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How do I pay for my Freelancer membership?

Freelancer Memberships on Elance can be paid using a credit card (American Express, MasterCard or Visa), Paypal or by using your Elance Account balance. Funds are added to your Elance account when you receive payments from your Clients. 

It is not possible to split a Membership payment between multiple payment sources. For example, if you have a $20.00 Membership, you cannot pay $10.00 with a credit card and $10.00 with funds available in your Elance Account. The entire $20.00 must be paid from one payment source. 

Note: if you are selecting your Elance Account as your payment method, you must have funds in your available balance first.  If you are upgrading your Membership plan, the payment method will be charged immediately.  If there is no change to your Membership plan, the new payment method will be charged on your Membership's regular renewal date.

How do I change my Membership payment method? 

You can change your Membership payment method from a credit card to Paypal or to your Elance Account at anytime.  We automatically charge your default payment method at the beginning of each Membership period. However, if payment fails, your Membership plan is automatically downgraded to a Basic plan.

To change your Membership payment method, please log in to your account and follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Manage in the top navigation bar and select Financial Accounts from the drop-down menu.
  2. Under your Default Payment Account section, select the account that you want to use from the pull down menu and click the Save Settings button.


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