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6 connects for Entry level job?

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Tarpinder S Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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They should implement bids as other platforms do.  That will solve the connects problem.  1 bid for every type of job.

 

But as you said then the number of bids will be less.

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Shamontiel V Member Since: Mar 27, 2014
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Gawd, you are exactly why I have not been on one of these community boards in so long. I cannot stand when people are this unnecessarily nasty when no one was talking to them directly. IF you don't want to answer the question, then just don't. There was absolutely no reason you had to be that hostile with the "what's your point?" response to him. Six connects is a lot for an entry-level job. A job that may pay $12 an hour should not have the same connects as one that pays $30 an hour. Even if both last a long time, the pay will never match. THAT WAS HIS POINT!

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ziad a Member Since: Apr 12, 2016
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Life of freelancers would be much easier if the managers would not think about just filling up their wallets and value other's opinion in their decision-making.
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Dimitri H Member Since: Feb 9, 2018
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ziad a wrote:
Life of freelancers would be much easier if the managers would not think about just filling up their wallets

You know that Upwork is a business, right?

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ziad a Member Since: Apr 12, 2016
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You know that Upwork is a business, right?


Dimitri, it's a business, that's why they cut 20 percent of our income, right? To apply and not get the job means 1 dollar lost. Imagine how many people are applying, at times even more than 50. And only 1 is being hired. Get my point?

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Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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ziad a wrote:
Life of freelancers would be much easier if the managers would not think about just filling up their wallets and value other's opinion in their decision-making.

So, you think that Upwork should continue to lose millions of dollars every month to appease people who are not making it any money and are customers it does not want? Can you explain why?

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ziad a Member Since: Apr 12, 2016
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So, you think that Upwork should continue to lose millions of dollars every month to appease people who are not making it any money and are customers it does not want? Can you explain why?


You are very naive. Upwork was making millions of dollars before and they have doubled that now. What have we gained? They are not appeasing anyone by cutting 20 percent of our income. Now they are hungry for more. Got your explanation?

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Luis B Member Since: Sep 10, 2019
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Where can I see that Upwork is losing millions?

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Thomas B Member Since: Jul 17, 2018
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"The algorithm that determines the connects is flawed"

Yes it is - VERY FLAWED. When do you folks plan to fix it so it goes back to the 2 Tokens per proposal? It seems at just about every turn upwork makes it very difficult to succed within this marketplace. 

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Richard S Member Since: Mar 12, 2019
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Petra R wrote:

Rahul V wrote:

I just came across a job where client is looking for entry level freelancers but cost of posting proposal is 6 connects??


An entry-level job can last for months or years and be worth hundreds or thousands.

What's your point? The algorithm that determines the connects is flawed, but nobody ever suggested it had anything to do with whether the job was entry-level or expert.

 

Petra, what's the point of your argument? There must be reasons behind the current connects application policy, it must have something to do with something (?) and if that something is not do with the level of freelancer required, then it seems very, very odd.

 

Surely there is some reasoned logic behind it rather than being (as currently appears to be the case), completely arbitrary.

 

Just set a flat rate cost for every job and all of this becomes completely superfluous.

 


 

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