This article explains how clients can create a Pay As You Go Contract for independent contractors in a few simple steps.
If you are importing a large number of contractors onto Deel, you can use our Mass Import feature.
✅ Step 1 – Select Add People from the home page
✅ Step 2 – Select worker type
To create a Pay As You Go contract, select Contractor.
If you are importing a large group of workers, you can click the Mass Import Workers option.
✅ Step 3 – Select Pay As You Go
Pay As You Go contracts are a good choice when a contractor is paid as they complete the work, or submit the working hours (days or weeks) on a timesheet.
✅ Step 4 – Enter personal details
Enter team information, contractor's personal details and workplace information.
✅ Step 5 - Enter role details
Use the toggles to determine who can submit work for payment: the client, the contractor, or both.
You can use one of our saved prompts for the scope of work if useful.
After you fill out all required role information click Continue.
✅ Step 6 – Define payment rate and dates
Choose if the payment rate will be per task, or a fixed rate.
Select the payment currency and the payment frequency: hour, daily, weekly, or by task.
You must also select how often invoices will be generated: Weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly.
Every week - select a day when the payment is due weekly
Every two weeks - select a day when the payment is due every other week
Every month - select the last day of the month or any other specific date as the payment due date.
Twice per month - select the 15th and the last day of the month or two specific dates as payment due dates.
Choose when the invoice cycle will end, and the payment due date.
If the payment due date is on a weekend, you can toggle the option to pay on Friday instead.
Specify the worker’s start and end date if the contract is for a set period, and create a notice period.
You can also add on-target payments to any contractor contract, which can be issued to the worker at your discretion as either a flat rate or percentage.
Please note that on-target payments must be manually added to payroll when it is due. Workers may be entitled to some, or all, of this bonus compensation solely at your discretion.
✅ Step 7 – Upload Contract
You can upload your own pre-signed contract, or use Deel's standard contract that is locally compliant.
You can choose to require that the contractor upload standard identification and compliance documents, as per their local labor laws.
✅ Step 8 – Add benefits and extras
Once you have added benefits and extras, if needed, click Continue to create your contract.
✅ Step 9 – Confirm details and sign the contract
Congratulations! The Pay As You Go contract has been created.
Review the contract details then click Review & Sign. You can then invite the contractor to sign, as well.
You can preview and download the contract PDF before signing.
You can include a personalized message with your invitation. Alternatively, you can copy the Deel contract link and share it with the contractor directly.
You can click Switch Signing Order to have the contractor sign first.
The contract will only be activated when both parties have signed.