You’ve decided to stop wasting your time with minimum wage office jobs and instead pursue a more fulfilling life as a digital nomad. Your plan is to sell your goods and services online and maybe even make some money by taking on small projects. You want to be your own boss and have control over your life. You’ve heard of the “gigs economy,” and you believe you can be a part of it.
In the meantime, you’re still tethered to a network account that you need to keep in good standing in order to continue your online activities. To do this, you’ve signed up for ExpressVPN, a VPN service that is both highly reliable and incredibly easy to use. You’ve also decided to go for one of their annual plans, which provide you with enough bandwidth to stream HD videos and a generous supply of VPN servers in multiple locations around the world.
You’ve used their service in the past and find it easy to recommend. As someone who travels for work and plays computer games for fun, their service has always been a godsend. But now, since you’ve decided to take your career in a new direction, you want to make sure that all your accounts are fully functional and offer the best possible service to all your clients. You don’t want to risk losing any business because of a poorly running account.
Luckily, shutting down automatic payments is both easy and free. So here we are, going over how to turn off automatic payments on ExpressVPN.
Change The Password
If you’ve been using the same password for your network account as you’ve used for your ExpressVPN account, then you already know that this is a bad idea. When you’re no longer using the account, you should change the password so that it doesn’t match. This way, you’ll be sure that no one else can access your account and wreak havoc.
Change The Confirming Email
By default, ExpressVPN will send you a confirmation email when you sign up for the service. It will contain a link that you need to click on in order to activate your account. But, if you’ve been meaning to delete this email, then you should change the email you’re using to confirm the account so that it doesn’t match your old one.
Change The Security Question
Security questions are, generally, a bad idea. They make it extremely easy for someone to gain access to your account and perform any kind of transaction. And, since they’re often easy to figure out, they tend to be used by scammers. That’s why you should change the security question you’re using if you’ve been using the same one for a while. You can see a list of possible questions and answers at any time here. And, when you do change it, make sure you do so on multiple websites and accounts so that no one can guess what your security question is. This reduces the risk of someone guessing your security question and using it to gain access to your account.
Change The Default Location
If you’ve been using the same location for your account’s billing address then you’ve been giving yourself away free. Since ExpressVPN does not require you to enter a billing address when you make a purchase, you should change the location you’re using for the account to a place where you will not get charged when you use the service.
Manage The Billing And Payment Options
One of the more tedious parts of working with a VPN service is dealing with billing and payment options. You’ll need to contact the company’s support at least a couple of times before you’ll get a response that’s satisfactory. Here’s where things can get a little confusing. When you make a purchase with ExpressVPN, you’ll be asked if you want to continue to be automatically billed or if you want to pay the bill each month. If you choose to be automatically billed, then you’ll need to continue making payments as usual. Or, if you’d like to pay only at the end of each month, then you can set up a payment plan. You can find help with this part by checking out their FAQ here.
Disable Two-Step Verification
Two-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring you to enter a code that is texted to you on your mobile device every time you make a transaction. You’ll need to disable it if you no longer need it. Since it is an added layer of protection, you can re-enable it once you’ve changed your password and confirmed your email address. Two-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring you to enter a code that is texted to you on your mobile device every time you make a transaction. You’ll need to disable it if you no longer need it. Since it is an added layer of protection, you can re-enable it once you’ve changed your password and confirmed your email address.
Change The Name
The name you use to identify your account on social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook should correspond with the account name you use to login to your internet service provider (ISP). If you use the same name on these platforms as you use for your account then, inevitably, you’ll end up in a Twitter war with someone trying to sell you bedsheets or cheap jewelry. Since you can’t win these wars (usually resulting in your downfall), you should change the name you use to identify your account on these platforms. It’s usually a bad idea to use your full last name, as this is often used as your username by other people. The same can be said for using your first name or a nickname.
Delete Your Account
Once you’ve done all of these things, you should consider deleting the account you created. You can ask the service to help you delete the account by sending them a message through the web interface or by getting in touch with their customer service. You should consider deleting your account once you’ve done all of these things, as it will make it much more difficult for scammers to get in touch with you if they want to scam you. Also, if someone was just able to get in touch with you due to a vulnerability and did not do anything illegal, then you can safely assume that it was a bug and not a breach of security.
If you’ve been thinking about leaving your job as a receptionist and going independent as a virtual assistant, then ExpressVPN is an excellent choice for you. Not only do they offer an affordable annual plan, but they also make it easy for you to set up your account and get going. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can secure your internet connection, change your password and email, and then disable automatic payment options. Your new business will be able to get off the ground easily and be operational wherever you choose. Since we’re on the subject, here’s a great article you can read about running a successful virtual assistant business:
How to Become a Virtual Assistant
You’ll need to get in touch with the company’s support team to ensure you’re using the correct billing details. Then, you can begin by setting up automatic payments to ensure your bills are covered. Finally, you can disable automatic payments so you have to remember to make a payment each month. You’ve decided to take your career in a new direction and are proud to announce that you are now a digital nomad. Your clients are now spread across the globe and you’ve signed on with a VPN to keep your business confidential and secure. As your reputation as a VA grows, you’ve decided to create a team to help you run your business. You’ll be needing administrative help to keep all your ducks in a row, so you’ve added another employee. Your business is doing well, and you’ve decided to hire a graphic designer to help you grow your business. Your virtual assistant business is now a multiple-personality organization, with you and your staff handling day-to-day operations while delegating tasks and working remotely when needed. You’ve decided to take a step back from your responsibilities as the business grows. Since you’re a popular choice for VAs, you’ve accepted a contract to do some translation work for a leading online marketplace. You’ve decided that a change of scenery will do you good and signed on for a trip abroad. While you’re gone, the rest of your team will step in and help out. Your contract is coming to an end, and you’ve been doing plenty of work for an international client so you’ve earned a long break. You’ve decided to take a little sabbatical and now work as a digital nomad. While you travel, you’ve signed up for an affiliate program with a digital marketing company that will take care of all the billing and payments for you. You’ve decided to take a break from working so that you can spend more time with your family. You’ve been struggling with depression for a long time and finally decided to seek help. You’re glad that you did, as your therapist helps you find the strength to move forward.