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13438fd5
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How to withdraw

Hi, I recently got 2 contracts in Upwork and earnings are already showing on my profile but how do I withdraw those? because I don't see any way to do that and it is not available on my end (it's greyed out).  

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AveryO
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Community Manager

Hi Darla, 


The option to withdraw your earnings is not available since you don't have a balance in your account yet. This means that your earnings are yet to be processed to your account. Your earnings on Upwork are processed according to the Weekly Billing Cycle. Payments released for fixed-price contracts go through a 5-day security period and will be available to you once the security period is over. 

For hourly contracts, all the hours logged are automatically invoiced to your client, and funds become available following the Weekly Billing Cycle. Kindly check the schedule below:

  • Week 1 – Freelancer logs time using the Upwork desktop app and Work Diary.
  • Week 2 – Hours within the weekly limit invoice to your clients on Monday. They have until Friday to review the work. Then the review period ends.
  • Week 3 – Earnings become available on the following Wednesday.

You may read through each tab to know when you should expect the payment to be available on your account. If you check your Reports page (Reports > Overview), you will see where in the billing cycle the payment is. If the payment is in the Pending tab, it's already in the security period. Once the payment becomes available, you should be able to withdraw your earnings to your chosen payment method. 


~ Avery
Upwork

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AveryO
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Darla, 


The option to withdraw your earnings is not available since you don't have a balance in your account yet. This means that your earnings are yet to be processed to your account. Your earnings on Upwork are processed according to the Weekly Billing Cycle. Payments released for fixed-price contracts go through a 5-day security period and will be available to you once the security period is over. 

For hourly contracts, all the hours logged are automatically invoiced to your client, and funds become available following the Weekly Billing Cycle. Kindly check the schedule below:

  • Week 1 – Freelancer logs time using the Upwork desktop app and Work Diary.
  • Week 2 – Hours within the weekly limit invoice to your clients on Monday. They have until Friday to review the work. Then the review period ends.
  • Week 3 – Earnings become available on the following Wednesday.

You may read through each tab to know when you should expect the payment to be available on your account. If you check your Reports page (Reports > Overview), you will see where in the billing cycle the payment is. If the payment is in the Pending tab, it's already in the security period. Once the payment becomes available, you should be able to withdraw your earnings to your chosen payment method. 


~ Avery
Upwork
13438fd5
Community Member

Wow! This is a very detailed explanation and yes they are all pending now so thanks a lot for the help. 

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