Dear Upwork Management,
I encountered that, there isn't any facility to pay any other freelancer from upwork earning. Please make an option to pay any freelancer within upwork account.
Any freelancer can get help from other freelancer and that would pay within upwork account.
Hope you will consider it.
I don't think so there would be any legal reason. It is another facility for freelancers. Like I am a freelancer at upwork but some time I also need help from other freelancers and I don't have credit card or paypal so it would be easy for me to pay from my earning.
Jennifer is right. They can't for legal reasons. It's been discussed many times before.
If Upwork execs wanted it to happen, they could make it happen. There are plenty of ways to do this by rearranging things behind the scenes to make it work.
They don't want to do it. Maybe there are laws they're concerned about. Maybe there are other reasons. It doesn't much matter, as there's nothing we can do about it.
It's not worth worrying about, as obtaining a credit card or PayPal account that allows you to pay contractors is not an unreasonable burden for somebody who wants to do business online.
@Adil M wrote:
I don't think so there would be any legal reason.
Well, you are thinking wrong.
There are serious legal implications, and this will not happen.
Use a credit card or a PayPal account backed by a credit card like any other legitimate client, or you can not hire here. End of.
It was legal on Elance but it is illegal on Upwork. In California, there is a different set of laws for businesses whose names starts with letters from A to M and for those whose names start with letters from N to Z.
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