About That PayPal Widget…
Mike Essig

It’s like a tip jar.

Money is acknowledgement. It’s validation. It’s energy. It’s a thank you. It’s connection between two people. It’s excitement. It catalyzes more creative output.

We’ve long needed an easy, inexpensive system for micropayments among creatives. I’d love to have this for my songs that are uploaded onto SoundCloud.

If Medium were smart, it would run this system, getting a couple of pennies from each donation, as recompense for running the system. Could pennies from donations become a Medium. Revenue model?

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