If you earn money online, then it can be a really good idea to be paid via your Paypal account. Some people may think that it is better to have the money put straight into their bank though, in the way people do with a conventional job, but there are good reasons for not doing this when you are working online.
If you want the money that you earn to go directly into your bank account, then you will have to supply your bank account details to your employer. When we are working in a conventional job we probably do not even consider that this would be a problem, however, with an online job you have to be so much more careful. Firstly, do you know where your employer is based, who they are or if they can be trusted? There is the possibility that they could use those bank details to steal money from you or sell them to others who will. Even if they do not do this, when you email over the details to them there is a chance that the email could be intercepted and those details taken from someone else. This could also lead to similar problems of money being stolen from you and possibly identity theft as well. It is nice to trust people and not to worry about this sort of thing happening but sadly the reality is that it happens a lot and to many people. Therefore it is always wise to be very cautious.
Paypal helps to eliminate this problem by only requiring you to supply an email address to your employer. They will then send money to your email address via Paypal and you will never need to give them your bank details. It also protects them as they will not need to reveal their bank details to you. They can also pay by credit card, debit card, bank transfer or using funds they already have in the account, so it is more flexible for them.
There is one problem with Paypal and that is that it will charge for this service. Obviously it is a business and they need to make money. This means that they charge per transaction and there may be a percentage charge as well. The rates will depend on whether you have an individual or business account. You have to decide whether you think that the security that they provide is worth the charges that they take. It is good to take a look at their charges and fees and see how much they are and think about whether you think it is worth it. If you are charging your employer then you could ask them if they would be willing to pay enough to cover these fees too. Alternatively, make sure that you are being paid enough for what you are doing to incorporate these costs. They may seem small but if your pay is also small then it is important to make sure that you make allowances for them.