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Question about Tipping

I was wondering if it's a violation to ask for a tip from a client through direct paypal account. 

Or does Upwork have its own tipping option?

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wescowley
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Upwork has a bonus payment option.

 

All payments for clients you engaged through Upwork have to go through Upwork.

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wescowley
Member

Upwork has a bonus payment option.

 

All payments for clients you engaged through Upwork have to go through Upwork.

prestonhunter
Member

A client is allowed to pay a freelancer a bonus.

 

It is inappropriate and unprofessional for a freelancer to ask for a tip.

I respectfully disagree.

It is ok for a freelancer to ask for a tip every now and then.

 

Freelancers should also be asking for reviews at the close of every contract. 

 

While I do not make a habit out of asking for a bonus or a tip, there have been occasions where the client required extra hand holding and I went above and beyond to get the job done. Scope creep, client mistakes, unclear direction, etc. And in those cases, where it was clearly the client that made the job more difficult and I delivered despite those challenges, I have absolutely asked for a bonus.

I like you, have earned a lot of money on this platform. Over $600k on this platform and am expert vetted. Different strokes for different folks.


Morgan O wrote:

While I do not make a habit out of asking for a bonus or a tip, there have been occasions where the client required extra hand holding and I went above and beyond to get the job done. Scope creep, client mistakes, unclear direction, etc. 


In such cases, I would require an additional payment rather than asking for a bonus. Tipping is for bellhops and taxi drivers, IMO.


Calvin P wrote:

I was wondering if it's a violation to ask for a tip from a client through direct paypal account. 

Or does Upwork have its own tipping option?


If you have asked a client for a tip through paypal, you have done 2 things wrong, one of those could potentially get your profile suspended. 

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