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Any work around for closed ODesk account

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by brr387, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. brr387

    brr387 Newbie

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    Hi,

    I recently had my ODesk account closed without any warning. The reason why because of low hire rate. I sent a thoughtful appeal letter to plead my case to them and even tried calling to follow up. That was 2 weeks ago and they told me I had to wait for their process. I was in the middle of negotiating a couple of potential jobs. I took 6 ODesk tests with great scores and built out my profile.

    Does anyone know how I can start another ODesk account I can rebuild? Does that involve juggling proxies, bank accounts, photo ID?
    Has anyone been able to successfully build out another account there? I see people who are selling established 5 star ODesk account but am not sure who to trust

    Thanks in advance for any advice
     
  2. Dan0ne

    Dan0ne Registered Member

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    You can open another one i think, you don't need proxies but for sure you gonna need other ID, someone else's you can trust.
    Btw, what do you mean they closed your account for low hire rate? :|
     
  3. brr387

    brr387 Newbie

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    Thanks for the info Dan. So, I may have to open an account under my wife's profile

    Here's an excerpt and direct quote from their email which I got no prior warning about:

    "After reviewing your recent job opportunities and active projects, we have decided to close your oDesk account, effective immediately. Your proposals have not consistently led to activity or work on oDesk."

    I interpret that to mean "Low hire rate". Think they are actively weeding out accounts in preparation of setting up paid memberships. It would have been nice to get some sort of warning ahead of time so I could have rectified the situation.
     
  4. YourMoneyButton

    YourMoneyButton Senior Member

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    What was your success rate in regards to jobs you applied for vs jobs you were hired on for?

    They want to avoid their paying clients (the ones doing the hiring) from having to wade through hundreds of unqualified applicants. It makes sense.