Square.com - Credit Card Reader


Square.com is a device that let's you accept credit card payments from other people via your smart phone or tablet. It seems like a cool idea that makes receiving payments from others easy, whether it's a personal transaction or if you have a business or have an idea for a business. The best part is you can get one for FREE!




  • The fees are 2.75% per swipe or 0% when you pay $275 a month.
  • Free analysis of your transactions and sales 
Many people have regular or irregular business transactions and having one of these can make life a lot easier. This makes it easier for others to pay you. All they need is a credit or debit card instead of cash or checks, which they may not have on them. Here are a few ideas of when you can use this:

  • Selling baked goods
  • Teaching swim, piano, music, play, etc. lessons
  • Baby Sitting
  • Tutoring
  • Store or restaurant
  • Yard Sales
  • Dental office...I'm a dental student:)
  • Selling things on craigslist.org or other classifieds
  • Consulting
What are your idea's? Get creative!

I got one, but I don't have a smart phone or tablet so I haven't actually been able to use it yet. It'll be fun to think of something I can do that lets me use this.

Making it easy for others to pay you will increase your revenue...and now anyone can do it!

Square.com is not the only card reader, but it seems one of the best to me (and the guy that created Twitter is behind square.com). Here are some other readers you could look into


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