|Posted by twippr on January 13, 2009 at 7:17 AM||comments (2)|
Hi, thank you for taking the time to read and, hopefully, comment your own ideas for services we can generate from Twippr.
I can't promise when or even if, but keep the ideas floating in.
|Posted by twippr on January 12, 2009 at 5:03 AM||comments (1)|
I get a lot of traffic from mainland europe, so yesterday I added a google translate widget onto the home page.
I really appreciate the widget, its probably the most useful, free, translation service in the world. It would be nice to have a native speaker do the translations, and they could probably do a fabulous job, but realistically we're a very new service, and its the closest thing I can do in the short term to help out our European neighbours.
If anyone fancies being a page translator for me, I would really appreciate it. I'm sure we could work something out in the longer term, but for now we've got google.
Thanks to all
|Posted by twippr on January 8, 2009 at 3:00 PM||comments (1)|
I've made some in-roads into our Paypal integration today (its just taken me so darn long).
It's now simple to add funds to your account by Paypal, and request a transfer of your paid twips (Twippr Pledges).
So now there's no excuse, go forth and tip, pay or donate each other
|Posted by twippr on January 7, 2009 at 5:39 AM||comments (1)|
Can I tell you a secret?
Selling doesn't work for the small business, and neither does conventional advertising for that matter. Unless your absolutely in a spot RIGHT NOW for a new table, or photograph, or car then people are just not that interested.
Sure you might make a few bucks, but are your customers engaging with you, with their friends and telling others about your fantastic service?
"Twippr - payments, tips and donations from your social network"
This is the power of using social networking. You can talk about who you are, how passionate you are about what you do, why you do it and what you feel about it - all for free.
"Twitter - have a passionate point of view"
Don't try selling, just be a human being and have REAL conversations with people. Engaged people want to buy from you, not be sold to. They want a relationship and they want value.
Engage people and the world will come to you
Follow ME on
|Posted by twippr on January 6, 2009 at 8:51 AM||comments (27)|
Why are you paying Paypal up to 18c MORE per $1 transaction (MP3, eBook, Video sale) than you need to?
That's Your Money being wasted
There is no doubt that the king of online payment methods is currently Paypal in terms of its huge user community. Millions of transactions occur every day.
Great upsides with Paypal : free sign up, used everywhere and acknowledged by all (especially eBay, since they bought them), manages a mix of credit & debit cards and bank accounts for payment, withdraw money anytime and known fee structure (though you have to be a bit handy with a calculator to work them out).
Twippr Saves You Money On Each transaction
Let me tell you a secret, you could easily be earning more money by accepting Twippr for payments and donations on your website, blog, podcast etc.
How Much Extra Could I Earn?
The average fee for a transaction on Paypal is 2.9% + 30c.
10 x $1 transactions will cost you $3.30, leaving you just $6.70 from those $10
Those same transactions are agregated together by Twippr, with a single fee (4%) deducted when you withdraw funds.
Twippr would leave you with $8.52, that's an extra $1.82 in your pocket.
Only pay Twippr a fee if you withdraw funds
That's like buying dollars for 82c
|Posted by twippr on January 6, 2009 at 5:56 AM||comments (0)|
I just wanted to add a quick note of thanks to Twitdom.com for adding us to their extensive list of Twitter applications. It's nice to be recognised, and even nicer when people say so.
|Posted by twippr on January 5, 2009 at 8:13 AM||comments (1)|
I'm so pleased to announce that Twippr is now released in Beta.
Our website is twippr.webs.com.
What is twippr?
Twippr is a mechanism for sending and receiving payments. It is build up on the APIs supplied by Twitter. Anyone with a free Twitter account can follow twippr and then send, by private tweet, a payment, donation or tip to anyone else with a Twitter account, email address or mobile phone account.
We have no sign up, there is no minimum amount. Your money can be transferred into your Paypal account, once you've accumulated at least $10, paid by other members. Simply tweet the amount and we do the rest.
Take a look at or FAQ page for the list of tweetable commands, our fees and details of the service.