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Does "Top rated 0% on fees with new clients" works with siblings?

Community Guru
Eric B Member Since: Feb 21, 2017
1 of 24

Hi, 

 

 

does it work with siblings?

thank you.

 

 

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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
2 of 24

Hi Eric, 

Do you mean your sibling will be hiring you? 


-Avery
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Community Guru
Eric B Member Since: Feb 21, 2017
3 of 24

Avery O wrote:

Hi Eric, 

Do you mean your sibling will be hiring you? 


 yes

Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
4 of 24

Eric B wrote:

Avery O wrote:

Hi Eric, 

Do you mean your sibling will be hiring you? 


 yes


 Why in the world would your sibling need hire you on Upwork (for any honest, genuine reason, rather than for the purpose of boosting your profile / gaining feedback etc?)

 

Don't even think about it. If your sibling wants to hire you, tell them to hire and pay you directly.

 

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
5 of 24

Eric B wrote:

Avery O wrote:

Hi Eric, 

Do you mean your sibling will be hiring you? 


 yes


 As your sibling is not an upwork client yet, you are allowed to work with them outside of upwork, and I suggest payment by bank transfer which will cost you absolutely nothing, and your sibling does not have to pay the credit card fee. Great solution, eh?

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
6 of 24

Martina P wrote:

Eric B wrote:

Avery O wrote:

Hi Eric, 

Do you mean your sibling will be hiring you? 


 yes


 As your sibling is not an upwork client yet, you are allowed to work with them outside of upwork, and I suggest payment by bank transfer which will cost you absolutely nothing, and your sibling does not have to pay the credit card fee. Great solution, eh?


 Or his sibling could just hand over cash and be done with it, without the danger of suspended accounts and accusations of cheating...

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
7 of 24

Petra R wrote:

Martina P wrote:

Eric B wrote:

Avery O wrote:

Hi Eric, 

Do you mean your sibling will be hiring you? 


 yes


 As your sibling is not an upwork client yet, you are allowed to work with them outside of upwork, and I suggest payment by bank transfer which will cost you absolutely nothing, and your sibling does not have to pay the credit card fee. Great solution, eh?


 Or his sibling could just hand over cash and be done with it, without the danger of suspended accounts and accusations of cheating...


 That is assuming they talk. I was working under worst case assumption. 

Community Guru
Eric B Member Since: Feb 21, 2017
8 of 24

Petra R wrote:

Martina P wrote:

Eric B wrote:

Avery O wrote:

Hi Eric, 

Do you mean your sibling will be hiring you? 


 yes


 As your sibling is not an upwork client yet, you are allowed to work with them outside of upwork, and I suggest payment by bank transfer which will cost you absolutely nothing, and your sibling does not have to pay the credit card fee. Great solution, eh?


 Or his sibling could just hand over cash and be done with it, without the danger of suspended accounts and accusations of cheating...


This is exactly why I was asking. 

Community Guru
Eric B Member Since: Feb 21, 2017
9 of 24

Martina P wrote:

Eric B wrote:

Avery O wrote:

Hi Eric, 

Do you mean your sibling will be hiring you? 


 yes


 As your sibling is not an upwork client yet, you are allowed to work with them outside of upwork, and I suggest payment by bank transfer which will cost you absolutely nothing, and your sibling does not have to pay the credit card fee. Great solution, eh?


Not a bad solution. 

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
10 of 24

It is not Upwork's intention that you hire family members, or get hired by family members. Or close friends/neighbors. This could easily lead to account suspension, termination.

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