Getting a Paypal account is a convenient way to do business. It’s free and will allow you to accept credit cards. It also is a good way to receive advances or good faith deposits for projects. It’s nice to get a partial payment upfront (especially for larger projects) to make sure the client is going to pay you. Paypal makes getting paid a quicker process.
Also, Paypal has easy to implement shopping cart code. So, if you plan on getting some additional income by selling prints, t-shirts or other product, you can use Paypal for that as well.
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