if you do bidding your own then you don;t need agency. get a premium account on your profile. it will give you more bids. also you can buy bids if you don't have in your account.
always check your bids history to understand how you consuming your bids.
Please note that Connects will no longer be included for free for agencies. You will be able to buy them by the bundle, as follows:
Feel free to check out this help article for more information on the Agency Plus subscription.