Making It Easier For Customers to Pay

Our family income is based on our work – my husband’s software development work at a growing company and my freelance income that  make from my small business. Getting paid on time and easily is important to us. My husband has signed up for direct deposit through the company he works for and it’s a great solution. The money goes straight to the bank and it is distributed to the bills, savings, and debts we’ve budgeted for.

Payment Processing Solutions

As a freelancer I want to have the same ease with the money I earn; not only for myself, but also for clients I do work for. If you have a small business that you’d like to expand and build your payment options, here are few of the big ones.


I think most people who work online know about Paypal. Receiving payments are usually 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction. You can get a discount to 2.2%, depending on your monthly sales.

$0 to $3,000 2.9% + $0.30
$3,000+ to $10,000 2.5% + $0.30
$10,000+ 2.2% + $0.30


An option that can save you money and still give you flexibility in accepting payments from customers is BluePay. Their rates are as low as .95%. They also have a $500 challenge to switch.

If you’re looking for one of the best payment processing solutions, review BluePay and see if the rates work for you.

Google Checkout

The last option is Google Checkout. It’s very similiar to Paypal and the fees are based on amount sold. Depending on how welel business is going you can save a bit more with each transaction.

Less than $3,000 2.9% + $0.30
$3,000 – $9,999.99 2.5% + $0.30
$10,000 – $99,999.99 2.2% + $0.30
$100,000 or more 1.9% + $0.30

I hope the comparison helps you choose the best for your business.

Thoughts on Payment Solutions

I’d love to hear from you. How about you and your business? What payment options do you offer to customers?

Disclosure: This post’s topic is sponsored by BluePay. I checked out all the above mentioned sites to get the rates. I encourage you to check out the payment sites to make sure the remain the same before signing up.


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