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Did not receive Connects after interview

Hello Upwork team,

I have spent connects on job offers, only 3 customers have responded to me by message.
I still haven't had any refunds of connects and no connects have been rewarded. What should I do?

 

Thank you for your help,
Charvet

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812dd08c
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Charvet,

 

Thank you for your message. Please note that we are no longer awarding free Connects for every interview won or disclosing the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. Unfortunately, we learned from our community that some dishonest customers were gaming the system to get free Connects they didnโ€™t deserve. We occasionally may still give out different amounts of Connects based on factors like the number of jobs available in the marketplace. 

 

For more information, please see this Product Update. You can check your Connects History here.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

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812dd08c
Moderator
Moderator

Hi Charvet,

 

Thank you for your message. Please note that we are no longer awarding free Connects for every interview won or disclosing the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. Unfortunately, we learned from our community that some dishonest customers were gaming the system to get free Connects they didnโ€™t deserve. We occasionally may still give out different amounts of Connects based on factors like the number of jobs available in the marketplace. 

 

For more information, please see this Product Update. You can check your Connects History here.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

Me help pls

Hi MD,

 

Could you please tell us more information about your concern? We'll surely look into that for you and assist you accordingly. Looking forward to your response.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

Please brother I'm new here I want know many things and earn money 

finish the Upwork Academy please

Tural Babashov

How can I finish the Upwork Academy cause I'm also new here

Use the link at the top of the page where it says "Academy."

great attention

Tural Babashov
leo_rj
Community Member

Upwork politics now is: pay to maybe get jobs. Because this is what upwork doing to freelancers. Freelancer have to pay for connects or pay for premium account. Spend more connects to make proposal for precarious jobs offers( promisses hourly/rate) when you talk to client they want to pay fixed price. You get more chance by "boosting" connects what means, spend more money on connects. Have to pay the fee for completed jobs if you get any in a month. And now you donยดt even get free connects when we got interviews??? Upwork is the enemy of freelancers.  

7cd127f5
Community Member

Absolutely  agreed...

5fd3c6f8
Community Member

if someone can earn that is to say that you can also

but you must learn what are they doing

Tural Babashov

I have to disagree with you. The old system was fine until freelancers started cheating. "Not so smart" freelancers were the enemy of freelancers.

I have only used the "boost" option once, to see how it worked. If you have a good profile, if you are a good fit for the job, your chances of getting the job are good enough without any boosting. However, clients get a lot of offers from freelancers who haven't even read the job post carefully. It shows right away (the two first lines of your cover letter tell  a lot about you, the client doesn't even need to click on your application). It's up to you to chose carefully the jobs you apply to and to write a good cover letter, keeping in mind that the two fist lines are what the client sees right away.

Nobody forces freelancers to boost their offers. Upwork is just using the naivety of freelancers to make a little extra money. Since it works, why not!

7dc124c9
Community Member

Absolutely 

Same issue with me.

 What can we do when we are out of connects???

aocumen
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Sundaus, 


There are several ways you can get Connects. You get 10 free Connects every month at the beginning of your membership billing cycle. You can also purchase Connects at $0.15 each by going to your Settings page. Connects are also rewarded when a freelancer gets the Rising Talent badge, and when you interview with an established client on Upwork. While we don't issue Connects for all interviews won, we occasionally may still give out different amounts of Connects based on factors like the number of jobs available in the marketplace. This article has more information about this topic which you may want to check out. 

I hope this helps!


~ Avery
Upwork
2ed2b7d7
Community Member

Thanks alot

5fd3c6f8
Community Member

thanks a lot for the info

Tural Babashov

Face Same problem

 

Hi Muhammad,

 

We are no longer awarding free Connects for every interview won or disclosing the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. Unfortunately, we learned from our community that some dishonest customers were gaming the system to get free Connects they didnโ€™t deserve. We occasionally may still give out different amounts of Connects based on factors like the number of jobs available in the marketplace. 

 

Please visit this Product Update for more information. 

~ Joanne
Upwork

Thank you very much for the detailed information

Tural Babashov

Nice picture 

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Mustafizur Rahman

It was Really Helpful I Appreciate it.

Ok 

Is this applicable to a successful contract? I recently applied for a job and got hired after an interview with the client, I still didn't receive any connects rewards/refund.

Hi Rohaid,

 

We appreciate your message. We have recently implemented an update that no longer allows for Free Connects to be awarded for each interview won, nor do we disclose the number of Connects rewarded in these cases. You may want to check this recently posted update about the Connects for Interview Won.

 

~ Arjay
Upwork

Hi, 

I recently applied for a job and was hired by the client after an interview, previously when I was hired for a job I used to get connect rewards, but this time I did not get any. 
Contract is currently in progress, and it's a fixed price.

Thank you,
Rohaid Ali Khan

It is correct. Connects no nore awarded for interview\hiring. It can be awarded in some secret random cases.

You pay for connects so you can apply to jobs. They do not refund them because you got the job.

 

 

thank you for the info

Tural Babashov

I'm currently learning about a particular feature or rule. If you've been awarded Connects, does that mean you are more likely to get the job?

Hello,

 

I haved faced a issue that some of the projects posted here is not actually hiring anyone. In that case we are wasting our connects. Applying for a job with connects and employer hired a more experienced one is totally  make sense but there a lot of jobs that i have applied not making any hires. 

 

Wouldn't  it be great if we can get those connects back, if a job not hiring anyone more than a month for example... because we are just wasting our money in connects in that case?

 

Appreciate your feedback!

 

Thanks,

Lahiru

Hi Lahiru,

 

I want to clarify that Connects are returned under certain circumstances. In the following cases, the Connects you used to apply for a job will be returned:

  • If a project is canceled by the client before a contract is made. This does not apply to expired job posts.
  • If we remove a project's post because we believe it violates our Terms of Service.

You can learn more by visiting this help article

 

~ Luiggi
Upwork

Well, because of the minority of cheaters the rest of us have to suffer...

 

And I guessed that's the main reason why connects now have doubled

 

Not cool

Many thanks for your kind notification. thanks again

If there is no feedback for a long time after submitting the application, and the customer does not reply or check the application for more than 24 hours or even more than 10 days, it is very important for the new person to return the Connects I spent.

Hi Tony,

 

We certainly understand your concern and how important these Connects are primarily for new Upwork members. However, please remember that we only return Connects when a client closes their job without hiring (This does not apply to expired job posts) or we find a job post has violated our Terms of Service. You can learn and understand more about Connects by visiting this help article

 

~ Arjay
Upwork
jpb555
Community Member

Arjay there are too many people gaming Upwork in many ways, why is it that you don't shut down other things like people paying a $5 fixed price for work? It seems Upwork only knows how to make life here hard for freelancers? 

a77045c6
Community Member

connects.pngdone.pngHi,

 

Is there any change with Upwork policy again regarding Refunded Connects for Connects Award and Awarded Connects?

 

I paid 6 Connects to send the proposal, and I should get 6 Refunded Connects and 4 Awarded Connects, a total of 10 Connects. It's been over 2 weeks now, but I haven't received the 10 Connects yet.

 

Thank you in advance for your advice.

-Apinia

 

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