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Assume a hemispherical cow.
add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random
news, help, about, links, report a problem
or get an account
You watch an amazing artist and wish to contribute. Now
can. Send a few cents takes NO part off your donation, but if
the donations exceed 1000 dollars will take a small
Send cents see to it that the actual person the money was
intended for receives the money, and documents
it with a
youtube video. You can have your real name or an alias
The send cents will work for donating to application
developers that you wish to compensate as well.
You can load a dollar or more up on the site, via a credit
(ok you must pay the credit card company) or you could
deposit it at the post office for no charge.
Only recipients expecting very large sums of money will be
charged, and even then for a very low rate. Volunteers
the world will assist in getting the money to the people, in a
process where they first show proof on video about who
are and where they live, and what their financial status is
that they don't take the money themselves) etc. And then
finally are sent the donation money for distribution.
No tax deduction because we are talking about small pay.
Send Cents also pays all the taxes in advance, if significant
amounts of money are involved, so that the receiver never
has to worry about that. In cases of street art, where it is
obvious that this person may lose business because of us, or
be harassed by the authorities in their country, the
payment can be done through actual coins in "the normal
way" and perhaps even without their knowledge.
How much money does 1 million YouTube views get you?
[xaviergisz, May 11 2015]
Put donate buttons on your website labeled Flattr. Donators pay the same amount to Flattr every month, and the payment is automatically split evenly between all Flattrs they click that month. [Rory O'Kane, May 14 2015]
Bakedish [MechE, May 14 2015]
[scad mientist, May 14 2015]
Thanks for you generous tip, by the way [pocmloc, May 14 2015]
||Surely this is baked by microfinance loans, crowdfunding sites, and things like 'gofundme?'
||How does this idea differ from existing attempts at
micropayments? The only unique thing I see is that
you attempt to make this service free for those
making less than X. That doesn't seem too realistic.
Assuming two competing services that have equal
costs, if one loads all the fees on the high-profit
users and another spreads them evenly, then
everyone will start with the free service but switch
to the other once if they start getting enough
income to pay higher fees.
||I like this but I want to send mils. That way more people can feel the love.
||[pocmloc] - youtube cap solves the same problem but in a
||[all others] - the difference between this and crowd-
sourcing or micro-payments is that it is mainly a service for
donations, and therefore:
||a. The service is put up NOT by the artist, but rather by
b. For the giver its almost totally free. Its a micropayment
investment in distributing nanopayments. You pay 1 dollar
a year, and distribute that money to 100 people or more.
c. The service takes NO FEE from funds going to this artist,
until they become substantial. The minute the traffic goes
down, the fee is removed again. The difference between
this and other services in the links is mainly that its set up
for fairness, and therefore will be successful.
||Or maybe have no fees at all except to the recipient who pays a 2.5% withdrawal fee. Why fine a giver?
||[poc], except that this takes care of getting it to those
people, who weren't even aware of it. Its not for the
who posted, but rather for the person who is shown on the
video. It gets money
to street performers or others in third world countries who
have no access to the web.
||[MechE], If I understand correctly Patrion is for big money.
This idea is for "nano" payments, which barely cost you
||[Willie], Exactly. The fee is from the recipient, and only if
they are getting a substantial amount, which allows them
to pay. Makes the whole thing work and economic.