How to: Earn money by Adding a Paypal Donate button in 3 Easy Steps

Adding a paypal donate button is a great way to earn and motivate yourself.

All you need is a Paypal account (even a personal account would do) and a website.

  1. First, login to your Paypal account.
  2. Click on Merchant Services and look for a Donations link (You can find It in the Key Features box)
  3. That’s it! Fill in the forms and click the Create Button Now, copy and paste the generated html code to your website.

For WordPress users, you can simply copy and paste the generated code inside a Text Widget(WordPress Admin -> Widgets) to have your donation appear in your sidebar.


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and here are some good Paypal Donation Buttons that you can use (right click and save!)


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Note: All credits belong to their respective owners.


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7 Comments on “How to: Earn money by Adding a Paypal Donate button in 3 Easy Steps”

  1. 1 Sam said at 11:10 AM on April 30th, 2009:

    Sweet holy Jesus in the sky. I have been trying to find the donate button code on Paypal’s website for the past two days. Either I am insane or it no longer exists. I have followed your instructions (and about 20 other peoples). The button code is gone.

  2. 2 Cyber Valdez said at 11:45 AM on April 30th, 2009:

    Hi Sam, i’ve added an image to the post pointing to where the donation link is. You can also do a Control+F (or Command+F for Macintosh) and type donations to find the link (You have to be inside the Merchant Services page). Hope that helps!

  3. 3 Sam said at 7:03 PM on April 30th, 2009:

    That’s the thing- my merchant services page looks exactly like that – except the donation link isn’t there. All the other’s links are- but no donations link. It’s driving me nuts.

    Ctrl+F doesn’t help either.

    I’ve contacted PayPal and they are no use.

    It’s like my PayPal account has a glitch and I can’t access the donations link but everyone else can.

    If you have any other ideas, let me know.


  4. 4 Cyber Valdez said at 8:55 PM on April 30th, 2009:

    Hmmm, I’ve searched google for a similar case as yours but I can’t find any. Do you have your Paypal linked to a bank already? Does your status in Paypal under My Account Overview say: Verified? My hunch here is your account isn’t able to receive funds, you may want to check with the bank and debit or credit card you have assigned to your Paypal.

    I’ve gone through your blog and it looks like you’re based in the Philippines, if you have a debit card hooked up to your Paypal besides CyberEON then you won’t be able to receive funds.

    Also you may want to try visiting this url after logging in to your paypal account.

  5. 5 Sam said at 6:23 PM on May 11th, 2009:

    I registered this site in Hong Kong, where the donte button is blocked for some reason.

    I had to use an old Paypal account I registered in the U.S. for it to work.


  6. 6 Vijay Padiyar said at 10:11 PM on September 16th, 2009:

    Hi Cyber Valdez

    This information was extremely useful!!! I had been thinking of adding a “donate” link to my website for a long time, but never really got around to doing it. You have given such clear and precise steps that I finally ended up creating my own “donate” button. I will now upload it on my website

    Thank you so much for this info! God bless you…



  7. 7 Noah James said at 8:41 AM on July 23rd, 2010:

    there are many ways to earn money, all you need to do is become very creative.;`*

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