Adding a PayPal Button to WordPress — Why I Am

So as is pretty apparent by this point, here at this humble little blog I call Flawed Masterpieces, I have some lofty ambitions. While not crying over rejection letters from Poetry Zines and Sites, I plan on hiring staff members going forward into 2018 and turning what so far has become a vanity project into a full-fledged magazine.

I’ll be honest, I like the idea of helping other artists grow and gain exposure, but the conundrum remains: how do I start generating a profit? While affiliate marketing is something I’m exploring as of late, an area I think could be beneficial is a simple donate button. If you are considering adding a PayPal button to WordPress, and specifically a WordPress.com site, read further.

Flawed Masterpieces

As you can see, I have created my own little chintzy button (that is clickable!) above. Feel free to give a click…

I Can Do It and So Can You!

Part of the problem when it comes to a WordPress.com site is dealing with the limitations dealt with by the platform. Unlike WordPress’s far more sexier twin sister WordPress.org, WordPress.com is geared more toward amateur bloggers looking just to find an outlet for some thoughts and beautiful poetry.

But contrary to popular belief and age-old wisdom, you can add buttons to your main page via some “hacking” of HTML code and a lot of swearing.

I promise if this article gains some steam I’ll write a tutorial, but for the moment I want to focus on my niche keyword (thanks, Wealthy Affiliate!).

Why This Isn’t Controversial

So a simple Google search will bring up a plethora of liberal-minded negativity that has become the cesspool of mainstream everything, including the US’s super tech giant search engine. And while most people want to sit around their MacBook Pro’s and sip lattes bitching about He Who Must Not Be Named, I want to get to the heart of the matter.

There is nothing wrong with asking for a donation. Nor is it going to be a long-term solution to funding issues.

Yes, Christians have been exploring this very powerful method for eons, but the honest truth is I’m not a religious site nor am I a non-profit (though I am working for one).

I’m just a dude who just got out of a homeless shelter and is trying to generate buzz and interest in something that I feel could be a slam dunk when approached with a healthy mindset.

Which is why I’m asking you, kind readers, to feel free to chip and share the love if you feel so inclined to. You can find the button on my homepage menu along with sidebar and footer.

And while I do plan on venturing into affiliate marketing for this website in the near future, I will keep my site running with some WordPress ads and my ultra fancy and super exciting PayPal Donate button.

 

As always, God bless and much love,

 

Michael

 

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About Michael Medlen

My name is Michael and during my free time I avoid having a day job. Strangely enough, this gives me the freedom to run this blog. I write just about anything that can be considered art. I also occasionally post articles that may or may not be relevant to the theme of this site. You’ve been warned.
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11 Responses to Adding a PayPal Button to WordPress — Why I Am

  1. ~M says:

    Great idea! I hope this will generate a bit of extra income for you. And like the saying goes… if you can dream it, you can do it! So keep pursuing your dreams! 😉

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  2. Thanks for the encouraging words M. Hopefully I can post an update one day with a success testimony.

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  3. ~M says:

    You’re most welcome and I have a feeling you will have a very successful testimony to share. Sounds like you are certainly on your way. 😉

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  4. I’ve been thinking along similar lines and keep stopping myself. I’m really glad you’re doing this, and let me know if you need help with the zine!

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  5. Thanks very much. And I’ll keep everyone posted a I prod along. 🙂

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  6. Cool! I think that’s a major step forward towards your dream, and let’s see where the path leads to! Good luck!

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  7. Thanks bijou. Ive been meaning to srop by your sight but seem to have lost track of time lately.

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  8. This is crazy exciting! Good luck!

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  9. No worries! I was on the road for a week so you didn’t miss a thing :-)) and one can’t keep track of everything out there anyway. These days…..

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  10. cwithb says:

    Good luck! Love the desire to get to the heart of the matter.

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