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Become a freelancer on Upwork(oDesk)

Let do it. 5 minutes and you are freelancer. Open http://odesk.com

odesk sign up

Select 'I need a job' account

odesk signup as freelancer

Enter information about yourself (information must be valid and correct, it can be difficult to change it later or even impossible. Also odesk require scan of the your passport to confirm some details).

It is important to specify the correct country - otherwise you can have problems filling out tax forms below.

odesk complete registration form

Then to go to your email and confirm the registration.

odesk confirm email address

Then go to settings.

You will also need to fill in the profile (Complete profile). You will complete your profile depending on your skills

odesk settings

Begin to fill out a tax form ( W8BEN tax form).

odesk taxes

If you indicated (during the registration) that you are not a US citizen, so just complete the form W8BEN (see its screenshot below).

Note: If you are offered to download pdf document and fill it, it means that you chose the wrong country at registration and you need to repeat all steps again.

Fill in the form W-8BEN

odesk complete tax form

Then you need to fill in the information about payment methods.

odesk setup payments

Most people from Russia choose to work with Payoneer, this is especially actual if your country is not in a trusted PayPal list.

Using Payoneer you can easily withdrawal money from any ATM.

Also you can choose PayPal if you would like to get all payments on your PayPal account.