HTO Lesson 6: Paying Your Assistants

A few days ago we discussed how your assistants may charge you when you outsource tasks to them. Some choose hourly while others charge a set fee for their services. No matter which way is used, there is still the question of how you actually get the money to them.

Since most of the help you will receive in your business will be conducted via the Internet, the question of how you’ll pay for the services is a frequent one. There are a few ways that contractors may require payment from their clients.

Here are the most requested ones:

  • PayPal
  • Check or Money Order
  • Credit Card

The majority of assistants with online businesses conduct their billing via the help of PayPal and you’ll see that sending payment is as easy as clicking a button in your own PayPal account. They will invoice you via their account and you’ll simply click the “Pay” button next to their invoice.

Paypal is usually the preferred method, especially if you hire contractors who live outside your own country.

That’s it, that’s all there is to it. Now, that was easy wasn’t it?

** Take Action**

1. Do you have an active PayPal Accounts? (sounds silly, but you’d be surprised how many clients I’ve worked with who have funny issues with theirs.  Take time to fix anything that might not be right with yours today, or schedule it into your calendar.

p.s.  A real person will answer the phone at PayPal.


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October 12, 2013