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HOW TO: Add PayPal Donation button on your blog?

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Donations is a very popular way of making money online. Donations is also a good business model as lot of companies survive on donation example ( If you wish to quickly add a Paypal donation button on your blog be it WordPress or Blogger or any normal website its very simple. There are many confusing steps given on pay pal website but I will tell you a simpler way.

Of course its important to have a PayPal account before you proceed further. Once you have setup your Pay Pal account all you have to do is modify the below code with details of your blog/website or NGO etc. I have highlighted the things you need to modify in red font which include.

1. Your PayPal Id.
2. Donation for your website name.
3. Donation reason.
4. Currency in which you want to accept donation (default it is US Dollars i.e. USD). If you want to set any other currency you can use this website ( to understand your currency code.

Once you have updated below code with above details simply copy paste the code on your websites homepage. Make sure you place this code in a place on your website where it can be seen anytime this will help the potential donors to quickly donate.

<form action="" method="post">  
    <!-- Identify your business so that you can collect the payments. -->  
    <input type="hidden" name="business" 
 value="Your Pay Pal ID" />  
    <!-- Specify a Donate button. -->  
    <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_donations" />  
    <!-- Specify details about the contribution -->  
    <input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Donation for business name" />  
    <!-- Specify details about the contribution (Donation Details)-->     
    <input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="Reason why you need Donation?" />  
    <!-- Specify details about the contribution -->    
    <input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="USD" />  
    <!-- Display the payment button. -->  
    <input type="image" name="submit" border="0" 
 alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online" />  
    <img alt="" border="0" width="1" height="1" 
 src="" />  


This tip is very simple and yet very effective. Please share it with your friends and let me know if you are having any issues with configuring let me know I will be glad to help you out. I have seen many guys from Asia especially India struggling with this.

NOTE: Please modify only the required code.

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