to offer so much they’ll start paying, but there’s always a possibility your exceptional content could inspire some to open up their wallets. It’s not at all uncommon for Web sites to ask for donations, so why not use this as a potential money-making source for yourself, and your online pages?

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