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Payy lets you receive money anywhere you can place a link

New platform will allow you to request payment anywhere and everywhere you can add a link. This could shake up mobile payments, especially for freelancers.



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Imagine working as a freelance columnist, blogger, or otherwise writing-oriented employee. As a self-motivated provider of services, you may not have a reliable paycheck. How do you generate revenue? You can utilize ad placement—a tried-and-true method, should your site have frequent activity and a sound user base. However, in the theme of being able to receive consistent payments in a professional manner, a site tailored to your specific business-related needs is ideal.

That’s exactly what the beta site Payy does. The model is simple, with the bold statement that “anywhere you can add a link, you can now get paid”; this means that you can post access to your payments all over the web—from Facebook to Twitter—which is a definite leg-up on PayPal, right from the get-go. The site’s security is top-notch, with money processing through the well-established company Stripe; finally, revenue is deposited directly into your bank account, cutting back on lag time and general frustration.

Payy promises not to raise their rates for the first year

The lack of hefty set-up, tedious coding or otherwise inconvenient tweaking in order to facilitate this tool’s usage on your site makes it a perfect candidate for small businesses and solitary employees alike. As a freelance writer, you might request payment for services provided on an item-by-item basis, while a larger community would set up recurring invoices—however, regardless of its owner, Payy is sure to facilitate large amounts of income, as long as it is placed strategically through high-traffic areas.

Where this site might seriously take off is in the donations field. It’s simple, secure, and professional—everything a donation-based site needs to generate and process large quantities of daily revenue. As it sits, Payy only charges a one percent fee on top of the standard Stripe rates—the familiar 2.9 percent plus 30 cents that PayPal uses—and at the time of this writing, the site promises not to raise the rates for a year after signing up.


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Jack Lloyd has a BA in Creative Writing from Forest Grove's Pacific University; he spends his writing days using his degree to pursue semicolons, freelance writing and editing, oxford commas, and enough coffee to kill a bear. His infatuation with rain is matched only by his dry sense of humor.

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