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In today's show I talk about a free button creating software, as well as my surprise to Paypal's Virtual Terminal (I missed the fine print about the $30 charge per month), and I found another great tool for handling emails, autoresponders, and surveys all in one package.
Trellion Button Factory
With Trellian Button Factory you can quickly and easily create stunning buttons, menus, logos and icons for use on your website or multimedia presentations. No previous graphic design experience required. Just use your imagination to create original web graphics that stand out on the Internet.
I was pleased to hear there was a way to take credit card orders over the phone using Paypal. I signed up for the Virtual Terminal, went through all the hoops, and got approved. Then on the final step I see where this is going to cost me $30 a month. They say that adding the option of taking orders over the phone can increase your sales by 80+ percent. I find this surprising in the year 2008 that there are THAT many people afraid to order over the Internet. For more information go to paypal.com
I found out about iContact when I interview Tom Sibella for the Musicians Cooler. iContact is primarily an email list manager, but is also has a SUPER easy to use interface with a POWERFUL feature set (email, autoresponder, surveys, the ability to do multiple filters on a list). Best of all its only $9.95 a month. It is based on how many subscribers you have and how many emails you send (so if you have 500 subscribers you can send 3000 emails). There is a free trial available at icontact.com