Pay by PayPal

To add your verified PayPal account as a billing method:

  1. Click the Settings icon, and then click Billing Methods.
  2. Click the Add a Billing Method button.
  3. Click the Set Up button for PayPal and fill in the form.
  4. You’ll be returned to your billing methods list. Confirm that the correct method is set as primary.
  5. You may add multiple PayPal accounts, if desired.

Because PayPal as a billing method is not available to all clients, the option to use PayPal will only appear in the Add a Billing Method form if it is available to you.

Please note that in order to use PayPal as your billing method, you must:

  • Have a verified, active PayPal account in good standing. PayPal student accounts are not eligible. The PayPal verification process varies somewhat from country to country. Learn more.
  • Have at least one PayPal-linked billing method that isn’t eCheck, such as a credit card or bank account. Upwork is unable to accept eCheck billings through PayPal.
  • Pay a 2.75% processing fee on all payments.

Some of the benefits of setting up PayPal as a billing method include:

  • If your PayPal account has a different currency, a small currency conversion fee from PayPal may apply, but is usually less than that charged by your credit card.
  • Update your funding source in your PayPal account as needed without interrupting billing on Upwork.

If your payment from a PayPal balance or PayPal-linked credit card is not credited to your Upwork account within 24 hours, please contact Customer Support by clicking here.


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