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Time to get paid: Who pays payment processing fees for freelancers?

October 16, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, business membership, payments, ProZ*Pay

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When outsourcers and service providers connect via ProZ.com, neither side is charged any commissions or fees. However, to make payments for work provided there is always a cost to getting money from one party to another. They are commonly referred to as payment processing fees.

So who pays these fees?

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How freelance translators get paid in USD using Wise (formerly Transferwise), PayPal, Payoneer, Skrill and more

September 7, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in translator, payments, payoneer, PayPal, ProZ*Pay

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Some reasons for gaps between work completion and payout

August 13, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, payments, invoicing, ProZ*Pay

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You have completed the work for your client. All aspects of the project have been submitted as requested. You have sent an invoice for your services. However, the client has not started your payout from the work. Why not?

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Getting payout your way, choosing your payment methods as a freelancer

August 4, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, payments, ProZ.com, ProZ*Pay

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When agreeing to work with a client, it is important to discuss or understand the employer's process for sending out payroll. Is there one unified method or outside service used for sending payments? Are there multiple ways to receive your money? Can this company pay you in your country?

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ProZ.com 101: a glimpse of the translation workplace

June 22, 2021 / by Lucía Leszinsky posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, translator, jobs, payments, networking, translation, ProZ.com, community, language industry, rates, direct clients

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Are you new to the translation industry? Would you like to work as a translator, but you are unsure about how to get started? Do you have questions about ProZ.com, the platform, the community, the tools available? Then this post is for you. Just keep the following in mind, and you'll find your way in the ProZ.com translation workplace in no time:

 

« ProZ.com is different than what you may be expecting »

 

The following questions and answers will show you why.


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Paying your crowd, how to pay crowdsourced freelancers quickly

March 2, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, business membership, payments, ProZ*Pay

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Your business opportunities require the services of language professionals across many languages from many different countries. Features exist at ProZ.com and other freelancer platforms for you and your vendor managers to quickly recruit many freelancers for your job in translation, interpreting, subtitling, transcription and more. Your project managers may deploy these tools to recruit talent to complete the work.

How will you pay this crowd of freelancers? 


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How the overpayment scam works on freelancers

February 16, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translator, jobs, payments, Blue Board, language industry, risk management

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The overpayment scam may be the most active scam affecting online freelancers. This scheme is very simple, and many are entrapped with it.

You are offered a job with part of the payment coming in advance, but the scammer sends you a larger than agreed upon payment and asks for a partial refund. Or, a payment is made in advance and then the project is unexpectedly canceled.

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Freelancers need to set your payment terms

January 27, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translator, interpreter, payments, invoicing, ProZ*Pay

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As a freelancer, one of the most joyous parts of the month is getting paid. However, when you work for yourself, it can get a little more complicated than just cashing a monthly check. Here are our strategies for how and when to get paid as a freelancer as well as how to set payment terms.

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How freelancers bank without a home

January 13, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, payments, PayPal, ProZ*Pay

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Are you a freelancer constantly on the move? In a world where living as a digital nomad is becoming more and more common, it leaves us wondering how to transition from a traditional lifestyle to one unencumbered by physical boundaries. 

One of the largest concerns is financing; how do freelancers bank without a home? Let's discuss how freelancers can bank while on the move.

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Save hours, unload bulk payments to freelancers to ProZ*Pay

October 23, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, payments, payoneer, PayPal, ProZ*Pay, LSP

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Using freelancers for language jobs can help save time and make LSPs more efficient. Paying freelancers from around the world is not efficient. Imagine if the time to onboard and pay those same freelancers were eliminated.

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Solve non-payments on your Blue Board record faster

July 8, 2020 / by Rocío Tempone posted in business membership, payments, ProZ.com, business page, Blue Board, ProZ*Pay, LSP

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Just like Business Pages, the ProZ.com Blue Board works as a business card. Not only are Blue Board records an important risk management tool for language service providers since 2001, but they also show a company's reliability in terms of payment and commitment.

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My client still hasn't paid me! What now? —Part 2

April 12, 2020 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in freelancer, jobs, payments, invoicing, Blue Board, ProZ*Pay

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This post is Part 2 of a two-part guide on how to deal with non-payment issues.
If you haven't read it yet, find Part 1 here.

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Create, send and track your invoices online

March 26, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in payments, clients, invoicing, finances, ProZ*Pay

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Have you recently completed a job? Do you need to send your client an invoice? At ProZ.com, it is easy to create, send and track your invoices online through the invoicing tool. 

Membership allows you to create as many invoices as needed. Non-members are afforded five invoices to try out the platform.

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My client isn't paying me! What can I do? —Part 1

March 18, 2020 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in freelancer, translation company, translator tools, payments, invoicing, Blue Board, language industry

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You already know how to assess a new client and decide if you're comfortable starting a professional relation with them. Unfortunately, clients new and old may sometimes get behind with payments for a number of reasons. From a change of personnel in the finance department, through an inefficient new management software, all the way to cashflow issues; there are a myriad factors that may cause a client who has long been reliable and trustworthy to leave your invoice unpaid.

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How to use PayPal for individual ProZ*Pay payments

July 30, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translation company, payments, payoneer, PayPal, ProZ*Pay

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Do you find that when you try to pay a freelancer with PayPal, they can't accept it? ProZ*Pay offers you the option to fund your payment with PayPal while the recipient receives payment in the way they prefer.

Funding an individual payment with PayPal can be completed immediately through ProZ*Pay.


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