There’s PayPal, which is the default for most people when they’re getting started, but there are horror stories all over the internet about PayPal and I have a few stories of my own. So what’s a person to do if they want to make it easier for their clients to pay them? We look at Stripe and InstaPay as two options for accepting online payments.
These days, having any sort of blog or social media post without an image is like leaving the house without your pants. But still images are so commonplace. The real social media trendsetters are including video in their posts. We’ll take a look at sources for stock video in case you’re not an undiscovered Scorsese.
No podcast next week! We’re taking a little break for the week of July 4. We’ll be back with our next podcast on July 13. Enjoy your holiday and the fireworks shows.
Top of my list is Stripe. Designed for developers to include in their apps, it’s widely supported and you can use it by itself through their website.
Recurring, “subscription” invoicing and automatic payments.
Send email to clients for payments and refunds
Integrates with many other apps and services (yes, including Zapier)
Need a place for your clients to pay you? Check out InspirePay
InspirePay gives your a web page to take payments
Unique URL for your business
You can even append the amount to be paid to the URL so that field is filled out when your clients go to your InspirePay page.
Add the URL to your invoices, your emails, however you tell your clients how much they owe you.
Take money with: PayPal, Dwolla, Stripe, Inspire Commerce, Sage Gateway, SecureNet, Authorize.net
Stripe: 2.9% + $0.30/transaction
InspirePay: Free – pay only for your transaction processor.
While reviewing e-clincher, we realized we have been talking about video but not stock video. Here are some great places to find some amazing stock video.
Links from the Show
Stripe – stripe.com
InspirePay – inspirepay.com