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Paid connects?

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Tony H Member Since: Nov 10, 2011
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Heard about this on Quora. Came here saw a post asking if it will start inMay.. but I didn't see any posts to explain how it all works. Are we going to get refunded or something for contracts we don't win but paid to apply? It can take sometimes up to 20 applications before Ifind a contraxt with a client who I feel is trustworthy. I would not be happy to pay $40 + 20% for a $200 contract. Please enlighten me. Cheers

 

 

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Lila G Member Since: Dec 4, 2017
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Tony H Member Since: Nov 10, 2011
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Thanks. !At first when you said 103 pages, I thought the document abotu it was that long so I didn;t bother to click lol.. now i  see it's quite short. Ty for info!

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Tony H wrote:

. I would not be happy to pay $40 + 20% for a $200 contract.


Where did you get the idea of $ 40 from? Connects will cost $ 0.15 each.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tony H Member Since: Nov 10, 2011
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Because I thought connects were $2

 

How is this paid, do we need to subscribe to a monthly batch of 60 or is it done as you go? How/ehen when we be charged?

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John K Member Since: Feb 17, 2015
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Tony H wrote:

Because I thought connects were $2

 

How is this paid, do we need to subscribe to a monthly batch of 60 or is it done as you go? How/ehen when we be charged?


It's not a subscription. They will be sold in batches of 10 connects. If you have money available in your freelancer account, then Upwork will deduct the purchase amount from it. If you don't have money there, I'm not sure how you'll be charged.

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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi Tony, 


You may also refer to this FAQs about paid Connects and a video explaining the change from our Head of Product here.


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Uje E Member Since: Nov 25, 2019
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Upwork is quite dead. They made it impossible for small freelancers to work on it anymore. You need to apply to around 10 jobs, which come to a total of 20 connects to get a project. Which for small freelancers that do translations. Means you will win around 20$ per average project. 20 connects means you need to pay 3$ only for the connects, then out of the 20$ project, they take 20%, which means another 4$, so you win 13$ per every 20$ project. Nice upwork, it became a 50% tax almost

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Uje E wrote:

Upwork is quite dead. They made it impossible for small freelancers to work on it anymore. You need to apply to around 10 jobs, which come to a total of 20 connects to get a project. Which for small freelancers that do translations. Means you will win around 20$ per average project. 20 connects means you need to pay 3$ only for the connects, then out of the 20$ project, they take 20%, which means another 4$, so you win 13$ per every 20$ project. Nice upwork, it became a 50% tax almost


Who is forcing you to do projects for $20 each? You can buy 60 connects per month for only $9. So if you charge $25 for a project and get at least two projects per month, the cost of your connects is more than covered. 

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AJIT M Member Since: Nov 10, 2019
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I think paid connects not a bad idea at all, it is essential too for it acts as a deterrent and clients will have to sift through lesser number of applicants who were confident enough to apply for the contract and thereby chances of your getting selected is much more.

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