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Re: Connects and Memberships Live

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Dejan H Member Since: Jan 29, 2015
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One more thing -- If this job has a budget of $5 and you need 2 connects to apply, what job is worth 1? The one with a budget of $1? Who will want to apply for this job and lose $2 to maybe earn $5?

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Most. Aziza B Member Since: Mar 6, 2015
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Yes, I noticed tha same thing. This $5 job requires 2 connnects! Then which job is worth of connect 1?

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Bob H Member Since: Feb 18, 2009
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Are you serious? 2 connects for a $5 job?????   

I haven't seen the change yet, so I'm still in the dark on how this is going to work.

 

bh

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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@Dejan H wrote:

One more thing -- If this job has a budget of $5 and you need 2 connects to apply, what job is worth 1? The one with a budget of $1? Who will want to apply for this job and lose $2 to maybe earn $5?


Dejan,

 

You have one choice--don't upgrade to plus membership. That's my choice. The same goes for your question about having to provide a payment method--you don't have to do that if you don't upgrade your membership.

 

I wasn't going to upgrade anyway, but now that I understand that Connects aren't refunded unless the client or oDesk cancels a job, I have even more reason not to upgrade. As Vladimir and other oDesk reps keep repeating, oDesk 'will continue to offer a Basic (free) plan', so take that advice. If all freelancers took that advice, perhaps oDesk will drop the Connects plan.

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Dejan and Bob,

 

Applications will require anywhere from 1 to 5 Connects, depending on factors such as the size and type of job. Initially though, most jobs will require 2 Connects.

~ Valeria
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Bijit S Member Since: Dec 29, 2014
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Can you show me a job which requires 1 connect? What I see is each and every job regardless the budget and duration requires 2 connects to apply.

Its just disgusting...... 

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Garnor M Community Manager Member Since: Oct 29, 2014
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Hi Bijit,

At the outset, most jobs are going to require 2 Connects. In the future, this could change as applications may require anywhere from 1-5 Connects.

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Raman G Member Since: Aug 22, 2012
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yes,

 

Every job require two connect

 

raman

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Mohit A Member Since: Mar 31, 2015
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This one seems really bad to me.


The only reason I work on oDesk and not on other system,is because it is not confusing and doesn't try to make money off of people like me, the freelancers.

The job fee of 10% is different, but costing money to apply for a job, that is just really bad.


I might have to find alternate freelance websites.

Moderator
Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Mohit,

 

We will continue to offer a Basic (free) plan that requires no cost for submitting applications. Please read more in this Help article.

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