PayPal Alternatives 2018: 5 Solutions For Bloggers & Affiliate Marketers

I’ve been using PayPal for more than four years. I can firmly say that it is the easiest way of sending and receiving money online.

But I can’t use PayPal the way I want it. I am from Bangladesh where PayPal is not available. I have to use my sister’s PayPal account who lives in the USA.

Using others PayPal account is not a problem when you are doing few transactions. But as the transactions increase, it creates some problems like tax issues, limitations, etc.

The great news is, there are some alternatives to PayPal.

If you are a blogger, an affiliate marketer, or a freelancer from one of the PayPal unsupported countries, you are in the right place. Here I’ll be sharing a list of best PayPal alternatives for 2018.

PayPal Alternatives 2018

  1. Payoneer (Best For Bloggers & Affiliate Marketers)
  2. Skrill (Best For Users Based Transactions)
  3. 2Checkout (Best For Accepting Payments Globally)
  4. Selz (Best For Products Owners & Services Providers)
  5. Payza (Best For Local Payments)

1. Payoneer

Payoneer is the best PayPal alternative for freelancers, bloggers, and affiliate marketers. It makes the international money transfer insanely easy.

It provides a Payoneer Card which can be used to make international payments and withdraw money from local ATM booths. It also offers a Virtual US Bank account to receive global payments. You can also withdraw your money from your local banks through Payoneer.

Here are few things you can do by using Payoneer.

If you are going to sign up for Payoneer, here's a special offer for you. Payoneer offers $50 bonus for RTB readers.


2. Skrill

Formerly known as MoneyBookers, Skrill is another great way to send and receive money. You can quickly send and receive money from Skrill users. The first transaction is free.

Skrill mainly focuses on users transaction rather than getting payment from other companies. However, here are few things you can do with Skrill as a blogger.


3. 2Checkout

2Checkout is different from other online payment services. It allows you to receive payments from buyers worldwide. It accepts payments from Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Paypal, JCB, Diners Club International and all global debit cards. And you can receive your payments through EFT, Wire Transfer, and Payoneer.

You can integrate 2Checkout with several shopping carts like Bigcommerce, Drupal Commerce, E-junkie, Easy Digital Downloads, Magento, PrestaShop, Selz, Shopify, WHMCS, WooCommerce, andmany more.

It is a great Paypal alternative when you offer products or services on your blog, but you don't have any PayPal access.


4. Selz

Selz is yet another PayPal substitute for freelancers and bloggers who sell products/services. It has a free WordPress plugin to add a shopping cart to your WordPress site. The amazing thing is, your visitor don't have to leave your site to buy something from you.

You can add buy buttons, product widgets or a whole store to your website. It has a bunch of professional themes to create online stores and landing pages. You can even sell through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

The other features are tracking sales performance, offering discounts and coupons, managing customers, etc. Selz supports 190 countries and 100+ currencies.


5. Payza

Payza is a popular online payment platform that supports more than 190 countries and 21 currencies. While Payza is not so helpful in getting affiliate payments, it offers the easiest way to send and receive money within the users.

Another great thing about Payza is, it offers a reloadable Prepaid Card which can be used everywhere credits cards are accepted. But this feature is available in selected countries.

Payza has some amazing features for Business which are payment buttons, centralized management, shopping cart integration, etc.

Here are few things Bloggers can do with Payza.

  • Buy domain and web hosting with Payza.
  • Make online payments via Payza Prepaid Card.
  • Earn money through Payza Referral Program.
  • Make local payments.

Over to You

So these are the some best PayPal alternatives for bloggers and affiliate marketers.

You don't need to sign up for all the platforms. Just choose one or two that suit your needs. Here's my recommendation.

However, let us know if you are using any other alternatives. And please help me by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

  • Tamal Anwar says:

    Hi Rayhan, PayPal has simply no alternatives since a lot of affiliate sites pay using PayPal. But still we are lucky to have these alternatives like Payoneer and 2CheckOut. Learned about Selz from this post, thanks for sharing.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      You can get affiliate payments via Payoneer. It is supported by most of the big affiliate networks. I’ve already written a post on Payoneer supported affiliate networks.

      However, good luck with your new blog.

  • Hi dear brother,
    Actually, the alternative of PayPal depends on the affiliate sites. If a network supports PayPal and Payoneer both, and if I’d have the only Payoneer then Payoneer is the alternative of PayPal to me! Isn’t it? However thanks for your recommendation.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      It is. When it comes to getting affiliate payments, Payoneer is the best solution.

  • Rikke says:

    Hello, Istiak, I’d suggest including Cardinity as another alternative. I’ve found it after a thorough research while looking for the best PayPal alternatives and its fees seemed like the friendliest in the market so far: https://cardinity.com/pricing. It would be great to know your opinion about it, in comparison with others. Thanks!

  • Hey Istiak, I have been using Paypal and Payoneer both into my list but glad to know that you listed some payment solutions here.

    Payoneer is good in terms of fees and they charge less fees as compared to Paypal. Paypal charges huge fees but it is highly favored by lot of companies.

    Whenever I get chance I always ask clients for Payoneer to save some bucks here.

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      Same here. Most of my affiliates pay through PayPal. But I use Payoneer whenever possible.

  • Nazmus Sadat says:

    Hello,
    I am also from Bangladesh.I want to use 2checkout to receive payments from my customers.But I came to know about many negative reviews regarding 2checkout on many blogs.The common complain about them is they block account more frequently without any valid reason.Could you please explain about it?is it really safe to use 2checkout?

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      I don’t have any first hand experience of using 2Checkout. But as per as I know, it’s a good company. BTW, what kind of product/service are you selling now?

  • faizu says:

    Payoneer will give $50 really?
    Can I use it after sign up?

    • Istiak Rayhan says:

      No, you have to make a transaction of $100 to earn the bonus.

  • Faiz Mahmud says:

    Hi, i am from Bangladesh. I want to use Payoneer card. How can i upload money to Payoneer card from Bangladesh?