For sure, Jose. 10 credits is half the smallest bundle we are forced to buy. Even some people working for a few dollars an hour have to use 6 connects. It's a tiny, almost meaningless concession by them.
Totally agree with you.
When I started on UpWork they were still giving 60 Connects every month and as a new freelancer, it is very hard to win jobs.
After they implemented the pay-per-Connects model, I`ve stopped using the platform just like many others.
10 Connects it is nothing. it goes in 10 minutes or less of applying.
They should just go back to the old 60 Connects free monthly plan if they want to keep talent on the platform.
@ Jose M, How do you know it was 60 Connects? You are a member since 5 days.
I am greatful for everything someone gives me so thank you Upwork, keep up the good work !
Giving free connects for nothing will increase useless biddings to the projects and hard for good artist who are serious about there work to get the job, and will decrease the overall experience of freelancer and the contracteres on this platform.
I have seen artist working for 10$ for the job 500$ just to get the job and they dont even give a good quality work back.
I appriciate upwork for being upgrading time to time and keeping the **Edited for Community Guidelines**
away for both the sides on this platform.
Pretesth B. I am so with you on this!!!
And hey I just got a great idea!
Let's start a new website for only newbie freelancers: NoobLance
That's where everyone has an equally fair chance of realizing they should not do freelance because of poor communication skills, non-existing business skills, missing expectation management, or just not having any execution skills worth a dime, all offered completely free! Unlimited proposals, no identity verification, no nothing. Just a jungle.
Also, we could advertise this NoobLance worldwide for having the cheapest freelancers with a disclaimer saying we don't guarantee any work done properly at all but you still have to opportunity to waste your money as much as you want. But we promise that in a haystack of 1,000 proposals you can just pick randomly, since you get the same "quality work" anyway from any of the noob lancers. 😉
Shall we? I'll do the coding! For free!!! 🤣
Hi Pretesh B,
Contracters come here looking for good, cheap jobs, and complain that to get them you have to do your homework in applying selection criteria. The freelancer pays 20% plus the credits he buys and the contracter 3% and complains about spam!
Protectionist measures create dinosaurs that are doomed to extinction.
-I would like to be able to apply something similar to "Google", type 1cts for each email exchanged, to see what your path of success would be.
-Let natural selection do its job.
Exchange of ideas and ways of seeing, generate progress, let people be aware!