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Connects Change Rollout Update and Frequently Asked Questions

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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
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Hi Chirag,

 

We don't offer Connects for free. In order to purchase Connects you can check these help articles on Connects and Billing Methods available for purchasing Connects. You may also want to check out our Resource Corner and find some excellent topics there:

 

Submitting a Winning Proposal on Upwork

Make Your Freelancer Profile More Visible & Appealing

Enhance Your Freelancer Profile for Greater Success

 

Thanks!

~Andrea
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Vinayak K Member Since: Sep 19, 2020
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I came across a job, applied for the same but the client has not been active since he posted that job. My connects are wasted in that case?

 

I can see he sent 5-6 invites and the client tab shows that the last activity was 16 days ago, and it was the same day he posted the job.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Vinayak K wrote:

I came across a job, applied for the same but the client has not been active since he posted that job. My connects are wasted in that case?

They are spent.

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Nikola S Moderator Member Since: Jul 2, 2020
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Hi Vinayak,

 

Submitting a proposal has a financial cost, just like the other expenses you incur as a freelancer running your own business. If a client never hires but doesn’t close the job, your Connects are not returned. In this situation, we continue to encourage the client to hire or close the job, but ask that you consider the cost of Connects as part of your business expenses.

 

~ Nikola

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Brijesh K Member Since: Sep 19, 2020
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I've new account on upwork, & i've completed my profile 100%,

I want to know,

 

Howmany CONNECTS AND for HOWMANYDAYS DO I GET CONNECTS AS FREE ? 

Once free connects are used, when it will get refill automatic ?

 

 

 

thanks.

 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Brijesh K wrote:

Howmany CONNECTS AND for HOWMANYDAYS DO I GET CONNECTS AS FREE ? 


None

 


Brijesh K wrote:

Once free connects are used, when it will get refill automatic ?


Never

 

Once you have used your initial connects, you have to buy them or pay for a paid membership.

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Prachy C Member Since: Sep 3, 2020
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I have submitted on 7/8 projects. but the client is not active ,he is not interviewing anyone. 

what about my connects now? DO i have any chance to get them back? or anything like that?

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Andrea G Moderator Member Since: Jul 7, 2020
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Hi Prachy,

 

If a project is canceled by the client without making a hire or if a job post is removed for a Terms of Service violation, the Connects you used to apply will be returned to you. Please note, this does not apply if the job post expires. You can read more about this here

 

Thanks!

~Andrea
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Manoj k Member Since: Aug 31, 2020
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Simple Answer is NO 

 

Upwork doesn't care about the freelancer they care about the clients and money.

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Carlos L Member Since: Oct 16, 2017
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I'm seeing jobs for less than a month, less than 10 hours a week requires 6 connects to submit a proposal, is it normal, I mean it's the way Upwork works or there is a bug?

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