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As if the web master was not boasted that he was doing his project exclusively for himself and distinguished visitors, and the opportunity to earn a penny to lose somehow did not feel like it. That's why honest workers in the network space have to turn between the chance to sell an advertising space on the resource and their promise: "they say, everything for you and money I do not need."

In the end, we see that some of the owners of these sites have launched into the capitalist current and live in a clown, wondering how the second part of the dedicated webmasters barely makes ends meet and begins to "wriggle."


Strangely enough, in the West among the masters of the genre of cyber begging were not people from the street. For example, the well-known television producer Karin Bosnek, who on June 23, 2002 formed debts on a credit card in the amount of 20 thousand dollars. Not confused, Bosnek created a site where she asked her to help in paying off the debt. And in less than six months, I paid off my debts. Another example: the writer Stephen King, who in 2000 published to himself the head of the novel "The Plant" and invited each reader to voluntarily pay a dollar for the chapter. This writer earned more than half a million dollars, and then complained that "it will not be enough."

The usual same cyber-beggars begin with the creation of the "Donate" section to the site. There you will see an inscription like "Now you can become a sponsor of our project by sending any amount to the following details." The section "Donate" is firmly registered in web-resources with absolutely any attendance and subject. And it does not matter that at best, the project will receive 30 dollars collected during the year, and the details from the page of Vasi Pupkin and no one will see at all. Most importantly, it's a tribute to fashion.

Also with a probability of 50 to 50 (or will see or not) in the section there will be a hidden begging like "click on the link and buy there the goods". A sort of parody of the advertising manager of large dividends will not bring. But the idea that you are small, but still a partner of the brand, can not help but warm up self-esteem. As an example, you can recall the story of Dmitry Davydov about using AdSense as an additional earnings: it was assumed that the advantageous content of the blog are the benefits of using the same AdSense.

The beggar's bank as a service

Polls show that many Runetriers would support the idea of ​​collecting donations by owners of popular sites and blogs, if for this there were convenient tools. Therefore, "voluntary donations" can not only be the last way to survive, but also a simple way to enrich the donation service on the service.

The main difficulty of the "beggar's bank" is that it should be simple. Even when the details of electronic purses are published in the Donate section, this requires the giver to commit a whole bunch of actions. A person in the street you can give a ten or even a cigarette in one motion. You will not go to the bank for the transfer of a dozen.

The content provider for mobile phones, the company Movable, has provided webmasters the opportunity to borrow money from the visitor via SMS. The project sms.pilot positions itself as an interactive service that allows a person or company to get at their disposal a convenient tool for assessing the audience's loyalty to the publication, resource or individual Project within the framework of the provided service through the ubiquitous SMSok. Simply put, the visitor sends a short number to everything that he thinks about your project, and the money you get from this you divide with Movable.

Again, the face of a hidden begging that kills two birds with one stone: a nonprofit project brings in a small but profitable, plus plus "own" SMS service, although mobile operators take half their money. "Will take something - how much will reach the recipient?

But a holy place is not empty. Its niche in the begging section is trying to take "Yandex" with a new project "Give me a ruble, my friend!". Personally, I The name of the project reminds the corporate phrase of money shooters in a dark gateway of people of hooligan appearance .. And the description of the project in corporate blog Yandex only strengthens my opinion. Look yourself: "Your readers can give you a ruble, three or five. And the most diligent - even a million rubles. "And if you drive on a serious, you can give and the machine, probably ...

Jokes - jokes, and when transferring retains commission system "ЮMoney" - 0.5% of the payment amount. So the wolves are full, and the sheep are intact, and the reader ... And the reader probably expects a counterpart from Google like "Ogooglet Give Two!".

Big game

The above methods are enough to, say, pay yourself inexpensive hosting. But some people, looking at their accounts, babble under their breath: "It will not be long!" ... and continue to beg, only in large. The game in large is divided into two categories: the first is Nigerian letters, and the second - touching stories.

Nigerian letters are a kind of fraud and begging in one bottle. The essence of such letters is that their authors allegedly own huge accounts, inheritances, wealth and other values. But the ill luck - to get the desired millions, you need only a small amount for washing, creating a new account in the bank. However, what they are for, has no special significance for us. Further, the storyline of the letter develops according to plan: they say, you transfer a small amount to me, and I immediately cash it out and send you 40% of my wealth. Is it tempting? Then proudly transfer the amount to scammers, and then on the sidelines watch how an expensive foreign car passes by you, bought naturally for your money.

As for the "touching stories", here, too, everything is simple. You receive a letter from a person with a serious illness or just a difficult fate, who needs some amount of money. Refuse can be difficult. Therefore, even after reading and immediately deleting such a letter, you will be tormented by doubts: "What if it was not a fraud?" But I want to assure you that in 90% of cases he was and that's why if you want to give charitable support You should use special funds.

Diagnosis: a form of communication?

Somehow in ELSE-list the parallels of begging of the real and virtual world were somehow brought: if before the tablets "donate" to the sites were associated With beggars sitting on boxes with the inscription "Help", then the current methods of beggars are already quite pretentious signs and billboards.Now people on the Internet simply ask for a new Mercedes.

However, if you do not fall into the sin of envy and do not focus on fraudulent schemes (after all, not all begging - rogues), you have to admit that begging becomes a fashionable and in its own creative form of Internet communication. And for Runet, this form of communication can become very popular. Judge for yourself: we have a lot of needs in Russia and do not take up creative work. Last year the Gnobel Prize for Literature was awarded to those same Internet spammers from Nigeria. Is it possible that Russia, with its rich literary traditions, will give in to such a palm of primacy? We are not some kind of Nigeria, we are more: "Nigeria in the snow," as the founder of Google said. Today, it's just Moscow that was covered with snow.

And if such works-petitions are realistic (which again distinguishes Russian literature), then there will be no problems with laws. What's wrong if people voluntarily give you money for your honestly described needs? This is certainly no worse than deceiving others, selling them unnecessary things with the help of advertising, which they did not ask for.

In general, we will wait for the opening of domestic creative courses on the high art of Internet begging. Separate manuals have already been published and earlier. True, as the author of the experiment mentioned, even the advanced idea of ​​asking for money on behalf of the speaking chinchilla did not help him to make money. The problem was the same as mentioned above: there were no simple methods of payment. Well, now at least there is a Yandex button "on the ruble". There will be others.

Only, probably, it is necessary to correct the terminology in advance. "Asking", "collecting donations" - somehow humiliating sounds. "And give me a ruble" - like hitting. Maybe just call it "art to share"? But then this is not a new service, but simply a return to the good old traditions of the human community.

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