A reader alerted me to flattr, a service that allows for really micro micropayments to sites such as FlickFilosopher.com. I hadn’t heard of it before, I haven’t seen flattr buttons on other sites, and I’m a bit leery as to how helpful it may actually be in earning me the money I need to keep this site afloat.
My two major issues with flattr — which is sort of like a Like button, except a few Euro pennies may come along with a click — are that it wouldn’t be income I could rely upon (unlike a monthly subscription) and there would be no way for me to track those who donate via flattr, so I couldn’t thank them, give them bonuses and virtual hugs, and so on.
So flattr wouldn’t be a substitute for the PayPal/Amazon Payments system I’m trying to get up and running, but it could be a complement to it.
If there are readers here who are already using flattr, or those who think they might like to join flattr and give it a try, I’ll add flattr buttons. Just say the word.