In Maori culture there is a concept called Koha. The most common way I have seen it used is when people visit a Marae.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marae) Where everything is provided for you with the expectation that koha will be given to the hosting Marae as a way of saying thankyou.
I also have friends who use the principle in their businesses, especially in the healing industries eg, Reiki, massage and chiropractic. It’s a great way for everyone to access what they need whatever their personal situation.
So, what is Koha?
It’s a donation. The amount is determined by the giver according to their ability to pay and the quality of the service.
So, as a mad attempt to make this blog into my job I’ve added a koha link at the side of the page – right under the blogroll. If you want to donate (and there is NO obligation to do so I’m having a great time blogging and sharing all of my findings and will continue to do so regardless) go right ahead and do the ole paypal thing.
It’s up to you how much you donate: if there is a post you find particularly useful send us a million…heeheeheehee. I’ve set it up so that US $ are the ones you’ll be donating in, as I think the States is still hanging in there as far as standard currency goes.
Quite frankly I’ve worked my butt off the past few years learning all this stuff – so if I can help others and get paid to do so – it’s a win-win situation, and I’m all for them. 🙂