What should one do when clients cannot make payment through upwork due to some technical issue? I have 2-3 clients who just cannot make the payment through upwork. They offered to pay me directly through wester union or something similar. However, I declined their offer. They have been requesting me all the time to accept the payment directly as they want their work done. I believe they actually are facing some issues but what should freelancer do in such scenario? Is it possible for a freelancer to accept direct payment and pay they commission to upwork himself? This is a serious issue. Most of the people from underdeveloped countries (Like my country Pakistan) do not really have access to online payment methods. Please suggest what should I do.
@Muhammad Arslan R wrote:
? Is it possible for a freelancer to accept direct payment and pay they commission to upwork himself? This is a serious issue. Most of the people from underdeveloped countries (Like my country Pakistan) do not really have access to online payment methods. Please suggest what should I do.
You will have to say NO! or your account will be suspended and possibly banned. You are strictly speaking also required by the terms of Service to report such offers.
You must report these clients. They should not be on Upwork if they cannot find a way of paying their freelancers through Upwork. I have flagged your post to get a moderator's attention.
I am assuming you have contracts set up through Upwork?
i have been trying to make a payment since last 2 days.....it simply does not go through nor is there a way to reach the upwork contacts.....there is a bot which is unable to answer
the problem is wether i try to link my debit card or paypal account, it is automatically asking for recurring payment.....and hence paypal is unable to process the payment.... i just need to make a one time payment of usd100
can someone help how to resolve this issue ...thanks in advance
Are you referring to clients who have already hired you on contracts or who you are currently interviewing with? Could you please send me more details and links via a private message (click on my name next to this post to send a private message)?
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