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Re: Newbie Question - Can I start working even without Billing Method set up yet?

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Simon Ed L Member Since: Jun 18, 2015
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Hello Everyone,

 

I would like to ask if it is possible to get hired, work, and get paid (just have the amount temporary stored on Upwork) even without setting up a billing method. As of this writing, my application for a debit card is still being processed, ETA would be around 1-3 weeks as advised by the bank. I am currently hesitant to apply for work because of this. If I wait for the debit card and apply for job postings by then, given the hiring rate for newbies, it might take me another 1-3 weeks to get hired.

 

Please help me shed light to this matter. 

 

Thank you,

 

Simon Ed Lusan

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Yeah, you can work without a withdrawal method. Money you earn will be safe with Upwork until you get your withdrawal method set up.
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Aleksandra K Member Since: Mar 31, 2015
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Hi Simon,

 

Welcome to UpWork. You can apply for jobs, get hired and get payed even if you don’t have your payment methods worked out. UpWork is able to keep up to $1000 on your profile, so I believe you have enough time to get your debit card.

 

Good luck Smiley Very Happy

 

Eddited to add: Seems like Preston was faster with his reply Smiley Very Happy 

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Simon Ed L Member Since: Jun 18, 2015
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Wonderful! Thank you for the feedback. I better start looking for work now.

 

Cheers,

 

Simon Ed Lusan

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Simon,

 

Preston and Aleksandra already responded, so I'll just confirm that you can start working without a withdrawal method in place, but need to add one as soon as possible.

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Simon Ed L Member Since: Jun 18, 2015
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Thanks for the reassurance Vladimir. You may close this thread now. Smiley Happy

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