I would to know which the best payment form to be paid for clients from foreign countries?

For example, is Paypal a good option for it? Any useful tips or other options are all welcome.

  • Get 100% payment up front. Trying to collect on diligent accounts across international borders is a nightmare.
    – Scott
    Sep 11, 2020 at 18:46
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From my experience, the best one is transferwise.com for its fast service, low fees and great customer support. Else, to secure your contracts you have to set it in trustful platform such as upwork or freelancer.com or hellosign.com

  • So, out of freelancer platforms as the ones you cited above not even thinking, right?
    – Jorge Luiz
    Sep 12, 2020 at 0:47
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    never start working or accept a freelancing job outside a protected environment. Else your client will have the possibility to not pay you and you could do nothing about that rather than prepare some thousands to hire a lawyer which doesn't sound a good idea.
    – user25163
    Sep 12, 2020 at 9:53

Transferwise is a great option simply because of its low costs and wide availability, however, they don't accept credit cards. Paypal or Stripe are generally quite good also, but if you run into a chargeback, you can depend upon neither to do anything to support you. Lastly, bitcoin exchanges are a great method if you want to accept payments from countries where the other two are not available.

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