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I'm from Mexico. Will Receive money from friends or Paypalme charge me to receive USD?

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I'm from Mexico. Will Receive money from friends or Paypalme charge me to receive USD?

I'm a freelancer and I completed a 200USD job for a client in Turkey. I don't want to use an invoice because of the incoming fees and I'm not really a seller. I might just receive payments 2 or 3 times a year from him. It's the first time I'll use Paypal to receive a payment outside my country. My local currency is MXN but I changed my account to accept USD.

 

If I asks my client to use the "Send money to family/friends" will I be charged?

If I sign up for Paypalme and asks him to send 200USD will I be charged?

What's the best method?

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Re: I'm from Mexico. Will Receive money from friends or Paypalme charge me to receive USD?

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You are selling a service, if you keep using the friends/family option to receive payments to avoid fees then your paypal account may well be permanently limited so personally i would not advise you doing that.


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Re: I'm from Mexico. Will Receive money from friends or Paypalme charge me to receive USD?

@jdoa 

 

You are selling a service, if you keep using the friends/family option to receive payments to avoid fees then your paypal account may well be permanently limited so personally i would not advise you doing that.


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Re: I'm from Mexico. Will Receive money from friends or Paypalme charge me to receive USD?

You are right. I ended up creating an invoice. I think it's the most professional method and I can enter description and charge for each service/task. I also included the 5.4% fee so I receive the total amount I'm asking. It's a bit high but it's better than the fee used by the freelancer platform I work with.