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Hello and Welcome to oDesk's special help forum for Pakistani Professionals. Contractors and Employers can discuss anything and everything related to oDesk and online work environment. You can ask queries, questions, policy questions and anything which may help you to understand oDesk better and earn with stability. You are also requested and welcomed to share your experiences so others can learn by them as well. oDesk is a great online marketplace so please share and spread the word amongst others as well. oDesk has started a special Apprentice program which offers exclusive training for oDeskers, so if you want to get formal training, please leave your queries as well. Please use decent language and show professionalism, English will be the official language of this forum. I am looking forward to hear from you soon and continuously Smile

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Hi, Its very pleasing to see

Hi,
Its very pleasing to see a separate subforum for Pakistani freelancers working here at oDesk.
So formally starting this thread by posting a question,
"Under present withdrawal method i.e $4.99 to withdraw funds directly to your bank account in PKR. Which method is best for Pakistani freelancers?"

Also I want to participate in special Apprentice program.

Best withdrawal method

Hello,

Thanks for initiating the forum. I hope everybody gets positives out of here. Now this is the hottest question, about payment withdrawal and my one liner is use oDesk. Moneybookers might be a bit on the lower side as far as charges are concerned but its better when all is green, means when everything is going smooth, God forbid if there is any problem or issue while making transaction, their Customer Services are just pathetic. You might want to go to their fan page on facebook and overall forums and read some of the threads people have posted there. Personally I never had problem with Moneybookers but some friends did have and they found themselves in halt. Others like payoneer cards etc are too expensive.
oDesk has awesome Customer Services department, at least you get to talk to real people and they listen to you, I am not sure if your every issue get resolved Smile but again, its better than others.

About the apprentice program, which city are you in?

Thanks,
Mohsin

Thanks for the information

Thanks for the information regarding withdrawl method.
Can I use both odesk and moneybookers at the same time via single bank account?

I live in Rawalpindi.

Hi Aoun

I live in Rawalpindi also.

Which place?

Which place?

My office is in Chaklala

My office is in Chaklala scheme 3.

Not very far away I guess. I

Not very far away I guess. I live in Tench.

i live in people

i live in people

I live in Harley street

I live in Harley street

Yes

Aoun Muhammad wrote:
Thanks for the information regarding withdrawl method.
Can I use both odesk and moneybookers at the same time via single bank account?

I live in Rawalpindi.

Yes you can use single bank account for both, Moneybooker and oDesk

Faisal B.
Lier, Norway.

Withdraw using Wire Transfer

Hey how can i withdraw my money using wire transfer in Pakistan!!

Hello Sufiyan, you need to

Hello Sufiyan, you need to add your bank account details for this. Click on the Wallet, on the right hand side you'll see a list of options to add a new withdrawal method. Click on "Add another Withdrawal method". The pop up screen will have "Wire Transfer Pakistan" as an option, click "Set up" next to it. Now use the form to fill in details of your bank account. You need a bank that has a SWIFT code (ask your bank for this, also if you have the option, go for a bank that doesn't have intermediaries, that way you won't face extra deductions).

You also need to make sure that your bank account title matches your oDesk profile name (the account must be your own).

Once setup, you can withdraw your earnings to your bank using two ways:

1. Local currency wire transfers: The funds are sent to your account in the form of your local currency, i.e., Pak Rupee, the withdrawal costs $4.99 and the first withdrawal is free,

2. USD Wire transfer: If you want the funds in US Dollars (so that your own bank will do the conversion if you have a rupee account or if you have a dollar account) you can click the blue link on your withdrawal method that says wait, my account is set up to receive US Dollars. The fee will change to $30 per withdrawal in this case. The funds will now be sent as dollars to your account.

You can click that blue link to switch between USD wires and PKR wires as required.

Hope this helps!

oDesk Forum Moderator

Always reach for the skies, for even if you fall, you'll still be on the top of the world...

INFORMATIONS ABOUT ODESK VERIFICATION

Ayesha plz tell I want to know that in odesk verification i have to upload my original image of my I.D card or my I.D card photocopy can also be use for verification and how much money i have in my odesk account to order Payoneer MasterCard card.

Hi Muneeb, Please use a

Hi Muneeb,

Please use a clear, colored image (use a digital camera or a phone with a decent resolution to take the photos) of your ID. You can order a Payoneer card without waiting for funds to become available in your oDesk financial account since it takes time for the card to get processed and sent to you.

Hope this helps!

oDesk Forum Moderator

Always reach for the skies, for even if you fall, you'll still be on the top of the world...

Thanks Ayesha it real help me

Thanks Ayesha it real help me always live happy

You're welcome Muneeb!

You're welcome Muneeb!

oDesk Forum Moderator

Always reach for the skies, for even if you fall, you'll still be on the top of the world...

But Ayesha i read that for

But Ayesha i read that for oDesk verification oDesk want ID card must be in English but my ID card is in Urdu want i do now. I will scan the ID card from both side

my client have send me

my client have send me upfront of 9$.I have set up pinooyer withdraw method i have send any application but my upfront is pending how can i withdraw it so i can receive my card

Swift Code

I have my Bank Account in UBL .. Is every branch holds a Swift Code ??

You can use Both!

Yes, you can add more than once withdrawal methods. You can use both, moneybookers as well as oDesk.

Hope it helps.
Mohsin

Want ODesk Info

Hello,
Sir How are you,i am new one who joined ODesk.Iwant to know how can i get some work online through ODesk.Please help me about this.if you have your contact number please give me.

Regards:
Muhammad Imran

me 2

i,m new just like you .i found my first work by keeping my rate ridiculously low.The way i see it is if you dont have any skill or a good portfolio to show that yr good you better lay low and gain some experience before you start earning big but for freelancer with no special talent like software engineering and other professional qualifications i think big buck would mean 100/month max.Another thing those who would answer newbees like us wont care about you calling them sir.03445044504 thts my mobile #.i dont know much but i,ll help u with anything i know.
Dont get discouraged and dont give up.feamanALLAH.

Payment Methods

Hello Auon,

I am working on oDesk from last year, I am using moneybookers as my payment method,
If you have earned more then 300$ then it is best to withdraw via moneybookers as you will be charged ~$3.39 and currency conversion rate is much better round about 85PKR these days, I have integrated my HBL account with moneybookers and i normally get payment in 2 days. Keep in mind that moneybookers verification process is bit lengthy so you have to make efforts in order get your identity verified. but once you get this done then everything will be smooth and you will get paid quickly.

If you have payment more then $1000 then use direct bank transfer method of oDesk, as it is little quicker.

Regards,

Sohail

About Withdrawl

hi sohail,
i need your help,
i have account in bank of punjab in rawalpindi.
i need your help regarding swiftcode.
if i enter the swift code of mybank.odesk say we does not support this bank.so which bank is best for odesk who also support moneybookers in rawalpindi.
thanks in advance...

Please contact Customer

Please contact Customer Support to help you find which Swift code is appropriate, and which bank is supported.

Ask for some little help!

Hello,

I am working on Odesk, but till today i have not been successful in working.

please help me. and also give me you contach no or email. ***

Thanks,

Arshad.

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????

did u find some success or r u still not doing good on odesk?

Ask about work!!!

Dear Sohail,
I am working on odesk from last six months but yet i have not got any project please help me that how i can start work on odesk...

regards
Arshad

Help yourself

my friend,
Your sourly mistaken if you think sohail can help u find work,only you can help yourself.
i,ll give u some tips.first of all you must have some skill if you dont then go learn because there is no room for someone who doesnt know anything and nobody wants to train you because they can easily get trained people very cheap.
if you want an easy job than data entery is yr best shot,they are very easy and usually employer provides guidlines to follow, again you need to learn it yrself they wont waste their time teaching you.
Keep yr rate low for yr fist few jobs even consider doing them for free if u have to ,to gain experience.an estimated figure of an experience data entry specialist is $0.3 so if you dont have couple of 5 stars in yr profile dont bid over $0.2/hr,i got replies on rate of $0.1 for my first job and my aim was just a good feed back but that employer hired me for more than a month after seeing my dedication and paid me $50.
so dont give up keep trying and donnt be greedy,all must sacrifice at begining,i,m still working day and night to impress my employer and its going greate, hardwork and determination is the key so dont give up. zero three four four five zero four four five zero four

Apprentice Program

Aoun Muhammad wrote:
Hi,
Its very pleasing to see a separate subforum for Pakistani freelancers working here at oDesk.
So formally starting this thread by posting a question,
"Under present withdrawal method i.e $4.99 to withdraw funds directly to your bank account in PKR. Which method is best for Pakistani freelancers?"

Also I want to participate in special Apprentice program.

Hi Mohsin,

Great news we have a specialized forum space for us. Congratulations!
I would like to find out more details about the Apprentice Program. I am based in Lahore.

I have not yet been able to get a project or client from Odesk, but that is entirely my fault since I am not spending enough time in finding jobs.

Looking forward to your reply
Regards
Fahad

Hello every One

I would like to ask , if we need to withdraw 150$ so what is the best way out for this transactions.

thanks,

Hi Aslamoaliekum!I am from

Hi Aslamoaliekum!

I am from pakistan. I am new on odesk for 2 weeks. I just earned 4$ from my first job. Now, I want to Withdraw my money just want to know what is the easiest way to withdraw money. Kindly help me friends

It costs you $5 to withdraw

It costs you $5 to withdraw using direct transfer

Question about the verification

Sir I just wanna ask that how can i verify my o desk account?? because i neither the voter card nor the bank statement and utility bills because i am a student i just have mine I.D card..... So please inform me as quickly as possible. thnkx

You will have to wait until

You will have to wait until you have your National ID card and have some sort of bank statement or utility bill having your own name.
Actually I am also waiting since I don't have a bank statement or utility bill with my own name. I guess that's the reason why it is not compulsory.

Super Easy Solution

Aoun Muhammad wrote:
You will have to wait until you have your National ID card and have some sort of bank statement or utility bill having your own name.
Actually I am also waiting since I don't have a bank statement or utility bill with my own name. I guess that's the reason why it is not compulsory.

Super Easy Solution:
Try to get any Mobile Postpaid Connection on your name and get a Bill Statement, it will be your utility bill Smile

Faisal B.
Lier, Norway.

Pretty good suggestion I

Pretty good suggestion I guess, but unless odesk offer some sort of badge, its pretty needless to verify yourself because employer do not able to know whether we are a verified person or not. It makes no sense for me since I usually never apply for more then 5-10 jobs at a time.

Verify your identity

oDesk ready is available on your profile right after "Last worked" details.
Employer will check your profile after you apply for a job and he'll surely check that your identity is verified or not.

Aoun Muhammad wrote:
Pretty good suggestion I guess, but unless odesk offer some sort of badge, its pretty needless to verify yourself because employer do not able to know whether we are a verified person or not. It makes no sense for me since I usually never apply for more then 5-10 jobs at a time.

With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve. ~Mohammad Ali Jinnah

Dear i have verified my

Dear i have verified my account. its simple just scan your i.d card from front and back. the back side of the I.D is also known as voter card you u can insert the back side as a voter card and then your identity can be verified. because i verified my account as i mentioned above....... try it but the issued date mentioned with in the 6 month as asked on the form.....

Extremely helpful

Very helpful information Ali, worth sharing. Thanks

Mohsin

Verification

It is not necessary to verify yourself, You can keep everything going until you can get some work, then it will become necessary to get a bank account as you have to withdraw money so then you can verify your identity.

Keep bidding until you get something Smile

Account Verification!

As-salamualaikum!
If you have a postpaid mobile connection in your name you can also use its bill for account verification.

Khuda Hafiz.

walikum salam

walikum salam

My Pleasure

I am very pleased to see the notification of this forum. and visited this forum. I hope and that this forum will be helpful for all types of contractors and my best wishes are with this forum.

Regards

Adnan Hamid
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A Nice place for Pakistani Contractors

It is very nice to be the part of this community.. and it is also a very very nice initiative step towards bringing Odesk Community of Pakitani User to come closer.
I hope this will benefit for all of us..
Good luck

thank you

Mohsin M. wrote:
Hello and Welcome to oDesk's special help forum for Pakistani Professionals. Contractors and Employers can discuss anything and everything related to oDesk and online work environment. You can ask queries, questions, policy questions and anything which may help you to understand oDesk better and earn with stability. You are also requested and welcomed to share your experiences so others can learn by them as well. oDesk is a great online marketplace so please share and spread the word amongst others as well. oDesk has started a special Apprentice program which offers exclusive training for oDeskers, so if you want to get formal training, please leave your queries as well. Please use decent language and show professionalism, English will be the official language of this forum. I am looking forward to hear from you soon and continuously Smile

Thanks

Congrats

It came as a pleasing notification in my email inbox that Pakistan's oDesk users now have the facility to coordinate effectively at this forum.
oDesk has been really nice experience for me, though for sometime only but has been really effective.
oDesk really is a wonderful place to work as it guarantees the rewards, and I congratulate the moderators for launching the forum, this will help to solve out the confusion associated to oDesk.

Warm Regards
Shujah Qureshi

WOW

Its good to see a Pakistani Forum on odesk. Looking forward to make new friends here.

Tanveer

Great

Great Mate i m new here please help me to get some work yaaar

Congs Mohsin M.

I am very happy to see that we have our own Forum.
I have some questions regarding my Odesk Payment Methods.
I have UBL account.
I also Got Payoneer Card.
Which is the most reasonable formate of Getting my Money from Odesk?
> Moneybookers?
> Bank?
> Payoneer?

Thanks
IMW

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