If you want to help fund my productions,
I offer the following options:
using Liberapay, for either one-time or monthly donations.
The recommended donation currency is EUR; I receive 100% of what remains
after the money-in fees.
If you choose to donate in USD, the amount I get is somewhat reduced.
Patreon makes it easy
to fund my work monthly, for example with 5 USD. It is great
in that you can set it up once and then forget about it.
Recommended especially for countries like USA where Patreon does not charge VAT.
If your donation is fully funded with either a PayPal balance or a bank account:
fee = 0 % (nothing!), if you live in Finland
fee = 0.4 %, if you live in Northern Europe
fee = 0.5 %, if you live in USA, Canada, or Europe I
fee = 1.0 %, if you live in Europe II
fee = 1.5 %, if you live elsewhere
This is obviously the best option.
If you donate in EUR, and your donation is partially or fully funded with a credit or debit card:
fee = 3.4 % + 0.35 EUR, if you live in Finland
fee = 3.8 % + 0.35 EUR, if you live in Northern Europe
fee = 3.9 % + 0.35 EUR, if you live in USA, Canada, or Europe I
fee = 4.4 % + 0.35 EUR, if you live in Europe II
fee = 4.9 % + 0.35 EUR, if you live elsewhere
For example, if you live in Sweden, the PayPal fee for a donation of 5 EUR is 0.54 EUR (10.8 %),
and for 25 EUR it is 1.30 EUR (5.2 %).
If you donate in USD, and your donation is partially or fully funded with a credit or debit card:
fee = 3.4 % + 0.30 USD, if you live in Finland
fee = 3.8 % + 0.30 USD, if you live in Northern Europe
fee = 3.9 % + 0.30 USD, if you live in USA, Canada, or Europe I
fee = 4.4 % + 0.30 USD, if you live in Europe II
fee = 4.9 % + 0.30 USD, if you live elsewhere
For example, if you live in USA, the PayPal fee for a donation of 5 USD is 0.50 USD (10.0 %),
and for 25 USD it is 1.25 USD (5.0 %). If you donated 0.30 USD or less,
the fee would be 100 % and you would be effectively donating to PayPal, not me. (This has happened.)
If you want to send some other currency than EUR or USD,
log-in to your PayPal account,
click “Send & Request payments”,
and choose “Send a payment”
with recipient . You can send any currency, though I prefer EUR, USD or GBP.
PayPal recurring donations (subscription), with or without a PayPal account:
Note: The recurring donations will be reduced by Paypal commercial fees
which are 0.35€ + 3.4% for every transaction.
Which means that a 1€ donation will actually give me 61 cents. A 10€ donation will give me 9.26€.
It is also possible to use an IBAN bank transfer.
The only fees will be those incurred by your own bank.
For security reasons you will have to query me personally for the IBAN number though.
My e-mail address is shown in the bottom of this page.
I don’t have much experience about these, but they are available:
Thank you in advance!
The money will be used for living expenses
and to support the growth of my YouTube channel.
I am grateful to my every supporter!
Note that donation is completely voluntary and up to you.
Under the Finnish law, I am not permitted to ask anyone to donate.
I am offering these options for people who wish to help fund my productions,
out of their own kindness and volition.
Image: Joel Yliluoma in Raisio (southwest Finland), July 2003