Why Most Screenshot Monitoring Software Doesn’t Work

This is a quick post but one that I’ve wanted to write for quite a while.

I’ve been asked on many occasions why Time Doctor is better than any of the other screenshot software products on the market.

Here are some of the things which at first glance can make Time Doctor less appealing than our competitors:

  • We charge double the price of most competitors
  • Time Doctor requires a desktop application to track time
  • We aren’t as “big brotherish” as some of our competitors (some customers want constant screenshot monitoring and a way to install the app without the worker knowing…)
  • Some potential customers consider Time Doctor to be too “big brotherish” because we track statistics that competitors don’t, such as which websites & applications have been used while working.

Although it’s impossible to satisfy everyone’s desires, there’s a reason we do things the way we do.
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3 Ways to Send Money to Bulgaria that are Cheaper than using a Bank

At Time Doctor we have a lot of customers who transfer money to workers in multiple countries around the world.

To help our customers and all those who need to transfer money globally, we have begun a series of blogs to provide you with the options available when transferring or sending money to individuals and businesses worldwide. If you are a business person like I am, it is imperative that you know the best prices, quickest service and the most reliable methods to send money overseas, whether it’s to pay an offshore worker or to pay for a product or service.

That’s why we did the research, so you would have the facts. You will discover as we did that many countries have their own particular policies and methods.

Today let’s look at Sending Money to Bulgaria

If you need to send money to Bulgaria, there are three methods from the US that are cheaper than your bank. And of course there are more expensive as well.
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5 Ways to Send Money to Offshore Workers That Are Cheaper than PayPal

At Time Doctor, we have a lot of customers who have employees/freelancers in other countries. One of the things we’re trying to do is to help our customers to find the lowest cost method to transfer money to those employees.

PayPal is one of the easiest ways to transfer money, but it’s often not the cheapest.

How much does it cost to send money via PayPal?

The cheapest legitimate transfer method on PayPal is “Mass Pay”.

This is an easy way to pay several people at once by uploading a CSV spreadsheet of all the payment amounts. The cost is usually 2% to a maximum of $20 for offshore payments. The maximum fee can vary based on the sending & receiving countries. You can see the fees for your countries using the form on the right side of this page. If you send payments on PayPal without using Mass Pay then the cost will be higher, at around 4%.

Also remember that for global payments PayPal also charges a currency conversion fee which is actually a hidden fee, but it often comes out to around 2.5%, and is a cost on top PayPal’s stated 2% fee.

There may also be some fees charged to your employees by their local banks when they withdraw the payments you’ve sent them.

So the total cost? Let’s look at an example: If you send $1,000 from the US to one employee in the Philippines,PayPal will charge 2% ($20), plus an extra approximately 2.5% ($25) for the currency conversion, so the total cost will be 4.5% ($45)

The reason I said the cheapest “legitimate” method of sending money via PayPal is that some people will pay employees through PayPal, but claim that they’re transferring the money to a friend or relative. In this case 2% or 4% fee is waived, however the hidden currency conversion fee is still there. This is against the PayPal terms of service and I imagine would be problematic when sending larger amounts of money.

Declaring that your transfer was to a friend or relative may also get you into hot water with your own tax authorities when you try to claim it as a business expense. We suggest always being honest & following the terms of service.
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