Photobucket for proofs?

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    Does anyone use photobucket for their clients proofs? Im thinking about doing that because i don't have the money right now to pay for smugmug or anything like that. Has anyone done this or thought of this? How do you think it would work out?
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    TBH...It seems a little unprofessional to me.

    I use Photocart. It's an application that is loaded onto my website, which is nice because I don't have to send clients away from my site. I did have to pay for it, but it was a one time purchase...I don't pay a monthly or yearly fee and I don't pay a commission on orders placed etc. But I don't have the option of having print orders filled automatically...I do have to send the orders to the lab myself and then deliver or ship the orders myself.
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    Also photobucket is horrible to look at - ads all over the place and every time I head back its interface always seems more "messy".

    You could easily use flickr for at least a cleaner, ad free and more professional appearance - paying for a pro account there (which is very cheap I might add) would also let you make a private set for them (though they would also require a flickr account and to be added as your friend on there for that to work - not impossible, but not ideal).

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