My latest challenge for my website was to add a donation box and two referral links. I am sure for many people out there, this is an extremely easy task. For me, it took most of the night researching before realizing this was an easy task! First I tackled the paypal button. I could not simply just add it as I was reading conflicting information. Did I need to be a charity or didn't I? I finally found my answer in the paypal community no, you do not have to be a charity. Though if you are non profit, the processing fees are less. If you are not a charity, paypal keeps 33% of the donation. Once I had this question answered, I followed the instructions at this link and inserted the button in the sidebar of my blog. Of course, I had to test my handy work and gave myself a dollar donation. The test was successful and well worth the 33 cents. I have not decided if I will keep it or not, but at least I know how to do it now!
My next challenge was to input a referral link for smugmug and a contributor referral link for shutterstock. These were a lot easier and required less research. I found my own personal link for smugmug under the stats section in my smugmug account. In shutterstock, I found the link under the referral tab. From there it was a quick copy and paste into a hyper link.
That is enough of a challenge for me today!