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Earn and Donate Money for Charity Using PayPal
Use PayPal Donations to Assist Your Website or for Charity
Using PayPal to request donations on your website or blog is a nice way to earn money for a foundation of your choice or assist your own website in running consistently. Whether you choose to make a little extra money by allowing people to donate to keep your blog going, or use the donations to help out various charities, you can easily incorporate a donation method on your website or blog using PayPal. Here are some tips for using PayPal to put a donation request on your website or blog and allow people to help out when they have a little extra money to give.
The first step in setting up donations on your website or blog is to sign up for a PayPal account. You can find the link below at the end of this hub. Complete the necessary information needed including your name, address, email, phone number, and user name and password. Check your email for a confirmation link to finish setting up your account through PayPal.
Put a credit card or checking account online through PayPal. You'll need to verify your PayPal account before you can start using any of their services. This can be done by placing a valid credit card or checking account on PayPal that is used only for verification purposes. PayPal also requires a credit card or checking account in case you overdraw your PayPal account and the company can take payment from one of these accounts as needed.
Website or Blog
Make sure you have a good website or blog set up that is getting decent traffic. If you want donations to come in, you'll need to be sure you're getting the traffic necessary to get people to view your site. A charity blog or website is a great way to get traffic to come in and helps you when requesting donations from viewers. The only way to make money for a charity or to help loved ones or yourself is to get as much traffic to your site as possible. See resource list below for an article to help you get traffic to your website or blog.
Log into your PayPal account and click on the 'Merchant Services' link at the top of the page. Under 'create buttons' you'll see a link to 'donate' which you'll need to click to get more information. Follow the steps on the next page and put in the necessary information including 'accept payments for donations', an organization name (name of your website or blog), what type of currency you want, and your contribution amount and ID (use PayPal email address if in doubt).
Click 'create button' and you'll be taken to a code that you can put into your website or blog. Most websites or blogs have an area that's referred to as 'html'. This is where you'll want to go to put the PayPal button code onto your site. PayPal includes a tutorial to help you to copy and paste the donation code into your website or blog. It's fairly easy to do as well if you look under the FAQ of your blogging site or personal website company.
Once you have your PayPal donation button set up, readers of your site can click on that button and give any amount of cash they choose from .01 cent on up. You should draw people to your donation button by writing a small introduction to it stating why it is there and what it is used for. Let your readers know what charity you are donating to or what reasons you will be using the money for. If you have a good catch paragraph for your donation button (or a legitimate reason people should donate), your chances of getting cash donations will be much higher.
Links to Setting up Donations
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