How to make money on your blog with ChipIn

I found a neat new widget today that allows you to make a bit of extra cash from your websites.

The intention behind ChipIn seems to be similar to the Buy me a beer plugin for WordPress.

The ChipIn interface is very cool and works perfectly. There are widgets for most of the social networking sites and blogging platforms such as Blogger and WordPress.

ChipIn

Widgets that ask your readers to donate money are not always hugely successful. If you give people a specific reason to donate money such as a new server to keep a free tool running then you stand a greater chance of success. My guess is that this widget will work well on sites that either give a way a lot for free or have a very large and strong community. If you have a blog then it is well worth testing ChipIn for a week or two.

To test ChipIn I created a Beer Money widget which you can see below:

By Patrick Altoft. at 9:08AM on Saturday, 23 Jun 2007

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comments

  • http://mushly.com Mushly

    Ha ha …

    Interesting concept..

    Thanks for the sharing

  • http://free-wii-nintendo.blogspot.com mark

    Very cool idea.

  • http://selfmademinds.com Al Carlton

    There’s you first quarter of a pint Smile

  • http://blogstorm.co.uk Patrick Altoft

    Cheers!

  • http://successpart2.com/bear-needs-some-help/ Jon

    Funny I should find this, I just started to use it yesterday.
    all the best, jon

  • http://leavetheofficebehind.com Sujeet

    That’s a pretty cool site, I just bookmarked it and will have to try it out when I get a chance.. Thanks!

  • http://madetobegreat.com Alan

    Cool.I am just testing it out. Hope it goes well Smile

  • http://ventureskills.wordpress.com Tim Nash

    ok I know I’m from just south of the border in north notts but $100 = £50 for a bear, are you buying it by the barrel?

  • http://www.kiqlo.com Kiqlo

    Here a different idea of how to make make money blogging. You can use Kiqlo. You can upload stuff for free, download it and if you register you have a blog a profile and the ability to sell all your digital content. Basically it is the easiest way to create your own digital shop. It is a new concept and it is having a great success. It is entirely free, from the registration to the shop. Kiqlo does not take any cut from your sell and it uses Google check out.
    Try it out if you like blogging and make money :)

    Enjoy

  • julie

    This is a very good idea and interesting concept. I’ve just now started using it, hope it works fine. Thanks for the information and for the post.