Hi Upwork community,
I'm reaching you once again. I submitted proposal daily basis but I have seen that there are lots clients have posted job daily but they haven't hired anyone and after a month job is closed or archived. So, my question is that the proposal that I've submitted to the clients but they didn't hire anyone. Will I get my connect back for those clients who have not hired anyone yet but the job is closed after a month?
For an example: **Edited for Community Guidelines**
The above link shows that the client posted a job as per his/her requirement and we submitted a proposal but the client didn't hire anyone as per dashboard shows that he/she took one interview but the job is closed.
Will I get my connect back?
Mintu M wrote:
Will I get my connect back for those clients who have not hired anyone yet but the job is closed after a month?
You only get them back if the client proactively closes the job post without having hired anyone or Upwork closes it down because of a violation of the terms of service
I think this is not a solution, we invested money to buy connect for sending the proposal but after a month the job is expired without having hired anyone. I think those connect should return.
Mintu M wrote:
I think this is not a solution.
It is what it is.
Consider Connects as non-returnable tokens. If you send a letter and get no response, you don't get the stamp refunded, either. Just send the proposals and forget about the connects. They are your (small) cost of doing business.
I'm curious as to why Upwork allows jobs to remain open for more than 14 days (just an example I found this morning) without the poster having viewed them. For this particular job, the job notes also indicated that there was one person hired. The project was very simple (budgetted for $30). I could have completed it in 2 hours. If I were to have applied for the job this morning and spent 2 Connects, would I ever get them back?
It seems to me that there should be a time period before the job is automatically closed, or it is closed once the adequate number of hires are made. As a new comer to Upwork, I'm sure I have spent some money on jobs that were already complete. It seems akin to buying used, losing lottery tickets.
Freelancers get their connects back AUTOMATICALLY if Upwork itself removes a job posting from the Forum (such as because the job posting violates Upwork ToS)...
OR if the client closes the job posting without hiring anybody.
"Connects are only returned when the job is cancelled by the client or Upwork team without a hire. While some clients take time to hire on their jobs and often come back to review candidates weeks after they posted a job, postings with no activity for more than 30 days are automatically closed."
Thank you so much for the information. To clarify, if the client hires a freelancer on day 2 after the posting; never cancels the posting; and then I submit a proposal on day 23, and don't get hired, I will lose my Connects. Is this correct?
Being new to Upwork, I'm trying to understand if I need to also consider how long it is between the client's viewings, to decide whether I should submit a proposal. Once a person makes a hire for a project, I think they might put it out of their mind and not go back to cancel it. I just don't want to watse Connects (aka $'s).
Thank you again for you input!
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