Hi, I'm new to upwork and I'm signed first contract and was paid for the job (bonus). But my finances is still on pending status and that was more than 5 days ago. Can you tell me what is going on?
@Preston H wrote:
re: "Can you tell me what is going on?"
What is going on is that you are a newbie.
You will get your money. You just need to be patient.
Feel free to read this:
Or just don't worry about it.
He said he was paid via BONUS, so it was NOT the Weekly Billing Cycle, which does NOT apply here, and he will only get his money if the client actually paid it. As it was more than 5 days ago it may (or may not) point towards an issue.
OP needs to go to his Pending Transactions page.
In the left hand column it will either give a date, or say "Pending!"
If it gives a date, that's the date he will get the funds as available to withdraw.
If it says "Pending" in the LEFT hand column the client has not paid Upwork for the Bonus (yet)
The client is dodgy, he / she hires a sackful of freelancers on hourly contracts and pays them via bonuses, asking them NOT to track their hours.