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.
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,