PayPal for freelancers—the faster way to get paid


Make it simple for customers to pay you quickly with credit and debit cards, or PayPal—you don’t even need a website. Use simple email invoices, your shareable link, or a portable card reader and payments will securely reach your PayPal account in seconds.


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Why Freelancers use PayPal

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Receive money easily and safely
You can create a PayPal business account with just a few personal details and start receiving money straightaway.
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Access your funds faster
International bank transfers can take days, but payments reach your PayPal business account in seconds.


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Accept more types of payment
Don’t miss out on a chance to get paid—let customers pay you with credit or debit cards, even if they don’t have a PayPal account.
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Get paid by international customers
Safely accept payments from around the world—PayPal is available in 202 countries and 25 currencies.



Get paid via your shareable link


With a PayPal business account, you can create a personalised link—for example,—and then send it to customers by text, email, chat or social media. Think of it as a ‘pay now’ link. Let customers enter how much they owe or request a specific amount by adding it to the link—for example, for £25. Customers can pay instantly with their PayPal account.

Get paid through easy
email invoices


Your PayPal business account lets you create email invoices with easy and free customisable templates. Get paid with debit or credit card, or with PayPal—your customers don't need a PayPal account. Request and receive partial payments and track unpaid invoices online. It's as simple as that.


£20 offer for IPSE members—get paid in person, fast


With a PayPal Here card reader, accept card and contactless payments in person without monthly fees or a fixed term. Payments reach your PayPal account in seconds. 

Exclusive offer for IPSE members only.  Please log in or join today for access.
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Get paid securely on freelancer portals

Looking for your next job? The UK’s leading freelancer platforms already allow you to get paid through your PayPal business account.



How to open a PayPal Business account



For any additional queries or concerns, call 0800 358 7929 or contact PayPal to get started.”