Get Paid for Fixed-Price Contracts

  • To submit your work for review, go to My Jobs.
  • To review your earnings and transactions go to your Reports.
  • To set up a payment method and schedule, or to withdraw your earnings now, go to  Settings > Get Paid.
  • A note for agency members—All of your contracts are paid to your agency. You’ll need to arrange payment from your agency directly.

Fixed-price contracts do not bill to your client automatically, but are covered by Upwork Fixed-Price Protection. The client makes a deposit into escrow and sets up a milestone. When you submit the milestone deliverable, the client releases the funds. They can choose to release the full amount, more, or less than the deposit. However, no escrowed funds can be returned to the client until the contract is complete and you agree or go through dispute mediation.

When your client releases a milestone or final payment on a fixed-price job, it immediately shows as pending on your financial account. They become available after the standard five-day security period.

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