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Adding Paypal Payment Method without Credit Card Number

Hi! Good Day,


        I would like to buy connects, yet I'am having trouble in adding a payment/billing method. I would like to use my Paypal account but it keeps asking for a credit card number. The problem is I don't have a credit card, or a credit card number. Can you please help me. Thanks!


Hi John Renmar,


I checked your account, and it looks like you have already added Paypal as your payment method. Let us know if you have any questions or need assistance. Thank you!

~ Joanne

Good day, the problem is I want to buy connects, it keeps askin for a
billing method. When I choos paypal as billing method, it is asking for a
credit card number. The problem is I don’t have a credit card.

Hi John Renmar,


In order to use Paypal as a billing method on Upwork, your Paypal account must have a linked credit or debit card for recurring payments (for example, for membership fees). For cases like this, a funding source is required to add Paypal as a billing method. You can check out the options available to you and learn more about acceptable billing methods.


Thank you.

~ Aleksandar

I need to buy connects using paypal without connecting to a bank. please assist

Hi Linda,


I'm afraid, that's not possible. In order to use PayPal as a billing method, it needs to be verified and be set with a valid payment method. Check out this help article for more information about acceptable billing methods.

~ Valeria