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Connects Change Rollout Update and Frequently Asked Questions

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Ivan Xavier L Member Since: Jan 16, 2019
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so, who's got the credibility here, is it a "guru" or a "moderator"?
As per Khollera I (you can scroll up), he said that "......it is not our responsibility to decide how many Connects are required for jobs.", and now, you are saying that you may increase the number of Connects needed.

Whom between you and Khollera I is telling the truth, Valeria K.?

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Kenny E Member Since: Aug 27, 2019
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The problem is, there are many clients that post jobs that didn't even selected or hire freelancers who applied for the job post until the job expired or they just closed the job post. Then that means a waste of connects. Say we apply for 20 job posts which cost us 6 connects each then those 20 job posts didn't even hire someone.  That's already frustrating at the freelancers end.

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Faizan N Member Since: Apr 18, 2019
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This is pure greed madam. Im new i have tried consumed my all connects just to get my first project. If you wanted " freelancers to submit fewer proposals" you could have decreased the free connects but instead instantly i saw you have to pay or even if you have to pay for connects you could have set price and give the same connects as free if i buy 10 give me 10 free.

Why i have to pay for getting nothing or even just for trying why dont charge clients this is clearly greed ill try alternates now.

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Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
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Faizan N wrote:

This is pure greed madam. Im new i have tried consumed my all connects just to get my first project. If you wanted " freelancers to submit fewer proposals" you could have decreased the free connects but instead instantly i saw you have to pay or even if you have to pay for connects you could have set price and give the same connects as free if i buy 10 give me 10 free.

Why i have to pay for getting nothing or even just for trying why dont charge clients this is clearly greed ill try alternates now.


And they are.... 181 pages of the same thing over and over again!

Faizan, have you bothered to read at least part of this thread?
What you say has been said (with different versions) untill to boredom and, sorry to tell you, it will not change.

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Faizan N Member Since: Apr 18, 2019
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Your getting bored with these connect comments i think you souhld go some where else for entertainment

And yo said it wont change keep it im not going to pay ill find some where else to find freelance work.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Faizan N wrote:

Your getting bored with these connect comments i think you souhld go some where else for entertainment

And yo said it wont change keep it im not going to pay ill find some where else to find freelance work.


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Good move. Find another casino. 

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Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
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Faizan N wrote:

Your getting bored with these connect comments i think you souhld go some where else for entertainment

And yo said it wont change keep it im not going to pay ill find some where else to find freelance work.


And I, sincerely, wish you the best of luck.

But ..., it will cost you to find a better market than this.
And, more and more, this type of portals, is going to charge for everything Smiley Sad
There is one that even charges to verify your identity.

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Brian F Member Since: Jun 4, 2013
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Maria T wrote:

Faizan N wrote:

This is pure greed madam. Im new i have tried consumed my all connects just to get my first project. If you wanted " freelancers to submit fewer proposals" you could have decreased the free connects but instead instantly i saw you have to pay or even if you have to pay for connects you could have set price and give the same connects as free if i buy 10 give me 10 free.

Why i have to pay for getting nothing or even just for trying why dont charge clients this is clearly greed ill try alternates now.


And they are.... 181 pages of the same thing over and over again!

Faizan, have you bothered to read at least part of this thread?
What you say has been said (with different versions) untill to boredom and, sorry to tell you, it will not change.


Maybe repition is what is needed in the face of these absolutely non-responsive, indifferent decision makers at Upwork.  I don't think anyone fair-minded faulted the antislavery movement, the Civil Rights agitators, or the suffragettes for being too persistent.  The problem isn't freelancers complaining, it's Upwork ignoring them and doing nothing and coninually making changes that chip away at freelancer's ability to earn money and thei dignity.  How about the gurus consider that before the next time they attack a freelancer?  Oh, wait, maybe that's why you're here...

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Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
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Brian F wrote:

Maria T wrote:

Faizan N wrote:

This is pure greed madam. Im new i have tried consumed my all connects just to get my first project. If you wanted " freelancers to submit fewer proposals" you could have decreased the free connects but instead instantly i saw you have to pay or even if you have to pay for connects you could have set price and give the same connects as free if i buy 10 give me 10 free.

Why i have to pay for getting nothing or even just for trying why dont charge clients this is clearly greed ill try alternates now.


And they are.... 181 pages of the same thing over and over again!

Faizan, have you bothered to read at least part of this thread?
What you say has been said (with different versions) untill to boredom and, sorry to tell you, it will not change.


Maybe repition is what is needed in the face of these absolutely non-responsive, indifferent decision makers at Upwork.  I don't think anyone fair-minded faulted the antislavery movement, the Civil Rights agitators, or the suffragettes for being too persistent.  The problem isn't freelancers complaining, it's Upwork ignoring them and doing nothing and coninually making changes that chip away at freelancer's ability to earn money and thei dignity.  How about the gurus consider that before the next time they attack a freelancer?  Oh, wait, maybe that's why you're here...


Your simile seems absurd to me
I am not attacking anyone. I am only exposing a reality that, it would be better for so many companions to assume finally and concentrate on doing their best work.
By the way, I tell you this also directly.
I do not understand that you continue in this posture, after such a lot of post.

Guru is nothing, I am nothing, I just try to help. Sometimes already bored of always hearing the same.

I'm sorry if it offends you.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Faizan N wrote:

This is pure greed madam. Im new i have tried consumed my all connects just to get my first project. If you wanted " freelancers to submit fewer proposals" you could have decreased the free connects but instead instantly i saw you have to pay or even if you have to pay for connects you could have set price and give the same connects as free if i buy 10 give me 10 free.

Why i have to pay for getting nothing or even just for trying why dont charge clients this is clearly greed ill try alternates now.


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It's a business and businesses are, force majeure, greedy. They want to make money and as far as I know, that is not a crime.

 

Upwork is not a charity. If you don't like it, spend your money somewhere else. Upwork cannot prevent "freelancers" from behaving like addicted gamblers, who pay for chips and  chuck them down profligately in the hopes of hitting the jackpot. And in a way it is a gamble.There are millions of signed-up freelancers after well under a million jobs offered. So, you have to know how to play the game; keep the cards close to your chest and don't overspend. 

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