So, you’ve decided that you want to get into blogging or are already into it and want to know how you can make money but more specifically how you will receive your money from blogging. How do bloggers receive their money?
Bloggers can receive their money through a host of various methods which include PayPal, Payoneer, Bank Check, international wire transfer, gift cards and cryptocurrency. There are many other ways in which you can get paid but these are the main ones.
There are many ways of getting paid through blogging and if you want to know what some of these are, here are a few articles that I have written on this which will more that answer your most pressing questions.
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For people in the United States, Canada and a few other tier one countries worldwide, there is little to no worry about how you can get paid. You have access to just about every option there is out there.
However, for the majority of internet marketers worldwide, there will be many restrictions based on where they are located geographically. This is the major reason that I have written this blog post so that you too can take part in this lucrative industry.
How to Get Your Blog Income if you are Non-US Citizen
As someone who is based in Zimbabwe, I have often hit a lot of roadblocks when it came to earning money online. This was largely due to the fact that we were and still are, under a lot of restrictions with global companies because of our political classification.
The laws are supposed to put restrictions on specific political players and their close circles but they affect all of us. It has meant that we don’t have access to platforms like PayPal (they recently opened up partially where you can only send and purchase but can’t receive) and other American online companies.
We share this problem with several other African, South American and Asian countries where online marketers and bloggers face restrictions.
It was a blessing in disguise because I learned many useful lessons in the process of researching some possible workarounds for these problems. This article is going to give you some of these payment solutions.
Receive Your Money as CryptoCurrency
This option was not available when I started out many years ago but fortunately for you, it is now an option that you can make use of. Cryptocurrency especially Bitcoin has now become an everyday part of our lives and looks set to be a major player going forward.
A lot of affiliate programs offer Bitcoin as a payment option and because of the nature of Bitcoin, there are no country restrictions on opening and operating an account. This opened up a lot of options for previously marginalised groups.
Receive Your Money as a Direct Deposit
Programs like Google Adsense will give you a number of payment options among which is direct deposit. If you live in a country that is not restricted by ClickBank, direct deposit is also an option. Your payment will be sent straight into your bank account.
It has to be noted though that this option attracts extremely high charges and usually only makes sense if the amounts you are receiving are high enough to justify this. An alternative is a to receive a check but this may take days or weeks to arrive before you can cash it.
Receive Money Through Western Union
A few affiliate programs will give you the option to receive your payment through Western Union. This is one of the best options for receiving money but may be subject to daily limits depending on the country you are from.
Some affiliate programs will offer you a debit or gift card as a payment option. They will send you a Visa or MasterCard to which all your payments are deposited. You can then use the card to withdraw at local ATMs and to shop on and offline. This is a super convenient way to receive your money.
Receive Your Money Through Payoneer
The last option which is the one I use more often than others is the Payoneer card. The Payoneer card is a debit card that comes linked to a US bank account. When you apply for the card, you also get a First Century Bank account.
This is a United States-based bank. A couple of years ago, they also introduced different currency accounts meaning you can now set up a GBP account and JPY account and other currencies. They also now offer a payment processor as well as an invoicing service where you can send your clients an invoice and they pay directly into your account. This is how I get paid for my freelance work.
Below is a table of the different payment options and some of the affiliate companies that accept those payment options.
Table: Different Payment Options For Bloggers and The Affiliate Companies That Offer Them
|Crypto Currency||Direct Deposit||Western Union||Payoneer|
• Bitronic Tech
• 7Bit Casino
• Fortune Jack
• Coin Controller
• Bitcoin Video Casino
• Escrow My Bits
|• Amazon Associates
• Google Adsense
• CJ Affiliate
• Market Health
• Digital River
• Template Monster
|• Arab Clicks
• Ad Gate Media
• AK Game
• Market Health
• Payoneer Affiliate Program
• Envato MarketPlace
• Amazon Stores
There are definitely different ways out there to receive our money as a blogger and I’ve listed a few here that you can use to get started. Check them out and see which ones work best for you in your blogging journey.