Category Archives: PayPal

Now accepting money via Twitter (TwitPay)!

The idea is very simple: Tweet the following:

@GuruOfSales twitpay $5 for green earth cause

And I will get $5 from you in the form of an Amazon gift card (That I might use for the Green Earth group).

That’s it!

This is how simple it is.

More details?

OK, so you don’t have to send me money right now (Although I will take it to start the group) πŸ™‚

I think that this is  great idea and a great business model, it’s simple and easy.
The way it works, is that you send someone a tweet (Twitter update) like the example above, you can send anywhere between $0.01 and $50.00.
Twitpay will keep track of your messages (Promises) and will send the recipient an amazon gift card every time they have reach just $10 in their twitpay account.
You can keep your promise or cancel it. it’s up to you.
Other ways to spend your twitpay money is to twitpay a charity or to twitpay (The company). However you need to remember that they will charge you a flat $0.05 for any payment that’s over $0.99

How do you check your twitpay account?

Just go to http://twitpay.me/yourtwittername (Replace ‘yourtwittername’ with your twitter name!) and you will see how much money you have or owe!

For more on twitpay you can visit the service here or read the FAQ here.
Please note: At the time of writing this, twitpay is stil under beta, they are still looking into more ways to integrate their payment systems. Please becarful if you’re sending money to any one. except if you’re sending it to me ;-p

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Video interview with HammerTap.com

Well since I am in sharing mood, and to continue what I started yesterday, I wanted to share with you the big amount of videos and photos that I have been saving for quite a while now.
Some of the videos (Started to collect dust πŸ™‚ ) was taken back at eBay live, that includes almost every person that works for eBay or for a third party company, all the way to eBay current president John Donahoe (Coming here soon) and PayPal’s current president Scott Thomson as well (Take a look here at our YouTube previous videos) and don’t forget to subscribe to our channel on YouTube so you won’t miss any upcoming videos.
Today, I am sharing this video interview with Jen Cano, VP of Education for HammerTap, LLC.
Jen is HammerTap’s spokeswoman and is an eBay Certified Consultant as well, I personally met Jen at the PayPal developers scavenger hunt party she was a great help for our team (We won first place out of 28 teams) and she agreed on doing this interview.
Jen is also very well known on the eBay radio at wsradio.com for her weekly report and tips.

For more details about the market research service that they provide, go to: HammerTap.com
Here is the interview:

More videos to come soon πŸ˜‰

Video interview with PayPal President!

The title said it all, in fact I am just catching up with all the video interviews I have saved to share with all of you, here is the video:

ALL NEW: Paypal button factory

My good friend Damon Williams (one of the top developers at PayPal) have just announced the new PayPal button factory.
For those of you who don’t know what PayPal is, (I have a couple of videos and a couple of posts coming up soon) PayPal simply is a safe fast way to accept money online.
Before I go any further, I have to say that as I am writing this, this new improvement is only available to developers and will be available soon at PayPal.com, however, since I am a certified PayPal developer, I took a look at the new very useful enhancements on the new button factory, and I like it a lot (specially the first 2), here are the new option from Damon’s blog post:

– Multiple drop-down options per button (e.g., Size,
Color, etc), and we’ve removed the limit of having just two optional fields

– The ability to set price by options (e.g., $8 for
medium t-shirts and $10 for large)

– Inventory tracking and management capability

– Simple button customization (e.g., add credit card
logos, make a smaller size, etc.)

– The ability to track profits and margins by products

– Save commonly created buttons

– Easy-to-use encryption

– And much more…

I hope all of my fellow nerds like it.

New: Guru Of Sales version 1.6!!

Why is it 1.6?
Why not 2.0?
And why now?

First of all, I like to remind you that back in April I only made very little changes since the launch of this blog. We named it version 1.5.
Just recently we added some more changes but it wasn’t big enough to qualify for version 2.0 yet. And in the near future we will have 1.7 or 1.9 whatever it will be, so keep an eye πŸ˜‰

Recent changes includes the following:

New pages:
http://www.guruofsales.com/services (not to big of a change)
http://www.guruofsales.com/services/ebay-basics-of-selling (This is a local service only)
http://www.guruofsales.com/jobs (As promised before. I didn’t forget)
http://www.guruofsales.com/advertise (To advertise with us)
More pages in the next update.

New categories:
Some of you may know that me and my guest bloggers ran 26 blogs, I joining 5 of them into this blog, also joining most of the other blogs to be sold (Already have 3 offers on the table). In results of that, I added more categories to this blog to reflect the changes.
New categories will involve more than the main purpose of this blog, to include technology (Mainly gadgets) and environment issues like global warming.
In results of the new changes, you will see much more traffic on this blog and we’ll try to keep it all connected. I am also taking this opportunity to announce that some of my bloggers are leaving to be on their own and will only blog here occasionally. So, within a week, I will post for a blogging job opening (Again!) so keep an eye if you’re looking for some extra income.
I had to include this post under all the categories, otherwise, the categories will not show. Take a look near the end of the sidebar to check the new categories.

I would like to thank everyone that worked with me to make all this possible.

Until next time friends πŸ™‚

Finally I am on PayPal’s developer directory.

I took the PayPal certified developer test back in July, right after eBay live in Boston (What a blast that was), I have passed the test and received the rights to use the logo, however, up until last Friday, my name was not listed on the PayPal certified developer directory.

How did I finally get listed?

With the help of my friends at PayPal, when we met (some of them we met back at eBay live in Boston and at the PayPal party bus) at the PayPal developer day in the heart of New York City.

Great event that PayPal just started few weeks ago, at the event, you will get the study guide and meet PayPal’s own developers that traveled all the way to share their knowledge.

Below in the picture is me and Damon Williams, the PayPal developer program manager and a fellow blogger on the developer blogs as well.

PayPal certified developer with Damon

After I got listed, my phone started ringing again, 3 clients so far, This directory is very powerful marketing tool.

To check the directory go to: This page

To take the exam ($150 per test with retaking option) go to: This page