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payment process

Could someone please indicate how are contractors paid by those hiring them? 

thank you.

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prestonhunter
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Rayman,

If you are hired through Upwork, then you receive money from Upwork.

 

Period.

 

Clients pay money to Upwork.

Upwork takes out a 10% fee to cover their service.

Upwork pays you the rest.

 

It's really quite simple.

 

If you want to actually use the money, you can set up a funds withdrawal method, such as withdrawing your money directly to your bank account (which is free in the U.S.!) or sending your money to your PayPal account. But that's really a different question.

 

You should never discuss "payment methods" with clients. If a client is trying to pay you via PayPal or by check or by some other method, then he is scamming you and/or cheating Upwork, and that kind of think will get you both kicked off the platform.

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