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How To Make Money Blogging (The Practical Guide for 2021)

 Can you make money blogging? What are the various ways to make money from blogging? How much can I earn? Can I talk about my life and make money? What should I blog about to make money? If you are asking any of the above questions, well you have come to the right place. In this mega guide to make money from blogging, you will learn all the aspects that will help you get started. These methods are based on my 11 years of professional blogging experience. I have also shared screenshots of payments of a few income streams to give you a wider perspective. If this is your first time here at Aavehypes, I recommend you to read our about page to know what I do (Opens in a new tab). A few years back, blogging was just another hobby that some people did in addition to working full-time jobs. Today, blogging still functions in that way, but a lot has changed. In 2021,  blogging has become a profitable online profession and people at large start a blog to get into this noble profession. Before we

11 Best Paypal Alternatives: Online Payment for Small Business (2021)

I have been a PayPal user for almost five years, and I love it to the core. When I was starting out online, I had no idea how to receive money from people outside of my own country, and PayPal made it so easy to receive money from these foreign country transactions. In my homeland (Ghana) due to PayPal and RBI disputes, I can no longer use PayPal the same as other users from countries like the U.S.A, the U.K., and Australia. So I started digging around to find some of the best alternative sites to PayPal.

There are many sites that are similar to PayPal with more or fewer features. I will list some of the best money transfer sites which I have found while searching for an alternative method for receiving payments. If you know of any others feel free to suggest via the comments.

For the quick read, here is the list of services that are mentioned below:

1. Payoneer

2. Stripe

3. Coinpayments (For Crypto payment gateway)

4. Binance Pay (For Crypto payments)

5. Transferwise

6. 2checkout

7. Instamojo

8. Google Pay

9. Skrill

10. Remitly

11. Coinbase merchants

Note: This article was updated on February 2021 to feature new services.

These Paypal alternatives are idle for freelancers, bloggers, small business owners, and affiliates.  I would love to know what tool you are using to send or receive payment from overseas. So, let’s start with our grand list of best PayPal alternatives:

1. Payoneer

Payoneer is one of the oldest services for global payment, and now they are available in countries like India, Pakistan, and many more. Payoneer will let you receive money from the U.S, European countries, Japan, Australia, China and few other countries. The best part about Payoneer is the transaction fees are lower and because of this, you will end up saving a lot of money. Do visit Payoneer review to learn more about their offerings. Signing up for Payoneer is free, and once you have done a transaction of $1000 using Payoneer, you will get a bonus of $25.

2. Stripe

If you are looking for a PayPal alternative to accept payment on your online store, Stripe is the best option. It’s a USA based company & accepts the application from many countries in the world. If you are from a country which is not in operation list of Stripe, you can take advantage of Stripe Atlas program that let you incorporate a company in USA & also opens a bank account for you. 

Stripe has integration with almost all the web stores, e-commerce store so you are more likely to find a plugin or a way to integrate Stripe with your web store or e-commerce site. You can use Stripe to accept one-time payment & even for accepting recurring payments. Stipe accepts payment from all major debit/credit cards from 135+ countries, so you can truly go global with Stripe.

There is no setup fees or monthly fees. However, per transaction Stripe charges 2.9% + 30 cents. You can also accept payment in Bitcoins using Stripe payment processor. Apply for Stripe account

3. CoinPayments:

If you are looking for a crypto payment gateway which works as a PayPal alternatives, then look no further than CoinPayments. They have integration available for all popular e-commerce platforms and it lets you accept payment in all major cryptocurrencies. Not only that, it also offer a multi crypto-currency wallet, that could be used to store your cryptoassets. You can use this along with PayPal or other payment gateways to accept payment in cryptos. Create CoinPayments account

4. Binance Pay

Binance pay is a crypto alternative of PayPal which can be used for P2P payment, as well as accepting online payments on your e-commerce store. Users can pay using stable coins, BNB coin, BTC and over 20+ cryptoassets. The integration is simple, which would let you add “Pay with Binance” button on your e-commerce store.To use Binance pay, you need a Binance account with complete KYC. Unfortunately, this feature is not available for users from USA, and they should look at other options listed in this resource.

If you already have a Binance account, then open your Binance mobile app, and click on profile, and select Binance pay to start creating your pay account for accepting payments or sending P2P payments like PayPal. Create Binance Pay account

5. TransferWise

Many of you might not know this popular money transfer website which was created by the people behind Skype & backed by Richard Branson. You might prefer TransferWise over PayPal because of their low transaction fees & currency conversion charges. That means you won’t lose money in currency conversion. TransferWise supports various countries & currencies.

When you signup for TransferWise using the link below, your first transaction (up to £500) is completely free.Claim your first free transaction on TransferWise

6. 2Checkout

Many of my online partners have resorted to 2CO for all their online money needs. 2CO has a lot of positive reviews and is considered as a great alternative to Paypal. Here at the aavehypes download store, 2CheckOut is used to collect payment from all over the world. The only downside of 2CheckOut is the high transaction & transfer fees. If you use 2CheckOut, I would suggest keeping your payment release level high so that you save on money transfer fees.

Getting on-board with 2CheckOut is easy & their support is pretty awesome. Sign up for 2Checkout

US Dollars, Argentina Peso, Australian Dollars, Brazilian Real, Canadian Dollars, Danish Kroner, Euro, GBP-Sterlings, Hong Kong Dollars, Indian Rupee, Japanese Yen, Mexican Peso, New Zealand Dollars, Norwegian Kroner, South African, Rand, Swedish Kroner, Swiss Francs

7. Instamojo

Instamojo is the PayPal equivalent for Indian users. You can quickly send payment to other Instamojo user using @username or email address. Similarly, you can receive payment by giving your username to others. You can also set up an online store if you like and sell stuff like digital products or services. I have been using Instamojo for almost 2 years and it’s getting better day by day. Join Instamojo

8. Google Pay

Google pay service is available for everyone to integrate Google pay with their existing website, e-commerce store, app and more. Implementing Google pay is easy with any kind of website or services that you offer or you can use ready-made integration for services like Shopify, WooCommerce, Stripe, Square to name a few.

Payment method: Credit card, debit card, Bank transfer, UPI

Credit card fees: 2.9%

Debit card & bank transfer fees: Zero

Withdrawal time: 1-3 days

Personally, if you are looking for a long term PayPal alternative for your online store, Google pay should be an idle choice. Check out Google pay

9. Skrill

Skrill is a very popular alternative for PayPal & Payoneer because of their currency conversion rates (they are the best). I have tried it myself a couple of times and MB transfers work great. They also offer a prepaid Mastercard that works in millions of shop worldwide. They also have an iPhone & Android app so you can make transactions from your mobile. Create free Skrill account

10. Remitly

Remitly is another popular service to send money to India & Philippines.  They are running great promotional offers & one of them is no charge on transfers over $1000. When sending money via credit or debit card, the transfer will happen automatically at the flat rate of $3.99.

You also have an option to send payment without any fees, but it will take 3 days. I believe that when you are not in a hurry, free is good. Check out Remitly

11. Coinbase merchants

If your business is ok accepting Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum or even stable coins like USDC, you should use Coinbase merchants account. This will help you to save a significant amount of money and the settlement is done quite fast. CoinBase is a well-known crypto service provider from the USA, which has launched Coinbase merchant service a while back. Features of Coinbase merchants:

No fees to accept cryptos. USD coin – If you not accepting crypto due to volatility, you can accept payments in USD coin. It’s faster and pegged to real USD value.

Global – No limitation of jurisdiction

Webhooks for charges

Hosted checkout buttons

Following integrations are available:

Shopify

WooCommerce

OpenCart

Gravity forms

osCommerce

Withdrawing funds to your bank account can take up to 1-3 days.  This service is not for everyone as it requires a little technical know-how that could be easily learned. However, advantage is really high if your clients are ok paying in cryptocurrencies. As a crypto PayPal alternative, this is worth checking out. 

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