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brycekimmy
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payment of 5.00

I am new to upwork, I just completed my first assignment. How do I get my 5.00?

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sergio-soria
Member

Congratulations! It's really hard to land the first job, but if you are good at what you do it will create a snowball effect and you will get more gigs from now on.

 

After the client approves your work the funds are transferred to your account. To know about your payment status you need to check the tab Reports > Overview. There you will see the amount is Pending. It will stay there for a few days, then it will become Available. The Tab Reports > Transaction History contains more details. There you will see exactly the date the amount will be available and also the Upwork fee that will be deducted from those $5.

 

To receive the funds in your bank or Payoneer you have to go to the settings and input the account information in the Get paid tab. Then you can transfer the funds from your Upwork account to the billing method you chose.

aocumen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks for the flag, Jennifer! I've edited my post to reflect the correct answer.

Hi Kimberly, you may check your Transactions History page, or your Overview page (Reports > Overview) to know when you should expect the earnings for this contract to be available on your account. You may read more about the Upwork Weekly Billing Cycle to know more about how payments/earnings "move" from your clients account to your account. 

I checked your account and it doesn't look like you have a contract for this job. We always recommend freelancers to make sure that there is a contract in place, and the client's method is verified, before starting any work on the job. In this case, the client should have sent you an offer, and you should have accepted it. It should show up as an active contract on your My Jobs page. 

I would recommend that read up on these tips for avoiding questionable jobs for more information about working safely through Upwork. Please also read up on the resources we compiled here for more information on how to work successfully on Upwork. 


~ Avery
Upwork

 


@Avery O wrote:

Hi Kimberly, 

I checked your account and it doesn't look like you have a contract for this job. We always recommend freelancers to make sure that there is a contract in place, and the client's method is verified, before starting any work on the job. In this case, the client should have sent you an offer, and you should have accepted it. It should show up as an active contract on your My Jobs page. 

I would recommend that read up on these tips for avoiding questionable jobs for more information about working safely through Upwork. Please also read up on the resources we compiled here for more information on how to work successfully on Upwork. 


Since the job is in her work history and she got a feedback I am pretty sure there was a contract. Just because she has no active contract it does not mean her previous client scammed her. How about you answer her question?

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