A lot of webmasters are displaying the little PayPal donate buttons lately; more so than before I’ve noticed. I’ve seen a lot with the tagline, “Blogging isn’t easy… buy me a beer”, along with “Blogging does the body good, so does milk… buy me some please!” I find these beverage donations to be humourous whenever I see them. I just can’t help snicker and throw in a few bucks. Afterall, the website I happen to be reading at the time did provide me with at least a little entertainment.
A friend of mine who is a big Starbucks fan and does most of his blogging while in one of their establishments sent me an e-mail today. He wanted to brag about how many donations he had received in the last week. His site states, “Addicted to caffeine, must refuel to blog more!”. The default value for his PayPal donation is $3.50. I knew you could make a little money off of this sort of thing, but when I read his e-mail I was a little shocked. In one week he made $126.00 in coffee donations. Neat, huh? I guess it all adds up after a while. The funny thing is he usually has only one frozen cappuccino a day, and is using the rest towards his college tuition. Hey, whatever works!
My question to you is… what do you think about having a PayPal donation button on your site with a smug tagline to go with it? Yay or nay? Vote below.
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