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How Do I Get My Earnings on UpWork?

Last updated on September 30, 2022 @ 12:02 pm

As a freelancer, one of the most important questions you’ll ask is, “How do I get paid?” The answer to that question is, “It depends.”

There are a few different ways that you can get paid as a freelancer. The most common way is through PayPal.

You can also get paid through direct deposit, wire transfer, or check.

The best way to ensure that you get paid on time and in the correct amount is to keep good records. Make sure that you keep track of the hours that you work, the tasks that you complete, and the payments that you receive. This will help you stay organized and on top of your finances.

PRO TIP: If you are a freelancer working on Upwork, be aware that there have been reports of issues with getting paid. Some freelancers have reported that their earnings have been held for weeks or even months without being paid out. This appears to be an issue with Upwork’s payment system, and not with individual clients. If you are concerned about not being paid, you may want to consider other options for finding work.

Another important thing to remember is to invoice your clients promptly. This will help you stay on top of your earnings and ensure that you receive payments in a timely manner.


In conclusion, the best way to ensure that you get paid as a freelancer is to keep good records, invoice promptly, and choose the right payment method for your situation.

Dale Leydon

Dale Leydon

Sysadmin turned Javascript developer. Owner of 20+ apps graveyard, and a couple of successful ones.