To add a billing method to your Upwork account, find Billing Methods under your settings. PayPal is just one of the Billing Methods available at Upwork -- learn more about your choices here

Add PayPal as a Billing Method

In order to use PayPal as your billing method, you must have a verified, active PayPal account in good standing.


Learn more about having a verified PayPal account here. If you're having trouble verifying or activating your PayPal account, learn more about PayPal here


Requirements and limitations

In order to add a PayPal Account:

  • Your PayPal account must be verified, active, and in good standing
  • You must have an active Billing Agreement with Upwork — this billing agreement is signed as part of the add PayPal flow on Upwork
  • Your PayPal account must not be a student account
  • Your PayPal account must be set up with a primary and back-up payment method

Please note that PayPal billing may not be available in your country.

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