How do I get paid?

On Prolific, you get paid via PayPal.

To verify your cash out email address

Go to your 'Account' page and click 'Set' on your cashout account. After entering your Prolific password, you should be able to connect to your PayPal account. The email address associated with your PayPal account does not have to match your Prolific account.

To get paid

Click on the 'Cash out' button on your account page. If this button is greyed out, please check that you have verified your cash out email address, and have over £5 in your available balance.

We process payments on our Cash Out Days, every Tuesday and Friday afternoon (GMT), with PayPal. You should expect to receive your money by the next Tuesday or Friday after your cash out request.

Instant cash outs

Once you have made your 4th cash out, you will automatically qualify to receive Instant Cash Outs. Read more here.


Occasionally problems occur with cash outs. If you have not received your payment after the next Cash Out Day, please get in touch with us and provide your participant ID, the amount and date you cashed out, and the PayPal account that you cashed out to. We will aim to resolve issues as quickly as possible!

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