Get paid as a freelancer or online seller with Payoneer

Whether you are a new rising star or an experienced veteran, one of the hardest challenges self-employed freelancers and online sellers experience is how to get your hard earned cash, in hand. If you are hitting roadblock when it comes to getting paid, don’t worry…there are solutions out there!

I am a freelancer looking to expand my clientele.  What are my options?


1. Freelance marketplaces: are a simple way to expand your freelance career by connecting with clients around the globe. Not only do freelancers experience literally a world of work opportunity, clients gain access to a talented pool of professionals to meet their business objectives. There are additional advantages for working with a known online freelance platform:

  • Exposure: The more projects a freelancer successfully completes, the more ratings you receive. Positive reviews mean more credibility and lots of future work opportunities.
  • Simplicity: Your clients don’t need to worry about how to pay you. Currency conversions, wire transfers, and fees can deter many companies from working with international freelancers, however, Payoneer partners directly with thousands of companies so you can start earning immediately.
  • Growth: We work with the biggest freelance marketplaces in the industry: Fiverr, 99Designs, Upwork, and PeoplePerHour…to name just a few. You can work with as many of these companies as you like, and receive payments all in one place…so you can focus on growing your business.

2. Sell services on a website: Freelance marketplaces aren’t the only way to go for freelancers. With larger companies, busy professionals often prefer to hire you first (so they can report back to their supervisor and say that the project is under way), and then talk over the details later.  The ease of buying services direct from a website it thus very appealing, not to mention that clients find it harder to back out once payment goes through…score for you!

Now, there’s just one problem with this – most e-commerce platforms developers and payment gateways seem to have forgotten about folks offering services rather than products. For many of these platforms, receiving payment is simple, whether it’s via credit card or even PayPal…it’s getting the money in your pocket that gets complicated.Not all payment processors work in all countries, to start.  And, those that do don’t always offer the most convenient or cost effective solutions, so studying the available payment options can help reduce the amount of headache you may go through when creating your website. Click here to learn more about selecting the right payment processor for your business.

I am an online seller looking to grow my business. What are my options?


1. eCommerce marketplaces: Unless you have your own product line or a ton of resources to try lots of different options, most sellers look to marketplaces to build an ecommerce business. Today, when a seller looks for a way to sell goods online, the first thing that they look for is a credible site that consumers will trust. While this is important, not all ecommerce sites offer a convenient and reliable way to access your funds.

  • Reach: Building a loyal customer base can be a time-consuming, lengthy process. With marketplaces, there’s already an existing network of shoppers ready to purchase
  • Automated Fulfillment: You don’t always have to hold you inventory on-hand, especially if you’re selling on Amazon. With Amazon, there’s the option to have your inventory ‘Fulfilled By Amazon’. This means you don’t have to incur the fees of holding and shipping inventory to customers.
  • Increased Sales Across Channels: On average, sellers with a personal ecommerce website who also have a single marketplace make 38% more revenue than those who don’t sell on marketplaces. Those who have two marketplaces make 120% more revenue. This means more room for retailers to expand and grow their business.
  • Existing Framework: Marketplaces don’t just offer an existing network of customers to tap into, they also offer an existing framework for selling. Sellers can leverage the existing marketplace infrastructure to quickly get setup and start selling immediately anywhere in the world, as opposed to spending extra money and time in setting up their own shopping cart solution.

If you are working on marketplaces like Amazon, Lazada, Wish, or others, you can easily receive funds directly to Payoneer.

2. eCommerce website: If you are using an ecommerce platform like Shopify, BigCommerce, or others, you will need to select a payment processor that allows you to easily withdraw your funds to your bank account. Click here to learn more about selecting the right payment processor for your business.

I want to work with international companies, but I don’t work with marketplaces and I don’t sell goods/ services on my own website.  How do I get paid?


Payoneer has two simple ways to receive fast, secure and low cost payments:

1. Billing service: Whether you are a freelancer, affiliate marketer, professional or business owner, offer your clients a quick and easy method to pay you with Payoneer’s Billing Service. Simply request a payment directly from Payoneer and with just a click of the mouse, your clients can pay you online using their credit card or company bank account.

2. Global Payment Service: Gain access to several international receiving accounts, allowing your global clients to easily send payments in their currency, as if you had a local bank account! Currently, the Global Payment Service supports payments from commercial companies in the United States (USD), Europe (EUR) and the United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales (GBP). Stay tuned for even more currencies in the near future!

Bonus* Do you need to pay an employee, team member, supplier, or contractor? Pay just about anyone, simply by entering their email address, the payment amount, and the reason for the payment.



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