I remember those days, I worked on two platforms, Odesk and Elance. Sometimes I have 2 clients on Elance and 2 on Odesk. I work hard, sometimes in 24 hours I only rest 3 to 4 hours to get the turn-around time of the clients. When they merged as Upwork, I felt the consequence that from two options going to no other option. At that time the monthly 30 connects are free but as time goes by, the **Edited for Community Guidelines** management realizes that they can make profits for connects. I've got my last client in 2019, from 2020 up to this year I have no luck. Worst case the badge is eating connects too. I hope all the **Edited for Community Guidelines** will become a dolphin.