Of everyone I have raved to about bitcoin the only people I know who became bitcoiners are people I offered to pay in bitcoin.
We receive 100% of our income in Bitcoin so when I hired a freelance developer overseas I asked if he would accept payment in bitcoin. The standard method would have been through the freelancing website which would have taking 10% and 3 business days for payment.
He agreed to give it a try and it was a huge win for us both. The minute his pay was due he got it instantly, with no fees, internationally! I have since repeated this with another developer.
All business should be doing this, especially those with staff overseas. To pay wages internationally via bank to bank transfer takes 4-5 business days, a fee of $25 and a 1% loss on currency conversion. With a government currency remittance service it can be fast but costs 5% – 15% of the transaction and requires the recipient to go to a physical location to pick up their pay.
Payroll managers mind’s are going to be blown when this catches on. When someone asks how to get bitcoins please answer that the best way is to offer a good or service, such as your job, and accept bitcoin for payment. When you are wondering how to convince people to adopt bitcoin offer to pay them for something in bitcoin.
Because the developers are awesome and accept 100% of their salary in bitcoin it has become ongoing employment. Now all of Bitedge’s revenue is in bitcoin and all of our expenses are paid in bitcoin. We are just another bitcoin success story. Thanks to everyone who has got bitcoin to this point.