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brainbuzzmedia says

What is the best / easiest way to be paid without using paypal for someone living the in US? I have had more problems with paypal than I would like and would rather use something like a direct transfer. Is this possible, or is there some other method that would be easier?

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theAlThemist says
Payment methods:
  • PayPal
  • Moneybookers
  • Envato Prepaid MasterCard┬« (Payoneer)
  • International Transfer (SWIFT)
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brainbuzzmedia says

Yeah.. I’m asking if anyone (in the US) has used any of the alternatives you listed there, and if there was any trouble with them.

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theAlThemist says

I am always using the SWIFT transfer and everything is OK. If it works for a small country like Bulgaria, I can’t see a reason for a problems in the USA .

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fillerspace says

What are the SWIFT fees like? You get charged twice, right?

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brainbuzzmedia says

Why twice?

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RightHere says

I use SWIFT or Payoneer Mastercard both work great never had any problems.

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Pixelworkshop says

I heard that some banks take a fee when you receive foreign payments, I use the SWIFT transfert since a few months and it looks like I don’t pay anything additional on my side.

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FRESHFACE says

I suggest Payoneer.

PayPal is like: “phone call, rant, phone call, month quiet, phone call, rant, ban, quiet”.

Moneybookers is like: “send us this document, phone call, send us that document, phone call, your documents have expired so upload a new ones, phone call, please increase my limit – please give us more proof documents, rant, hackers, quiet”

Payoneer is like: “here is your card, cheers”.

P.S: Don’t try to compare the fees, just select the service you like because you will pay everywhere roughly the same.

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fillerspace says

Why twice?

It costs money to send a wire transfer and to receive, I just assumed Envato passes the fee to send along to you. My bank charges $35-45 to send and $12-16 to receive.

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