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Oct 30, 2019
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Funny story.

So I've been in been in business (aka started getting paid) since May. I've been getting checks in the mail. The first time it happened I couldn't believe it was actually possible for me to be the guy that works from home and once a month collects a bunch of checks in the mail.

COVID brought the county clerk to a close and I had to mail in an application for a DBA. It took them MONTHS to get back to me. And by months I mean from June to last week (October).

Needless to say, I tried getting a payment processor for automated digital payments back in July. I even made a thread posing a question about which processor to go with... Quickbooks didn't let me without a business bank account.

The banks didn't let me open a business bank account without the DBA.

The DBA - this is my life - didn't come until last week. So I've been collecting checks in the mail for months. Surprisingly, people's reaction to mailing a check seemed to be more accepting than I anticipated.

I finally was able to open a business bank account today - thank God.

Now I'm back to the question I posed to the FLF back in July... as a digital marketer, which payment processor is best?

I'm leaning towards stripe because I read somewhere that PayPal doesn't do recurring payments.

What do you guys think is best specifically for agencies?

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Read Millionaire Fastlane
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Jul 10, 2019
Milwaukee, WI
Square, Quickbooks, Stripe, PaySimple.

You'll have to do your own homework here because you need to calculate whether or not it will be more beneficial to pay a % of your transaction charges to them as payment, or if, like PaySimple, you pay a consistent monthly charge, in exchange for smaller % of total billables.

Also you can set up recurring charges in Paypal. I used to do that for clients. Directions on setting it up can be found here:
How to Set Up Recurring Payments in Your Business | Payment Depot

Andy Black

Dad, Husband, Inbound Marketeer
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Read Millionaire Fastlane
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May 20, 2014
I setup recurring payments in Freshbooks which connects with Stripe. I sometimes setup recurring payments in PayPal.


Read Millionaire Fastlane
Sep 18, 2018
I use Freshbooks for most of my invoicing and recurring payments. There's a monthly fee (I think starts at around $14/month and then increases to $25 once you get more than 5 clients). Despite the cost, I think the ease of use makes it worth it.

Sometimes I use Paypal if it's easier for the client.

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