In my book, The No-Cash Allowance, I explain how easy it is for parents to make allowance payments to their kids with a cashless strategy. Unfortunately, a I could not process cashless sales transactions.
When my book rolled off the press, I could only afford to be credit card merchant for one company. There were set up fees, monthly fees and transaction fees that took a big chunk out of my sales revenue.
Originally published as a paperback my book is now available in eBook format on both Kindle and Nook. As readers adapted to digital books, payment forms needed to keep pace.
Finally, PayPal and Square POS came along so I could accept no-cash sales anywhere and anytime.
PayPal streamlines credit ordering
Seven years ago PayPal became my new best friend by offering the ability to order from use one of many credit cards. There were no monthly fees for me; I pay PayPal a transaction fee when someone makes a purchase.
However, when I went on the road to seminars and conferences pesky technological snags with computer and Internet connectivity (plus fees) left me stuck with Cash or Check Only. Not my ideal vision for selling a book about no-cash allowances for kids.
Square processes cashless sales transactions
Then, along came Square with the little thingy that plugs into my iPad or iPhone. Now I can take payments anywhere anytime. Finally, everyone can buy my book without using cash.
Finally, no cash is needed to buy The No-Cash Allowance.
Lynne Finch helps parents teach their kids about money from piggy banks to online banking. “It’s time to teach the kids how to manage money they can’t see or touch,” says the author of The No-Cash Allowance. Follow Lynne’s common sense approach for teaching children that money is a number starting with kids as young as pre-school and continuing through high school.