How To Send Or Receive Payments In Paypal Without Fees

Every cent counts especially if it's $ converted to pesos or other currencies. That's why it's important to know ways and options on how to receive or send money with very little to no fees at all.

You've done your job as a freelancer, virtual assistant, or practically any work from home jobs and it's that time to now get your payment for your hard work. The ways to receive money from your clients vary. There are online job platforms like Upwork and Golance which charges different fees ranging from 5-20% of your income. Another alternative you can suggest to your client if you're working directly for someone is getting your payment via Paypal.

It's fast, easy, and free to create a Paypal account. It also doesn't cost any extra both for you and your client when making your transactions and here's how you can do so:
 


1. Step 1 is to log in to your Paypal account using your web browser and click on the Send and Request tab on the top part of the page.


2. Enter the Paypal email of the person you would like to send money to. This is normally done by the clients or anyone who would like to send money to someone else.

3. The most important part is to choose Sending to a friend as the payment option to avoid getting charged any fees. From the client's point of view, they are technically making a payment for a service but it's important to advise them to use the "Sending to a friend" option so that you can still receive your payment in full.

You might ask, what's in it for Paypal? Why are they doing this service for free? I'm sure there are tons of ways on how they make their money with millions of people using their service. One thing to note is that converting from one currency to another will most likely be lower than the actual conversion rate that you'll see in google. Even with a very small difference in conversion rate, receiving payments through Paypal is still one of the best ways as you get to avoid upfront fees of 5-20% from online job platforms.

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  1. Obviously it depends on who you send, very often for sales transactions (albeit private) people ask me for goods and services to be protected.

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  2. This is SO awesome. I had to learn all of this by trial and error when I first started using PayPal, and it cost me a lot of money in fees.

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  3. Thanks so much for these tips. PayPal is so convenient, but you want to limit those fees whenever possible.

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  4. Paypal is so convenient but everyone loves to save more money! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Thanks for this tip! I hate paying for fees when I don't have too. A great way to save some extra money.

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  6. Thank you for the practical guidelines and I never knew that I may get charged for transferring fund through paypal. I always thought it's free.

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  7. Thanks for sharing this tip! It really help me a lot, especially in these days.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this! I hate getting gauged using paypal transactions. This will save me a lot of money!

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  9. That is good to know for sure! I use PayPal a lot and you can save a lot by using this info.

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  10. This tip is very useful! Every cents and dollar that we can save is more important nowadays. I'm a long time Paypal user :)

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  11. This is a bit of a risky practice if you don't know who you are working with and send money as a friend, if they don't send you the thing you paid for, you have no recourse to get your money back.

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  12. I really enjoy using PayPal because it makes money transactions easy and effortless! Sometimes though you still get charged a fee so I charge my clients for that

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  13. Such a great tip. Lovely. Thanks for sharing this. I had no idea that is even possible.

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  14. This is really great post, thanks for sharing. it will definitely help, PayPal makes money transactions easy and effortless.

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  15. This is a wonderful guide! Really great to save on those charges.

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  16. Thats a lot of good advice, thank you so much for sharing!

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