There are many options for Filipinos (especially Filipino freelancers) to receive payments from people based outside the country — be it their relatives, friends, or clients for their freelance enterprises.
I talked about one of those options, Payoneer, in the episode, FBP 025: How to Encash Your Freelance Earnings With Payoneer – Part 1. The most popular and powerful platform available is still PayPal. However, PayPal’s fees can be quite steep, which can be a hindrance in growing their freelance business. Freelancers have bills to pay and mouths to feed. They don’t want a large chunk of their online income to be siphoned off into a big company like PayPal.
Thankfully, their are alternative and economical e-wallet services like Paypana.ph. In this episode, I talk to Alejandro Patino, the Country Manager of Paypana.ph. Alejandro hails from Venezuela, the land that produces the most Miss Universe winners. But he has now settled here in our country, with his beautiful Filipino wife and two children, to grow his e-wallet business and give Pinoy freelancers a chance to take their own businesses to the next level.
Here are the key takeaways from the show.
- Alejandro’s background and why he started Paypana.ph.
- Why he moved his family from Venezuela to the Philippines.
- Why Paypana chose to open a branch in the Philippines over it’s other Asian neighbors.
- How an e-wallet service like Paypana can help freelancers.
- The difference between PayPal and Paypana.
- How digital currencies like Bitcoins work.
- Is it safe for freelancers to use Bitcoins?
- How to register at Paypana.ph.
- How to buy gift cards from online shops like Amazon, Playstation and iTunes even if you don’t have a U.S. credit card.
- How to load money into your Paypana account.
- Is there a transaction limit in Paypana.ph?
- How freelancers can use Paypana.ph to collect payment from clients.
- The countries where freelancers can get payments from.
- Why freelancers should encourage their clients to open a Paypana account.
- Why freelancers should open a Paypana account even if they already have a PayPal account.
- What are the fees involved when using Paypana.
- How to pay your bills with Paypana.
- Buying second hand items with Paypana.
- Paypana.ph – It’s free to register.
- What is Bitcoin? (from CNN Money)
- Paypana’s Contact Numbers: 831-0603 / 0927-8779654 / 0999-3951639
“Our freelance friends should look at their Paypana account as another avenue, as another connection.”
“Our interconnected e-wallet service will continue appealing to Filipino freelancers because of the wide array of options that it gives them. Whether spend their money or collect their revenues from their online initiatives.”