Giving tips online for digital goods and content isn’t that new, but now there’s a new way of going about it.
Tipjoy is a tipping service that allows Internet users to simply make one click to tip you and you automatically earn 10 cents. Here’s how it works… let’s say I read a really good blog post and learned something of value. I would then click the tip button (if the blog owner has Tipjoy installed) and that blogger gets 10 cents (or whatever higher amount I feel is necessary).
Tipjoy then sends me an e-mail at the end of the month reminding me to pay my bill and I make one lump sum payment via PayPal. The money gets allocated accordingly to each blog I’ve tipped during the month and everyone is happy.
Users who wish to donate deposit a small sum of money at the beginning of the month from their PayPal account into their Tipjoy account. The average is about $5-$10. During that month the user can browse through blogs and read what he/she finds interesting. If appropriate, a tip would be left and that blog owner would get their money at the end of the month. Think of it as a friendly gesture to reward bloggers, who make up a majority of the Internet today.
How do I make money?
Having the Tipjoy widget installed on your blog literally takes 30 seconds to do. You set the default amount you wish to receive as a tip and then wait for those generous tippers to come along.
I’ve decided to install it on my blog to give it a try. As you can see, it’s on the right in the sidebar. By default I set the amount to 50 cents and will donate any money I make from it to charity. While some may buy a coffee, I’m not that big on my Starbucks, so charity is my choice.
Not quite sure if it’s for you? Check out the FAQ page first.
Give it a try, it’s free to join!
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