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Lesley G Member Since: Jan 23, 2019
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So I am new to this sight, I have always billed by the hour and was unaware that upwork wants you to use their time clock thing. I have just completed my first contract and I am wondering how I am going to get paid...as it wiont allow me to make hourly inputs

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Lesley G wrote:

So I am new to this sight, I have always billed by the hour and was unaware that upwork wants you to use their time clock thing. I have just completed my first contract and I am wondering how I am going to get paid...as it wiont allow me to make hourly inputs


Really the time to figure that out is before you start a contract, not after you finished it...

 

If it is an hourly job:

Is the contract still open? You can ask the client to allow manual time (not very professional and not protected) or you can ask the client to pay you as a bonus (the client is under no obligation to do so. Clients can rightly expect the freelancers they hired to have familiarized themselves with the basics.)

 

Where-Is-My-Money.jpg"Where is my money?"

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Vivek K Member Since: May 28, 2016
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I can see there is no job on your profile. I am assuming that the Job shows only once some payment has been made on it.

Possibility One: It is Hourly Job and the manual time is not allowed. You worked without using time tracker, so there is no upwork protection. You will need to discuss and sort it with client.

Posiibility Two: It seems you were thinking that you were working on hourly job, so its unlikley a fixed price job But I am just including it here.
It is a fixed Hour Job. On such Job there is no use of time tracker as it is paid on deliverables and not based on time taken.

Client may fund(ESCROW) first milestone or whole Job. You should never work untill the milestone you are working has been funded. 

After You have completed Work, you submit work to client who has upto 14 days to ask for revision. The client can approve payment before it or it gets automatically released to you, if client does not ask for revision.


Possibily You have not submitted work through submit work/ Request payment button or client has not reviewed work and 14 days has not passed.

Possibility 3: You never had a contract and just worked on basis of discussion with a client. You will need to ask the client to offer a Job and then release payment via upwork. Many new freelancers do this mistake and never get paid for the job. But sometimes the client is just new and unable to figure how things work. You should discuss things with them.
Like Point 1, There is absolutely no protection in this case too.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Lesley G wrote:

So I am new to this sight, I have always billed by the hour and was unaware that upwork wants you to use their time clock thing. I have just completed my first contract and I am wondering how I am going to get paid...as it wiont allow me to make hourly inputs


Unrelated: never let somebody send you checks for office equipment or other stuff, those are scammers. 

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