You’ve got the talent, the intelligence and the determination to make it as a freelance blogger.
But when you sell your work to clients, there’s something you might want to think about:
Are you wasting some of your hard-earned money every time your client pays your fees?
Most payment methods involve a cost, especially for online payments. If your client’s sending your money from another country, there might be an extra fee for currency conversions, too.
Some clients are darlings who want you to receive the full invoice amount, and will pay the transaction costs themselves where that’s possible. If you find one of those clients, treat them well — they’re a keeper! But most of your clients won’t spare a thought for how much you pay to receive their money. It’s none of their business.
Because it’s your business.
As a freelancer, it’s up to you to know what payment methods work well for you, and to avoid the ones that don’t. To help you do that with minimal effort, here’s a guide to the most important things you need to know about receiving online payments from your clients. [Read more…]