What Jennifer described is only for fixed-price contracts.
For hourly contracts, YOU DO NOT SUBMIT a request for payment. You are paid automatically based on the hours that you log using the time tracker (or the hours that you manually log, if your client allows that).
If you still have questions, you need to tell us if you have:
a) a fixed-price contract
b) an hourly contract
c) no contract shows up on your My Jobs page
Yes, it's a fixed-price contract, Preston. It will be my first time to submit job for review since it is usually my client who automatically sends me payment for every finished output.
If you have a fixed-price contract, then you will see it listed at the bottom of the page when you log into Upwork and click on the "My Jobs" tab.
There will be a big green button next to the job that says something like:
"Submit Milestone and Request Payment"
If you do not see a listing for the contract, then it means you do not actually have have an official Upwork contract.
What exactly do you see?
I can only see the list of my jobs which are in progress and on the right side the available earnings and "the tips for success". I am so sure that I have a fixed-price contract.
Do you see a section, at the bottom of the page, labelled "Fixed Price"?
And beneath that label, do you see a large rectangle which encompasses a set of information about your fixed-price contract, including the name of the contract and the name of the person who hired you?
When a fixed-price milestone is funded, there is a big green button that lets me submit the work and request payment.
If the milestone is not funded, you will need to ask the client to fund it before you can submit the work.
re: "perhaps, I can't submit anymore since the funds reflected is already deficit. Am I right?"
If you ALREADY submitted the work, then you will see something like this:
I have been looking for that sample just like your screenshot, Sir on "My Jobs". Better that I'll beep my client about this. Thank you for both of you for helping me out. 🙂
Hi Aljen Mae,
It looks like the clients have already released all the funded milestones to you on both fixed-price contracts you have. If there is more work to do, they will need to fund next milestones. Only then you'll be able to submit the work and request payment as Preston described. Please, do not submit work without the respective milestone for it being funded but talk to your client and ask them to fund the milestone first.