Use international payment methods to your advantage, pay less fees, and keep more money in YOUR pocket!

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Business of Translation and Interpreting

Course summary
Start time:Feb 17, 2011 16:00 GMT     Add to calendar

Duration: 60 minutes. Check what time the course is running in your local time here
Language:English
Summary:This webinar is for both agencies and freelancers! Learn how you can manage your payments on either end of the transaction so that you keep the most amount of money in your own pocket, rather than losing money to fees and other hidden costs.
Description
There are many options available to translators and agencies by which we can receive or make payments for services. This webinar addresses using payment methods to your advantage to keep the most amount of money in your pocket, rather than losing it to fees or exchange rates. We will cover the pros and cons of payment by check, direct deposit, wire transfer, credit card, prepaid bank card, PayPal/Moneybookers, as well as companies like Travelex and AMEX that facilitate currency exchange for those of us with international clients or vendors, as well as other related payment issues.
Target audience
• Agencies who pay vendors in or outside the country where they are located.
• Freelancers who receive payments from clients in or outside the country where they are located.
• Freelancers or agencies who are tired of losing money when paying across international boundaries.
Learning objectives
• Attendees will learn the pros and cons of at least 7 (legitimate) payment methods.
• Attendees will receive information that will help them assess which payment methods are most beneficial for their particular situation.
• Attendees will walk away with ideas about how to minimize the “cost of business” where sending or receiving payments is concerned.
Prerequisites
It will be helpful if attendees review their current payment methods (for sending and/or receiving payments) before the webinar.
Program
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• Discussion of Currency Exchange with regard to international payments
• Pros and Cons of Payment by Check
• Pros and Cons of ACH/EFT
• Pros and Cons of Wire Transfer
• Pros and Cons of Paypal/Moneybookers
• Pros and Cons of Travelex, AMEX, etc.
• Pros and Cons of Prepaid Debit Cards
• Pros and Cons of Merchant Credit Card Account
• Assessing your own needs
Virtual platform system requirements
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000 (Linux is not supported)
• Required: Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, or Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled) . If needed, download Java here.
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better recommended
• Recommended: Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 2.0 or newer; (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL or better recommended
• Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
Registration and access
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Click on the buy button on the right to purchase your seat

Participation fee includes:

• access to webinar session.
• unlimited access to the webinar recording.
• powerpoint slides to remind participants of the key points and lessons learned.
• certificates of attendance.

How do I purchase my spot?

To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
Trainer
Eve Lindemuth Bodeux    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Eve Lindemuth Bodeux has been active in the translation and localization industries for over 15 years. She has broad of experience within these industries including vendor management, project management and translation, as well as building and directing international project teams. She has successfully managed projects for a variety of clients worldwide and has experience in preparing products for markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas. She integrates insider knowledge of the localization process with language-specific, technical and cultural considerations for successful project completion. Eve has graduate degrees from both a US university and a French university and is a dual French-American national. She is actively involved in professional associations that serve international and language-related industries and is a voting member of the American Translators Association and Vice President of the Colorado Translators Association. She has given numerous presentations about translation and localization to professional associations and university programs throughout the US and Europe. She has published many articles on the same topics. She lives in the Denver, CO USA area.
Comments about this course

Use international payment methods to your advantage, pay less fees, and keep more money in YOUR pocket!

Dr Manuel Delgado Identity Verified
Brazil
Member
English to Portuguese
Invoice 1934074Feb 2, 2011

I can't find the Sign up now option

 

Dr Manuel Delgado Identity Verified
Brazil
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English to Portuguese
How to sign upFeb 3, 2011

Please indicate where the option Sign up now is. Thank you.

 
How to sign upFeb 3, 2011

Dr Manuel Delgado wrote:

Please indicate where the option Sign up now is. Thank you.


I see you registered and paid for this training. A GTW link will be sent to your email address soon. This link you will need to use when log in the training platform. Please follow instructions provided in the email and wish you a good webinar!

My bests,
Helen


 

Susanna Garcia Identity Verified
Local time: 16:55
Italian to English
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Less fees?Feb 3, 2011

Less money but fees? Reduced fees?

 

Eve Lindemuth Bodeux
Local time: 09:55
French to English
Less fees?Feb 4, 2011

Susanna Garcia wrote:

Less money but fees? Reduced fees?


HI, Susanna, sorry the title wasn't clear. What I meant was, first, learn how to use international payment methods to your advantage, (get the best exchange rates and pay less fees), while keeping more of the money you have earned. So, more money, and less or no fees. We will look look at several different options, and their pros and cons.

Thanks!
Eve


 

Good News TS Identity Verified
Local time: 17:55
English to German
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buy video afterwardsFeb 5, 2011

Hello Eve,
I wont be able to attend the webinar at this time, but would like to get the video. Can I buy it later in the education/on-demand-courses/videos section at Proz?
Regards, Clia


 

Juliette Scott Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:55
French to English
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Europe?Feb 10, 2011

Hi Eve,
Will you webinar apply to payment methods in Europe or only the US?
Regards, Juliette


 

suew Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:55
Member (2008)
German to English
+ ...
Slides available?Feb 10, 2011

I would like to attend this webinar but know already that I would miss 20 minutes of it (because of the so-called "school run") - would it be possible to have a copy of the slides? Or should I wait for it to be staged at another time when I can be there for the whole of the webinar?

 

Eve Lindemuth Bodeux
Local time: 09:55
French to English
buy video afterwardsFeb 11, 2011

Good News TS wrote:

Hello Eve,
I wont be able to attend the webinar at this time, but would like to get the video. Can I buy it later in the education/on-demand-courses/videos section at Proz?
Regards, Clia


Yes, ProZ training can be purchased as a recording after the webinar has taken place, and this webinar will be available as download after it has taken place.

Thanks for your interest!


 

Eve Lindemuth Bodeux
Local time: 09:55
French to English
Europe?Feb 11, 2011

Juliette Scott wrote:

Hi Eve,
Will you webinar apply to payment methods in Europe or only the US?
Regards, Juliette


Hello, Juliette, it really applies to anyone who deals with international payments, whether you are in Europe or the US. I mainly discuss Europe and the US, but anyone trying to get payments internationally (Europe Asia, US Asia, or Europe Asia, and including South America, etc.) will benefit. I talk about various ways to facilitate international payments, and most options will be available in most regions of the world. In any csae, you will see that there are many more options outside the normal payment methods that we all know about (paypal, moneybookers, wires, etc.). Hope to see you there!


 

Eve Lindemuth Bodeux
Local time: 09:55
French to English
Slides available?Feb 11, 2011

suew wrote:

I would like to attend this webinar but know already that I would miss 20 minutes of it (because of the so-called "school run") - would it be possible to have a copy of the slides? Or should I wait for it to be staged at another time when I can be there for the whole of the webinar?


I think if you pay for the webinar, you can watch it later as a recording as well. However, I am not sure. ProZ staff, could you please confirm that?

I will also give out handouts that include the bullet points from the slides.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks!
Eve


 

Susanna Garcia Identity Verified
Local time: 16:55
Italian to English
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Off topic - Crossed wiresFeb 11, 2011

Eve Lindemuth Bodeux wrote:

Susanna Garcia wrote:

Less money but fees? Reduced fees?


HI, Susanna, sorry the title wasn't clear. What I meant was, first, learn how to use international payment methods to your advantage, (get the best exchange rates and pay less fees), while keeping more of the money you have earned. So, more money, and less or no fees. We will look look at several different options, and their pros and cons.

Thanks!
Eve


Hi Eve,

I'm afraid I wasn't clear in my posting - I understand the purpose of the webinar, I was querying the use of 'less' with 'fees' and suggesting an alternative. Fewer fees perhaps?

Sorry about that.

Suzi


 

Laura Garcia Mesa Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 13:55
Member (2008)
English to Spanish
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missed it!Feb 18, 2011

Hi! I was/ still am very interested in this topic unfortunately I was not able to attend. I'd like to access the link to buy the recording.
Thanks in advance
Laura


 
Video is readyFeb 23, 2011

Hi Laura,

Thanks for your interest in the training!

The video is now ready and I have just emailed all registered users with a link to the video available here, http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4538 ; and to all registered and paid users with a direct link to the video and to the handouts.

Please note that you can watch the video as many times as you like - there is no limit!

Hope this helps. Have a nice day!

My bests,
Helen


 

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