I am doing a few small scale (< $200) freelancing jobs and I've found a couple of interested individuals off the net. I need to receive payment, and I have decided to use paypal.
However, as these people are strangers, I am concerned about privacy. I do not want to use my regular personal paypal account to receive my payments. I do not want my personal info leaked in case some of the individuals turn out to be scammers.
I have a few questions:
Can I create another personal account to accept money, using the same postal address as my regular account?
When I receive payments from the other party, what private information will paypal give to the other party (other than my email address)? My name, mail address, etc..?
Unrelated to privacy, but will printing the transfer log be enough for my own tax records (for proving income, etc...)?
Unrelated to privacy, but how long will it take for a paypal-to-paypal money transfer to clear? That is, when will the funds definitely reside in my account after it's been sent by the other party?
Both my clients and myself are located in the US.