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    International users

    As an international user of the internet. How do you get paid? I am from a country where paypal does not have a local company, so for now I have to spend all my money on the web. In the future, if my earnings increase I would love to be able to withdraw money. So how do you do it?

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    Then don't use Paypal !!

    I can't use Paypal here in Trinidad either. So the couple of times I've done International work I've had the money wire-transferred to my bank, or more recently a client sent me her payment via "Moneygram".

    Western Union has insane charges!!

    I suggest you visit your bank and ask for their advice... see what options are available to you in your area. Ask them about Moneygram.

    I don't know much about what on-line payment services have to offer... maybe someone else can advise you better on that.




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    Don't know if it's available in your country but many folks use Moneybookers when PayPal isn't an option. Maybe someone more knowledgeable will come in and give some more info about it.
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    An escrow account might work. I have done this in the past with customers from other countries. Again, it is best to talk to your bank about this
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    I am from Jamaica, Moneygram won't make much sense for me right now, perhaps in the future. I receive small payments of $50 or less, so it's not like I have a hugh amount, so transfering that by moneygram may not work.

    Also the people who I get paid from don't give moneygram as an option.



    I have spoken to the banks...they can't help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clx
    Also the people who I get paid from don't give moneygram as an option.
    Have you spoken to them about it ??

    I'm sure they'd be nicer about facilitating you that you might expect.


    I receive small payments of $50 or less, so it's not like I have a hugh amount, so transfering that by moneygram may not work.
    If the work is regular enough, maybe you can work out a deal with your employers to pay you on a monthly or semi-annual basis.

    I have spoken to the banks...they can't help.
    Surprise surprise. But it was worth asking, though.

    Did you take a look at Moneybookers or Escrow as yet ??




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    There are many payment processors out there. Ask your clients what methods do they have accessible to them.

    You might look into 2checkout, I was using it before PayPal was available to me and I'm still using it as an alternative option. They now even process PayPal payments besides the credit cards and some other options. The downside is relitively high fees.
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    Have you checked out xoom? (https://www.xoom.com/)

    Seems like this one is getting more popular these days, at least Im requested to do payments through it for freelancers thats not able to use paypal. It works similar to Western Union, only with lower fees.

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    I haven't ask my bosses if they would pay via moneygram but I guess it wouldn't hurt to ask.

    I will check out the other suggestions.

    Thanks much

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    I did have a look at Xoom but I am not entirely comfortable with them yet. I have read a few reviews and not all of them are good.

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    moneybookers is ok for small payments, for bigger wire transfer

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    Have you considered a merchant account with your bank that would allow you to accept credit cards and/or online check payments?

    This option may cost you a little in fees, but it will definitely simplify the payment situation.
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    I will check out moneybrokers, the banks definitely won't help. I tried all my local banks.
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    There may be a local online payment system in you area. Check out the local internet commerce and see what they are using.
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    I had a guy doing some work for me that used plimus.. while I wasnt a huge fan of it, he said its great for accepting payment directly via credit card and paypal, even though his country is not a paypal country..

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    I am in Pakistan and there is no Paypal here. So I use Moneybookers

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    I will do some research on plimus, it's the first time I am hearing about them.
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    I'd suggest you to take a look at http://www.plimus.com. With their help you'll be able to accept just everything - paypal, credit cards, wire transfers, etc. And once a month they'll send all money collected during previous month (so for example you'll get all payments made during February in March) to your bank account via wire transfer or will send you a cheque or put all money to Plimus debit card (which will be sent to you). And of course, you can choose any of that ways of receiving the collected money.
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    I am from South AFrica and PayPal is not supported by our local banks at all. They say PayPal is a security risk - from a money laundering perspective.

    I eventually found HSBC Bank and opened an account with them. They provided me with a debit card that I could use at any local ATM and withdraw the cash. No problem. Well not until the authorities dicovered that I had opent he HSBC account without their permission. By then I had stopped trading due to other problems and closed the account.

    So, for what it's worth, HSBC Bank might be an option. Their link is www.hsbc.co.uk/
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    Thanks, I am checking both option, Plimus and HSBC.
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