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Video Producers Find Getting Paid Is Not That Hard with the Right Tools

Square provides mobile point of sale services.

Cash flow is the life blood of any business. This holds true for the event videographer, and some of their largest profits are made not from the organizers of the events they cover, but from customers who purchase duplicate DVDs and archives of the events.

For the event videographer who covers youth athletics, dance recitals, marching band competitions and more, their profits are made on parents and family members who want to remember the event for years to come. The seasoned event videographer knows this and sets up a table, to sell copies and take orders right at the event.  For most small business people, this has always meant taking only cash or checks because the thought of accepting credit cards was too expensive and burdensome of an endeavor, even though it would mean more sales.

This is why Square, the makers of the Square Register app and Square card reader, have been successful. Square allows users to take credit card orders through an iPhone, iPad, or Android enabled device.

Square Card Reader and Square Register App: Mobile Point of Sales

Square recently launched the newest version of its website, making it even easier for anyone to take advantage of their services. Square offers the the Square Card Reader as well as the Square Register app for free to registered users of Square. The Square Card Reader plugs into a mobile device, while working with the Square Register app, and allows the user to take credit card payments through the Square's services. The Square Register app lets users customize their register with products and prices, making sales fast and easy with a simple swipe. The only cost to registered Square users is a charge of 2.75% per sale. Thanks to the Square Card Reader and the Square Register app an event videographer now has the ability to accept credit card payments on site and not miss out on sales they might have missed in the past.

Chris "Ace" Gates is a four time Emmy Award-winning freelance writer and video producer.

Chris "Ace"
Gates
December 10th, 2013