Automating settlements with freelancers and clients

Smartcat allows you to track translation jobs, pay any freelancers involved in your projects, automate the corresponding document flow, as well as receive payments from your own clients.

settlements-scheme.pngFreelancer payout and billing automation

You can pay to linguists working in Smartcat’s CAT environment or any other translation automation tool, as well as project managers, DTP specialists, copywriters, terminologists, and even interpreters. Job costs are calculated automatically after you accept a job.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Assign jobs to freelancers.
  2. Accept the jobs once they are completed.
  3. Create an invoice to pay for the accepted jobs.
  4. Pay the invoice.
  5. The freelancers will receive payment within three business days.

Also, you can manually add single jobs or several jobs at once.

How to create and pay an invoice

Choose accepted jobs to be paid, click “Create bill and pay” and pay the invoice by card or wire transfer. 

You can also pay the invoice using money received from your customers to your Smartcat account.

How will the freelancers receive the money?

Once you add the jobs, all freelancers who are not yet added to your team in Smartcat will be signed up automatically and notified of a pending payment.

Note that any freelancers added by you are not visible to other Smartcat users.

After choosing the preferred payout method and filling out the required details, the freelancers will be able to receive payouts for their accepted jobs. The following payout methods are available to them:

  • Bank cards
  • PayPal
  • Wire transfer
  • Smartcat-issued Prepaid Mastercard.

Settlements with clients

Translation companies can receive payments from their clients using Smartcat. This can be easier and more cost-effective when your client is a resident of a different country and has a hard time paying you directly.

How does it work?

Contact us at if you want a client to pay you via Smartcat.

We will release an invoice for your client and send a copy to you.

Once you receive the money, you will be able to transfer it to your bank account or keep it on your Smartcat balance to use it for paying your suppliers.

How much does it cost?

Smartcat charges from 3 to 8% per transaction depending on the volume of jobs processed, your country of incorporation, and your freelancers’ country of residence.

Contact us at to get an individual offer.

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