PayPal and Payoneer are the two most popular ways for freelancers and bloggers to request money from overseas. I personally find Payoneer to be cheaper and talked about this in my earlier guide on PayPal vs. Payoneer. However, I do like PayPal more as it has more coverage. My strategy is to use both, and use Payoneer wherever I could, or else use PayPal.
PayPal offers one cool feature called “Request money”. Using this money, you can send a payment request to anybody in the world, and they could pay using a credit card or their PayPal account. All you need is their email address, as simple as that.
How to Use PayPal request money feature?
To request money using PayPal, log in to your PayPal account and click on Tools> Invoicing
From here, you have two options:
Request Payment or Create a new invoice.
Clicking on request payment will take you to a screen like the below:
Though, I recommend you prefer creating & sending invoices as it looks more professional. Now’ let’s look at that:
How to generate an Invoice using PayPal?
Now above tip is the easiest way to request money. But if you want to be more professional, you should start using any invoicing system. PayPal has an inbuilt feature that can be used to generate invoices and request money at the same time.
Now click on create invoice & this will take to the PayPal invoice creation page (Direct link)
PayPal invoicing system has lots of features that will help you to create a professional online invoice. Once you are done, send the invoice to your client, and he/she can pay directly following the link in the email.
Do let us know if you have used PayPal invoicing system before and which one is the best PayPal alternative according to you?
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