Tuesday, November 21, 2017

[Giveaway] 10 Easy, Effective Payment Solutions For Freelancers

Being a freelancer comes with a lot of benefits, like the freedom to work where you want and when you want. But there is one challenge freelancing presents: no guaranteed paycheck deposited into your bank account.


Luckily, there are a wide variety of payment solutions out there to help you invoice your clients and make sure you get paid. Here are 10 you can try.

1. PayPal

PayPal’s definitely the most popular option on the list. Depending on your payment type, PayPal allows users to instantly send and receive funds. You can also create invoices for your business purposes, or have a separate business account as well. Fees are low but depend on the type of transaction. Receiving money from family will cost nothing, or less than receiving invoice payment, for example.


PayPal offers its own debit and credit card and provides business loans. It accepts foreign currencies and will exchange to your native currency for a small fee. It’s one of the few payment solutions out there that accepts Bitcoin.

2. Payoneer

Payoneer is another option designed for businesses working with a global base of customers. Payoneer works in 200 countries and 150 currencies. As a payment processing solution, you can withdraw funds from Payoneer and deposit to your local bank account. It also offers a Prepaid Mastercard you can use for your own shopping.
Payoneer has a referral option where you can earn $25 everytime you refer your friends. For example, If you signup with this link you will get $25 bonus and I will get $25.

3. Skrill

Skrill is a lot like PayPal, with some perks and limitations. You can easily receive payments and send funds from your bank account or credit card. Unlike PayPal, Skrill supports more countries. Payments are processed instantly, and it’s a great option for freelancers based around the world. One functionality it lacks is online shopping payments.

4. Authorize.net

Authorize.net is specifically designed for small-to-medium businesses. With it, you can accept other digital payment options including PayPal, Apple Pay and Visa Checkout, as well as all major credit cards. If you use Quickbooks, it also integrates to update your payments. The fees are a bit higher -- including a setup fee, monthly charge, and transaction fee. But it does offer security and fraud prevention as well.

5. Payline Data

Payline Data is an all-in-one merchant account, great for freelancers for a lot of reasons. The online payment gateway integrates with Quickbooks, API, third-party shopping carts and other point-of-sale tools. It even offers mobile phone credit card processing if you work with clients in-person.

Unlike a lot of other merchant account providers, Payline Data offers month-to-month contracts and no fees for early termination, so commitment is minimal.

6. Due

Due is a great option for freelancers because it offers more than payment processing. You can also use it to track time for hourly jobs and create your invoices. Due processes domestic and international credit cards with a flat-rate transaction fee (2.7%) for all. It also serves as a digital wallet and supports ACH payments.

7. 2Checkout

2Checkout is a great option for the truly international freelancer. It offers global payment options, supporting many different languages and currencies. 2Checkout has mobile and desktop platforms and supports hosted checkout and recurring billing.

It integrates with PayPal and all major credit and debit cards. Once payment is received, you can send it to your bank account by wire transfer. Transactions fees are 2.9% for domestic and 3.9% for international, plut a $0.30 fee per transaction. Charges for currency conversions range from 2-5%.

8. ProPay

ProPay is an e-commerce merchant account provider with a lot of great features for small businesses and freelancers. It offers online and mobile payment solutions, QuickBooks integration, online store integration, ACH processing, and more. Its ProtectPay solution makes sure your online payments stay secure. Use ProPay Jak and you can process payments via smartphone, online or offline. These extra features are best for people who need more versatility in payment options than the average freelancer. The fees for using ProPay depend on your business type, size, and other factors.

9. Escrow

Escrow is a payment solution specifically designed for freelancers. It helps you make sure you receive the money you’re owed by holding it in “escrow” for you for a small fee. You don’t start work until the money is deposited, and then it’s released after you complete the job. It’s a great option when working with new clients.

10. Google Wallet

If you’re already a big fan of Google integrations, then Google Wallet is a payment option that will interest you. Use it to accept free money transfers and send them on to other payment systems. The fees are low, and Google will track your account information to prevent fraud as well.

These are just a few of the many payment options out there that freelancers can take advantage of. Shop around for one that works the best for you and your clients.

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3 comments:

  1. I actually just started some freelance work, so this is a nice happenstance to find this!

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  2. Hope to really become a freelancer and use your nice suggestions

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