So there you are with your very own spot in the ethernet. When you began, your blog wasn’t much, just a simple electronic presence on the web with which to amuse yourself.
Eventually, you picked up a few followers, here & there, partially as a result of the half-assed marketing you did on social networking sites & such, and the rest from sheer serendipity. Before long, the trickle of casual fans transformed into a torrent.
Now your blog is receiving more daily hits than malicious state governments give to the downtrodden & unemployed in these United States of, by and for the white collar corporate criminals. You want to cash in on this new-found, digital popularity before all those eyeballs blink, but you’re not sure what the best way to do that is. Hey, welcome to the club!
Types of Revenue Generation
PayPal is one way for your most avid fans to pay you electronically. It works exactly like the shopping cart mechanism does on all the big retailer sites. The only difference is that the buyer (the donator) must have created his own PayPal account. Thereafter, he simply clicks on your donate button, logs into PayPal, and, selects the numerical amount to be deducted from his card. It is a fast, easy and free way for the fan to demonstrate his appreciation for your writing skills without having to reveal his financial information. On the other hand, PayPal will remove a nominal fee from your bank account for the privilege of using the service.
Google Checkout (Active)
Google Checkout works similar to PayPal in that it allows for an electronic funds transfer (EFT) to take place. However, when Google removes payment from the buyer’s card, it’s going to be in the form of a bank ACH Transfer. You should know that if you bank with one of the bailed out, too big to fail thieves, such as Wells Fargo, then you will most likely get hit with fees for the privilege, in which case, you are responsible for paying them.
Adserving Apps (Passive)
In either case, whichever (or both) active or passive trickle down economy bin(s) you end up using, successful execution is going to involve a fair amount of due diligencing on your part to help determine which method better suits your financial disposition.
Good luck & happy blogging!
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