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How is the connects amount determined?

How is the amount of connects you have to spend on each job determined? I notice some jobs are only 1 connect and then some go up to 6. What factor determines this? Is it set by the client or by Upwork?

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feed_my_eyes
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It's automated by Upwork. Short-term/lower-paid jobs are supposed to cost fewer connects, whereas higher-priced/longer term jobs cost more. Sometimes, if a job gets very few bids, the number of connects required will decrease (though personally, I would treat that as a red flag - if nobody wants the gig, there's usually a good reason!). But it's not a perfect system, so sometimes you'll see connects charges that make little sense.

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feed_my_eyes
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It's automated by Upwork. Short-term/lower-paid jobs are supposed to cost fewer connects, whereas higher-priced/longer term jobs cost more. Sometimes, if a job gets very few bids, the number of connects required will decrease (though personally, I would treat that as a red flag - if nobody wants the gig, there's usually a good reason!). But it's not a perfect system, so sometimes you'll see connects charges that make little sense.

Thanks Christine.

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