Probably one of the most popular ways of receiving payment online these days is via PayPal. PayPal is now an ebay owned company, so if you have ever had any dealings on ebay, then you are more than likely to have come across this service.
This is quickly turning into the standard online method when it comes to money transactions and a lot of companies will actually only pay you via this method.
You can send and receive money from anyone with an email address, and if you have a UK or US bank account they will transfer funds directly, (they are adding more countries for Direct Deposit all the time).
No more hassle taking check/cheques to the bank that may be subject to exchange fees etc.
You are required to confirm a credit card/bank account to activate your account, but this is a well established and respected company and all transactions are done over a secure connection.
Click here to visit PayPal