The constant change and progress in technology have broken down the boundaries of work. Freelancing has become such a big deal around the world; people can log on to different freelancing platforms to get jobs, do them, get paid and continue to the next job. The same goes for remote work; many people across the globe work remotely from their homes, cafes or co-working spaces for local & international companies. The COVID-19 pandemic has also fast-tracked the concept of remote work for many companies who had been courting the idea. 

In Africa, a lot of people work remotely or are freelancers who work based on tasks. One common issue they face is payments, getting paid via their bank account tends to be tedious, taking too long or not working at all.

Well, at Flutterwave, we have a solution to this problem. We have Payment Links, you can create a payment link that can be sent to your customers, and once they pay, the money shows on your Flutterwave dashboard. With this link, you can receive payments across the globe. While you provide value to your customers by doing great work, let us help you receive your payment with no hassle.

To create a payment link, you will need to sign up on Flutterwave if you haven’t done so already. To sign up, visit Here’s a helpful video that shows you how to sign up. 

Once you have signed up on Flutterwave and your email has been verified, you are ready to create your payment link(s). You can start by logging on to your dashboard where you will see an overview of your account. Visit here to get started with creating your payment links. This video will show you a step by step process of creating payment links. 

We have three different types of payment links:

Single Charge Payment Link

This payment link can be used to receive a one-time payment from your customer; you can modify the currency to your preferred currency.

Subscription (Recurring) Payment Link

This payment link is best suited for recurring payments or payment plans; you can create a subscription link to suit your needs in your preferred currency. As a freelancer, if you will be working with a particular client on multiple occasions, it is advisable to have a subscription payment link. 

Donation Page

You can receive one-time donations for your charity or cause through donation page. If you need to raise funds for a cause using a platform that can accept local and international payments, the Flutterwave Donation page is for you. 

It is also important to note that the payment links can be customized so that you have your unique URL, this can be done when you are creating your link.

Once you have created your payment link, you are ready to start receiving money in your account. All you need to do is send the link to your clients, and you will get paid based on your agreement with the client. 

In this interesting article, we talk to someone who uses our payment links to get paid as a freelancer and also get her money from the people she loaned it to.

We are on a mission to simplify payments for endless possibilities, helping you will take us closer to our mission.

Published by Rotimi Okungbaye

Product marketer