Emma Ayres

Emma Ayres

Emma is a freelance content writer who specializes in thoughtful and insightful blogs and articles. Her main passion is the intersection of human behavior and modern technology, particularly in the context of marketing and cybersecurity. Outside of work, Emma loves video games, superhero movies, crochet, and cuddling her German Shepherd.

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Reviews

Stax

Stax is a fantastic subscription-based credit card processing service that offers affordable transaction fees, intuitive payment software, and e-commerce functionality to cover all aspects of your business. While it has its flaws, high-volume businesses can save money with Stax over a processor with a traditional fee-only payment model.

4.8
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Jira

Jira Work Management already offers a great set of core features, but when seamlessly combined with Jira Confluence, it provides an ideal project management solution for larger teams. Small teams and freelancers won’t miss out, though, thanks to both tools offering generous free forever plans. Plus, with 3,000+ integrations on offer, you’ll have full control over your...

4.6
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Helcim

Helcim isn’t perfect – it doesn’t offer accounts for “high-risk” industries and you can’t use third-party card readers. However, it’s not a bad place to start if you have a new, low-volume business and you need support as you grow. With cheap hardware, fantastic e-commerce software, and discounted rates, Helcim’s a good choice for your first card processor.

4.4
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ProMerchant

ProMerchant has a lot to offer small businesses. With quick approvals, next-day payouts, high-risk merchant accounts, and a choice of two payment models, ProMerchant makes getting paid quick and easy for any business. Still, if you want a processor with more features, you'll find some great alternatives on our list of the top 10 credit card processors in .

4.3
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Chase Payment Solutions

Chase Payment Solutions’ next- and same-day funding sets it apart from the competition. But depending on your business needs, this might not be enough to make it worth your money. Its e-commerce features and interchange-plus pricing make it an ideal choice for small- to mid-sized businesses, but it could prove expensive as you grow.

4.2
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Merchant One

With a 98% approval rate and an advertised 24-hour setup time, Merchant One is a good choice for new businesses. You’ll get great modern hardware, secure e-commerce software, and highly competitive interchange-plus pricing. However, Merchant One’s lack of transparency and lack of unique features doesn’t exactly help it to stand out from the competition.

4.2
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Bonsai

Although Bonsai’s project management capabilities are very basic, it makes up for this with its fantastic contract builder, automated invoicing, and CRM capabilities. If you’re happy to pay slightly more per seat, Bonsai is an excellent choice for freelancers and small agencies looking for an all-in-one workflow management solution.

4.2
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UENI

UENI’s done-for-you website building and editing service is a good choice if you don’t have time to manage your website. On top of that, the Lifetime Deal is an affordable option if you don’t need any ongoing support. However, you’ll be locked into a basic (yet easy-to-use) website editor with limited customization options.

3.8
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Blog Posts

6 Best Virtual Terminals for Credit Card Processing in 2023

Virtual terminals aren’t just for e-commerce and mail-order businesses – they’re also a great option if you don’t have the budget for POS hardware or want to accept multiple payment types remotely. At least, that’s what good virtual terminals do. The truth is that many virtual terminals only accept keyed-in payments, so you don’t get the payment flexibility you need. Others...

4.0
January 26, 2023
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5 Best Freelance Sites to Hire NFT Artists and Designers [2023]

If crypto is your thing but your artistic skill taps out at drawing a passable stick figure, then I’ve got some good news. You don’t need to be an artist to mint your own NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Sure, artists and designers kick-started the trend – but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on making some serious moolah. To make an NFT, all you need to do is own a piece...

4.7
January 21, 2023
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7 Best Freelance Websites to Hire Freelancers in the UK [2023 Update]

Finding UK freelancers isn’t difficult. But there’s a big difference between hiring just any freelancer in the UK and hiring a top-quality freelance professional who delivers your project on time without any hassle. The truth is, while most freelance websites promise to have talent pools of the best UK freelancers, very few deliver on this promise. Many freelance websites...

5.0
January 13, 2023
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6 BEST Credit Card Processing for QuickBooks in 2023

The value a credit card processor brings to your business isn’t just based on affordable rates and a suitable pricing model. A good payment processor will also save you time on administrative tasks like accounting and invoicing, and a QuickBooks integration is an ideal way to do this. Still, not every payment processor that offers this feature is a good choice. Some...

4.3
January 13, 2023
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6 BEST Credit Card Processing Apps for Smartphones in 2023

Tired of hauling bulky terminals around when you need to take payments on the road? There’s an app for that. Mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) apps make it easier than ever to manage your business on the go. However, with almost every credit card processor on the market offering some kind of mPOS solution, it can be difficult to determine which is the best one for your...

5.0
January 12, 2023
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9 Best NFT Artists for Hire in 2023 [Affordable & Reliable]

You don’t have to be an artist to sell NFTs. Even though the concept of an NFT was originally developed to help artists make money, you don’t need to be a Photoshop pro – or even be able to draw a straight line – to hop on the trend. Hiring an NFT artist to create your artwork for you has never been easier. You just need to know where to look. I'm here to help you find...

4.5
January 06, 2023
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6 Best Content Management Systems (3 ARE FREE) in 2023

In the story of your brand, content is king – and content management systems (CMS), as the name suggests, are the best way to get your content seen by the world. However, that’s not to say that every CMS is going to be the best fit for you. Choosing the wrong CMS for your website isn’t the end of the world – after all, most make it easy to export your website – but...

5.0
January 02, 2023
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6 BEST Healthcare Credit Card Processing Companies in 2023

Finding the right credit card processor is challenging for any business, but if you're in the healthcare sector, there's even more to consider. That’s because not every processor offers HIPAA-compliant software or can integrate with software medical offices commonly use. And even those that do may not offer pricing models well-suited to your business. Just because one type...

4.5
November 30, 2022
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Stax vs Square: Which Is Better for YOUR Business in 2023?

While you should always consider a credit card processor’s fees and pricing structure, securing the lowest rate possible isn’t the only factor to consider when you’re looking for value from your merchant services provider. Take Stax and Square, for example. Both payment processors have different pricing models that make them best suited for certain types of businesses, so...

5.0
November 29, 2022
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6 Best Credit Card Processing for Therapists in 2023

Every good therapist knows that client comfort goes beyond the therapy session. The same principle applies to collecting payments, too. By offering a simple invoicing process and multiple ways for clients to pay, you can set yourself apart from the competition. Unfortunately, not every credit card processor offers the level of service you need. Some accept very few payment...

4.3
November 29, 2022
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6 BEST Credit Card Processing for Nonprofits in 2023

With many payment processors classifying nonprofits as high-risk merchants, it can be difficult to find merchant services for your nonprofit. Few processors offer high-risk merchant accounts, and those that do typically charge higher-than-average fees or force you to sign long-term contracts. Not only that, but many payment processors focus primarily on in-person...

4.0
November 29, 2022
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6 Best Credit Card Processing APIs for Your Business in 2023

The great thing about e-commerce payment technology is that it’s relatively easy to customize. All you need is some experience using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) – or a willingness to learn – and a credit card processor that offers this helpful development toolkit. With that being said, not every payment processor offers an API. Those that do rarely provide...

4.8
November 29, 2022
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Stax vs Stripe: Which Gives You More for Your Money in 2023?

With so many payment processors in today’s market, it can be hard to decipher which one offers the best deal for your business – particularly if you sell both online and in-person. Many processors claim to support both, but the truth is that very few do this well. All too often, you’ll find that one side of your business is covered, but the other is left with sub-par payment...

5.0
November 21, 2022
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6 Best Credit Card Processing for Small Businesses in 2023

It’s not easy finding the right credit card processing company for your small business. With multiple types of payment models on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is best for you. Plus, very few small business merchant services publicly advertise their rates, making it even harder to draw an accurate comparison. Not every small business is the same, either...

5.0
November 18, 2022
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Wrike vs monday.com: Different Teams, Different Uses [2023]

The project management software you should use depends on how big your team is. While some software platforms are better suited for smaller teams, there are very few that can work for both. Having spent a week thoroughly testing both platforms, I found this to be the biggest difference between Wrike and monday.com. While Wrike focuses on larger teams and projects,...

4.0
November 01, 2022
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