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Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi James,

 

We return Connects when a client closes their job without hiring or we find a job post has violated our Terms of Service. Thank you.


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Joan S Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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James - Improve your profile. Stop talking about yourself on your profile. Talk about what great things you can do for a client and the first two sentences are the most important. Then forget about connects. They are a cost of doing business - and you have to realize you are competing against thousands of others. It takes a long time to get started on Upwork and many people never do.

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Why is it kinda unfair?

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James F Member Since: May 10, 2020
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Thank you very much for the replies.Smiley Happy Smiley Happy 
I am very new to this freelancer platform and its a bit confusing so far. I find it unfair as in relation to whether I can expect this job that is pending or not. And the jobs I am talking about have been open for 15 days without someone being hired or closed...
I do realize I am competing against thousands of others and I will try to create a better profile.
Thank you once again.Regards:
James

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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James F wrote:

Thank you very much for the replies.Smiley Happy Smiley Happy 
I am very new to this freelancer platform and its a bit confusing so far. I find it unfair as in relation to whether I can expect this job that is pending or not. And the jobs I am talking about have been open for 15 days without someone being hired or closed...
I do realize I am competing against thousands of others and I will try to create a better profile.
Thank you once again.Regards:
James


I think the best way to view connects is you are paying for the oppurtunity to propose to a client who has a project.  Once you spent them, don't expect them to come back.

 

This means that bidding on Upwork has a cost for your business and with all costs you have to make a personal evaluation of it's worth.

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Edwin A Member Since: May 22, 2020
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hello, im new on upwork..

is there a way to get free connect? i already applied a job , but never get hired..

i dont have any money to buy new connect...that is why i started freelancing

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Edwin A wrote:

hello, im new on upwork..

is there a way to get free connect? i already applied a job , but never get hired..

i dont have any money to buy new connect...that is why i started freelancing


No, primarily you have to pay for them.  You can get Rising Talent status and that gives you some but that is not something to wait around for.

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Fatima K Member Since: May 19, 2020
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I am a new user on Upwork and so that I don't know much about connects. Upwork has given me 20 free connects. I wanna ask a question that if I use all of them then will upwork give me new free connects next month or Will I have to buy them?

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Mohammed G Member Since: Jan 13, 2016
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No, you will need to buy them!

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Fatima K Member Since: May 19, 2020
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This is sad.I had recently applied for the Job in which it was mentioned that connects are refundable but now he has hired someone for the Job and I have not got back my connects.Does it means that I have lost my connects?

 

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