How to make money on your blog with ChipIn

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  • June 23, 2007

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:

Patrick Altoft

About Patrick Altoft

Patrick is the Director of Strategy at Branded3 and has spent the last 11 years working on the SEO strategies of some of the UK's largest brands. Patrick’s SEO knowledge and experience is highly regarded by many, and he’s regularly invited to speak at the world’s biggest search conferences and events.

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