Donations on Pixabay

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  1. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 2 years ago

    Has anyone ever made any money from donations on Pixabay?

    1. ziyena profile image93
      ziyenaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes ... they trickle in now and then, but it's really nothing special.  My images have been dowloaded more than 150,000 times and in that amount I've probably made around $50 in coffee tips.  Those who tip are extremely kind considering the images are given up for free use.  Donations are sent through PayPal, and an email address is attached in case the receiver would like to thank whoever donated.  So, yes.  The recipient is very much aware of coffee donations.  Hope this helps ... Cheers

      1. eugbug profile image97
        eugbugposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I've only had 18,000 downloads. I think I got tipped once.

        1. sallybea profile image95
          sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          How many images do you have posted?

          1. ziyena profile image93
            ziyenaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            223 ... a few of them are editor's choice.  That always helps
            Have a good night

            1. sallybea profile image95
              sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Thank you, love photography, sometimes sell some of my own on Zazzle for creating products.

      2. ScottSBateman profile image74
        ScottSBatemanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Not a dime. And very little on other photo sites. Too much competition these days for the same location shots.

    2. melbel profile image92
      melbelposted 2 years ago

      I’m not clear on what this is. Could you expand? I’m curious.

      1. eugbug profile image97
        eugbugposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        We can upload photos or other images to Pixabay or similar photo sharing sites. Photos are given a CC0, public domain licence on Pixabay. Anyone can download those photos and use them free of charge in any way they want for personal or commercial use. Visitors to the site can "buy a coffee" for the image creator on the image download page and the donation gets lodged in their PayPal account.

      2. CYong74 profile image96
        CYong74posted 2 years ago

        Around a year ago, a kind lady messaged me to inform the donation function isn't working. I thanked her but didn't follow up as I never intended for that to happen.

        So far, I haven't been able to donate to anyone too.


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