Buy Me A Beer? – PayPal Donation Button?

[ad#Adsense 250×250 White]I read through other blogs whenever I can and quite a few of them have a Buy Me A Beer (or similar) plugin or a standard PayPal donation button. I see this whole concept of buying someone a beer or basically donating a really small amount of money to them as a show of appreciation for the content on their site. The donation will not necessarily go towards buying an author a beer (may very well do so if they drink) but may go towards costs associated to their site such as hosting or advertising etc. if they have any such costs.

I like this whole idea and you could actually make a bit of money doing so. I have been on a few blogs/sites that publish their earnings with some putting down figures in the hundreds via this method. That is really easy money!

I had a PayPal donation button on my blog but liked the Buy Me A Beer plugin better. I am not that tech savvy and I have been looking around for information on how to add this widget to my blog. All I came up with was a WordPress plugin and nothing for Blogger.

I was reading through Money Online with ProfitSense Blogger and found a post on how to setup this plugin for Blogger – Blogger’s Buy me a Beer – PayPal donation. I was excited when I came across it since I no longer have to go around looking on how to setup the plugin on my blog. What I like about it is that it is so quick and easy to set-up. All you need to do is follow the three simple steps outlined on the post. These steps involve an image, your registered PayPal email address and you changing a tiny bit of code and text to suit your requirements and you are good to go. That simple.

Take note that you can always use another image and/or caption. Some bloggers have it down as buy me a coffee or a cocktail and so on with images that they prefer. You will need to have a PayPal account to recieve the donations. If you dont already have one, go on over to PayPal and sign up for a free account.

If you like this post, buy me a beer!


6 Responses to Buy Me A Beer? – PayPal Donation Button?

  1. Admin July 6, 2007 at 3:56 am #

    Hey gerri, great post and hope it does help you and your viewers when searching for a code like this used on WP plugin.cheers!

  2. GK July 16, 2007 at 5:32 am #

    Thanx Gerri,courtesy you I have been able to install beer plugin.
    You left a comment on my blog regarding beer plugin information.I am indebted to you for your goodwill gesture.
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  3. SiR July 23, 2007 at 6:19 am #

    I liked it! That’s agood idea šŸ˜‰

  4. Pinyo August 2, 2007 at 12:48 pm #

    Gerri, this is good information. I have seen this on a few blogs and thought it was cool. You explained it well. I think I will get one for my WP blog. Thanks!

  5. Dave March 26, 2008 at 8:24 pm #

    I tried on my site, but I couldn’t get it done! WHat happen is the message keep saying my xtml code is incorrect…any idea?


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