Lifestyle Virtual Assistant: Ways to send money abroad

As a lifestyle and travel blogger, I am fortunate to be able to earn passive income from my blog. It took me some time before I started making money from my blog. I quickly learnt that I needed to set up a way for clients to pay me for services rendered. This is one of the many things a blogger needs to have in place if you intend to make money.

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It is also a good idea to learn how to get more blog views which usually translate into more clients. Try using this local seo company as a starter working through the Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).  With high blog views and other blog stats, I started to make some money from this blog. I also quickly learnt that I needed to set up a way for clients to pay me for services rendered. y

Another thing that I learnt a couple of years into blogging was I needed help and hired a VA (Virtual Assistant). But this came with its own challenges, finding ways to send them money for work done. Here are some of the ways I do it and you can too.

Use your bank

If you’re based in the same country as your VA or clients that you need to pay, use your bank. Some banks have better rates and others don’t charge fees to pay someone within the same country. But always check with your bank for any other charges they might apply.

Use Transfer Rapid 

If you’re like me and have VAs and clients living abroad, then you need a dedicated service. Transfer Rapid is one such service you can consider to send money abroad. It is an inexpensive but secure service that allows you to perform money transfer to Romania.

Set-up PayPal Business

Even before I started blogging I had PayPal to send and receive money to/from abroad. I decided to set up PayPal business to utilise the services the free one doesn’t offer like invoice creation. But it’s another way I use to send money abroad, the only down side are the ridiculous fees. Unless you’re in the same country, you don’t normally get charged fees to send money.

Benefits of making money online

When I started blogging, I honestly thought it was a nice space to moan and no one to talk back. But then I got into it and realised its potential and thought, why I don’t I share what I love. I did and here I am years later sharing my Fashion ideas and Travels Adventures around the world. One thing that I am grateful for with blogging is the ability to support others including an old schoolmate.

In a few weeks time I will be celebrating 5 years of blogging, to be honest its shocking I have lasted this long. There has been times when I had been stuck for ideas of what to talk about on the blog. But not once have I ever thought about quitting it all and finding another hobby. And one of the many reasons is because, the passive income supports my other hobbies. But more than that, it helps me support my family as well as extended family abroad.

What are some of the ways you utilise to send money abroad? Do you use a VA to support is repetitive tasks?

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  1. June 27, 2018 / 7:54 am

    Paypal business is definitely the way to go for me, although I haven’t made much money from blogging, I look forward to it though.

  2. June 26, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    Paypal business is definitely a must! It’s the only thing I use currently.

  3. June 24, 2018 / 3:33 am

    What a great list of tips. I usually use my bank services or Paypal. Celebrating 5 years of blogging, hey? Congrats, dear!

  4. June 23, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    I use paypal for most of my payments. I am annoyed by the high fees (for my account it doesn’t matter where the payment comes from, the fee is always the same), but it’s such an easy system and you can keep all your invoices in one place, which helps a lot with the tax at the end of the year.

  5. June 23, 2018 / 3:29 am

    I am frequently tempted to take on a Virtual Assistant. Great to know methods to pay them for their work. Thanks for sharing!

    • Miranda
      Author
      June 23, 2018 / 12:37 pm

      I came to a point where I had no choice but to have a VA and I am glad I did. Now I have a few whom I call upon almost daily.

  6. June 22, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I like using transfer rapid way. Its simplest for my understanding. Although I didn’t know some of the ways you mentioned, thanks for sharing.

    • Miranda
      Author
      June 23, 2018 / 12:36 pm

      I am glad you use it, I have heard only good things about it.

  7. June 22, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    Enjoyed your article. This is good information to hold on to.

  8. June 22, 2018 / 11:56 am

    Great tips, very informative especially to those who are interested in being a virtual assistant. From what I’ve encountered Paypal businesses are the common ones I think.

    • Miranda
      Author
      June 23, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      Yes Paypal business is common unfortunately the fees are annoying

  9. June 22, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I could become a virtual assistant. I love working from home, it is so fulfilling! These are great tips that i shall keep in mind!

  10. Olga Zak
    June 22, 2018 / 8:40 am

    These are good tips. Very interesting information. These are helpful the people who wanted a future virtual assistant. Great article

    • Miranda
      Author
      June 23, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      Thanks Olga, also for those who might need a VA to support them with their website

  11. June 22, 2018 / 8:08 am

    These are some very good tips! Being a virtual assistant can be hard sometimes.

  12. June 22, 2018 / 6:42 am

    Interesting information. I never thought about this. I don’t make money out of my blog yet, I am still on a free platform. I have to remind this when I will decide to go bigger.

    • Miranda
      Author
      June 23, 2018 / 12:34 pm

      You never know when you might want to start making money blogging but its always nice to have things ready

  13. June 22, 2018 / 12:35 am

    Good to know. I’m not sure I’d ever want to be a virtual assistant. But I do always try to build up my page views on my blog so I can earn money. My goals are always to grow it and my social media accounts.

    • Miranda
      Author
      June 23, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      I personally only use VAs but not one myself but its another revenue to make money

  14. June 21, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Honestly didn’t know lots about this but I am glad to have read this. I’ve always wanted to know more.

  15. Cassie
    June 21, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    These are great tips to know if I ever get into the virtual assistant field. Thank you for keeping these in my mind

    • Miranda
      Author
      June 23, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      Glad to hear it and thanks for stopping by

  16. June 21, 2018 / 8:08 am

    These are good tips for a future virtual assistant. Knowing and understanding how a client would pay you for the work completed is definitely a plus before getting started. Thanks for sharing!

    • Miranda
      Author
      June 23, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      You’re most welcome, I found myself learning about this years after starting

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