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Upwork supports the use of automated weekly payments, also known as retainers.
When a client creates an hourly contract, the client can click into the advanced options screen, and set up an automated weekly payout.
For example, a client hired "Karol" to manage his company's social medial accounts. The client set up an automated weekly payment of $400. This money is paid to Karol each week, in addition to the money she earns from the time that she logs.