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How to connect your Higlobe account to Upwork

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Samyra Ramos

How to connect your Higlobe account toUpwork

Remote opportunities and freelancing gigs are here to stay. That’s why being able to enjoy cross-border payments through the platforms of your choice should never be a problem. Thousands of freelancers and remote workers currently use Upwork and, maybe you do too. If you’re looking for an easy way to get paid quickly from your client or employer in the US, without having to lose money on transaction fees, then Higlobe is the perfect solution for you. In this brief article, we’ll walk you through how to connect your Higlobe account to Upwork.

 How do you get paid on Upwork?

Freelancers and remote workers on Upwork can receive payments through various methods, with the most common being the Upwork Escrow system. In fixed-price contracts, clients fund an escrow account, and once the project is completed and approved, the funds are released to the freelancer's Upwork account.

For hourly contracts, freelancers use Upwork's time-tracking tool, and clients are billed weekly based on hours worked. Freelancers can also receive payments via bank transfer, PayPal, or Payoneer, with associated fees.

Upwork Payroll is an option for W-2 employment with certain clients, while direct contracts outside of Upwork are discouraged.

It's crucial for freelancers to clarify payment details with clients upfront and ensure their Upwork profiles and payment settings are correctly configured. Upwork may charge service fees on payments, and freelancers should be aware of these costs. By understanding these payment options and maintaining clear communication with clients, freelancers can ensure a smooth and secure payment process on Upwork.

What is the best way to receive payment from Upwork?

There is definitely no one-size-fits-all approach to getting paid and, it really depends on your preferences and needs. However, if you’re based in a country like Mexico and working for a US company (either as a freelancer or employee), then you are probably losing a lot of money on unnecessary transaction fees for the work you are doing.

That’s why international freelancers, remote workers, and employees are turning to platforms like Higlobe to save on transaction fees. Higlobe currently offers professionals and businesses in Mexico, Brazil, and the Philippines the advantage of opening their Higlobe USD account (a US receiving account) to enjoy free, instant transfers from the USA.

The good news is that your Higlobe account (along with the benefits) can also be seamlessly connected to your Upwork account without any hassle.

How can I connect my Higlobe account to Upwork?

With Upwork, freelancers and remote workers have the ability to connect their account to platforms like Payoneer, and Paypal for a fee. They also have the option of being paid directly to their local bank account. Remember, all these payment methods come at a cost.

The great news is that with a Higlobe USD account, you no longer have to face high transaction fees for the work you have done. Here, we’ll share with you the simple steps you can take to connect your Higlobe account to your Upwork account.

1. Click on your profile image and go to "Settings"

2. Then, select the ‘’Get Paid’’ tab.

3. Next, scroll down to the ‘’Withdrawal methods’’ section and click on ‘’Add a method.’’

4. To add your Higlobe USD account, find ‘’Direct to U.S. Bank (USD)’’ and click on ‘’Set up.’’

5. In the ‘’Add a bank account’’ section, add your Higlobe account information and then click on ‘’Add a bank account.’’

Once you have added your Higlobe USD bank account details, you’ll receive an email notification that a payment method was added to your Upwork account. You’ll then be prompted to set up a withdrawal schedule and submit a W-8BEN form before your money can be deposited into your account.

Connect your Upwork account to your Higlobe account and watch the magic happen!

The process of getting paid into your Higlobe USD account while living outside the United States is just like getting paid while living within the United States. You get your own US receiving account, having the advantage of earning and saving in US dollars. Plus, you can easily withdraw your money into your local currency and directly to your local bank account without paying transaction fees. It’s a straightforward, fast and easy process!

How to earn US dollars with Higlobe

You may already know how to put yourself out there and land the best jobs and projects. But, making sure you’re set up to get paid without falling victim to high transaction fees and commissions is just as important! With Higlobe’s easy-to-use platform, international workers, freelancers, contractors, and businesses doing work with clients based in the United States, can easily earn, save, and withdraw money in US dollars.

With Higlobe you get a US-receiving bank account and can receive payments via ACH transfer for business use only. That way, you can get paid as if you were a US resident. Once the money arrives in your US account, you can make withdrawals to your local bank account at any time.

It’s as simple as signing up, sharing your unique Higlobe account number with your client or employer, and receiving payments in US dollars!

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