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I am a contractor and I have a personal agency. oDesk offered the option of creating an agency at sign up, and I took advantage of the opportunity. But I've noticed that other contractors have been getting invitations initiated by clients, and I don't. So I started to investigate. When I log out and search like a new client: https://www.odesk.com/o/profiles/browse/loc/north-america/fb/45/min/25/max/30/?q=japanese+translatio... I don't even exist. oDesk is only listing people "not associated with an agency." So the IQ test says: close my agency. I have to say it: this policy is JUST PLAIN STUPID.
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Chikako, clients have a way to contact you outside of oDesk in your portfolio which is not allowed. It's best to remove it before your profile is flagged for violating policy. Blogs are allowed to showcase your work and as long as they do not have a "contact" button/tab.