Free Webinar Software (AnyMeeting) Now Has PayPal Integration

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Many of you already know about AnyMeeting (formally freebinar) which is a FREE webinar hosting platform: Free Web Conferencing Software, Free Online Meetings, Free Webinar Service Providers

They just released a new feature allowing you to integrate PayPal so you will be able to charge for your event:

"That's right, AnyMeeting now has an integrated webinar ticketing system, which leverages PayPal's merchant service. Now you can make money from that awesome webinar that you've been putting together. It's easy to use and will soon have you generating income from your online events. All you need is a verified PayPal Merchant account and you can begin selling tickets to your live and recorded webinars.": New Webinar Ticketing System Lets You Charge for Webinars


Thought this was pretty cool, so I wanted to pass it along...
#product reviews #anymeeting #free #integration #payment #software #webinar
  • Profile picture of the author Mary Greene
    Mark, I'm researching AnyMeeting right now, and guess who's the first person on Warrior Forum to mention the new Paypal integration --you!

    No surprise. You always find wonderful free and low-cost resources.

    Aside from rotating ads, I'm not finding any drawbacks so far to the updated version for presenters using Windows. I'm curious to hear from more Warriors who have used AnyMeeting in 2011.

    Cheers,
    Mary Greene
  • Profile picture of the author BabyMama
    WOW thanks for this tip. I have been looking at purchasing gomeeting for a while now but now I have seen this thread I will be going for the free option.

    Best tip of the day! Thanks Mark
  • Profile picture of the author Brad Pollina
    First time I've ever heard of it! Just signed up. Is it any good? How's the phone call quality? how's the video? Any lag? Seems like a gotomeeting.com killer for those who can't afford it. Ad supported, though. Are they obtrusive?
  • Profile picture of the author james1986
    is it ok to get specific Software for specific interest. I mean I want webinar only on basis of Internet marketing.
  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    I like anymeeting... however the paid option is not sooooo good.

    Let's say, you charge $97 for a live webinar.

    Live Meeting Profit
    Attendee Pays: $97
    PayPal Fees: - $2.52
    AnyMeeting Fees: - $20.40
    Your Profit: $74.08

    The numbers above are from their own site: try to schedule a paid webinar and it will tell you exactly how much is their fee!

    Now, if you have 100 attendees and Anymeeting takes out $20.40 from every payment (20.40 x 100 = $2,040) then you can really afford to pay a monthly $50-100-200/mo for your webinars.
  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    This is how they calculate the numbers from my post above:

    I want to collect Payments using PayPal (checked)

    Important: For every transaction, PayPal deducts $0.30 + 2.9% of the total transaction. AnyMeeting also deducts $1 + 20% of the transaction to cover business expenses related to the transaction. This fee is non-refundable. A minimum charge of $5 is required to use this feature.
  • Profile picture of the author winnerone
    Here's another of my secret weapons.

    openmeetings.de

    It's open source.

    You can use paypal.

    You're welcome :0
  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMagnetMagnate
    Couldn't you do a re-direct link to a squeeze pre-payment page and bypass all those charges?

    They still need a login code to enter the webinar, right?

    Also, thanks for the tip Brent! I'll check both these out...

    Do these webinars run smoothly?

    I'm finding Gotomeeting a pain sometimes these days...good for presenters - bad for attendees.
    • Profile picture of the author MKTNG
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      Couldn't you do a re-direct link to a squeeze pre-payment page and bypass all those charges?

      They still need a login code to enter the webinar, right?

      Also, thanks for the tip Brent! I'll check both these out...

      Do these webinars run smoothly?

      I'm finding Gotomeeting a pain sometimes these days...good for presenters - bad for attendees.
      I am sure they are not planning on the bulk of their target audience thinking of this ^^

      This technology has been around since paypal released their code for the "pay button" and the first webinar software was invented. Ever heard of Alex Mandossian? He really pioneered this technology. It just takes a higher level of thought.

      This is the same type of positioning that big time marketers use to sell the things that we could find on our own.

      Behind what every company says they are selling is the truth of what they are really selling. Such a small portion of the population will ever figure it out that there is still tons of money to be made.

      --steps off soapbox--

      Good share $$ Thanks given.
  • Profile picture of the author TheRealFade
    baller dude, good find
    • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
      Originally Posted by winnerone View Post

      Here's another of my secret weapons.

      openmeetings.de

      It's open source.

      You can use paypal.

      You're welcome :0
      Excellent find Brent, thanks for posting it. Do you have any experience with using the PayPal module? On their site (and in their Wiki) it looks like you need to email or call them for details. I'd be curious as to how it works.

      Also, it looks like this is available as a self-hosted solution. Do you have an idea as to how much CPU horsepower this needs? I'm wondering how it might run on an Amazon microinstance for example?

      Originally Posted by TheRealFade View Post

      baller dude, good find
      Any chance of translating this into a language that an old guy like myself could understand?

      :confused:

      Bill
  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Salian
    Hey Mark,

    Thanks a lot for this free resource.

    Although I have never heard of this service before, I will definitely go and check it out.

    Regard's,

    Aaron Salian
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Hilton
    This looks interesting! Thanks for sharing
  • Profile picture of the author .X.
    I'm looking for a new webinar option and came
    across this thread.

    A couple of updates to AnyMeeting -

    11/03/11 Update: Starting tomorrow, we are lowering the ticket convenience fee to: 10% + $1 per ticket (maximum convenience fee of $9).

    8/29/11 Update: Now when using the “PayPal Options” feature to sell tickets to your webinars, your attendees will have an ad free experience. That’s right, no ads and AnyMeeting is still completely free.

    Interested in feedback anyone has on this
    service.

    I've used GoToWebinar for years and
    FuzeMeeting this past year but still looking
    for "the" solution.

    Thanks -
  • Profile picture of the author venethia
    It's a great software. It would be great to have integration with aweber and getresponse.

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