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Connects Change Rollout Update and Frequently Asked Questions

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Marjan,

 

We calculate the number of Connects needed based on the projected job duration, budget amount as well as marketplace demand. Once a job is posted we also may lower the number of Connects needed to encourage more freelancers to submit proposals. If demand is too great, we may increase the number of Connects needed.

~ Valeria
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Marjan k Member Since: Jul 8, 2019
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Ok so you are saying that if there is to much proposals you will make more connects needed , but in the sample atached is a proof that what are you saying is not right  .. the job is posted 1 hour ago and has less then 5 propsals and required connects are 4 ?? 

Do you see that here something is not right ?? 

 

**Edited for Community Guidelines**

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Marjan k Member Since: Jul 8, 2019
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Hi Valeria 

I think this job proposal (see attached file)  says all .. Its less than a day for the job , the budget is 5 USD and still requires 2 connects .. Can you pls comment on this for the whole upwork community ?? 

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Richard L Member Since: Dec 14, 2016
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"We calculate the number of Connects needed based on the projected job duration" I realize, Valeria, that you are just doing your job and perhaps saying what you've been told. I recently ran across a job where the description was:

"No time of deliver yet. Just looking to hire an editor with full experience in fiction/non fiction novels. Particularly my book is the type of adventure/spiritual book."

That says nothing.

I read what I could of the client History. 1 hire. $1600, complete...

 Payment method verified
 
 0.00 of 0 reviews
  • United States
    Miami 07:10 am
  • 3 jobs posted
    34% hire rate, 1 open job
  • $1k+ total spent
    1 hire, 1 active
  • Member since Jul 17, 2018

This "prime" job that costs 6 connects to apply barely has a record on Upwork, and because the description says "long term" freelancers need to believe that is the case. He could have hired himself for alI know.

In 1 year of activity, a client spends 1600$ on one contract...How does that make this client special? Am I not special for earning 10 times more than he spent?

Understand I am not arguing with you, Valeria. I am indebted to Upwork and I want the community to succeed. Explain to me why this job is special for a client who spends maybe $133 a month? I spend that per week in fees and VAT. No one gives me preferential anything.

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Tom Z Member Since: Jul 10, 2016
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Same here, $450 every week goes to Upwork from my paycheck. In a way, freelancer is the client... Can we please revert back to whatever was before June... That's when I started noticing problems.

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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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