I'm looking to start a small business from home, and I want to have my clients pay via paypal (or something equally as simple and easy, and credit card friendly). Now, they will be paying for a service that will happen after they've paid. IE, they go to my website, click to buy, checkout, then I receive notice of their payment, complete the service for them, and send them notice of it being done (with the proper proof, receipt, etc). During the purchase, I would want them to be able to fill out a comment/notes field with required extra information. What's the best way to set something like this up? Very few, if any of my clients will be local, so I can't have them meet in person for payment. On top of that, my fees are going to be minimal, so traveling to meet someone is out, as I'd spend more on gas than I'd be getting paid. And a side question, do I need to set up the paypal account with a bank account, or can I just have paypal issue me a check or something? I'd prefer not to link my checking account to it from some of the horror stories I've heard, and setting up a second account would be a hassle. I'd appreciate any advice/suggestions from users who are more familiar with setting up paypal than I am.