Receiving your first payment via Smartcat

Smartcat provides several payout options that allow you to receive payments for your work done in Smartcat or outside the platform fast and hassle-free.

If you have never worked in our platform, but your client prefers using it to pay for your work, this article will guide you through the entire process.

  1. It all starts with a notification delivered to your email. It usually means that your client has added you to their Smartcat team and is now ready to remit your payment.
  2. Click Join and follow the two registration steps: choose a password and specify your country. Then read and accept our privacy policy and Terms of Use and click Log In.
    You can complete the rest of the procedure at a later time. If it’s been a while and your invitation has expired or you do not remember your password, you can always use a Password-free login with code option.
  3. As soon as Smartcat receives the payment from your client, the paid amount gets credited to your Smartcat balance and the appropriate notification is duly sent to your email. To check your current balance and set up a payout option, go to My Payouts. A direct link is included into the payment notification.
    Your account in Smartcat can then be used to receive as many payments from as many customers as you may possible have.
  4. To proceed with your first payout, click My Profile.
    Update your Personal Details to specify at least the country where you receive the money.
  5. Now click My payouts to select one of the available payment methods and enter your payment details. Do not hesitate, your payment data is safe with us. Should you need to change your payout method, you can do it at any time.
    Enter your preferred payout method and provide the required information.
    The available payout options differ depending on the country of residence that you selected on the profile page in Smartcat.
    Learn more about payout methods available for your country
  6. Mission accomplished! Notice that your Balance reflects the amount to be paid. Once your preferred payout method is indicated, you will receive the money within 5 business days.
  7. For future pay periods, you will simply receive an email notification upon being paid. No further action will be required from you as long as your preferred payout method is set.
  8. After receiving your payments, you can return to My Payouts > Payment statuses and check payment status and history.
  9. Comprehensive details of the most recent payout, including the amount paid, the commission fee, the transaction ID, the payout method, and the payout date are shown in the Payout History tab. 

If you have a question regarding payouts or payment statuses that is not covered in the article, you are always welcome to reach us via Our support team will gladly help you resolve any issue.

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