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A Virtual Assistant Must-Have: Payment Gateway

To become a Virtual Assistant would also mean: to have an online payment gateway where clients can send their payments for your rendered services.

Me, as an Upwork freelancer, I am currently using the Upwork payment system. Clients are automatically billed each week, informing them of the hour usage, work screenshots, as well as the total amount for the rendered service(s).

I normally accept hourly-based contracts. I prefer working on an hourly basis, which means I am using Upwork’s time tracking system. Fixed-price contracts on the other hand are for repeat clients or on a case-to-case basis – which also goes thru the same Upwork system.

Since I also accept contracts outside Upwork, I normally send an invoice thru Paypal or Payoneer – whichever the client prefers.