I am sure you have seen these thinly disguised solicitations:
- "Like my post? Pay me."
- "Help me buy a domain."
- "I need a new computer."
- "Help me pay my tuition."
- "Buy me a cup of coffee."
- "Buy me a beer."
- "Help me move out of my parents' house."
- "I want implants. Can you help?"
If you are struck by an emergency, like fire, flood, tornado or hurricane, then, by all means, post a plea for assistance. If you are uninsured or underinsured and you or a member of your family needs an operation or other medical treatment, a wheelchair or medicine, please ask for help.
I am not including anyone who provides software, templates, plug-ins and has a spot for donations. Without these types of developers, we would not have many programs, like SpyBot or Mr. Linky.
But, if you need money, put up a plug board, sell ad space or get a TopList. Or, be honest and call it what it is, begging, and sign up with CyberBeg or DonateMoney2Me.