Decide if you are building your own tools for the sign-up process or if you rather purchase a billing/account setup software. Purchase software as necessary.
Instead of building your web pages with the payments you can purchase ready to use software solutions to automate the whole process of signing up, credit card processing, and hosting account creation. Every step will be automated and you just have to approve each order and wait for the money to come in.
Where do you find such solutions?
We recommend the following software packages. They will provide you with everything you need right out of the box. Yes, they cost you a few dollars but the actual work time and the stress they will save you might be worth the money. You can also upgrade to such a solution later on.
So, be aware that there are things out there that can help you a lot:
http://www.dramsystem.com/(Our favorite – we own a license) ($149.00 Purchase or $14.95 Leased)
http://www.clientexec.com ($99.00 Purchase or $9.95 Leased)
Cost associated with this step (median): $99.00 (one-time)
Money spend so far: $184.93 (one-time)
Money spend so far: $35.00 (recurring per month)