Working from anywhere in the world with OFX
An Irish pub in a small backstreet of Dublin. A bustling ramen shop in Tokyo. A quiet hotel room in Sydney. What do these seemingly random places all have in common? They are all places that people might be able to call their office. This kind of work is known as telecommuting and is gaining popularity in an increasingly technological economy. By working remotely, employees or freelancers are free to work from wherever they please as long as they have access to a computer and access to the internet. Working remotely has many benefits for both the employer as well as the employee. The biggest advantage for the employee is that it helps to save money, since the employee no longer needs to travel anywhere in order to work. On the other hand, there is a major problem that arises. That is the issue of how to get paid.
Many times, the only way to reliably get paid is via wire transfers. This can be a hassle as there is a lot of paperwork to fill out at the bank, it takes a lot of time, and most of all, it is expensive. Banks usually give bad exchange rates, as they need to take a cut to get paid as well. A second option is to get paid via Paypal. However, this is expensive as well as Paypal takes 3% off the top. Thirdly, it is not uncommon for workers to use ATMs to receive their money. The parent company supplies the worker with an ATM card and it is up to the worker to withdrawal the money. A major concern with this is if a skimming machine is placed over the ATM and in return, the card number and pin number are stolen. There are many other options, too many to mention.
Recently, a company helped to tackle this niche market to help out all of us that rely on international transfers to get paid. We Said Go Travel is proud to partner with OFX, the solution to all international business payments. Through a limited-time offer, all We Said Go Travel readers using OFX will receive a number of benefits. This includes, but is not limited to:
Minimum payment size is $150 USD equivalentAre there transfer fees?
All originating transfer fees are eliminated for We Said Go Travel readers. (Occasionally, third-party banks may deduct a fee from your transfer before paying your recipient. This fee may vary and OFX receives no portion of it.)What currencies can I make a transfer with?
Check the OFX website here for the current list of supported currencies.Do I need to be US based?
Nope. We Said Go Travel readers around the globe can use this service.Is there a mobile app?
Yep, check it out here.
What forms of payment can I use to transfer funds?
OFX accepts bank transfers, ACH direct debit, and BPay in Australia (no cash, credit card, checks or cashier’s checks)
Can my family members and friends use this service?
Still have questions?
Try the OFX website FAQ here.