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Can't get PayPal to work as my primary billing method

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Justin H Member Since: Dec 23, 2016
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I've created my first job.  Found the agecny that I want to hire.  I click the Hire button.  In the offer details I select "Deposit $290.00 for the whole project".  Then I click the Hire button at the bottom of the page but it says "There was a problem charging your billing method. Please enter a new billing method and try again.".


I have a verified PayPal account with a linked bank account.  I do not have a credit card so PayPal is really my only option.


Admittedly, my PayPal account is brand new and was just verified today.  Is that a problem?


I really need to get this project moving soon!


Thanks for any help!

Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Justin,


Unfortunately, the charge was declined by PayPal. Please, try linking an alternative funding source to your PayPal account or adding a different payment method to your Upwork account.

~ Valeria