Getting media coverage for your comic is a great way to garner some no-cost promotion for yourself. But finding someone who wants to do a story about you can be difficult. Heck, finding someone who wants to do yet another "Look, kids! Comics on the Web!" story is getting to be darned hard.
Here's a pretty neat way to get some media attention -- from news sources that are hoping you'll get in touch.
Today's Archive Dive take us to Oct. 28, 2009, when I showed how to use Paypal's redirect to reward your readers with a free desktop wallpaper when they donate money to your webcomic.
If you use PayPal to collect money on your site, you can easily offer free desktop wallpaper to someone who buys merchandise or makes a donation.
I have created a default checkout page that PayPal redirects to once a sale or donation has been successfully transmitted. This page is hosted on my site and features links to the different sizes of the wallpaper being offered.
This can easily be set up in your Account profile. Once you've logged into Paypal:
- Click on My Account
- Click on Profile
- Click on Website Payment Preferences