I have one work invitation from the client. I work with him about 2 weeks and I know from the first about the payment not verified. I already asked him but he said he will pay after mid of July. I try to believe him, but when I finish my work, he asked me to revision. I still continue. And then he asked me to follow his draft but without the information or clue about the project, I stuck because like the misunderstanding. I asked him to discuss in the video call and suddenly he off not reply my text, but I still awaiting his answer.
Is anyone had experience that working with payment not verified?
Should I believe this client or not?
An invitation is not a contract.
You don't have a contract you don't have a job.
You don't have a job you don't do work.
When you get a contract, then you go to work
@Judith K wrote:
Even if you have an offer, if it says payment not verified you should not be working.
They even send you an email telling you not to. LOL derp derp
They're called invitations to interview for a reason -- if you accept, then you get to message the client and you didn't have to use connects. That's it.
This was actuallly meant as a reply to Judith, yet I don't see her quoted text. Anyway...
Let me hijack this thread for a moment and ask the following - would you say that this is also true for clients who are recommended to you by Upwork's own talent specialists or whatever these people are called? It's always their first job on Upwork when you get an invite that way, and more often than not their payment method isn't verified. I've yet to accept such an offer, but the proposals do reach me occasionally and most of them seem to be coming from serious people who need to start somwhere.
Now if only every one of these would actually happen to coincide with my skillset... I was once invited via an UW agent to an interview for a job that required someone to design a dress, which couldn't be farther from my strengths and interests...
You can still be invited by clients whose payment methods are unverified. If you are interested, you can interview for those jobs. However, when accepting an offer for a contract, check if they have verified their payment and don't start working if they haven't.
As other have already noted here, you shouldn't submit any work to the client without an active contract under My Jobs tab and verified payment method. The client can't pay you without an active contract and your work and payment aren't protected without an active contract.
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