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Hi Heather, Both Click2sell and Clickbank definitely get my votes for selling any kind of digital product, and I would suggest Dwolla for US based freelancers/contractors. For anyone working outside of the US, I would start with Skrill and Payoneer. Based on the research I've done, they seem to have the best network and global reach."
Hi Martin, I'm also a Paypal user for a long time. But, while I do find value in the service, there is definitely a lot of room for improvement. With little real competition, though, there's little motivation to change. I've also heard a lot about Payoneer- especially for those outside of the US."
Sorry, should've included a brief explanation... Several years ago, there was a study conducted by Dr. Elliot Aronson. Participants were presented with a concocted newspaper article relating an interview with a fictitious mobster, Joe “the Shoulder” Napolitano. In one group, Joe argues for stricter courts and more severe sentences for serious crimes. The other group read about an interview where Napolitano advocated for more lenient courts and penalties that were far less harsh. Those who read the criminal’s appeal for less prison time found it totally unconvincing. But, when he argued for stricter courts and tougher sentences, Joe “the Shoulder” was extremely effective. By saying positive things about Paypal, Payoneer did two things: 1. It built up its credibility as a payment processor based on the priniciple above 2. It comes out looking like the “good guy” since people are used to seeing competing politicians, stars, athletes, etc bashing each other. It's a refreshing change that could make people more likely to do business with them."
I just did :) The real reason many new bloggers fail is that they don't know how to enter the conversations that their customers are already having. They just broadcast what they think their customers want to hear and often in ways that their customers will never see it."
Hi Ti, Yes, time can definitely be a scarce resource- especially when you are juggling multiple responsibilities, such as another job, running a home, or being a student. Plus, time has no shelf-life :) That's why knowing how to set healthy boundaries is so important."
Susan, this is a great idea… I often see business owners who do this process completely backwards. They’ll set up a website, for example, and then add the chat box, FAQ, etc because everyone else seems to have these things. But, they never stop to consider the why behind it all. By focusing first on the specific, valuable qualities your business has to offer, it becomes much easier to figure out the best ways to express it to your customers. It also helps to ensure that your messages and actions all have a common, central theme."