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5 PayPal Alternatives for Freelancers to Collect Payments in WordPress

Profile photo of Jawad Submitted by Jawad February 17, 2014 Website :

eCommerce is at all-time high with transactions of millions of dollars happening every day through various online shopping platforms.

PayPal, being one of the oldest online payment provider, holds a major share in the online payment industry, and is the preferred payment mode for millions of people all around the world.

With time, PayPal has expanded its services and made online transactions fast and hassle free. However, there are certain problems with PayPal due to which many are looking for viable payment alternatives.

For example, there are a number of developing countries where PayPal does not work. This becomes a problem for companies who regularly outsource work to freelancers in those countries.

PayPal transaction charges are also on the higher side and can significantly build up over time. But perhaps the biggest reason why people are searching for PayPal alternatives is its uncertain behavior.

Many PayPal accounts have been blocked or suspended on small issues, which has caused major losses for a number of PayPal users.

With this background, here are 5 payment services that you can use as PayPal alternatives on your WordPress site.

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15 Responses to “5 PayPal Alternatives for Freelancers to Collect Payments in WordPress” Leave a reply ›

  • Profile photo of Ryan Profile

    All good options Jawad!

    I like Paypal but it’s always good to explore alternatives. I’ve heard good things about sellz too, so will keep that alternative in mind.


  • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

    Hi Jawad,
    Its good to know of these alternatives. However, many people in developing countries would still face the issue of “trust” and inability of meeting up with the demands of these payment services.

    The issue of secured data and popularity of usage may also affect the acceptability rate of any of these platforms.

    Nevertheless, thanks for sharing this piece and we would keep these alternatives in mind!
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  • Profile photo of Sugar Mummy Profile

    Paypal does not allow my country so i use Payoneer and Google Wallet to collect my money. Payoneer is my favorite though as i can still withdraw my money using my Mastercard here.

    But sometimes i come across clients that will only pay with Paypal and i always face this issue of collecting my money, some of them won’t even consider paying via any other means, i have lost money in the past to this, so now i try to work out payment plan that will work for me and my client before engaging on whatever business we have.
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  • Profile photo of Steven Hughes Profile

    Thanks for the post Jawad…

    I, like Ryan, have had a great relationship with Paypal for a number of years now. They actually reversed a charge recently for over $400 USD that I had with (which I would stay away from).

    Yes, good to have some alternatives in the back pocket.
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  • Profile photo of Terungwa Profile

    Hello Jawad,

    Like Nwosu before me, PayPal is a challenge and anything by means if an alternative is always welcomed…there is nothing as bothersome as having a client who insists on paying you via a means you cannot access.

    Though I have been using Payoneer for sometime now, Selz seems a worthy try and that is exactly what I must do – try it out!

    Thanks for these awesome options.

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  • Profile photo of suresh Profile

    You haven’t mentioned that are famous on Internet, Moneybookers, egold are the top payment processors when I came online.

    Bitcoin I seen on Namecheap, but nothing knew about them, will give a try in the coming days.

    Does anybody using Webmoney here?
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  • Profile photo of Naveen Profile

    PayPal is one of the top mediator for sending and receiving money worldwide and their commissions and conversion rate is pretty bad since this is only the option to receive money for some countries due to some restrictions.

    The other ways Google wallet, payoneer seems good alternative.


  • Profile photo of Amit Kumar Profile

    Hiii Jawad,

    wow, these are really great options for us to collect payments. Maximum people use paypal and all are familiar with it, but all those people who have any problem with using paypal or paypal service is not available in their country these are the usable and valuble optios.

    Thanks jawad for this amazing post. keep writing Bro :)
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    These are really great alternatives to Paypal, I never heard about them before, However Paypal remains the best and fastest way of getting paid because it’s the most used in the world :)

    the drawback of Paypal is the fact that isn’t available worldwide and that’s which will make some people go search for alternatives, and here are the top 5.

    thanks for sharing this awesome post have a good day ahead 😀
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  • Profile photo of Metz Profile

    Good list!

    5 options, or 5 Paypal alternatives. For me 2 and 3 Payoneer and Google Wallet are trustworthy, as I can sense. I trust Google a lot and I guess that I like Payoneer. I have to give these 5 options a shot and read more reviews about them.

    Thanks for sharing this list! I hope the deductions are lesser than Paypal.
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  • Profile photo of Marilyn Profile

    hello jawad.. paypal’s uncertain behavior reminded me of Google Adsense. adsense also have this uncertain behavior of suspending accounts, which is why adsense alternatives become more viable like paypal alternatives

    Paypal also do not yet accept users who are based in Pakistan. consequently, Pakistani have no choice but to search for Paypal Alternatives

  • Profile photo of Maketta Profile

    Hello Jawad,

    That was a very comprehensive list. There is always nice to have more than one option. Thanks for sharing this with us!
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    • Profile photo of Ryan Profile

      Marilyn, I didn’t know Pakistan was banned as well. I know India of course. One thing; could people in banned countries use a VPN to access? If so, this is an idea but I’d guess you still need to get around the issue of having a bank account in one of these banned countries.
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  • Profile photo of Arun Profile

    Useful list. Having knowledge about the alternatives is good. Times and situation changes pretty fast. If one finds oneself at a juncture when PayPal may not be available (due to any reason), these alternatives will come handy.

    I use PayPal because it is the most popular and used service worldwide. Most of my clients also use it and insist paying using it. Further, it is safe and trusted.

    But what if PayPal suspends my account on basis of some reason? Some of my friends have had this experience. I pray that such situation never arrives :)

    But it is better to be prepared, right? Handy list, which will be of help to many, who face difficulties in using PayPal.

  • Profile photo of Princewill Okafor Profile

    With Paypal restrictions it will be nice to have another payment processor with which you can do business.

    when I started doing business online it became an issue as I just couldn’t do so many stuffs just because of Paypal restrictions but with Payoneer things sorted itself out..

    Thanks for this list because I now know some payments processors I could use in-lieu of Paypal.. Selz tickles my fancy, I’d give it a try…
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