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How do you budget your connects for the month?

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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Amaechi A wrote:

Hey Vladmir. Thanks for your reply. I know that Basic members have 60 Connects. I'm saying it should be reduced to 50. Freelancer Plus members are allowed to rollover up to 140 Connects! Isn't that outrageous? I'm saying that that rollover of Connects should be stopped. No one should rollover nothing.


 I agree with your idea of reducing the number of connects to 50 for the Basic plan. But why bother about the rollover? People that have large numbers of rollover connects nearly never use all of their connects anyway and there must be something in return for the paid Plus plan. 

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Md Rashadul I Member Since: Oct 11, 2016
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Yes 60 connects is not enough for a new freelancer only.


I think it can be a time interval to a new Freelancers which is first 6 months is the time for new Freelancers. And in this 6 months the newbi will receive 80 or 100 connects to get the first job in Upwork...

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Parmeshwar K Member Since: Feb 3, 2017
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i whant connects
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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Parmeshwar K wrote:
i whant connects

 Buy them, that makes you appreciate their value.

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Ewan H Member Since: Jan 31, 2017
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I have only just started out on Upwork and have found that 60 connects is just enough to get the first few interviews. It prevents you from submitting proposals to every project that comes up in your feed and makes you apply to only the jobs that you have a chance of getting. However, I have now completed my first job and am beginning to think about upgrading - 60 connects just does not seem to be enough if you are going to take this seriously and use it on a more full-time basis. Just my opinion.


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Zuphel B Member Since: Feb 10, 2017
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How do I reset my connects since I consume it all?

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


Connects reset automatically in the beginning of a billing cycle. You can check when the current billing cycle ends by going to Settings> Membership & Connects.

~ Valeria
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Sharon L Member Since: Jun 14, 2015
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The 60 connects system means that for proposals, the rule is definitely quality over quantity. With every job that I choose to apply for, I expect a positive response from the client who is hiring. If I am looking for more work, I usually submit one proposal a day. I take a little time to research around the job (involving Googling), to see what is required.


Currently, I think 60 connects is more than enough. Especially if there are regular invitations from clients, and also if you pick up a long-term client.

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Dhairjo R Member Since: May 5, 2016
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how can I get more bid?
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Joachim M Member Since: Mar 23, 2015
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@Dhairjo R wrote:
how can I get more bid?

 I suppose you mean you need more connects. You can buy them. You just have to switch to the paid plan which already gives you 10 more connects and you can then buy more.