I’ve reset your profile visibility back to public. Just so that you are aware, freelancers with no earnings in 30 days will have their profile set to private (locked) automatically. To avoid this, you can resume earnings on a new contract or upgrade your membership to the Plus plan. You can check out more info about this here.
I'm having the same issue and I just bought connects! I'm new to Upwork so I haven't secured clients but I'm talking to some and about to land a job so this is not good timing. Please advise.
I've set your profile to public as requested. If your profile is set to private again after 30-days, or sometime in the future, check out the options listed in this help article to set it back to public.
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