Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Getting Paid For Your Work!
I have often said that the fastest way to make money is to find a need and fill it.
The best way to make money is to take something that you love and turn it into a business.
Whether you have decided to start your own online business, make money by blogging or even starting your own consulting business the next thing that has to be done is to decide how you will get paid!
The best (and fastest) way to get paid is to be able to accept credit card payments online. There are a number of sites that will let you be able to do this! For example Moneris Solutions has processed more than 3 billion credit and debit card transactions a year, for over 350,000 merchant locations across North America. Moneris Solutions is your single point of contact for VISA, MasterCard, American Express, INTERAC Direct Payment, and all Point of Sale solutions.
What this means is that you can get paid directly from your site!
Let us say, for example, that you want to sell your homemade crafts online - but don't want to go through Ebay to do it!
First you would set up a website or blog and post pictures of your items for sale. You would include descriptions of your item (kind of think of it as your own item catalog) and you would also include a link / button where your buyers could click on it and then you would get paid almost immediately!
One of the things that you definitely have to make sure of is that the company that you are going to use for your credit card transactions is very reliable! Before you decide on such a company make sure to check them out thoroughly! Use a reputable company for your credit card transactions!
I should also point out (because I read it in a book) that you should also use other methods of payments so that your buyers have more than one option! I mention and recommend being able to handle credit card transactions online because it is easy, quick and fast!
But as you are growing your business you may want to be able to give your customers more options - though some may feel uncomfortable with using their own street address as a business address when letting customers pay by money order or check.
Personally I have received online payments using the online systems and I have to tell you that it is great!
You may think that no one would want to pay you for your product or services but you will never know unless you try!
A few years ago I never thought that someone would actually pay me to design a website for them but they did! That was my very first computer-related-paying job and I have NEVER looked back since!
So now is the time for you to get started! The holiday season is fast approaching and if you have some sort of product or service to provide the sooner that people know about it the better (and the sooner your potential to get paid!!