Paypal donation buttons for Youtube ?

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  1. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    I have seen channels at YouTube with Donate buttons displayed and being very short of money I thought I would like to give it a go. Problem is having created a button and saved it at Paypal I cannot find any way of adding it at YouTube. So I tried Googling but just find videos showing you how to do what I have done and answer sites saying it cannot be done. They cannot be right or there wouldn't be Donate buttons showing on sites on YouTube. I know of a woman on there who funds her travelling and videos by appealing for donations there and she has buttons on her site. Anyone here know anything about this please?

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I think you actually need to have a product.  You may have to sell 'information' just to have something to put into the paypal product box.  What did you put in there?  Or can you actually create a button for 'donate'?

      1. melbel profile image93
        melbelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        There's an actual donate button. PayPal recently took a lot of heat for their donate button with the whole Regretsy thing.

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Wow!  I always thought it would be a good social experiment to stand on a street corner dressed for business holding up a sign and asking for money, saying I was layed off and am about to lose my house, boat, car, summer home and everything I've worked for. Bet the white collars would donate!!  So this will now be a new platform for tech-beggers.  Should be interesting.  May give it a try.  Just as an experiment, you understand. wink

          1. Bard of Ely profile image86
            Bard of Elyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Lilou Mace has a book about being laid off and how she used the Law Of Attraction to be doing what she is doing now. She is also travelling on donation money. I am not as pretty as she is but I am sure I could do what she is doing. Then I could join the people that say the LOA works for them!
            Melbel, yes, I can't see anything on Paypal that says you have to sell anything and I have a button created but it is all in html text and don't see how I can add that at YouTube. This appears to be a common problem from questions posted on various sites.

  2. whoisbid profile image65
    whoisbidposted 7 years ago

    I think some people have link priveleges when they get sponsored but I am not sure.

  3. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    That might explain it. The one woman I am thinking of - Google Lilou Mace - travels, interviews people and gets to stay in some expensive locations and she has a book out basically about how she lost everything but turned it around using the law of attraction. As far as I can see that really means she is good at asking for money on her site and getting it. She also has a snazzy bit of art to go with her donate button, although the button looks just like the standard paypal one.

  4. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    There are tutorials that shows how you can add donate button on videos. But IMO, that's like walking on thin ice because you never know what YT spam team can do to such videos. Instead of embedding button link on videos you can add link in description.

    1. Bard of Ely profile image86
      Bard of Elyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I saw the Q&A sites that say you can add a Donation link but that's obviously not as good as a button and display of credit cards.

  5. American_Choices profile image73
    American_Choicesposted 7 years ago

    I worked several hours on trying to change my leading photo out on YouTube and found that the flexibility for the thumbnail is given only to partners. You can counter this by placing a photo at YouTubes mark of 1/4 1/2 and 3/4 - these are the three options they give the non-partner.

    With Amazon and with YouTube, I am tired of the double standard set. That is one reason why I enjoy HP - it is consistent - you are grade but given a chance - with Amazon and YouTube you are either golden or struggling. Don't understand where the democracy is in these business practices. I find that preferential treatment severely hinders small business. If America is to grow with small business, mega nationals who are oligopolies such as YouTube and Amazon must set a level playing field.

  6. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    This sounds like internet pan handling..:LOL:
    I'd like to see this donate button on my hubs! smile

    1. Bard of Ely profile image86
      Bard of Elyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'd like to see my Donate button anywhere! LOL

  7. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    Check Flattr.

    You need to add some X amount in the donation pool monthly in order to qualify but these buttons are on most of the websites these days, so I guess it's working for them?

    1. Bard of Ely profile image86
      Bard of Elyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This appears to be somewhere you have to pay to play! I am trying to raise money not give it away! But thanks for the info.


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