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Re: 6 connects for Entry level job?

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Will L Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
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Yeah, Rahul, the Upwork algorithm that assigns connect values to new projects might as well be a monkey throwing darts at a board with the numbers 2, 4 and 6 on it.

 

I'd rather see Upwork assign connects required for new projects based on freelancers' work history and average project value, which is probably a better determinant of what the freelancer can expect to be paid on a new project value than anything Upwork can otherwise measure. In my limited experience, many clients obviously have no clue how much they should expect to spend for completion of their projects, so how can Upwork expect to know better?

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Will L wrote:

Yeah, Rahul, the Upwork algorithm that assigns connect values to new projects might as well be a monkey throwing darts at a board with the numbers 2, 4 and 6 on it.

 

I'd rather see Upwork assign connects required for new projects based on freelancers' work history and average project value, which is probably a better determinant of what the freelancer can expect to be paid on a new project value than anything Upwork can otherwise measure. In my limited experience, many clients obviously have no clue how much they should expect to spend for completion of their projects, so how can Upwork expect to know better?


I don't see how Upwork could possibly implement different connect charges for every freelancer here; also, if they make connects cheaper based on past project values, it will only encourage spam bidding by low earners.

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MUHAMMAD IQBAL S Member Since: May 5, 2016
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Hi Will, you are absolutely right. I also believe that most clients are not picking up the right parameters while they are uploading new projects. Like they are making a long term project without giving it any thought if they really have any intention to hire someone on long term basis. But due to their lack of attention, freelancers will have to spend 6 connects.

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Rafsun S Member Since: Feb 10, 2018
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Upwork needs lots of money even it doesn't a matter to Upwork, if Freelancers doesn't get jobs or clients never hire anyone. Upwork is getting money whatever the Job was granted to anyone or not! You can see, almost every jobs get more than 50 proposals. That means Upwork earns $45 without anything if there needs a 6 connects...if the job granted to anyone, Upwork earns again 20% commission. It's business brother...it's business! But I strongly believe, what is going on here, is not fair!

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Joan S Member Since: Mar 18, 2019
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Rafsun - It's a business, brother, it's a business - and Upwork has always lost money. We just better hope they manage to stay afloat.

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Christine A wrote:

Jennifer M wrote:

I read the OP in an Eeyore voice and all the replies got a Winnie the Pooh voice and then I chuckled.


Yeah, that's pretty much how I sound IRL.


I prefer to believe myself a Tigger, but I am afraid I might be a Rabbit.

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Mark F wrote:

Christine A wrote:

Jennifer M wrote:

I read the OP in an Eeyore voice and all the replies got a Winnie the Pooh voice and then I chuckled.


Yeah, that's pretty much how I sound IRL.


I prefer to believe myself a Tigger, but I am afraid I might be a Rabbit.


No, you're definitely a Tigger.

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Christine A wrote:

Mark F wrote:

Christine A wrote:

Jennifer M wrote:

I read the OP in an Eeyore voice and all the replies got a Winnie the Pooh voice and then I chuckled.


Yeah, that's pretty much how I sound IRL.


I prefer to believe myself a Tigger, but I am afraid I might be a Rabbit.


No, you're definitely a Tigger.


It's an apt description true: Look at those beady little eyes, and that preposterous chin, and those ridiculous striped pajamas

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Mark F wrote:

Christine A wrote:

Mark F wrote:

Christine A wrote:

Jennifer M wrote:

I read the OP in an Eeyore voice and all the replies got a Winnie the Pooh voice and then I chuckled.


Yeah, that's pretty much how I sound IRL.


I prefer to believe myself a Tigger, but I am afraid I might be a Rabbit.


No, you're definitely a Tigger.


It's an apt description true: Look at those beady little eyes, and that preposterous chin, and those ridiculous striped pajamas


Mark, nobody wants to know what you wear when you are freelancing. 

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Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
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Mark, nobody wants to know what you wear when you are freelancing. 


Even more so what I am not wearing...

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