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Retoucher

Noah mostefaoui

Posts: 83

London, England, United Kingdom

I was just curious as to what method of payment retouchers are using specially when collaborating with photographers etc from different countries. What's the safest/most efficient way of receiving payments as a retoucher guys? Be interested to know!

Jun 27 13 12:55 pm Link

Digital Artist

Melania Morabito

Posts: 181

Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy

absolutely paypal smile

Jun 27 13 01:37 pm Link

Retoucher

Pictus

Posts: 1122

Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Melania Morabito wrote:
absolutely paypal smile

+1

Jun 27 13 02:01 pm Link

Retoucher

Kristiana-Retouch

Posts: 289

London, England, United Kingdom

Yeah, paypal is still most popular.

Although when you earn decent amount of money endless problems starts with their "security center actions".
At some point I even had my passport scanned and latest mobile phone bill laying on my desktop as proofs of my ID were requested so often. hmm
That was totally off topic but true experience

Jun 27 13 03:07 pm Link

Retoucher

Mike Needham Retouching

Posts: 369

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

Bank transfer or Paypal.

Jun 27 13 03:49 pm Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Paypal

Jun 27 13 04:31 pm Link

Retoucher

The Invisible Touch

Posts: 736

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Bank transfers

Jun 28 13 01:42 am Link

Photographer

Ruben Sanchez

Posts: 3537

San Antonio, Texas, US

Cash if local.  Paypal everything else.

Jun 28 13 02:16 am Link

Photographer

richy01

Posts: 153

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

paypal...in case of a dispute absolutely the safest...banktransfer has no option of getting your money back

Jul 12 13 09:52 am Link

Photographer

PhillipM

Posts: 6820

Martin, Tennessee, US

Pictus wrote:

+1

smile

Jul 12 13 07:06 pm Link

Retoucher

The Invisible Touch

Posts: 736

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

I think paypal is for amateurish clients... I don't see big clients using Paypal.. plus they get a comission for every transaction..

Jul 13 13 02:24 am Link

Retoucher

FLEXmanta

Posts: 1001

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

The Invisible Touch wrote:
I think paypal is for amateurish clients... I don't see big clients using Paypal.. plus they get a comission for every transaction..

Remember that most MM users are not part of the established industry and don't work for production companies or big clients. In the situation in which a photographer emails a retoucher and transfers him some images for them to be retouched at home, I guess paypal is a good option.

If, on the other hand, most of the payments you receive are from a magazine or a production company, paypal is a no go. Most of these clients will have a accounting department that would laugh at your face if you suggested a paypal payment. Most will try to pay you by check or bank transfer some 60 or 90 days after they've received your invoice (some payments take even longer than 90 days in the real world).

Jul 13 13 02:57 am Link

Retoucher

ST Retouch

Posts: 358

Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

For freelance retouchers which are not involved in serious business ( this mean they don't have tens or hundreds of large clients) Paypal is almost the only solution and it is good solution to handle with couple of orders per week/month.
Otherwise, serious payment processor is the only option for receiving payment from professional clients.

Best,
ST

Jul 13 13 03:10 am Link

Retoucher

The Invisible Touch

Posts: 736

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

FLEXmanta wrote:
Remember that most MM users are not part of the established industry and don't work for production companies or big clients. In the situation in which a photographer emails a retoucher and transfers him some images for them to be retouched at home, I guess paypal is a good option.

If, on the other hand, most of the payments you receive are from a magazine or a production company, paypal is a no go. Most of these clients will have a accounting department that would laugh at your face if you suggested a paypal payment. Most will try to pay you by check or bank transfer some 60 or 90 days after they've received your invoice (some payments take even longer than 90 days in the real world).

Totally agree Omar and my answer was not intended to discriminate anyone here, probably didn't express myself properly :-)
As a former paypal user myself I found it very useful at the beginning but for me there is nothing easier/better than a bank transfer.

Jul 13 13 03:27 am Link

Photographer

AndyPaul

Posts: 5

Hurstpierpoint-Keymer, England, United Kingdom

PayPal for me in most cases. Sometimes a cheque ( yep that is the correct spelling for us in the UK ) but as I live in the UK this may not be an option if I am doing some work for someone outside UK. In that case PayPal works perfectly. Saying that, there are other online payments such as world pay etc. I also use PayPal a lot to pay for things as well, millions of people AND companies use it worldwide.

Jul 18 13 01:57 am Link

Retoucher

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Posts: 43

Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

paypal

Jul 18 13 02:32 am Link