I recently cancelled my credit card service that I had through my local bank. The fees were too much (surprise and otherwise) plus I could no longer justify the cost for the privilege of being able to accept credit cards. Customers have been using Google Checkout and PayPal on my website. For shows, I was using the knuckle buster and keying in when I got home.
I am excited about a new service I found for artists/small business person. Actually, it was developed for everyone to have the ability to accept credit cards.
Square will send you a credit card reader, FREE. Let me say that again, FREE! How many companies will send you a credit card reader for free? None that I know of, at least without strings attached.
There are so many options available to accept payments, I can only touch on a few. Let me try to list some I know of that may help in your quest.
Please let me what services you use or prefer to use.