Hourly projects work differently from fixed projects
😉 Here's how you can pay for an hourly project:
- Authorizing a credit card so that each time you approve a professional's hour, it is automatically debited.
- Sending a payment to your Workana account for 10 hours of work on that project (pre-paid).
How does it work?
Once you have accepted the bid of a professional, you will see that when you enter your project, there is a green button that says "Add payment method". You have enter there.
Then, it will open the payment page, where you can select either of these two methods: pre-paid or by credit card.
If you choose an international credit card, you can choose among: American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover & Diners Club (only valid in Colombia)
When you choose a credit card as your method, the payment processor will be able to capture the 3-hour balance. But don't worry, this balance will be released as soon as possible (it may take up to 3 or 4 weeks) 🙂
If you would like to use another payment method available in your local currency, choose Prepaid Mode: Add Credit to My Account.
If you choose the pre-paid mode, all you have to do is pay for more than 3 hours.
Once your card is authorized, you can also pay the freelancer hours by depositing money in your Workana account. By approving professional hours, Workana will debit directly from the balance you have in your account.
ATTENTION: in order for Workana to pay the professional, you must have in your account the amount to be paid plus the cost of 4.5% commission of Workana.
For example, if you must pay USD 100 to the freelancer, you must have at least USD 104.50 in your account.
It is important to know that if the professional works less than 3 hours, you can always reuse the money for another Workana project or ask us for a refund.
However, if the professional is going to work more than ten hours, you will have to add money to your account as they go along. The professional will not be able to record hours if you do not have a balance, so it is important that you always keep money available in your account so that your project is not delayed 🙂