In order to pay freelancers, upgrade projects and contests, and pay for site fees (e.g. project fees and membership fees), employers have to have funds available in their accounts. On the other hand, freelancers may wish to upgrade their memberships or pay for exams. For freelancers who are yet to earn through the site, these can only be done by making a deposit.
Making a deposit means transferring funds to your Freelancer.com account. To clarify, selecting this feature will prompt you to transfer funds from your payment source to your Freelancer.com account, not the other way around.
Follow these steps in order to make a deposit:
First, mouse over your balance on top of your page, and select Deposit Funds.
Next, select your payment method on the Deposit Funds page.
Lastly, fill out the required details of the payment and confirm your deposit.
Things to take note of:
Deposit fees vary depending on the payment method, location, and currency selected.
Depending on the method that you wish to use, certain currencies may be unavailable.
Depending on your location, certain payment methods may be unavailable.
Bank Deposit is the method to be used for direct deposits (local bank transfer) or wire transfers (international bank transfers). There is no processing fee for direct deposits while a fixed fee of $15 (or the corresponding deposit currency) is taken for wire transfers. It will take two to five business days for the deposit to reflect on your Freelancer.com account balance.
Depositing via PayPal with a linked bank account will take five to seven business days to reflect on your Freelancer.com account balance. This is because the deposit will have to be processed as an eCheck from PayPal’s end first.
Debit cards and credit cards work for deposit transactions. As long as your card has a MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Delta Online, Visa Electron, or JCB logo, you should be able to use it as your payment method.