Make Money Online Through Donations

In order to make money online, we all try out various advertising services and put up their ads on our site. That is a very common way of making money online. Apart from that, you can also make good amount of money my asking for donations in your site.

But at the same time you should also keep in your mind that if you are having a very popular site and you are earning quite a good amount of money from that, then it may not be appreciated by many of your blog readers. Here, I will tell you different ways using which you can get donation from the readers.

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What Are the Different Ways To Collect Money Through Donations?

#1 ScratchBack

ScratchBack is an online “tipping” system (or as we like to call it, a fancy-schmancy tip jars). It allows you, the blogger, to accept tips and “give back” links or images in return on your blog or website. It’s absolutely free service. You can first accept tip and earn money from every tip you get. You don’t need to have any special skills to use or setup. This is considered to be very useful for podcasters too. Moreover, links or images provided here are hardcoded with a nofollow tag to make it Google friendly.

#2 PayPal

PayPal donations are very common way to collect donations from your site. You just need to add a button on your website or you can use a link in your email. PayPal Donations is a low cost way for you to accept credit card and bank account donations. Integrate PayPal Donations with your website in a few easy steps. It’s very easy to implement with no necessary CGI scripting. There are no up-front costs – you’ll have the same low fee schedule used when you receive other PayPal payments. They maintain detailed transaction records on their website so that you can collect your amount easily. Moreover, donors have the freedom to choose the amount of their secure donation, or you too can set a fixed amount.

#3 Chipin

The ChipIn widget is a simple Flash application that allows you to keep people up-to-date on ChipIn events you organize to collect money. The widget works with any Web page and many popular social media Web sites such as: myspace, typepad, blogger, netvibes, wordpress, teagworld etc. You just need to embed the ChipIn Widget on your favorite Web site or create your own ChipIn page at

How to Encourage your Readers to Come Forward for Donations?

We all know that one will not go for any kind of donation if he/she is not getting anything out of it. So, first of all your site should contain information that are very useful to them. This is ideal for those who are allowing their readers to download some product and make use of it for free. You should first make a separate page for donation purpose. Then you can mention the reason for asking donation along with the different ways through which they can donate like paypal, chipin or scratchback etc.

You can also put up the list of those who have made donations with the person donating maximum at top with his/her donation amount. You should also put the permalink of the person’s blog with his name. These have a good impact on the reader’s mind and they easily come forward to donate and be on the list.

Let me know if you have any donation page in your blog? What do you feel about them?

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