I became "Freelancer Plus" member and I applied to a lot a jobs using a lot of connects. Always biding close to the "average price" that way I ensures the -let's say- "fair price" in order to be not too expensive but nor too cheap. Having a good profile and a good reputation should help to obtain a lot of interviews -don't you think?-. on contrary since I became "a plus member" I did not get a single job, I have just get a couple of interviews but going nowhere.
Becoming "Plus" does not worth it, is a complete waste of money in my opinion -yes, even at a low price -, I consider that Upwork "membership team" -if there exist such team- should re-think the bennefits of the "plus membership plan" by adding more features such as Highlighting Plus freelancer's name and status over the basic bidders, or making the Plus users appear higher in the bidders list, this way Plus members will get more attention from clients increasing considerably the chances of getting interviews and jobs.
Upwork could be a better freelancer marketplace with few adjustments. Now I have to think about my situation, maybe it is time to downgrade my plan.
Yes like I said it is only usd 10. You are telling me that is deductible from taxes?, it sounds good, except we do not live in the same country -poor of me-.
Each situation is relative to it's own circumstances. Maybe we live in different countries, maybe Plus plan works great for you, grats.
This post may seem to be about "complaining of everything" but it is about IMPROVING Plus plan, Making things better for freelancers and the Upwork company itself... I see you are not agree with me... Any ideas???
**Edited for Community Guidelines** You should check with your accountant. For me, the $10 is tax deductible. I leave $10 in my account at all times, so I don't even feel the expense really.
I find that for a meezly $10, I don't have to worry about connects should things get slow and I have to bid more on jobs I normally wouldn't bid on. This has made it "better for freelancers." The average view is useless, cuz **Edited for Community Guidelines** always bids the lowest possible rate.
Your problem is that you expect of Upwork to get you job because you paid $10 membership. I have paid membership, like Jennifer said to keep connects for some other slow month not because it give me any adventage over other bidders...
Just stop looking at average bids on jobs and work on your proposals, then once you have that solved lack of connects would be your last problem...
I think I'll have to stay plus because 60 connects are simply not enough for me.
I used to think I have a good profile, but will have to re-think.
Plus membership is $14.99 and it will give 70 connects
Where basic membership will give $14.99/.15 = 100 connects. So why should I go for Plus ?
Can anybody tell me ?
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