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SandraV  Identity Verified
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Apr 27, 2004

Hi! I just got my first translation from a client in USA- I live in Mexico- Can you please tell me how Pay Pal works , and if it's convenient to open an account? because I have read in this forum that some persons have had problems withdrawing their money? Is Pay Pal the best way of getting paid or is there other methods?
Thank you


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Jose Ruivo  Identity Verified
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Several alternatives Apr 28, 2004

Hi Sandra


Sandra wrote:

Is Pay Pal the best way of getting paid or is there other methods?



Yes, there are several other alternatives.

Below is a list of the web sites related to services which are an alternative to Paypal.

It would take me a while to explain hoe each of them works - you can read the explanations on the web yourself, sorry

I have personal experience with MoneyBookers, WesternUnion, and MoneyGram, and can only say goods things about them.

Here's the list:

http://www.moneybookers.com
http://www.corporatepayments.com
https://wumt.westernunion.com/info/osMoneyTransferOptions.asp
https://www.westernunion.com
https://www.emoneygram.com
http://www.moneygram.com
http://www.ikobo.com


Regards,
Jose B. Ruivo


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Use the forum search Apr 28, 2004

Hi Sandra,
Most of the systems mentioned by Jose have been discussed in this forum - just use their names as search items.

Best regards, Ralf


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GoodWords  Identity Verified
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Helpful article Apr 28, 2004

Anita Karlson Henssler has written a very helpful introduction to PayPal for translators, which you can read at http://www.polartext.com/art4.htm.

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GoodWords  Identity Verified
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Direct transfer through Citibank Apr 29, 2004

If you have a Banamex account and the client has a Citibank account, they may be able to do a direct global transfer, which only costs $5 USD. I saw something about this recently on a translator mailing list but I can't find the information now. See http://web.da-us.citibank.com/cgi-bin/citifi/scripts/prod_and_service/prod_serv_detail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&BS_Id=InterCiti&M=S.

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SandraV  Identity Verified
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Thanks! May 1, 2004

Jose Ruivo wrote:

Hi Sandra


Sandra wrote:

Is Pay Pal the best way of getting paid or is there other methods?



Yes, there are several other alternatives.

Below is a list of the web sites related to services which are an alternative to Paypal.

It would take me a while to explain hoe each of them works - you can read the explanations on the web yourself, sorry

I have personal experience with MoneyBookers, WesternUnion, and MoneyGram, and can only say goods things about them.

Here's the list:

http://www.moneybookers.com
http://www.corporatepayments.com
https://wumt.westernunion.com/info/osMoneyTransferOptions.asp
https://www.westernunion.com
https://www.emoneygram.com
http://www.moneygram.com
http://www.ikobo.com


Regards,
Jose B. Ruivo




Thank you very much Jose, I'll check these links.
Sandy


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SandraV  Identity Verified
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Thanks! May 1, 2004

Thank you very much to everyone for your kind replies!.

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