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EBYLINE PAYMENTS

Join the Revolution. Pay the contributors to your WordPress site quickly and easily with Ebyline Payments.

FOR THE EDITOR

  • How do I pay someone?

    1. To pay a contributor, click on “Posts” in the left menu.
    2. Locate the post that you want to pay for.
    3. If no fee is listed for the post, click on “Edit Fee”, enter the fee amount, and click “Save”.
    4. Click the “Pay Now” button, which will take you to the Ebyline Platform.
    5. Click “Register Now” to create a new account. (If you already have an account, log-in and skip to step 7.)
    6. Enter your publication and billing information and click “Create Account”.
    7. Confirm that the fee amount and payee are correct, click “Pay Now”.
    8. Payment will be issued to the contributor and you will receive a confirmation.
    9. Fee will be listed as paid.

    Payments are queued for processing once per week at 12am (midnight) Eastern Time on Thursday night/Friday morning. One charge will be made to your credit card for the full amount of all payments processed during the prior seven day period. Payments will be forwarded to your contributors’ PayPal accounts immediately after your card has been successfully charged.

  • Does this cost me anything?

    There is a transaction fee charged for payments processed through Ebyline Payments. This fee covers processing payment to your contributor and all tax related reporting required for the payment. There is no cost to your contributor for being paid through Ebyline, and Ebyline covers the cost of any PayPal fees, so your contributor receives the full amount contracted for their post.

  • What payment methods are available?

    Payments are accepted from editors via credit card only (MasterCard, Visa, and American Express). Payments are issued to contributors via PayPal only.

  • Can I use Ebyline to manage my stories?

    Yes. Ebyline can handle your workflow as well as payment processing. Simply log-in to your Ebyline account at Ebyline.com/login to create assignments, manage workflow, and process payments. The Ebyline platform also has a contributor database and Pitch Board to enable you to find new contributors to work with.

  • Can I import my Ebyline projects into my WordPress site?

    Yes, existing Ebyline users can import the last 60 days of completed projects directly into their WordPress account. The projects will be imported in "Draft" mode, allowing you to quickly edit and update the posts for publication. Simply log into your WordPress account, Install the Ebyline Plugin, and use the "Import" feature located under the "Tools" menu.

    For full access to Ebyline’s contributor database and unlimited contributors, upgrade to an Ebyline Plus account. For more information about Ebyline Plus, click here: http://info.ebyline.com/plus

  • Which WordPress user types can approve payments?

    Only WordPress “Admin” users can approve payments for users.

  • Which WordPress user types can set and edit fees?

    “Admin”, “Editor”, “Author”, and “Contributor” can set and edit post fees.

  • How can I see information about previous purchases?

    Previous purchases can be viewed from the Ebyline website. The transaction screen displays all your purchased projects and you can also see if a project has been paid to the contributor.

    1. Log into your Ebyline editor account at http://www.ebyline.com/login
    2. Click the “Transactions" folder at the lower left of the screen.
    3. By default, you will be shown all purchased projects for the current month. Use the date selection tools at the upper left to expand or change the time frame.
    4. You can also enter the name of the contributor in the "Keyword" search field to display purchased projects for a specific contributor.
    5. Click the "Export to CSV" button at the upper right to download the list in Excel compatible form.
  • How does the tax reporting work?

    Ebyline reports payments to contributors every twenty days in accordance with the State of California New Hire reporting guidelines. In addition, for contributors earning $600 or more during the tax year, a 1099-Misc form will be issued no later than January 31st of the following year, as required by law.

    1099-Misc forms are issued either electronically through the Ebyline platform or a paper copy is mailed to the contributor’s address on file with Ebyline, depending on their selection during registration. Per IRS guidelines, 1099-Misc forms will not be issued to confirmed foreign contributors, organizations, or individuals earning under $600 during the tax year.

  • Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

    Contact Ebyline customer support via email at support@ebyline.com or via phone at 877-405-4030 or 818-570-2175.

FOR THE CONTRIBUTOR

  • How do I get paid?

    Payments processed through Ebyline Payments are queued for processing once per week at 12am (midnight) Eastern Time on Thursday night/Friday morning. A deposit for the full amount of all payments processed to you during the prior seven day period (Friday to Thursday) will be forwarded to your PayPal account immediately after payment has been received from your editor.

  • What payment methods are available?

    Payments are issued to contributors via PayPal only.

    You must have a PayPal account in order to receive payments from Ebyline Payments. PayPal is a separate web based service that collects money for you from online sales (such as when you sell something on eBay, or if you have an online store), and securely transmits those funds to the location you specify, such as your bank account.

    With Ebyline Payments, when an editor buys your work, the editor sends the payment to us; we handle the tax and reporting issues, then we send payment directly to your PayPal account. Therefore you must have a PayPal account to receive payment for your work. In PayPal, you can specify where you want the funds to be sent (i.e., bank account, a check, etc.)

    Creating a PayPal account requires a few steps, but once completed, using the system is very simple. For more information on creating a PayPal account, click here: https://ebyline.zendesk.com/entries/21115412-How-to-Set-Up-Your-PayPal-account

  • What does this cost me?

    There is no cost to contributors to receive payments via Ebyline Payments. Ebyline covers all associated costs for you to receive payments through PayPal, and you receive the full amount you have contracted for your posts.

    Editors pay a processing fee to Ebyline which covers the costs of processing payments and tax reporting.

  • How can I see information about previous payments?

    Previous payments can be viewed from the Ebyline website. The transaction screen displays all your sold projects and you can also see if a project has been paid for.

    1. Log into your Ebyline account at http://www.ebyline.com/login
    2. Click the “Transactions" folder at the lower left of the screen.
    3. By default, you will be shown all sold projects for the current month. Use the date selection tools at the upper left to expand or change the time frame.
    4. You can also enter the name of the editor in the "Keyword" search field to display projects sold to a specific editor.
    5. Click the "Export to CSV" button at the upper right to download the list in Excel compatible form.
  • Can I get more work using Ebyline?

    If you are interested in finding new editors to work with, you can complete a profile on Ebyline which is searchable by editors using the platform. In addition, you can submit your profile for consideration in becoming an “Ebyline Approved Freelancer”. If approved this will give you access to jobs posted on Ebyline’s Pitch Board. For more information, review these guides: https://ebyline.zendesk.com/entries/22311088-How-to-create-a-great-Freelancer-Profile https://ebyline.zendesk.com/entries/20859582-Updating-your-Freelancer-Profile https://ebyline.zendesk.com/entries/21495824-Becoming-an-Ebyline-Approved-Freelancer

  • How does the tax reporting work?

    If you earn $600 or more during the tax year, a 1099-Misc form will be issued no later than January 31st of the following year, as required by law. The form will either be mailed to you or available electronically for download depending on your selection during registration.

    For more information on tax forms, click here: https://ebyline.zendesk.com/entries/21572740-1099-Misc-tax-forms

  • Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

    Contact Ebyline customer support via email at support@ebyline.com or via phone at 877-405-4030 or 818-570-2175.

Requires: 3.0.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2014-5-5
Downloads: 884

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