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send cents

Send this guy on youtube a few cents
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You watch an amazing artist and wish to contribute. Now you can. Send a few cents takes NO part off your donation, but if the donations exceed 1000 dollars will take a small percentage.

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 shown when paying.

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 card (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 around the world will assist in getting the money to the people, in a process where they first show proof on video about who they are and where they live, and what their financial status is (so 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.

pashute, May 11 2015

How much money does 1 million YouTube views get you? http://www.quora.co...uTube-views-get-you
[xaviergisz, May 11 2015]

Flattr https://flattr.com/
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]

Patreon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patreon
Bakedish [MechE, May 14 2015]

Micropayments http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micropayment
[scad mientist, May 14 2015]

Sounds familiar YouTube_20cap
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?'
RayfordSteele, May 11 2015

       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.
scad mientist, May 14 2015

pocmloc, May 14 2015

       I like this but I want to send mils. That way more people can feel the love.
bungston, May 14 2015

       I want to mill mils.
RayfordSteele, May 14 2015

       what [mientist] said.
Voice, May 15 2015

       [pocmloc] - youtube cap solves the same problem but in a different way.   

       [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 the fans.
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.
pashute, May 20 2015

       Or maybe have no fees at all except to the recipient who pays a 2.5% withdrawal fee. Why fine a giver?
Willie333, May 21 2015

       [poc], except that this takes care of getting it to those people, who weren't even aware of it. Its not for the person 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 anything.   

       [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.
pashute, Jun 09 2015


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