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Is it worth upgrading to Freelancer Plus?

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Sven I Member Since: May 31, 2019
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Hi Everyone!

I'm sure this question has been asked hundreds of times... but
Is it worth upgrading to the Freelancer Plus membership?

I mainly want to upgrade as I like the idea of getting 70 connects each month, instead of having to buy at regular intervals.

I've only been on the Upwork platform for a couple of months. I literally joined 2 months before they changed up the proposal and connect system.
I've managed to land a few long-term jobs which has been a major win for me, but during my down-time, I like to propose on extra jobs as I like to keep myself busy.
I don't land many jobs either, I rarely get interviewed, so having extra connects each month will help to propose on more jobs, right?

Or is my logic flawed?

Let me know. I would love to hear everyone's opinions on the matter

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Jonathan H Member Since: Jun 19, 2019
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I'd say there is little point - you can buy the connects and save yourself some money if thats all you want.

 

the other so called benefits/....

 

"hide your earnings" - only once you apply to a job they are not hidden - so pointless

 

"see other bids" - only shows a range, and as the range is so far and wide its not really a benefit 

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Sven I Member Since: May 31, 2019
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Jonathan H wrote:

I'd say there is little point - you can buy the connects and save yourself some money if thats all you want.

 

the other so called benifits/....

 

"hide your earnings" - only once you apply to a job they are not hidden - so pointless

 

"see other bids" - only shows a range, and as the range is so far and wide its not really a benefit 


That's what I was afraid of...
Thanks Jonathan for shedding some light for me!

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Cherie Ann G Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Like Sven here, I was close to clicking that Membership Plus. Good thing I didn't. Thanks for enlightening us. Because I don't really need 70 connects per month. It's just that I need it now but in the long run, it might not be as beneficial as I thought it would be to me now.

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Muhammad U Member Since: Nov 14, 2019
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Hi, I am new on Upwork and just heard about freelancers plus. is it beneficial for me?

looking for you guidance

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Ashfaque A Member Since: Aug 20, 2019
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Muhammad U I suggest don't as mentioned above the plus benefits are pointless.

Once you get a few jobs you won't be needing 70 connects every month so buy connect as much as you want without upgrading to plus.

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AJIT M Member Since: Nov 10, 2019
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I would say Freelance Plus is more beneficial for a person who have just joined. For he/she will be any way consuming lot of connects while searching for that first contract and to create a client base. 

 

You can have a customized profile URL and sometimes having an idea of the competitor bid range does give a slight advantage as to what to quote knowing what the majority of freelancers had applied at.

 

And it makes sense especially if you are in a regular basis buying lot of connects.

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