Joined: 22 Nov 06
13 Dec 06 3:17 pm
Anybody on Elance? Advice needed please..
Oh man.. *headache* Here's the problem, I'm currently facing some credit card issues on Elance
. I'm unable to pay the service providers through credit card, (glad that I discovered this before I award bidders with the project) as I happen to be in Singapore which falls outside Elance
credit card authentication zone. So what Elance
advised me to do is to fund my account through wire transfer because they don't allow funding account through credit card either.
And guess what? I just found out today that my local bank charges me $30 for the transfer service and another $20 for their corresponding bank in US to credit the money into my Elance
account! This is insane, having to pay $50 just to fund my Elance
account. Just imagine, I have to pay $50 each time I credit or withdraw from my account, that's more than enough for me to get at least 2 good quality article written for each transfer!
So if I'm not mistaken, Elance
doesn't allow payments made through PayPal right? Can we do this behind their back? I have a PayPal account and I really don't want to spend the $50 on the transfer charges. So does anyone have any good advice to offer or have other recommendations of similar sites like Elance?
Personally, I like the way Elance manage the site except for the credit card payment limited to certain countries which is enough to throw me in despair. Alright, I know itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s for security reasons but that's not very global friendly. Okay..enough of rambling. Advice, suggestions anybody?