Best known as an Entrepreneur and Connector. John was recently named #2 on Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine as well as a blogging expert by Forbes. He is the Founder and CEO of Due.

Should You Use Social Media Money Transfers For Client Payments

For freelancers and small business owners there’s a plethora of options when accepting payments from clients. One of the newer, and more interesting, options are social media payments. But, should you accept these social media money transfers from your clients? Money Transfers Through Social Media There’s no shortage of peer-to-peer payments options using social media. […]

The Benefits and Risks of Mobile Payments For Your Small Business

Regardless of their industry or size, merchants from all over the world are beginning to embrace mobile payments, thanks to benefits like accepting payments wherever you want and improving the customer experience. That doesn’t mean that there’s not a downside to mobile payments, particularly security concerns. Before small business owners start accepting mobile payments, they […]

How To Select A Mobile Payments Partner

One of the most revolutionary advancements in the payments industry has been the ability to accept payments directly from you or your customer’s mobile device. This has made it possible for small businesses and freelancers (among others), to accept payments from anywhere. Businesses such as the food truck vendor on the side of the road, […]

time or money

Each and every one of us has those days when we’re just not feeling it. We’re mentally and physically drained and the last thing we want to do is crawl out of bed and tackle the day. Unfortunately, we don’t have the luxury to stay-in-bed all day. When this happens, it’s time to use these […]


When I started freelancing a long, long time ago, there weren’t many options when it was time to get paid. That’s not saying that there weren’t any options available. It just means that compared to the numerous alternative payments at our fingertips today — which includes everything from debit cards, credit cards, prepaid cards, direct […]

Platform Signup Friction

Every entrepreneur has at least heard of the Lean Startup. It’s a methodology developed and popularized by Eric Ries starting in 2008. Since then, the Lean Startup has assisted countless businesses to get off the ground since it reduces market risk and avoids the need to take out large amounts of money. While initially developed […]


When it comes to business financing, freelancers and the self-employed are a severely under-served market. Traditional banks and lending institutions are hesitant to provide financing to the self-employed for a couple of reasons. For starters, banks can’t make much money in lending fees because the freelancer’s volume is so low. Additionally, freelancers and self-employed individuals […]

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