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Help Bangladeshi Freelancers Keep More Of What They Earn

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We the undersigned support Bangladesh’s 50,000 plus highly-skilled freelancers in their bid to have a choice in how they get paid. Having recently won the ODesk.com contractor appreciation event, and with Dhaka being one of only four cities in the world selected for this prestigious and telling distinction, Bangladesh’s freelancers want to celebrate that recognition with acknowledgement that there need to be alternatives for their compensation options, alternatives where they can keep more of their earnings. With the current model, more of their earnings go to fees and conversions rather than into their pocket, which begs the question -Who is really getting paid for what these freelancers earn? We ask that you, the best and most highly-utilized freelance gateways - ODesk.com, Freelancer.com, Elance.com, and Guru.com – to offer alternative payment remittance services like AlertPAY who will provide timely and significantly lower cost payments to Bangladesh’s freelancers. Doing so will not only improve the personal wealth of the individual Freelancer, but will bolster the emerging economy of Bangladesh.

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