The first thing I discovered when I delved into the world of affiliate marketing is that most companies offer a number of ways to pay out – check (cheque), direct deposit or sometimes PayPal.
If you are new to affiliate marketing, you will need to open up an account with Paypal for sure before you can get paid by anyone using Sendowl or other ecourse affiliate programs.
This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links. I only recommend brands I use and trust.
If you are promoting products to a market other than your home country or are taking advantage of the Amazon Onelink program, you will need to have a way to be paid internationally.
Unfortunately, some affiliate programs do not use Paypal because of the fees.
Amazon in particular, does not offer PayPal and takes a fair chunk off of fees if you request a check.
If you are located in, let’s say the Canada, and you have traffic from the US and would like to use Amazon Associates in the USA, you used to have only 2 options:
- Accept payment in the form of an Amazon Gift card (only valid on the US site)
- Wait for a check payment in USD
I was in this situation until a few months ago when I discovered an awesome solution – Payoneer.com. This has allowed me to receive payments from my Amazon Associates in the US with no threshold and for low fees.
How Payoneer works
Payoneer allows you to get paid in USD, EUR, GBP, JPY & CNY* – as if you had your own local bank account.
You can also use their Amazon store manager to connect your Amazon stores and get automatic payments.
How to get started
1. Open up a free account here
2. Choose the currency you wish to get paid in (e.g. GBP for Amazon.co.uk).
3. Payoneer will provide you with a local bank account number that you can give to the merchant just as if you had
an account in the source country.
4. When you receive money in your account, simply transfer it to your own account for a low fee.
What are the costs involved?
Joining Payoneer is free as is receiving money from another Payoneer member.
It is free to receive payments in EUR, GBP, JPY and CNY.
It costs 1% to receive payments in USD (eg. for Canadians using Amazon.com links).
Transfering money to your home bank account costs 2% if it is in a different currency.
You can also receive payments from your customers if you are selling a product for a 3% fee.
Bonus $25 free offer!
Open up your FREE Payoneer account through my referral link and get $25 FREE once you receive $100.
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