M-Pesa allows you to transfer your earnings to your bank account, withdraw cash, and pay for some goods and services with your mobile device. Upwork currently only offers M-Pesa as a withdrawal method for freelancers in Kenya.
To add M-Pesa
- Go to Settings > Get Paid > click Add Method
- Click the Set Up button for M-Pesa
- Enter the details for your M-Pesa account and click Add M-PESA account
Note: Your first and last name must exactly match the name on your M-Pesa account and the name on your Upwork account.
For security reasons, your new payment method will become active in three days. Please ensure you have registered and activated your M-Pesa account before you add your M-Pesa information on Upwork.
M-Pesa is a third-party payment vendor. Their features and fees vary depending on how you choose to withdraw your funds from your M-Pesa account as well as the amount you choose to transfer.