Frequently asked Questions about Upwork (FAQ)
Q. Are all jobs open to felons or people with a criminal background?
A. There is no background check and you are judged only on your work. Upwork is a great place to find jobs for felons.
Q. Will I always be paid for my work? Can I be scammed?
A. It is possible to be scammed but it is very rare. If a employee is scammed they will leave terrible feedback marking that employer as dishonest.
Q. How do I get paid?
A. Jobs pay either a fixed rate or hourly. You can receive payment via Payoneer, Paypal or by wire transfer.
Q. Does it cost anything to sign up?
A. No, it is 100% free. The only time Upwork will take money from you is when you are paid. It is a 10% fee of what you make.
Q. Do I have to pay taxes on the money I make?
A. Yes, no way around it. You can deduct any business related costs though!