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  • Arsalan
  • Lord Admin

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    • September 18, 2006, 02:00:00 pm
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Donations
« on: February 02, 2011, 06:06:52 am »
Hey folks, I think most of you are back from Vaca?  Not quite sure, but I thought I would send out a little Thank You and a note.

Some of you have donated to waygook.org (http://waygook.org/donations.php), and I really appreciate it, every little dollar does help.  Before the vacation period, we were just breaking even, and I hope it will pickup again.  The revenue from ads really dropped down to nearly zero, and I'm assuming that's because most of our regulars were exploring other parts of the world or S.Korea (p.s.  share your photos! :) )...

I wanted to also bring your attention to the paypal donation scheme.  I did get a few donations that were 1$ or 2$, and not that I'm complaning, but most of that ends up going to paypal as their fee for having used their service.  I probably should have mentioned that a minimum of 5$ would be smarter, even if it means waiting longer for it, simply because the fee is static per transaction and it does more for waygook, especially in the long run.  Hope it doesn't sound ungrateful of me, but I thought it important to bring to your attention. :)  Not that I'm saying no to 1 or 2 dollar donations, but you're actually paying paypal when doing that and not waygook.org. :P

Again, thanks everyone and I do hope we do reach near the costs soon :)
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  • dpsmith
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    • September 06, 2010, 10:04:22 am
    • south korea
Re: Donations
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 06:53:59 am »
that sucks!! i donated a dollar and im sad you dont get all of it. im really poor but wanted to show my gratitude to this website. it has been extremely helpful during my teaching career so far and i want too make sure this website stays around. if i can save more money, ill try to donate again. sorry about that.


  • Arsalan
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Re: Donations
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 11:33:30 am »
that sucks!! i donated a dollar and im sad you dont get all of it. im really poor but wanted to show my gratitude to this website. it has been extremely helpful during my teaching career so far and i want too make sure this website stays around. if i can save more money, ill try to donate again. sorry about that.

No worries, I certainly appreciate the help and the thought behind it.  I'm glad you find the site useful :)

Like I've mentioned, it's a labour of love for me, as it is for the moderators.  I'm ok with it so long as it's maintainable somehow.

That being said though, the ad revenue can actually provide more if it is used on a fairly regular basis.  Not to mean needlessly clicking on unwanted ads, but if you see something interesting, it doesn't hurt to do so every so often.  :)  Just a thought :)
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  • Rowanteacher
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    • October 15, 2010, 07:51:21 am
    • Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Re: Donations
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 10:13:01 pm »
How much exactly does paypal take from each payment?


  • anna.rpo
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • October 07, 2010, 12:06:56 pm
    • Jecheon
Re: Donations
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 10:36:44 pm »
Also, does needlessly clicking on ads actually create revenue? I'm happy to click through every day if it's gonna do something, but do I need to look around the sites for you to make money?
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Re: Donations
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2011, 06:32:58 am »
I love this website. It's been beneficial in my daily classroom instruction. I certainly appreciate the effort and time  you've put into it.

I've made donations to this site in the past. I don't mind donating to such a good cause. Again, thank you for all you do for "us".



  • Cy&Leon
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    • October 10, 2010, 05:49:41 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Donations
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2011, 08:23:13 am »
Is it possible to send the money to an address in South Korea? And how much does paypal take out of every transaction?


  • zakjak
  • Newgookin

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    • February 28, 2011, 02:07:59 pm
    • Daegu
Re: Donations
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011, 04:25:37 am »
I'm also curious as to how much paypal is taking out of your dollar.


  • Arsalan
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Re: Donations
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011, 05:03:18 am »
So, it looks like for 10$ paypal takes about 59 cents.  Which is the reason we didn't want make it a monthly thing as they they either take a base fee on a transaction or a percentage, which ever is greater.
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Re: Donations
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011, 05:47:03 am »
How long after you've made a donation until you're able to download lesson plans again?


  • taeyang
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    • September 08, 2010, 08:35:10 am
    • daejeon
Re: Donations
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2011, 07:11:19 am »
How long after you've made a donation until you're able to download lesson plans again?

instantly.
use google to search the site

site:waygook.org XXXX

replace 'XXXX' with your search term


  • Arsalan
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Re: Donations
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2011, 07:16:10 am »
How long after you've made a donation until you're able to download lesson plans again?

If you Subscribe, it's instant.  The donation box is independent of the Subscription option.  Both links are available at the top of the page. :)

However if you have more than 5 posts on your account then you're good to go. :)
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like collapsing ecstasy."