Pay Day

“You don’t get paid for the hour.  You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.”

Jim Rohn

I have been taking checks from clients and doing all of my own book keeping.  Now, I need to be able to accept credit cards from clients and I need a more efficient system of keeping up with my expenses and income.  So, what do I do?

I want to be able to log into one place, maintain client information, produce invoices, send invoices via email, receive payment, have it accounted for and balances stay up-to-date… and, if there was a possibility to send out group emails or newsletters too, that would be quite the thing!

I have looked into several options like: PayPal, Square Simple Pay, Stripe or Intuit Quick Books.  But, there are so many things to consider!  I don’t have a store front, only contract consulting-based services.  There are pros and cons to every option:

  • Set Up Fee
  • Security of Client’s Private Information
  • Cancellation Fee
  • Monthly Fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • Additional Fees
  • Maintenance Fees
  • Streamline Billing
  • Manage Customers
  • Marketing
  • Reoccurring Payments
  • Web Payment Forms

What do you use and why?  I’d like to know… I’d like to get paid!



Image courtesy of Puurchantal. Thanks, Puurchantal!


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