I need software so I can charge per minute for consulting


If you’re a consultant or online teacher looking for software so you can be paid for the time you spend on video or audio calls, we found a few apps to help.

Some options for running paid meetings or sessions include:

  • Acuity Scheduling – has the option to be paid upfront for Zoom calls
  • Setmore – links up to Stripe for payments and you can include Zoom, Appear In or Uberconference links to your scheduling links
  • Clarity.fm – get paid for each minute of your phone calls using Clarity. It’s free to use and they take a % of your final bill
  • Minutizer – get paid per minute on Skype video calls
  • EagleDial – get paid per minute for audio and video calls. Free to use with a 20% commission charged
  • Staxon – use their video call me button on your website or WordPress website to enable people to call you and pay per minute for your advice. Cost is 10% of your billings

Some additional options for taking payment before an appointment or class are:

  • Genbook – take online and in-person payments with their software/hardware add-ons.
  • Bookeo – makes it easy to take payments via Stripe for appointments, classes, courses, tours & activities
  • Setster – has more advanced scheduling needs covered
  • Omnify – although seen as a MindBody alternative, this also works for consultants wanting to sell appointment packages
  • Schedulista – allows credit card charges on appointments so you can charge per minute, charge per hour or charge per session
  • BookWhen – allows for online and offline payments & a pay later for appointment feature

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Rich Peterson

I've spent the last 10 years planning, mapping & reimagining the processes of hundreds of SMBs. Whether the goal is more money, more time, more clarity or more customer smiles, my insightful process is worth every minute for my successful clients.
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By Rich Peterson


For the past 10 years, weโ€™ve worked with hundreds of clients and tens of thousands of students to help them get a clear picture of how to systemise their business. Weโ€™re not fans of spam, cheap mass-marketing tactics or automating your business to within an inch of itโ€™s life. We are fans of a customer experience where humans deal with humans, skills are appreciated, personality is maintained and where clients get more value than they expected. Weโ€™re also fans of automating any process that doesnโ€™t deliver client-facing value in a simple, easy-to-maintain way.

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