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prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
101 of 183

re: "Paywalling it leads to less jobs for those who need them the most."

 

It is not Upwork's goal to provide jobs for those who need them the most.

 

Upwork provides a service to clients who hire freelancers. Upwork instituted paid connects in an effort to improve the client experience by exposing clients to fewer but more thoughtful job proposals.

 

My personal preference would be that connects remain free. So I agree with your sentiments. But I understand why Upwork made the change and I don't expect them to change back in the foreseeable future.

cyravi
Active Member
Ravi S Member Since: Apr 14, 2015
102 of 183

Yeah...

 

Even**Edited for Community Guidelines** lower commissions than UpWork. Odesk's 10 % was alright... plus they charge another dollar for transferring the money to my local bank account (so what was the 20% for.. ha ha ha) at lower than market exchange rates... ... Now I have to pay for connects ... well.. it is actually upworks loss.. I brought in nearly 8 clients to Upwork during ODesk days ... but stopped after I realised UpWork is interested in nothing but make as much money from you as possible .... well... looks like they are not going to last long... now they are offering us to bring clients in and they will not charge us a fee ... can you believe that?  ... Though would expose me to competition .. and clients will naturally go for cheaper freelancers.. and they get their 20% and I lose a client ... I mean rationally they should at least offer the introducer a commision for every job that the client engages on Upwork, even if it was to be with another freelancer... I have lost faith in UpWork actually ... everything that they give me ... places them at a vantage point   

daniyalkhaleel
Active Member
Daniyal K Member Since: Feb 12, 2020
103 of 183

how can buy fee connects

prestonhunter
Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
104 of 183

re: "How can I buy free connects?"

 

Daniyal:

You can read about how to buy connects here:

Use Connects

 

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aocumen
Moderator
Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
105 of 183

Hi Daniyal, 


We do not have free Connects or promo codes to offer at the moment. We do send out promo codes via email, at events, and through different partnerships. If you want to receive marketing emails from us, you can submit this form and we’ll add you to the list! You can always unsubscribe at any time. 

 

You may read more about Connects here. 


-Avery
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mujeeb196
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Mujeeb u Member Since: Aug 1, 2019
106 of 183

hy! i am Mujeeb i am new on upwork i am just earn only 5 dollar and my containet end need promo code.

djondinium
Moderator
Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi Mujeeb,

 

Please know that we do not have promo codes at this time. Promo codes are offered through email at Upwork events, or through partnerships. If you're not getting any marketing emails from Upwork, you can submit the following form and we'll add you to our list. Please know that you can always unsubscribe from the emailers at any time. 

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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mr_khokon
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Mr K Member Since: Mar 28, 2020
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djondinium
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Aleksandar D Moderator Member Since: Mar 23, 2019
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Hi there,

 

If any help is needed from our end, feel free to send us a message here and we will be more than happy to assist you.

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
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feed_my_eyes
Community Guru
Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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I don't understand why Upwork doesn't clarify this. All that's needed is to change the form so it reads:

 

"Promo Code (if you don't have a promo code, please ignore this box)" 

 

If you made this simple addition, then perhaps people wouldn't be constantly asking where to get a promo code? 

 

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