Some Internet marketers believe that ads are the online tip jar. When visitors like what they read on a website or blog, they would click an ad to say thanks. As usual, some like the idea, some don’t. Here are a few popular methods which you can add online tipping to your websites.
PayPal Donate Button – Many bloggers like to add a PayPal Donate Button to their blogs in order to earn a few more bucks. It is easy to accept payment, but when you plan to withdraw the money, PayPal will ask you for all sort of document to prove that you are indeed a nonprofit organization, e.g. evidence of your nonprofit’s tax-exempt status, and etc. Unless you really run a nonprofit organization, you can’t really accept donations via PayPal.
Reddcoin – Reddit issued their own tipping coin, ReddCoin, a cryptocurrency derived from Litecoin, its tipping platform allows online users to support content creators through micro-donations across all popular social networks. Reddcoin is still a bit new, so there aren’t many Reddcoin plugin for WordPress blog users yet, I found one here which can display a Reddcoin tipping widget on your blog.
TipTheWeb – TipTheWeb is a service that lets you directly support your favorite web content by tipping it. There is no service fee for both tippers and publishers. You can easily tip anywhere while browsing the web using their Tip Anywhere Bookmarklet.
Flattr – First, you decide the amount of your monthly donation, and you “flattr” contents you like. Based on your budget and number of “likes”, Flattr will distribute your donation to the appropriate content owners. Signing up is free, the system will keep 10% of what you give. Flattr works on a number of platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr…
Tiip Me – There isn’t much information on their website, I guess you would have to sign up to find out more. Getting a Tiip jar is totally free if you plan to use your own ads. If you don’t have any advertisers for now, they can get you some premium ads for a 20% service fee.