Aaron Mahnke on what a freelancer really needs:
What we need is a simple online payment system for freelancers that doesn’t have all this baggage and unpredictability. Create a profile, tie it to your checking account, and give the link to clients. All it needs to do is direct the funds to my bank. No holding tank. No random lockdowns. Just a place for payments to be made.
It is true, PayPal’s hold they put on funds is ridiculous. I used to buy and sell a lot on eBay, and the worst part was PayPal. So who is up for the challenge?