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Re: 6 connects for Entry level job?

florydev
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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

martina_plaschka
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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. 

florydev
Community Guru
Mark F Member Since: Jul 10, 2018
63 of 69


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


Even more so what I am not wearing...

softwaredesign
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Eric W Member Since: Nov 2, 2017
64 of 69

Ya, this is nutty. It should be one connect for one proposal.

 

6 connects for a $500 job is silly. = 20% + almost $1 in connects.

And the client posted that this is his absolute limit ($500).

 

For $14.99 I get 70 connects which is really 11 proposals.

tlsanders
Community Guru
Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
65 of 69

Eric W wrote:

Ya, this is nutty. It should be one connect for one proposal.

 

6 connects for a $500 job is silly. = 20% + almost $1 in connects.

And the client posted that this is his absolute limit ($500).

 

For $14.99 I get 70 connects which is really 11 proposals.


So, if you get 10% of the jobs you bid on, your connects have paid for themselves many times over.

feed_my_eyes
Community Guru
Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
66 of 69

Eric W wrote:

Ya, this is nutty. It should be one connect for one proposal.

 

6 connects for a $500 job is silly. = 20% + almost $1 in connects.

And the client posted that this is his absolute limit ($500).

 

For $14.99 I get 70 connects which is really 11 proposals.


Actually, if saving a few dollars is important to you, you can buy connects in bundles instead of paying for a plus membership - it's 78 connects for $11.70.

 

Anyway didn't you say awhile back that it would be better not to pay for connects, and you were going to leave Upwork and spend your money on Google ads instead? How did that go?

wlyonsatl
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Will L Member Since: Jul 9, 2015
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How many proposals does the project page say have already been submitted on this project, Rahul?

petra_r
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Will L wrote:

How many proposals does the project page say have already been submitted on this project, Rahul?


I doubt Rahul will find a job post from summer 2019

softwaredesign
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Eric W Member Since: Nov 2, 2017
69 of 69

Ya, it's just stupid.

I've seen jobs with 1 connect that are great, and jobs for 6 connects that look sketch.

Why not just move to 1 connect for all jobs. This 1 or 2 or 4 or 6 is silly.

If you get 60 or so connects for a paid account, thats about 12 proposals per month.

So why not just move to 12 connects for a paid account, or 15, or whatever, and let us go at that.

 

I so long for the days of eLance. When things were simpler.

 

In the U.S., right now, its becoming a lot eaiser to get gig work directly with employers. And that tends to be longer term. With COVID, and all the Zoom meetings, the barrier to remote work is lower.

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