This article will show you how to make a donation site if you plan to raise funds for charity or for your NGO. Since these sites are usually created for charitable purposes, they cost free to their owners. You can collect donations for many different purposes, from holding a wedding to starting a business. If you do everything correctly and do not slip into outright begging for money from a site visitor, then you can collect a lot of funds. This article will tell you everything you need to know about this topic.
Step 1. Choose a hosting
There are many free hosting services, and even more there are very cheap ones. Reliable hosting is a guarantee that your website will be available 24/7 without any problems. In addition, a site hosted on a reliable hosting will make a more professional impression on visitors, and in turn, it will be easier for them to find your site.
Step 2. Select a domain name
If you work with paid hosting, you will have to buy a domain name as well. If you work with free hosting, you will have to look for those domain names that are not occupied. In this case, the domain name should overlap with the goals of the site, it should contain the keywords by which your site will be searched by visitors. In addition, the domain name should be short, catchy and, if possible, without dashes or hyphens.
Step 3. Start working on creating a website
Having chosen hosting and domain name, it's time to work directly on the site. There are hundreds, thousands of free templates online, so pick one that looks worthy of your goal. You can, however, do everything yourself or hire a specialist to set up the site for you.
Step 4. Add content to the site
By the way, it must be original, not copied. You can check the content for originality using various anti-plagiarism systems. Use search engine recommended keywords in your content to make it easier for search engines to index your site. Explain why and for what you are raising funds, how to dispose of them, how you will be happy with any donation, and so on.
Step 5. Don't forget to add an interface for transferring money to you
Electronic payment systems provide the appropriate functionality (button "Donate" from PayPal and similar). Be sure to check that you have configured everything correctly, and certainly before you open the site to visitors.
Step 6. Open the site, start promoting and advertising it
The more noticeable your site is for Internet users, the more directories it is indexed, the better. Google Adwords, social media - use every possible means.